Tuesday, February 12, 2008

High School Student Stumps Karl Rove - Now If The Press Would Start Asking These Kinds Of Questions...

So the question is, “If a High School student can see the flawed logic in anti-same sex marriage laws, why can’t the rest of the American public?”

At a speech Choate Rosemary Hall prep school in Wallingford, CT, former White House “Svengali” Karl Rove found he couldn’t answer a question by a thoughtful student. She asked him, “to explain how giving gay people the right to marry would endanger other people.” Rove tried tio move on to other topics, but Marla Spivak, a senior at the school, pressed on “You never actually answered, how does it threaten anyone?”

Rove asked, “what's the compelling reason to throw out 5,000 years of understanding the institution of marriage as between a man and a woman?”

"What," Spivak countered, "was the compelling reason for society to allow interracial relationships when they had once been outlawed."

Then Rove invoked the Declaration of Independence before Spivak interjected that its reference to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" seemed to support her claims.

Rove could only end the uncomfortable moment with an attempt at humor, “When do you plan to run for political office?” he quipped.

The whole incident shows me two important facts. One that our press in this country does not ask politicians tough enough questions, since this obvious line of questioning has not been raised by the media. Two, there is hope for our nation if we are raising high school students who have the guts to stand up and speak truth to power like Marla Spivak.

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