Mayor of San Francisco Is Pissed About the Politicization of Gay Marriage




Mayor Gavin Newsom of my great city of San Francisco, has an excellent point. the democratic politicians who are supposed to fight for our civil rights are willing to suspend the equal rights portions of the U.S. Constitution because that's what the opinion polls tell them to do. i know this is how politics gets done, but when politicians clearly violate the U.S. Constitution, isn't there an "OUCH! MY EQUALITY HURTS BUTTON!" that we can press? imagine if we had that button. millions upon millions of U.S. citizens would press it regarding the illegality of PROP 8 in the face of the Equal Rights Clause of the U.S. Constitution!

anyway, it's REFRESHING to see a politician like Mayor Gavin Newsom just tell it like it is without spewing a bunch of political bull sh^t to get some f^cked up ratings.

do you think politicians should run this country based on opinion polls or equal rights for all?

P.S. here's the link for Mayor Gavin Newsom on twitter: twitter.com/GavinNewsom

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5 comments:

Lydia said...

Definitely NOT on opinion polls. Since we are in the process of raising the politicians of the future every day in families and schools I think more attention should be paid to the desire for/rewards of popularity, and peer pressure in all regards for even the young kids. When they grow up with those things among their core beliefs it seems too much to ask that they shut it off when they sit on Capitol Hill.....
Would they even be able to shut it off, not knowing otherwise?

Steve Morozumi said...

true dat. i think what's lacking in our core curriculums in this nation is a class on the U.S. Constitution, and how we can utilize it to guarantee equal rights for all.

it's actually a small document equaling about 6 pages depending on what size book it's published in.

unfortunately, it would seem that so few of us have read it.

i encourage everyone to read it and understand it to the best of your knowledge.

after all, it is the basis of all law in America. as such, it is called: "The Supreme Law of The Land." The U.S. Constitution supersedes all laws, and no laws written or acted upon are allowed to contravene it.

as far as how peer pressure and social rewards go, i think we need to teach that a win for all people's equality is a win for the self as well.

so far, the corporations have leveraged the property rights foundation of the U.S. Constitution which is usually an easy win, especially in the Supreme Court.

it's time for the people to start taking efforts to balance things out so that civil rights becomes important again. i believe this starts with reading and understanding the document, it's strengths and weaknesses, it's history, and how it was formed.

Kylie w Warszawie said...

Oh, don't get me started on politics. Why is the Pittsburg Steelers owner being pegged as the ambassador to Ireland? Because Mr. "Change" got paid, just like every other president before him, and is pegging people who have no diplomatic skills as ambassadors to sweet locations.

Ahem. So I do not think that Prop 8 was right, but I'm not from California so I really couldn't vote yea or nay on that one. And now I'm rambling incoherently, but I think that politics is a game. I don't think any of the taxpayers win. And it just sucks.

But I do still vote. And I did vote for Obama (despite the fact that the ambassador to Poland has been asked to stay and really had no training in diplomatic relations and was the roommate of W).

fluxlife said...

wow. forgive my ignorance, who's the ambassador, and why did Obama keep an acquaintance of W's in that position?

Robert said...

Definitely NOT on opinion polls. Since we are in the process of raising the politicians of the future every day in families and schools I think more attention should be paid to the desire for/rewards of popularity, and peer pressure in all regards for even the young kids. When they grow up with those things among their core beliefs it seems too much to ask that they shut it off when they sit on Capitol Hill..... Would they even be able to shut it off, not knowing otherwise?