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Tuesday, November 9, 2004
OPTIMISM VS. MANDATE
some really encouraging news. As promised, here is the verbiage
included on one of the fliers being widely circulated by
Ann Arbor high school students: (Anybody connected to reporters?
This would make a great local interest story with pics of
some of the kids...esp. in color!) I know I'm old, but the
fact that this is occurring at high schools is almost beyond
comprehension to me. Hope people do everything they can
to help support the students' interest in politics and their
support of each other:
SICK OF PROP. 2?
Well all you can do is stand up and say what you feel. This
is why there will be an open protest held in the diag against
prop. 2 – Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 2:20 P.M.
Wear rainbow clothes and hold up signs and speak your mind.
We are the future of America, let’s allow the country
to know what we believe. Nobody deserves to be oppressed."
And, the 'mandate' continues:
Rove: Bush Serious About Gay Marriage Ban
3 hours ago
WASHINGTON - President Bush in his second term "absolutely"
would push for a constitutional amendment that says marriage
consists only of the union of a man and a woman, White House
political adviser Karl Rove said.
Bush believes states can deal with the issue of civil unions
between gay people, an arrangement that if enacted would
grant same-sex partners most or all the rights available
to married couples, Rove said on "Fox News Sunday."
But a national ban on same-sex marriage is the only way
to make sure "activist judges" don't redefine
marriage, he said.
As for the Supreme Court, Rove said Bush would nominate
only judges who would "strictly apply the law, strictly
interpret the Constitution" from the bench.
"He views judges as the impartial umpires," Rove
said. "They shouldn't be activist legislators who just
happen to wear robes and never face election, ... (who)
feel free to pursue their own personal or political agenda."
Rove said Sen. Arlen Specter, the Republican in line to
head the Senate Judiciary Committee, has assured the president
that he would make certain that all appellate nominees receive
a prompt hearing and reach the Senate floor.
(RETOOL OF THE SITE COMING! Unfortunately, it's still applicable.)
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