I tivo the Daily Show, and was catching up tonight. Bill O’Reilley was on the show a week or so ago, and of course he started spouting about tradition as an excuse to keep everything the same. Jon Stewart had one of the quickest and most brilliant retorts I had ever heard, and I wanted to both share it and preserve it.
He said, "The tradition in America is a progression of individual freedoms. You know what the tradition in America would say? Gay marriage is the next step in the progression of America. That’s the tradition. You’re misrepresenting the tradition."