Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Countdown: 14 days!

Good morning, everyone!

Only two weeks until election day - we're sprinting toward the finish and need every ounce of effort we can give. Keep pushing toward that finish line!

And, with that, here are today's top stories, courtesy Hizzeather - read, comment, get involved and spread the word!

This LA Times op-ed piece questions why Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who vowed to fight attempts to ban same-sex marriage in April, has been keeping out of the Prop. 8 fray.

OneNewsNow reports that Prop. 8 supporters have no intention of folding their tents. Although this article doesn't have a comments field, it does have plenty of links to more Prop. 8 news.

Orson Scott Card has authored another great piece - this time it discusses upholding the Constitution, not letting activist judges legislate from the bench as they have since Roe v. Wade. Here's a sample - go read more at http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2008-10-12-1.html:

Upholding the Constitution

On one extreme, we have the idea that the Constitution is a written document that can only be altered by a deliberately time-consuming process of amendment.

On the other extreme, we have the idea that the Constitution means whatever a group of judges says it means.

The Constitution itself belongs to the first group -- it declares that it can only be changed through the amendment process.

But ever since Roe v. Wade in 1973, we have watched as, first the U.S. Supreme Court, and now state supreme courts in Massachusetts, California, and Connecticut, make new law by judicial decree, based on "ideas" purportedly found in the federal and state constitutions, but not based on the plain language of those documents.

No one in their right mind can possibly claim that when these constitutions were approved, there was the slightest intention to force abortion, and now gay marriage, on societies that had never been given a chance to vote on such morally portentous matters.

And, finally, for your viewing pleasure, another video - this one answers the question "If Prop. 8 passes, won't it take existing rights away from gay couples?"

For more information go to http://whatisprop8.com/


Zoey said...

Thanks. Orson Scott Card's article was fantastic!