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Tuesday December 6th

A conservative argument against Amendment One


The debate about Amendment One rages on.

One argument sorely missing is the conservative argument against this amendment to the N.C. Constitution.

Conservatives preach ideals of keeping government small and out of our individual lives — listen to the arguments against ObamaCare. So why do conservative Republicans feel the need to not only legislate an invasion into our individual lives, but constitutionalize it?

Amendment One should be defeated using its supporters’ own ideals.

North Carolina, get the hell out of my personal decisions. If two guys want to marry each other, the state has no rational interest in stopping them — nobody else’s rights are infringed by this.

Whenever you hear an argument for Amendment One, respond with “that government which governs best governs least.”

I’ll be voting against Amendment One on May 8 and so should you.

Connor Blair ’13
UNC School of Law

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