“The Constitution and our statutes and laws more broadly grant or prohibit all kinds of behaviors or rights. So I don’t think it’s out of bounds in that regard... We have courts who have demonstrated they think they know better than the people on our statutes. And they feel that they should insert their personal or political views into these matters. And the only way to limit court excesses in that regard is to put it in our statutes and our Constitution.”- Tim Pawlenty, when asked how he can support a Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage (aka a government limitation on private individuals) despite being a small-government conservative.
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