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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Let the People Vote - NOT!

The opinion of the Legislature of the people who placed them in a position of authority has been demonstrated - 45 to 151. The Citizen Petition for a vote to define marriage has failed. Senate President Murray deserves a great deal of credit for allowing the vote to happen, as she had promised, demonstrating yet again that women in politics are often more trustworthy than men, regardless of party or conviction.

Let the gay marriage advocates and detractors do what they will. Porcupine will involve himself in a different issue.

It's time to reintroduce the petition on Term Limits. Who is with me?


Blogger karen said...

Peter, you're my favorite conservative and I respect your well-thought-out opinions and polite discourse.

But how can you think that this legislative vote was "NOT" letting the people vote? Didn't we vote for the legislators? In this case, from what I've read, they heard very decisively from their constituents and they actually listened to them.

Besides, and I'm sure you know this, our system of democracy is not meant to be "mob rule." Our checks and balances protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority.

I think "the people" should vote directly on a LOT of things--where our tax money goes, what to do about Iraq, who we want for president--but not on issues that our Founding Fathers decided were the foundation for our republic, and civil rights--while mangled/ignored/stomped on here and there along the way--is one of those foundations.

"Letting the people vote" on personal privacy/civil rights issues is a slippery slope--maybe we should vote on who is allowed to marry in general; maybe we should vote on science v. fairy tales.

I've said this on BMG, I don't care if the "people" would have voted in a landslide for equal marriage--WE, the people, DON'T GET TO VOTE directly on civil rights.

This ballot initiative was unconstitutional from the start, and Tom Reilly was too cowardly to stop it. No one should have voted on any part of this.

This whole thing is homophobia disguised as a "moral issue," or an "ethical issue," or goddess forbid, a "religious issue." Bogus bogus bogus.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Suray said...

"Let the gay marriage advocates and detractors do what they will. Porcupine will involve himself in a different issue." this statement scare the shit on me...

1:43 AM  
Blogger Peter Porcupine said...

Thank you. That's the nicest thing anyone has said about me in years!

9:53 AM  

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