(From left) Republican candidates for the 69th assembly seat Bob Kulp,Tom Dahlen Alanna Feddick, and Scott Noble during a forum held by the Central Wisconsin Tea Party at the Eagles Club in Marshfield, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
EDITOR: I wish to respond to the recent News-Herald Media article about the Central Wisconsin Tea Party forum for the special election in the 69th Assembly District. After reading the article, I went out to find an audio of the candidates speaking, and what I found seemed very different from what was written.
The article claims that "All four candidates agreed that gay marriage is a threat to what they believe is the foundation of society: the family unit," but after listening to the audio, this was simply not the whole truth. One candidate above all others stood out when speaking about the Defense of Marriage Act: Scott Noble. Noble, while admitting that his personal belief is that marriage is between a man and a woman, landed upon an idea that is not often talked about. He made the claim that the government has no legal role to be regulating marriage and that it needed to be removed completely.
This idea, that the government should have nothing to do with regulating marriage, is one that is quickly gaining favor within liberty circles and one that is sure to draw the ire of one of his major political backers, the Wisconsin Family Action Political Action Committee.
Out of all of the candidates running in the special election, only Noble had the courage to stand apart from a crowded field of social conservatives. Thank you sir, and I truly hope you win.
president, Wisconsin chapter, Log Cabin Republicans,