Vice President Richard B. Cheney, August 24, 2004
The Vice President here is primarily interested in what level and role government should or should not have in personal relationships. His remarks are problematic at best.
Taken in isolation, the first part of his remarks might seem to be opening the door to anything, including polygamy and who knows what.
Part of the problem is that freedom is often confused with license. There cannot be freedom from reality or from the truth -- not even a Vice President or a Supreme Court Justice can make it otherwise. To quote St. Thomas More: "suppose the Parliament would make a law that God should not be God. Would you then, Mr. Rich, say that God were not God?"