Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Abortion Is A Good Idea Because We'd Have Less of THESE People.
Let me begin this humble post with a definition. I think most ladies n' gents would agree that Merriam-Webster is a fairly reliable source, and so:
Logic: # Pronunciation: \ˈlä-jik\
# Function: noun 1 a (1) : a science that deals with the principles and criteria of validity of inference and demonstration : the science of the formal principles of reasoning (2) : a branch or variety of logic
I've been perusing the prop 8 front, juuuust for fun, why not, right? Let's see what the fuss is about. Upon reviewing the website, I stepped into my third-party pants, and pretending I was an undecided voter, simply gathering information. The first step, I would gather, would be to figure out why it would be a good idea to support this measure. So, naturally, I clickity clicked on the link, entitled "Why Vote Yes?"
Here's what we got, direct quote:
California voters passed Proposition 22 in 2000 by more than 61%, saying that a marriage in California is between a man and a woman. Earlier this year, four activist judges based in San Francisco wrongly overturned the people's vote, legalizing same-sex marriage.
The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage did not just overturn the will of California voters; it also redefined marriage for the rest of society, without ever asking the people themselves to accept this decision. This decision has far-reaching consequences. For example, because public schools are already required to teach the role of marriage in society as part of the curriculum, schools will now be required to teach students that gay marriage is the same as traditional marriage, starting with kindergarteners. By saying that a marriage is between “any two persons” rather than between a man and a woman, the Court decision has opened the door to any kind of “marriage.” This undermines the value of marriage altogether at a time when we should be restoring marriage, not undermining it.
...um, you didn't answer a question. You provided a stilted, biased viewpoint in favor of bigotry and prejudice. And yes, the word bigot has negative connotations, but again, here's the MW definition:
bigot: # Pronunciation: \ˈbi-gət\
# Function: noun :a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
Dunno, call me batshit, but I'd say that preventing a group of people from obtaining a set of constitutional rights would fall under the category of intolerant. Small side note, as well, in response to your reference to the "61% of voters": from 1654 to 1865, it was legal to own people. A majority of people supporting a measure does not make it constitutional. That's why we had to fix it (google "ammendment").
'Kay, so you've given me your viewpoint. You think that only a man and a woman should get married. 'Cause giving same-sex couples the right to marry is bad.
::Wraps lips around megaphone, inhales deeply::...WHYYYYY????
What could possibly happen? Honestly? The gays gather their marriage licenses, their eyes go opaque, teeth lengthen and sharpen, and they begin bolting through the village square, biting heteros and pumping their homo venom into the veins of innocent children?
Here's the best part:
"Proposition 8 is NOT an attack on gay couples and does not take away the rights that same-sex couples already have under California’s domestic partner law."
So, basically, we have our water fountain, and you have yours. Everyone's happy, right?
"Equal rights for all, special privileges for none." -Thomas Jefferson. Yea, that guy. The one who wrote The Declaration of Independence? You know, one of the documents upon which this nation was founded? Maybe pull your nose, first, out of your bible, and then your head out of your ass, and educate yourself. Your personal viewpoints DO NOT MATTER. What matters, kids, is doing our very best to uphold and honor the rights of all American citizens.
::Steps off soapbox, snaps, goes into kitched to mix a gin and tonic::.