Saturday, October 14, 2006
Yes? No? This guy? That guy?
In Virginia, the voters have a chance to vote for a few people or against a few people. And, we also have the chance to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
I knew this issue was on the ballot. Last week I got a call from a group asking if I knew about the proposed amendment. That was an easy answer. She asked me how I was going to vote. "I'm voting no." She was pleased.
A few days after that phone call I saw a bumper sticker on a car urging readers to vote "Yes! 4 Marriage". My initial reaction was, Oh, look, a bigot. That was unfair of my mind and quite cruel.
I just don't agree on an amendment limiting the rights of the citizens. Use amendments to limit the rights of the government, not of the citizens.
The "What about you" part of this post is if you are considering issues and candidates in your district or state? Have you thought about it? What are the issues driving your thinking and voting? I'm not interested in specific candidate that will get your vote, just what is motivating your vote. Heck? Are you even registered to vote?