He points out that the religious argument isn't going to carry it this.
I think this is indicative of how the country is moving away from the irrationalism of religion. They had their chance to run society and the government. Their proponents have failed miserably. Trotting out gays as the boogy man that will ruin society rings hollow after what they have done. Their judgment has been so abysmally poor on everything else, people are not going to accept their judgment on gays and gay marriage. As O'Reilly says, they are going to have to give a reason for why gay marriage is not good for California. This brief period of marrages before the Nov. voting will be very influencial in favor of gay marraige because of all the business that is being generated as a result. Whole industries associated with weddings will now be in favor of gay marriages. Fuck morality, show us the money.
Of course, there are religious people who will still vote against gay marriage. But it is the vast independent middle that needs to be carried. And that is going to be far harder this time.
That argument that the definition of marriage has always been that of a man and a women isnt going prevail. Because by that thinking nothing can progress. Slavery was once the way it had always been. But that didnt make it right.
I am not sure that amendments to constitutions will be legal. There is such a thing as the tyranny of the majority. James Madison wrote about in the Federalist Papers. The Bill of Rights were created to protect minorities from majorities. Majorities dont need protection. If a straight majority can take the rights away from a gay minority, then why cant any majority take the rights from any minority.
Back in the '60s, in the effort to make government more transparent, to banish the back room deals, our government was altered to make it more democratic. But by becoming more democratic, it became more political. Meaning the elected officials of our government had to be more conscious of every position and how it played to "the people." No longer could they use their better judgment. More democratic doesnt mean more freedom or more liberal. You get the mess we have now, where the government is totally run by the mood of the people right now. And the people quite frankly arent informed enough to make such decisions.
oh I digress....