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The Federal Marriage Amendment: Unnecessary, Anti-Federalist,and Anti-Democratic

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Chaunte:
Melissa,

In my opinion, this issue goes beyond the Bush presidency.  This is the entire Republican Party looking for an issue they can use to beat back the Democrats in the next general election.  I can see the battle shaping us as the "Sanctity of Marriage" versus the "Iraq War."

Most Americans have strong feelings about the war, but how many are personally affected by it?  Now compare that to the number of heterosexual/homo-ignorant married couples in America? 

(By homo-ignorant, I mean people who know little to nothing about the LGBT community except what they see on shock TV and/or hear about on conservative talk radio shows.)

THe homo-ignorant population has been primed to be frightened to death.  We will hear all kinds of incorrect stories and outright untruths about the LGBT community as people use fear as their primary campaign tool.

Sorry.  I was paid to be a paranoid-pessimist for too many years.  Some of those "skills" still haunt me today.

Chaunte

jan c:
Goes WAY WAY beyond Booshie Boy
These - what is your Klingon for it Chaunte, petaQs? - intend to hold on to this power forever. For EVER.
Democracy is SO OVER to these types. (Bush is strictly point-of-sale marketing, the guy you would wanna have a beer with as opposed to some dry stuffed shirt. He ain't even on the inside of it)
FEAR AND LOATHING. They know how to sell it, learned a few tricks from the Third Reich, et al.
Which is about what we're gonna be looking at unless people in this country can look past their own little trips.
(Like queers marryin', next thang it'll be sheep marryin', we don' need to get married do we bessie.)

 [sorry I'm a little off the hook today that's a natural fact.]

Melissa:
Chaunte, the war wasn't the only thing Bush did wrong.  Here's a list of some of his greatest accomplishments he did while in office:

Attacked and took over two countries.
Spent the surplus and bankrupted the treasury.
Shattered record for biggest annual deficit in history.
Set economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.
Set all-time record for biggest drop in the history of the stock market.
First president in decades to execute a federal prisoner.
First president in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.
First year in office set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any president in U.S. history.
After taking the entire month of August off for vacation, presided over the worst security failure in U.S. history.
Set the record for most campaign fundraising trips than any other president in U.S. history.
In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their job.
Cut unemployment benefits for more out of work Americans than any president in U.S. history.
Set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
Appointed more convicted criminals to administration positions than any president in U.S. history.
Set the record for the least amount of press conferences than any president since the advent of television.
Signed more laws and executive orders amending the Constitution than any president in U.S. history.
Presided over the biggest energy crises in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption was revealed.
Presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history and refused to use the national reserves as past presidents have.
Cut healthcare benefits for war veterans.
Set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously take to the streets to protest me (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind.
Dissolved more international treaties than any president in U.S. history.
My presidency is the most secretive and unaccountable of any in U.S. history.
Members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history (the 'poorest' multimillionaire, Condoleezza Rice, has an Exxon oil tanker named after her).
First president in U.S. history to have all 50 states of the Union simultaneously go bankrupt.
Presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud of any market in any country in the history of the world.
First president in U.S. history to order a U.S. attack and military occupation of a sovereign nation.
Created the largest government department bureaucracy in the history of the United States.
Set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases, more than any president in U.S. history.
First president in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the human rights commission.
First president in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the elections monitoring board.
Removed more checks and balances, and have the least amount of congressional oversight than any presidential administration in U.S. history.
Rendered the entire United Nations irrelevant.
Withdrew from the World Court of Law.
Refused to allow inspectors access to U.S. prisoners of war and by default no longer abide by the Geneva Conventions.
First president in U.S. history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 U.S. elections).
All-time U.S. (and world) record holder for most corporate campaign donations.
My biggest lifetime campaign contributor presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcy frauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation).
Spent more money on polls and focus groups than any president in U.S. history.
First president in U.S. history to unilaterally attack a sovereign nation against the will of the United Nations and the world community.
First president to run and hide when the U.S. came under attack (and then lied saying the enemy had the code to Air Force 1)
First U.S. president to establish a secret shadow government.
Took the biggest world sympathy for the U.S. after 9/11, and in less than a year made the U.S. the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in U.S. and world history).
With a policy of 'disengagement' created the most hostile Israeli-Palestine relations in at least 30 years.
Fist U.S. president in history to have a majority of the people of Europe (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and stability.
First U.S. president in history to have the people of South Korea more threatened by the U.S. than their immediate neighbor, North Korea.
Changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
Set all-time record for number of administration appointees who violated U.S. law by not selling huge investments in corporations bidding for government contracts.
Failed to fulfill my pledge to get Osama Bin Laden 'dead or alive.'
Failed to capture the anthrax killer who tried to murder the leaders of our country at the United States Capital building. After 18 months I have no leads and zero suspects.
In the 18 months following the 9/11 attacks I have successfully prevented any public investigation into the biggest security failure in the history of the United States.
Removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any other president in U.S. history.
In a little over two years created the most divided country in decades, possibly the most divided the U.S. has ever been since the Civil War.
Entered office with the strongest economy in U.S. history and in less than two years turned every single economic category heading straight down.

DISCLAIMER:  Just so you know, I didn't type out any of those, so if you want to argue them, go ahead, but I won't respond, since they were not my thoughts.

I think he is the worst president we've ever had.

Melissa

Chaunte:

Melissa - No argument from me on anything about your list!
I picked on the Iraq war because it is the most immediately visible failure.

Jan - Not all Republicans should be tossed out with the veQ.  Arlene Spector, voted against the proposal.

Chaunte

Melissa:
There were a total of 7 republicans that voted against it.  The Federal Marriage Amendment would have been taking away our freedom of religion by forcing us to live legally by christian principles.

Melissa

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