Comments: And So it Begins, Beauprez and Hickenlooper on... Gay Marriage!

jk defending the media? local media? What hath FOX31 wrought?

It is not perhaps my #1 issue, but it is probably fair to say that the next Gubernatorial term may well influence gay marriage in Colorado (especially if Glendale Mayor Mike Dunafon* is elected and it becomes mandatory). We have the Tenth Circuit ruling this week and Boulder's issuing licenses -- there may be some clarification.

I contrast that to Cory Gardner and Personhood. The 114th Congress will be pretty far removed from the abortion debate: maybe 1/100th of a SCOTUS confirmation?

*That's a joke. I love Mike Dunafon. But Libertario Delenda Est and all...

Posted by jk at June 29, 2014 9:13 AM

So many libertarians "love" Mike Dunafon and so many conservatives "love" Ben Carson, but most of them haven't taken the time to look closely at their positions on every issue. If so they would find out that these men are as unprincipled as any other politician. Specifically, Carson is for gun control. I can't list a specific from memory for Dunafon but after perusing his campaign FB page one day I concluded that Rand would have called him "hippie."

I've been lauding Beauprez and his "Liberty's Promise" platform and advising folks we need to let him know when his positions contradict liberty. We now have our first opportunity. Denying the legal government sanction of marital partnership to two same-gendered humans is contra their liberty. The fact that "a majority of Coloradoans" agree doesn't alter the principle he's chosen to campaign on, it only means that's the direction the political wind is blowing. Now we've all got to figure out a way to tell him.

P.S. Just because I bashed Fox31 doesn't mean I agreed with Beauprez, and just because Beauprez is wrong doesn't mean Fox31 is right to make this the priority issue in the race.

Posted by johngalt at June 29, 2014 10:05 AM

I am REALLY REALLY REALLY tired of politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who profess to believe in Liberty for All but who actually believe in Liberty for PLU.

Thanks Mr. Beauprez for yet another election in which I have to hold my nose all the way to the polls.

Posted by dagny at June 30, 2014 1:27 PM

Don't you mean thanks Messr's Beauprez AND Hickenlooper?

I have conversed with an unnamed Beauprez confidant who told me Bob's position will be that man/woman marriage is codified in the Colorado Constitution, which he will be sworn to uphold. Also that the court system will decide the issue regardless of his beliefs about gay marriage. Weak tea, I agree. The difficulty is that politics is a pragmatist's game. Principles take a while to be effective and the election cycle is finite. While we continue to advocate for consistent principles we still need to help elect the least authoritarian politicians. The perfect candidate will not be on the ballot for a few more cycles (at least.)

Posted by johngalt at June 30, 2014 1:55 PM

This article explains some of the retail politics challenges facing Colorado Republicans. Lang Sias and Mario Nicolais were primaried by RMGO.

Posted by johngalt at June 30, 2014 2:06 PM
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