This was in my comments, but deserves to be posted on its own…
Here’s what I sent Sen. John Cornyn (R Texas)
Dear Senator Cornyn,
In the 60’s, many legislators drew the line when it came to supporting interracial marriages.
In retrospect, they look outrageously biased and discriminatory for their close-minded views.
Today, the same-sex marriage issue is attracting the same type of legislators, who feel it’s perfectly all right to strenuously oppose something which they may personally find unappealing.
The argument, “What’s next, marrying animals or children?” is insulting. Homosexuality is not a perversion or illness from which the public should be legally protected. It’s ridiculous jump to such vile conclusions.
Same sex couples pay identical taxes as other adults. The same rights and privileges should be guaranteed them, nothing more, nothing less.
As a lesbian, I never even thought about same sex marriage before it became a hot button political topic.
I fully believe this issue has been brought to the fore by the Bush team and Karl Rove, who are using it as a wedge to deflect voter attention from the lies about Iraq, the huge budget deficit, rampant unemployment, tax cuts to the rich and the otherwise horrible job Bush has done as President.
I resent being used as a hand grenade by team Bush to lure the dormant right to the polls. I resent that U.S. Constitutional amendments are being used as political door prizes for furthering the president’s political aspirations and outrageous fundraising efforts.
As a taxpayer, I expect legitimate, equal representation.
You have gay and lesbian constituents who are watching. Please don’t fan the flames of the hatred Karl Rove is banking on.
You don’t have to lead the pro-marriage parade, just stop pandering in speeches to the hatemongers who’d rather see us dead than married.
Just remember, sir, most gays and lesbians have a God who guides us, but it’s neither you, Karl Rove, nor George W. Bush.
The GOP stands for less governmental interference. Kindly start to practice what your party preaches.
Very, very, VERY well said. Eloquent and precise. Kudos to you.
We should all get Karen to write our letters to our representatives for us. I end up getting pissed off and coming across a bit too harsh. I’m sure it shuts them down and makes them not even bother to read any further…
Plus, I can’t stand getting canned responses to my emails — asking me to click on a link and include the text of my original email… which of course, I don’t have and they didn’t bother to include with their reply. This — from a Democratic Senator. Dork.
W. Bush is tossing restlessly in his White House bed. He awakens to see George Washington standing by him. Bush asks him, "George, what’s the best thing I can do to help the country?"
"Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did," Washington advises, then fades away.
The next night, Bush is astir again, and sees the ghost of Thomas Jefferson moving through the darkened bedroom. Bush calls out, "Tom, please! What is the best thing I could do to help the country?"
"Respect the Constitution, as I did," Jefferson advises, and dims from sight.
The third night sleep is still not in the cards for Bush. He awakes to see the ghost of F. D. R. hovering over his bed. Bush whispers, "Franklin, what is the best thing I could do to help the country?"
Help the less fortunate, just as I did," FDR replies and fades into the mists.
Bush isn’t sleeping well the fourth night when he sees another figure moving in the shadows. It is Abraham Lincoln’s ghost.
"Abe, what is the best thing I can do right now, to help the country?" Bush pleads.
Abe replies, "Go see a play."
Ha. When Bush was at Ford Theater the other night, I kept hoping history would repeat itself.
Alas, Bush won’t appear in public unless "the audience" is hand selected or stacked with actors, hired to play taxpayers.
Even the firefighters he used in his phony ass 9/11 ads were actors.
God forbid Karl Rove would allow Bush around any real citizens who might give him a clue about what an abysmal job he’s doing.
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