Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The next step

We get to vote! The Idaho senate passed the constitutional amendment that defines marriage between a man and woman.

This is great news in many ways. This belongs at the state level and it is about time Idaho followed the suit of so many other states already. If the states don't clarify their rights, the fedgov is likely to intrude. And check out these comments by some of the senators.

“I’ve been told by some that if I vote against this bill, I’ll never see this place again,” said Gannon, R-Buhl, as he stood outside the Senate chambers. “Sometimes you’ve got to go with what your constituents are telling you.
Duh! That is why they ELECTED you. This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not just a bunch of elites telling us how we should live.
Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, stood up midway through the voting roll call to explain why he was changing his vote from a no last year to a yes this time around.
“Let’s let the citizens vote, and the Supreme Court determine the law of the land,” he said.

Sen. Richard Compton, R-Coeur d’Alene, said he was voting for the proposal because the people in his district had told him they wanted a chance to vote on the matter themselves.
“When I vote in my district I will vote no,” he said.

Very well. You can personally vote no, but I am glad the pressure finally made them realize they REPRESENT us, not themselves.

Tip to DFO

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