Getting wacky with the law.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who despite all appearances to the contrary is still running for president, has an opinion on Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who is refusing to do the job she was elected and defying the Supreme Court. Paul says this flouting of the rule of U.S. law is "part of the American way," and then gets all erudite with his own, convoluted interpretation of how law works
"I think people who do stand up and are making a stand to say that they believe in something is an important part of the American way," Paul told Boston Herald Radio during a three-day campaign swing through the Northeast. [...]
"I think one way to get around the whole idea of what the Supreme Court is forcing on the states is for states just to get out of the business of giving out licenses," Paul said. "Alabama has already voted to do this, they’re just no longer going to give out licenses. And anybody can make a contract. And then if you want a marriage contract you go to a church. And so I’ve often said we could have gotten around all of this also in the sense that I do believe everybody has a right to a contract." […]
"There never should have been any limitations on people of the same sex having contracts, but I do object to the state putting its imprimatur to the specialness of marriage on something that’s different from what most people have defined as marriage for most of history," he said. "So one way is just getting the state out completely and I think that’s what we’re headed towards, actually. Whether or not people who still work for the state can do it without the legislature changing it is something I’m going to leave up to the courts exactly how to do it."
Which doesn't really make sense, since contract law is pretty much a law thing and not a church thing. And in this case, the state isn't really the problem. It's the church. So that's not going be working so much, the whole just send them to the church thing. But it's Rand Paul. Did you expect it to make sense?