Friday, June 02, 2006

The GOP's Lifering

On Monday, our nation’s Idiot will be giving an address from the rose garden urging the gaggle of Idiots in the Senate to support the Federal Marriage Amendment. Nothing says liberty better than writing discrimination into the U.S. Constitution. So much for
. . .unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”,
we don’t want people to be happy, heaven forbid. When will these people realize that Discrimination is NOT a Democratic priciple! I wish all of these religious zealots that he is trying to appeal to would just drop dead. I know this is an awful thing to say, but the world would be a better place.

The ONLY reason that the Moron of Pennsylvania Ave. is doing this, he needs to mobilize the rightwing base or mid-term elections are doomed for many GOP ass-wipes.
I only just stumble across this article in the Boston Globe; otherwise I probably would have missed it. I’m sure it will be buried deep inside tomorrow’s newspaper, plus announcing it on Friday people will forget about it over the weekend. This is especially true when you look at all the bad press the USMC is getting because of atrocities in Iraq. All I can say is keep this in the back of your mind this weekend we have a government that is hell-bent on discriminating against it’s citizens, which brings me to a couple other quotes to think about.
“That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the governed; that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, & to institute new Government….”
Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson

“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”
Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson


See Mary Cheney (You Bitch!) your dad's friends are at it again, using my boyfriends, mine and every other GBLT persons sexuality for their political gain. So stop being so seflfish and stand up to them!


Bush backs amendment banning gay marriage
By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press Writer | June 2, 2006

WASHINGTON --President Bush will promote a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on Monday, the eve of a scheduled Senate vote on the cause that is dear to his conservative backers.

The amendment would prohibit states from recognizing same-sex marriages. To become law, the proposal would need two-thirds support in the Senate and House, and then be ratified by at least 38 state legislatures.

It stands little chance of passing the 100-member Senate, where proponents are struggling to get even 50 votes. Several Republicans oppose the measure, and so far only one Democrat -- Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska -- says he will vote for it.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the amendment on May 18 along party lines after a shouting match between a Democrat and the chairman, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. He bid Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., "good riddance" after Feingold declared his opposition to the amendment and his intention to leave the meeting.

Bush aides said he would be making his remarks on the subject Monday.

A slim majority of Americans oppose gay marriage, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press from March. But the poll also showed attitudes are changing: 63 percent opposed gay marriage in February 2004.

Those poll results don't reflect how people might feel about amending the Constitution to ban gay marriage.

The Massachusetts Supreme Court decided to legalize such marriages in 2003. A year later, San Francisco issued thousands of marriage licenses to gay couples.

This November, initiatives banning same-sex marriages are expected to be on the ballot in Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. In 2004, 13 states approved initiatives prohibiting gay marriage or civil unions, with 11 states casting votes on Election Day.

Bush benefited as religious conservatives turned out to vote and helped him defeat Democratic Sen. John Kerry in 2004. In Ohio, an initiative rejecting the legality of civil unions won handily. The same state tipped the election to Bush.

"The president firmly believes that marriage is an enduring and sacred institution between men and women and has supported measures to protect the sanctity of marriage," White House spokesman Ken Lisaius said.

Bush has lost support among conservatives who blame the White House and Congress for runaway government spending, illegal immigration and lack of action on social issues such as the gay marriage amendment.

Opponents of the amendment objected to Bush promoting a measure they said amounts to discrimination.

"This is fundamentally both a civil rights and religious freedom issue and the president's position of supporting amending the constitution is just dead wrong," said Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "This is simply to give ammunition to the so-called religious right just to show that the president is still with them."

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2 comments:

Mr. Entropy said...

You have made a single mistake; that democracy guarantees freedom. Truth be told, USA is not a full democracy, but we pretend we are because everyone equates democracy with freedom. America is not free, it should be, and is on paper, but it isn't in reality.
We deserve freedom, and we shall have it, that amendment is contrary to the very premise of the constitution, I KNOW it will fail, and I KNOW those who support it will rot in their own well-deserved hells because of it.

rob02190 said...

True this country is not a true democracy and yes there are so many disparties that freedom is more of a goal for many. This I am not going to split hairs with you, but it's about the closest thing to one.
I do hope they all rot, but I don't think I want to turn the world into another Love Channel, they'd just poison the ground as they fell dead.

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