June 16, 2007

Representative Democracy Sometimes--Isn't!

Well sports fans, our good old "representative" form of government has failed us again.

The good and moral citizens of Massachusetts have had the opportunity to vote on the meaning of marriage removed from their hands. It will be another five years before people with virtue and common sense will be able to get another crack at reversing the heinous Sodomite marriage bill in the commonwealth to our south.

What is strange about this matter is that proponents of a marriage amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman counted votes ahead of time and were convinced they had enough votes to get the initiative on the ballot in 2008. But when it came to the actual vote, there were many defections to the other side. It went down in flames 45-151 where they needed 50 votes to get it on the ballot.

Speaking of the shocking outcome, Kris Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, said in a statement, "The Marriage Amendment won its first legislative vote and was on track to win its second with a healthy margin. The unprecedented pressure by leaders on Beacon Hill…derailed the largest initiative petition drive by citizens in the Commonwealth's history."

Allegations of bribery by the governor and arm-twisting by the House speaker as a means of pressuring legislators to switch their vote are being investigated.

Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told The Associated Press that the vote is "a regrettable setback" and said it makes it more important to pass a national amendment supporting traditional marriage. Marriage is an institution that goes to the heart of our society and our leaders can no longer abdicate their responsibility."

I am skeptical of Romney's commitment to such things in light of his public castigation of General Peter Pace when the general commented on the reality that gays in the military are not good for the military.

At any rate, remember my words from the recent past. The two greatest threats to America are Islam externally and homosexuality internally. Tuck that away as you evaluate our future leaders.


Blogger Wendy said...

How can you even begin to compare the dangers of Iraq and homosexuality? That is truly one of the most disturbing things I have ever heard another human being say. Homosexuality does not kill, it does not maim, it does not make one fearful of getting on a plane.

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