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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Prop 8 - Best 2 Out of 3... No, wait... Best 3 Out of 5?

As per my previous posts on this matter (see below) watching the rioting and terrorizing of those citizens who were against gay marriage, I pretty much decided that gays should not marry. That may be a sad statement simply because the very few idiots have ruined it for the majority of people who did not freak out about it and riot in the streets and destroy personal property.

Proposition 8 to be decided by California Supreme Court

52 percent of voters passed Proposition 8 last November. Even though the election has come and gone, the legal battle over the legislation is just beginning.

"Marriage is a man and a woman. That hasn't changed for all of history for us. The issue here is Prop. 8 passed. That's going to continue to be the issue for us," Villarete said.

Villarete says the people have spoken. You should not overturn the results of a fair election.

"We don't hate anybody. That's where we stand. That's what we believe and we'll continue to stand that way," Villarete said.

For one thing, the ban already received voter approval in 2000, but was overturned by the state Supreme Court. So there was indignation among people who had voted for it earlier. The pro-8 campaign merely had to say "the court denied the will of the people."

... Changed this voters mind which explains why this issue has now become an "issue" for me on any future ballots. In the past I felt it wasn't really something I needed to vote on because whether or not marriage extended to gays was not something I fretted over. If they put it on the ballot and were granted the right... that was fine with me. If they put it on the ballot and it didn't go through... I was fine with that as well.

Now... well... now things are different. Let us look at some recent events that particularly have pushed me in this direction.
Perhaps a list can be generated in order to boycott businesses who did not support Prop 8. I wonder how the media would react to such an action. Would they rush to the scene to report how people were protesting against those who didn't support it? Or would they call the protest a "group of hate mongers"?

I am not angry about gay marriage... it never really mattered to me. What matters to me is the way people profess that they believe in the "system" but when the system speaks out against them, they cry out that it's unfair.

Prop 8 was done through a legal election by the people of the state of California. It was done in the proper manner and many of us not living in California were surprised by the outcome. It seems that California's citizens are not all on one side of the coin... it is still a diversified state where people from different walks of life live together. I lived there for a few years and I can tell you that not everyone thinks the same way... it's just that the loudest voices on that "one side of the coin" are the ones being mega-phoned over the media airwaves.

The issue is not whether gays get to marry any more... the issue is whether or not the system is accepted by everyone when they benefit by it AND when they do not. So many people want everything all the time and yet they are often the same people who are willing to give up their liberty for protection from the government.

Hypocrites, the lot of them.


dvsarchitect said...

Great post! I love the part,
"I am not angry about gay marriage... it never really mattered to me. What matters to me is the way people profess that they believe in the "system" but when the system speaks out against them, they cry out that it's unfair." That is just great. LOL
It's hard to watch such levels of hypocrisy and then have them turn around and call you a hypocrite. When will people open their eyes and use their heads? That's all I want.

Conservative Scalawag said...

No matter which way this goes, the state is screwed. If the gays loose,they will riot in the streets. If the state constitution is ignored, the citizens will riot or leave the state,taken with it the tax revenue.

Bug said...

DVS... some groups actually want to government to step in and FORCE people to accept things rather than vote for them.

Unless of course, it's something that group doesn't want to do. Sorry... you can't give up some freedoms and expect to keep others. It's all or none. Thanks for commenting!!

Bug said...

Scalawag... I agree with you. If they try to repeal (or whatever the legal term is for not letting the vote stand) what was decided (twice), then they are spitting on a system that other countries are begging to have.

We have elections where every American citizen can vote, whether that be in their state or for the whole country. When the courts come in and say that the outcome of an election is to be over ridden because the "losers" don't like losing... that's not freedom of choice... that's pointing us down the road of fascism.

The Right Guy said...

It reminds me of the school budget votes on Long Island: They keep bringing it up for a vote once a month until it passes. When is voting something down, voting something down?

May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~