Sometimes I feel Ashamed of My Country

Yesterday, eleven states approved constitutional amendments banning gay marriage, including Michigan, the state I was born and raised in. The other states that approved anti-gay marriage amendments were Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Ohio.

Surprisingly, Republicans insist that their party represents more freedom and less intrusive government. Apparently, Republicans must believe that “less intrusive” and “free” mean the direct opposite of their dictionary definitions.

What makes this all the more rich is the seemingly constant stream of conservative politicians and pundits who end up being exposed and subsequently disgraced because of their particular carnal appetites. It is simply astounding to me that they can claim to be the arbitors of morality, particularly with their party’s track record. Perhaps they think we have too short of an attention span to remember all of their transgressions, perhaps they just don’t care what we think.

3 Comments so far

  1. Melissa (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2004 @ 11:26 am

    ME TOO!!! I voted against Proposal 2 (Gay marriage ban) here in Michigan. I am so disappointed in Michigan-ders. Since it is already “against the law”, why do we need a constitutional ammendment? Sad, sad day here in the US.

  2. SusanG (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2004 @ 12:40 pm

    Thank you voting against that abomination. The Michigan I know is better than this. I lived in there for 26 years of my life and am thoroughly ashamed of the people who worked so hard to get this on the ballot. What is so wrong with their lives that they have to spend so much time and energy attacking people who’s personal lives hurt no one? I do not understand it and I never will as long as I live. If only there could be a constitutional amendment against legislative hypocrisy. Then all of the philandering and divorced politicians who supported this ludicrous amendment would be subject to their own moral judgements. That would be something to see, wouldn’t it?

  3. Jason (unregistered) on November 4th, 2004 @ 1:03 pm

    That was the only issue on the whole ballot I was confident in my choice. And what the f*** happened? It bloody well passed. I couldn’t believe it. Stupid, Stupid, STUPID. Having other people’s religous views thrust into law sucks.

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