In the New Hampshire Primary Debate Saturday night, the moderators were looking to ruffle some feathers by pressing the dual issue of gay marriage and gay adoption. Newt Gingrich - regardless your personal feelings about the man - delivered a brief but exhilarating response. I'll let the former Speaker of the House take it from here:
Context and perspective are things that modern liberals seem to care very little for. Why? Because they are cumbersome. They slow down the emotional excitement one feels about a social issue they care about. But the gay marriage and gay adoption debates are serious matters with serious implications for our society. They should not be taken lightly and it does no good to pretend as if there isn't a discussion to be had. What Newt said was a breath of fresh air breathed into an argument that has grown stale.
I doubt the Speaker will be our nominee in 2012, but I thank him for the being an articulate advocate for an entirely reasonable (and I believe correct) position.
These aren't the only topics that matter this year, but they do, in fact, matter.