Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, thinks same-sex marriage is part of the socialist cabal:
If there's a push for a socialist society where the foundations of individual rights and liberties are undermined and everybody is thrown together living collectively off one pot of resources earned by everyone, this is one of the goals they have to go to, same sex marriage, because it has to plow through marriage in order to get to their goal. They want public affirmation, they want access to public funds and resources.[...]
Not only is it a radical social idea, it is a purely socialist concept in the final analysis.
They really have no idea what the term "socialism" even means, do they? It seems that no matter what the issue, no matter what it is they don't like, whether it be same-sex marriage, modest health care reforms, stimulus money, integration, Hollywood actors they don't like, terrorists, other religions, whatever, it's always socialism or communism. Is the worst insult they really have for everything is that it might make poor people's lives a little better? Are they so wedded to the idea that the rich should stay rich and the rabble should stay poor that they think the worst accusation they can make against anyone is that it threatens to grant people who don't deserve it access to "public funds"?
Well, if you're so pissed with people having access to public funds, Steve King, then please refund your paycheck to the federal government. One would think that a government employee wouldn't be so quick to deride "public resources," but it's just a sign as to how messed up our political discourse is.