Friday, June 02, 2006

Vote NO on Amendment 1

I am asking all of my supporters who plan to vote in the primary, and I sincerely hope all of you plan to vote in the primary, to vote NO on Amendment 1.

I am so disgusted that this is even an issue. Why don't people understand that the authority to license implies the power to prohibit? We do not need the State’s permission to marry. It is an inherent human right.

Black’s Law Dictionary defines "license" as, "The permission by competent authority to do an act which without such permission, would be illegal." We need to ask ourselves- why should it be illegal to marry without the State’s permission?

If we give the state power to ban same sex marriage we also give it the right to one day ban or otherwise restrict heterosexual marriage. It works both ways see? Our freedoms are one in the same, regardless of how we choose to exercise them.

One day as a result of this ill-conceived, emotion based nonsense we might see a law banning blondes from marrying brunetts or redheads from marrying people with black hair, or fat people prohibited from marrying skinny people.

Yeah I know that sounds crazy but, keep in mind that anti-miscegenation laws were not completely repealed until November 2000, when Alabama (wouldn't you know it?!) became the last state to repeal its law. According to

...after a statewide vote in a special election, Alabama became the last state to overturn a law that was an ugly reminder of America's past, a ban on interracial marriage (sic). The one-time home of George Wallace and Martin Luther King Jr. had held onto the provision for 33 years after the Supreme Court declared anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional. Yet as the election revealed -- 40 percent of Alabamans voted to keep the ban -- many people still see the necessity for a law that prohibits blacks and whites from mixing blood.

This issue is nothing more than discrimination through legislation. It boils down to the legislature creating another class of "niggers" to step on and scapegoat for all of societies ills. I'll have none of it. Alabama desperately needs to move away from the politics of hate and into a climate of "mind your own damn business."

I don't want the government in my bedroom or in my personal life in any way and I will fight tooth and nail to keep them out of the bedrooms and personal lives of all consenting adults residing in the State of Alabama.

Tell the bureaucrats to mind their own business.

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