Unfortunately, I don’t know if the ALA Council has debated the resolution on civil marriage I discussed last week, or at least I’m not going to admit if I’m aware of it. I’ve been busy, because Chicago has some good food and drink, probably the best in flyover country. But for the sake of the same-sex marriage cause, I sure hope Council doesn’t pass that resolution.
Why would I say that?
Well, let’s take a look at some of the things the ALA Council has resolved. End genocide in Darfur? I guess the Sudanese government didn’t pay enough attention to the ALA Council. Against the Alito confirmation to the Supreme Court? They’d lost that one before the Council minutes were published. American withdrawal from Iraq? That one passed in 2005. Maybe that’ll happen one day. If it does, we have the ALA Council to thank! Impeach George W. Bush? Didn’t happen, and I’m thinking at this point it never will. Maybe the ALA Council can pass a resolution that Bush be tried at the International Criminal Court for war crimes. That won’t happen, either, but the point of an ALA resolution isn’t to make things happen; it’s to make people feel good.
No irrelevant political resolution the ALA Council has passed has ever had any effect on anything. One might notice, though, that some things will never occur. Maybe the ALA Council is jinxing the process. What if Bush wasn’t impeached because of the ALA Council resolution?
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