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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

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Location: California, United States

Monday, May 29, 2006

Just In Case You Missed It

Certain elements in the United States Senate are determined to amend your Constitution without your knowledge or consent. If you happen to be a conservative who stumbled across this site, just remember, once the precedent has been set, you too could lose all that you hold dear.

If you don't know why this is not dangerous, then perhaps we deserve to lose our Constitutional rights. It's your job as a citizen to understand how your government works and why we want to be very careful about amending the Constitution.

From the Daily Kos:

In response to the Senate Judiciary Committee's kerfuffle regarding the proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage (blogged below today), Sen. Russ Feingold has issued the following statement:

Objecting to the Judiciary Committee's Handling of the Constitutional Amendment on Marriage

Today's markup of the constitutional amendment concerning marriage, in a small room off the Senate floor with only a handful of people other than Senators and their staffs present, was an affront to the Constitution...

I am deeply disappointed that the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee went forward with the markup over my objection. Unfortunately, the Majority Leader has set a politically motivated schedule for floor consideration of this measure that the Chairman felt compelled to follow, even though he says he opposes the amendment.

Constitutional amendments deserve the most careful and deliberate consideration of any matter that comes before the Senate. In addition to hearings and a subcommittee markup, such a measure should be considered by the Judiciary Committee in the light of day, open to the press and the public, with cameras present so that the whole country can see what is done... (emphasis mine)

George Bush and his ilk continue to empower these power hungry men who believe it is their God given right to make decisions for the rest of us. Whichever side you are on, you ought to be outraged that this is happening in your government.


Kinja, the weblog guide

2 Comments:

Blogger Cheryl said...

Funny that I now have more sympathy with the militias than I do with the religious junta. Whoda thunkit?

We are in such a mess.

What are we going to do about it?

11:16 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Oh golly Cheryl. I wish I knew. But it is imperative to keep talking about what is really going on in this country. Americans are far, far too complacent.

6:05 AM PDT  

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