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"Not giving up" Continued...

If this is true, why do Democrats think talking about same-sex marriage is going to help them? People say, President Obama is very smart, and his team is very smart, why would they do this if there wasn't a reason? They must know more than we do. They don't. There is a cult of wishful thinking among Democrats. They were claiming at one point that we were going to lose Proposition 8 by 18 points [it passed with 52 percent]. And whenever there's a poll that buttresses what they believe, they trumpet it from the hills, but it's just not based in the electoral realities of the votes. And so that means that they make really big mistakes.

Same-sex marriage supporters often say that they are on the "right side of history." How does that influence the debate? Sun Tzu said that the best victory is the victory of the battle never fought. The notion is that if they continue to say that it's inevitable, then those of us who believe and know in our hearts that marriage is the union of a man and a woman will simply give up. I can say that I know that many of us will never give up. It's important that we explode that myth.

This is not evitable. This is in the hands of the citizens to decide. It's critical that people realize that we are continuing to win and that people get out and vote for the candidates that will support traditional marriage.

Les Sillars
Les Sillars

Les directs the journalism program at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va., and is the editor of WORLD's Mailbag section.


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