Ted Olson: Gay Marriage is a “conservative value”


    First, here’s Ted Olson to Chris Wallace, rebutting the assertion that however many millions of voters should be able to deprive U.S. citizens of their constitutional rights.

    Well, would you like your right to free speech? Would you like Fox’s right to free press put up to a vote and say well, if five states approved it, let’s wait till the other 45 states do? These are fundament constitutional rights. The Bill of Rights guarantees Fox News and you, Chris Wallace, the right to speak.

    And remember, Ted Olson was U.S. Solicitor General under President George W. Bush, after helping make Bush president in the Bush v Gore Supreme Court case.  The point is, this guy is a rock-ribbed conservative Republican through and through, yet he believes that “a conservative value is stable relationships and stable community and loving individuals coming together and forming a basis that is a building block of our society, which includes marriage.”

    Case closed.

    • Dan Sullivan

      Six words you’ll never hear rabid right-wing mouthpieces say. But these were a sweet swipe by Olson at Wallace.

      Olson is the kind of conservative that understands principles rather than holding to perceived principles. Today’s conservatives are the dull normal version of this variety.  

    • K in VA

      Conservative Ted Olson and liberal David Boies have said again and again, from the time this case began in May 2009, that marriage equality is not a conservative issue, and it’s not a liberal issue, that it’s not a Republican issue and it’s not a Democratic issue. What they say — and what they proved at trial — is that equality is a civil rights issue.

      Don’t you wish they could convince cynical GOPers and political Christianists of that truth?