Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Coming Tempest

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments, love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

-- Wm. Shakespeare, Sonnet 116
Until 1968 -- 1968!! -- when a new one was adopted, Section 24 of the Constitution of Florida prohibited "forever" --
All marriages between a white person and a negro, or between a white person and a person of negro descent to the fourth generation... .
Now, the knuckle-draggers want to do it all over again to some other people. What is it, exactly, that turns some folk so nasty when they see someone who has found love in this life?

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