Lost in the midst of today's tempest in the John Locke Foundation teacup is a big question that has gone unanswered: Why aren't John Hood and his minions pulling out the stops to defeat Amendment One?
It's easy enough to evoke righteous indignation about something as offensive as the despicable Meck Deck post, but what about the underlying issue? In his criticism of Amendment One, President Obama took a stand that every freedom-loving American - and certainly any Libertarian - should take as a matter of principle. Amendment One is not only bad law and bad public policy, it also cuts to the heart of a cherished document that is supposed to protect individual liberties, not take them away.
The so-called Libertarians at the John Locke Foundation should be singing Mr. Obama's praises.
More to the point, why isn't John Hood using the power of his pulpit to spread the word that Amendment One should be defeated? He has unfettered access to the editorial pages of newspapers all across the state. Why isn't he using that access to encourage people to vote AGAINST Amendment One? I suspect that only two people have an answer to this question: Art Pope, and John Hood himself. And neither of them is lifting a finger to fight the wrong being perpetrated on North Carolina families.
Just to say it John, this is the stuff of deathbed drama. One of these days you'll be there. One of these days you may have to tell a gay grand child that you did nothing to stop your Republican allies from trampling over her right to create her own loving family.