Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Man, I've been really behind on this blogging thing. The problem is mainly that I've been wasting my time with trivial matters like trying to find a job-or-if all goes well, trying to get a freelance design firm off the ground (something I'm anticipating is going to be difficult btw) The other problem is there's just too much that pisses me off on a daily -yay hourly basis to write about. I do have one brief statement tho about the resident's little proclamation pimping a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage this morning.

to quote our fearless leader-
"The union of a man and woman," the president said, "is the most enduring human institution, honored and encouraged in all cultures and by every religious faith. Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society."

Now first off there are plenty of committed gay couples out there who have children-how come their welfare is less important than the welfare of my children will be simply because my husband and i are of different gender. I thought we were trying not to leave any children behind here people!

2nd-How on earth am i supposed to live with the fact that a 20 hour long quickie vegas marriage trumps a decades long loving commitment made by two people simply because the latter couple is gay?

3rd- Bush said in regards to gay marriage this morning, "After more than two centuries of American jurisprudence, and millennia of human experience, a few judges and local authorities are presuming to change the most fundamental institution of civilization."
Now I'm one of these crackpots who thinks that the most fundamental institution of CIVILIZATION is working government.
4th-Then he goes on to say, "America is a free society, which limits the role of government in the lives of our citizens. This commitment of freedom, however, does not require the redefinition of one of our most basic social institutions. Our government should respect every person, and protect the institution of marriage. There is no contradiction between these responsibilities. We should also conduct this difficult debate in a manner worthy of our country, without bitterness or anger."How does a limited government that doesn't get overly involved in the lives of its citizens justify severely limiting the rights of a huge group of said citizens? AND THEN SAY THAT"S NOT A CONTRADICTION!? Plus the respect every person line...that fits where in this massive campaign to restrict civil rights and gut the equal protection clause?
Anyway, it all sucks, and I'll weigh in more as this situation festers and gay bashing and hate crimes inevitably go through the roof now that the president has declared war on gay marriage. I hate you-but don't worry, that in no way means I don't love you.

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