Thursday, August 5, 2010

patriotic

there are days when I do not feel particularly patriotic. there are days when I want to slap conservatives and liberals in their faces and say, "enough!" Being a "middle-of-the-road" kind of girl is difficult. I hate division and I really thought Mr. O would truly make this a purple nation. However, he is just placating republicans, and they have reciprocated with crap. But I digress....
Proposition 8 has been overturned! Huge victory! I have never had more faith in our justice system as the defender of the rights of all men and women. I feel American. This is the civil rights movement of the 2000's and I am excited to be part of it. Mr. Soup and I discussed this at length because we were in a heated facebook debate with a moron.
Here are some of our favorite quotes:
"Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of marriage licenses."
"Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians. The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite sex couples."

whether one embraces homosexuality is not the issue (my husband will be the first to say that he does not understand it and it's his fear and ignorance that fuels this). It's about taking away the right that every heterosexual couple in America has. Homosexuals are not inferior to opposite sex couples. They pay taxes just like the rest of us. This is not about sex at all. It's about marriage. this is not about conservative vs. liberal, but this is about Americans. This is patriotic!

2 comments:

  1. very well said! (or written)

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  2. love it! Hey, we got a gal from KS who ran for some office (I can't remember what it is right now) who wants to base every law or something on the Bible. If she wants to live that way in her own personal life---cool, but it drives me crazy when people try to push their own b.s. onto others. And this is coming from someone who tries to live according to the Good Book (though I fail miserably). She also thinks that the gov. is infiltrating hospitals and infecting people with diseases they want to study. Genius, I tell ya! Gotta love KS and all its bass-akwards b.s. Anyway, I agree with you :)

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