Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tom Hanks: Arbiter of Patriotism

Once upon a time Tom Hanks made good movies, really good movies that my Dad and I could both watch and appreciate. Even though deep down we knew he was probably a liberal at least he didn't shove down our throats. I could still separate the man from the character in his movies something that I can never do with Tom Cruise. Then he came out yesterday with this gem of a statement about Californians who supported the now famous Prop 8 ban on gay marriage in particular Mormons, "The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen. There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American, and I am one of them. I do not like to see any discrimination codified on any piece of paper, any of the 50 states in America, but here's what happens now. A little bit of light can be shed, and people can see who's responsible, and that can motivate the next go around of our self correcting Constitution, and hopefully we can move forward instead of backwards. So let's have faith in not only the American, but Californian, constitutional process.”

So what's he trying to say? Most Mormons aren't polygamists but they're still homophobes who are un-American? So un-American that they donated money to support a cause they believed in and voted in favor of that cause? For someone who claims to believe in America Hanks would do well to study how this country works especially when it comes to amending the Constitution. The only way the Constitution can be amended is by the will of the people not through some activist court system our some overzealous politician. It's the people of America who hold the power to change our Constitution. Hanks and people who think as he do are the minority when it comes to legalizing gay marriage so according to our Founding Fathers they lost fair and square but liberals know better than them so if that means overriding the majority to stuff their narrow world view down our throats then so be it. We'll thank them later right?

And seriously, I'm not a Mormon and have never met one but lay off of them already because they weren't the only block of people to vote for Prop 8. Let's not forget that 70% of blacks who voted against Prop 8. Of course you'll never hear liberals come out against one of there favorite groups to victimize. Liberals have been using blacks for over forty years to promote government welfare. Mormons offer nothing to the liberals by way of promoting their liberal policies so they're fair game for intolerant comments like Hanks.

So maybe instead of passing judgement on the unwashed masses maybe Hanks would be better off checking out the actual Constitution and how things actually work before making ignorant statements like that again. One can always dream.

1 comment:

Mel said...

why oh why must those in Hollyweird believe we care about thier opinions on matters...grrr