Flag-Burning, Butt-Sexing Homos are Taking Away Our Freedom!  

rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2116 posts
7/23/2006 7:00 am

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Flag-Burning, Butt-Sexing Homos are Taking Away Our Freedom!

There are proposed Constitutional amendments that have both narrowly failed to pass the 2/3 super-majority required by both houses of Congress. Both amendments, if passed, would create new laws that would prohibit certain activities by you, me, and all Americans. One of them failed by a single vote in the Senate.

The Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) defines marriage as a union of one woman and one man, and further prevents judicial extension of marriage-like rights to same-sex couples or other unmarried persons. If passed, an estranged and abusive father's wishes would supercede a woman's if all she had fighting for her was her devoted, loving, lifelong partner, who she was not allowed to marry because of the same Amendment.

S.J. Res. 12, the one that fell by a single vote, is the "Flag Desecration Act." I've never met anyone who burned a flag, and I certainly never would; but those that have done so did it as political protest, and even the conservative Rehnquist Court recognized it as political speech.

S.J. Res. 12, if ratified as an Amendment, would stand in absolute conflict to the First Amendment. (Which would please the fundies, since the newly inconsistent Constitution would finally share something with the Bible.) For the first time, the assertion that "Free speech has limits," would be institutionalized. Indeed, it would be Constitutional law!

Our President, of course, fully supports both proposed amendments. W never met a bill that curtailed civil liberties that he didn't like. That's right bitch, rock you like a hurricane!

It might not ever occur to you or me to engage in these activities; still, if either passed, you would forever be living with less liberty than before; the fact that both take away liberty for some is incontrovertible.

Liberty, taken from some, is taken from all.1

There have been 27 Amendments to our Constitutions. Of these, only a single Amendment prohibits something that, at least at the Federal level, we were free to engage in prior to ratification. ONE!

Can ya guess which one? Yeah... the one that made Gatsby wealthy and the only one that was repealed.

Most other Amendments extend rights and liberties to the public, or limit the power of government. Those that don't are simply procedural in nature.2

So... I don't think I've ever pimped my blog, but this is important. People need to be aware of what their government is doing, and how it is so unseemly, especially when put in an historical perspective. Our heritage is that of a people who love freedom and value liberty. So please send others here... just to read.

1. Not forgetting to give props to this quote, it's my own. But feel free to argue its validity.

2. I researched all these facts myself, kids. Went right to the Constitution; so feel free to quote these stats to your friends with confidence.)

rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
7/23/2006 7:46 am

We are always just one step from losing our liberty. Thank god we still can say what we think and noone comes to our homes and shoots us. The far right is as bad as the far left. Why can't we just get a common sense middle of the roader in charge? Because neither party will let us. How about 'None of the Above' on a ballot?
Last time I looked the US had over 100 different political parties, too bad the big 2 squash all the others.
Okay, done now!

loadeddice05 45M

7/23/2006 7:50 am

We need a gay president??? Not a retarded one!!!!

meerkittykat 43F

7/23/2006 8:00 am

They're purely wedge issues in a decisive political election year. Right-wing Christian conservatives have been grumbling at the Administration as they feel he's not doing enough to appease them, and that trickles down to the congressmen and women who sold their souls to the right. So it's all jockeying for the election, but Democrats aren't using the right tools to counter the movements.

That said...not only do amendments need to be ratified by the Congressional houses by 2/3, they then need to be sent to each state congress for ratification and then need to be approved by....shoot, I forget, I think 75 % of the states (I could be wrong and am too tired to research it) for it then to become amended.

Best thing we can do is write those congresspeople who oppose those amendments and support them, and find those congresspeople who support them and voice our opinions loudly...and emhapsize you plan to be very loud at the voting booth.

Good Post.

rm_rsp54 59F
531 posts
7/24/2006 5:17 am

W never met a bill that curtailed civil liberties that he didn't like!!!!!! You have such a way with words...how very true. For me, nausea sets in at the sight of the W.

rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 7/24/2006 8:26 am:
I thought my most eloquent moment was the "butt-sexing homos" bit.

Thank you RSP.

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
7/27/2006 10:22 am

I missed this when you first posted it, sorry (and I'm over there pimping Blog Jeopardy). I hesitantly agree with Meer on this one, as far as it being posturing, albeit dangerous posturing, as much as anything. This is not to say that I don't take it seriously. Just that I'm not QUITE as alarmed at this moment.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

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