Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Feingold Strikes Again

Once again Senator Russ Feingold is a clear voice in the wilderness. Today he issued a statement opposing a proposed ban on civil unions in his home state of Wisconsin. But instead of ending his statement there he went on to declare his support for "marriage equality" for all citizens.

“As I said at the Kenosha County listening session, gay and lesbian couples should be able to marry and have access to the same rights, privileges and benefits that straight couples currently enjoy,”

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“Denying people this basic American right is the kind of discrimination that has no place in our laws, especially in a progressive state like Wisconsin. The time has come to end this discrimination and the politics of divisiveness that has become part of this issue.”

"Marriage Equality" is the way we should frame this issue. It is an equal rights issue after all - and this country has already fought that battle.

In case you missed it here is the link to Feingold's appearance on Fox News on Sunday regarding his censure resolution.

6 comments:

  1. Lost Wages Joe3:37 PM

    I agree with everything he said, I admire him for the courage to state his convictions, and I hope I get the chance to vote for him for President, but I fear that he just made himself unelectable. I hope he proves me wrong.

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  2. I think that by stating his beliefs firmly and with conviction he will be electable.

    I think it is the wishy washyness of the Dems that get them in trouble. Russ has the intelligence to explain his reasoning in a clear and simple way.

    Did you see the video of Russ on Fox news on Sunday. He was brilliant.

    All Bush has is his stubborn misguided conviction and he got elected.

    Oh yeah ....and some Deibold machines...... and the Supreme Court.

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  3. As for the actual content of the blog entry and Senator Feingold's comments regarding same sex marriages, I really don't understand any of you gathering together and mindlessly cheering him on.

    I have nothing to say for or against homosexuality - it doesn't bother me, just like oil pollution in the sea is far from Western minds.

    Wouldn't a country built on Christian values try to protect the institution of marriage as that between a man and a woman?

    It seems perfectly natural for most Americans (and most humans) to oppose this - including the left-wing readers of this blog too (I know for a fact none of you would choose for your children to be homosexual if it were a choice).

    Anyway, would same sex marriages really make any major contribution to the state of affairs in the USA, now and in the future?

    It is such a trivial and hippy-esque point that it scares me that some people find this a basis to possibly elect him as a future president.

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  4. I know for a fact none of you would choose for your children to be homosexual if it were a choice

    What makes you think any of us would care, or would want to choose for our children, even if that were possible?

    You should be more discriminating in what you think you know for a fact!

    Frankly, I worry much more about oil pollution in the sea than about having a homosexual child.

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  6. Madam,

    That is a complete lie.

    No human really worries about pollution in the sea - a consequence of in competencies by an anonymous ship captain and oil companies in a far away ocean.

    You only say you worry when it comes to writing a blog. What have you really done to change this problem that is 'worrying' you?

    As for your child, I don't think you will ever knowingly place your child in a situation that would lead to an alternate state from that most prevalent in nature - that is a fact and why should we feel ashamed of it?

    I am not saying you would not accept your child - but deep down something will not sit right…

    I laugh in your face (digitally, that is) that you worry more about the ocean than your child being homosexual - that is a complete bare-faced lie.

    Humans, like the rest of the animal kingdom, are engineered to prioritise those things in close surroundings.

    Are you telling me that you have reached a state of enlightenment of being able to care for the planet and all of God's cute little creatures in it?

    I know that this is essentially right because that’s the human condition. We are what we are...

    P.S. - I must make it clear that I am not stating any homophobic views whatsoever. I have no opinion on the fact that homosexuality exists (and has existed since the recording of history). I am just trying to gauge fake left-wing sentiments, and if you feel otherwise, then you are missing my point completely.

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