Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time To “Bag The Tea” In 2012
We can’t afford to let anyone “take this country back”; in 2012 we must all come together and elect people that will take us forward, not back. We need elected officials that will focus on jobs, economy, and clean energy technology.
We do not need legislators that say the only way to balance the budget is to cut spending for healthcare, education, and jobs, while refusing to even consider cutting spending for NASCAR.
We do not need legislators that waste time pushing legislation to force presidential candidates to produce an original birth certificate in every state, simply to appease those that don’t believe Obama is actually a US citizen. We need officials who will do their duty as elected officials and inform the public with factual information, and correct public misconceptions and hearsay.
We do not need legislators who would deny equal rights to American citizens because of gender, sexual orientation, or religion. Nor do we need elected officials who stand behind the agenda’s of extremist Christian religious groups who want this country and everyone in it ruled by the bible, and not by the constitution. The 1st Amendment of the Constitution states:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”
We are a nation of many denominations and we have many citizens of no denomination. Every citizen is entitled to their own beliefs and is protected by the constitution from being forced to submit to any beliefs not their own. So why are elected officials violating our constitution and or laws by pushing agendas solely based on religious ideology?
Just look at some of this legislation and comments being put forth by lawmakers:
Bobby Franklin, the same GA Rep who wants to criminalize abortion and miscarriages, in reference to the repeal of DADT compared gays with criminals and unrepentant drug dealers.
SC’s Senator Jim DeMint has said that “Gays” AND unmarried pregnant women should not teach in public school.
Tennessee State Senator Stacy Campfield and Rep Bill Dunn proposed a ban on even mentioning LGBT people in public schools.
Look at the outrage and boycotts at CPAC this year because GOProud was allowed to participate. The real outrage is that CPAC caved to the bigoted will of the GOP majority and gave the ax to GOProud. This is public acknowledgement that the GOP says, “No gays allowed”.
And as far as Muslims are concerned, there are just too many examples to even choose from, but the bottom line is that if some had their way, to practice or even believe in Islam would become a criminal offence. The only thing currently standing in the way of that is the constitution.
Do not stand by and let these right winged extremists strip us all of our rights. They have already stripped union workers of their rights, and it looks like voting rights are next on the list. The Washington Post" did an article about a conflict over voting laws in New Hampshire that would limit and restrict college student’s abilities to even vote. House Speaker William O’Brien was quite clear on what he thinks of college kids and the way they vote. He referred to them as “foolish”, and said, “Voting as a Liberal. That’s what kids do.” So, not only do these extremists want to restrict workers rights, woman’s rights, religious rights, the rights of the LGBT community, now they want to restrict the rights of liberals to vote?
We have to put a stop to this, and we need to start now. Lets “Bag The Tea, and Take Our Country Forward”!
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