Thursday, February 26, 2004

Here they go again!

The fundamentalists controlling the White House and the federal courts think the next patriotic mission of the Bush administration is to put forth a constitutional amendment that will guarantee an unpopular segment of the American citizenry will be denied equal protection under the law. Of course, as any thinking person knows, it is unconstitutional to pass a law that specifically denies equal protection to any particular group. Fundamentalists, however, don't pay any attention to actual law or facts, they play to your emotions.

If they convince you that athletes on steroids and Janet Jackson's breast are really what is important, then you won't think the illegal use of our armed forces for the procurement of oil reserves, and fraudulent plans to remove Americans' voices from the governing of their nation is the REAL problem.

Instead of discussing the failure of deregulation, and grand larceny committed by big money donors to the G.O.P., the president wants you to agree to pass a constitutional amendment making it illegal for homosexuals to marry.

Why marriage is defined by law is an important question in the first place. Marriage is a religious event, and should not be controlled by the government; and if the government doesn't want to allow everyone to marry, they should get out of the marriage business altogether.

Of course, the government wants to play some role in marriage, so they should follow the Constitution and guarantee the privilege of marriage for all citizens.

People for the American Way (an organization for those who use their brains for thinking) are publishing an online petition that reads:

"We, the undersigned, strongly oppose the adoption of an amendment to the Constitution that would require discrimination against any specific group of Americans. The Federal Marriage Amendment is a betrayal of the American principles of equality and fairness. We oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment."

People for the American Way is a very good organization. Fundamentalism is very bad. There is nothing good about fundamentalists. All fundamentalists, including the current president of the United States and the Ayatollahs in Iran, are the most evil people on the planet. You must speak out against them and all theocratic movements.

Please click the link to sign the petition: