Senate Scuttles Gay Marriage Amendment
Running has two directions: Running away from and running toward.
I read all of the posts of stoolies ready to abandon ship and I am disheartened. I still believe this country can be salvaged but as you say it will take some pretty tough times to reach the point where meaningful change can occur and then just what that change might be will be subject to the opportunities of the moment and who chooses to exploit them.
Personally I'd like to see the USA downsized and new alignments made with areas of compatible goals and issues brought together with geographic common sense. I am tired of some group of assholes living 3,000 miles away deciding what's best for the people living here. I still like the idea of BC and Alberta joined to some of the western states(definitely excluding California) and forming a new country. Maybe we can convince Mexico to take California off our hands since half their citizens already live there.
That's a very important consideration when one considers making a change.
After I posted that I had thoughts of "leaving my beloved country," I thought
long and hard last night about my own ideas and those of other posters.
Even when times got tough, I have never in my life been a quitter.
If we have to save our nation from imperialist assholes, then I will fight.
But it would be unwise if I did not do an "alternatives analysis."
I didn't mean to dishearten anybody.
"Four million religious conservative voters sat out the last election, so the president's visible stance on protecting marriage is essential to turning out all of those conservative voters who pulled the lever for him in 2000 and getting those other 4 million to come out for him this year," said Keith Appell, a conservative strategist in Washington.
"We now know which senators are for traditional marriage and which ones are not, and by November, so will voters in every state," promised Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, which supports the amendment. He said nine states are poised to have state constitutional amendments on their ballots this fall on marriage, adding, "This fight has just begun."
Well, as long as this nonsense, bull schitt, still exists, how in hell can there be any hope for resolution of any magnitude.
Freedom & equality for one, freedom & equality for all. No picking, no choosing.
This country needs to get the hell over it and get the hell off of it & quit this damn right or wrong racket.
America & Canada merge,... and what would we call that? Not that I don't like the idea & believe it could
work, but I seriously doubt it in my lifetime.