Why a constitutional amendment on marriage is wrong for North Carolina

Four words.

If there ever was a litmus test for upholding the separation of church and state, the idea that something "is a biblical issue" should put the matter to rest.


A few more Biblical issues

Eating shrimp
Barbecue (at least the pulled pork kind)
Bearing false witness
Oppressing the poor
Treatment of the foreigner


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

How about cutting the hair on your temples?

Or stoning your wife? or selling an extra daughter or two? Or...

Judge not lest ye be judged.

Stupid holier-than-thou nonsense.

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Yet another stacking the deck against Democracy issue

In addition to the separation of church and state issue, this is one in a series of efforts to stack the deck/rig the vote to drive out conservative voters while making it harder for Dems to vote. This can't be seen in isolation, this is the gerrymandering redistricting issue, this is the ending pre-registration for young voters issue, this is the restrictive photo id requirements issue, this is the trying to restrict early voting, and same day registration.

They're doing everything they can to rig the vote for 2012 which sounds pretty undemocratic to me.

Said the same thing back in January when David Parker was doing a live blog on PHB:


Pam Spaulding:
Q 2 from Jake Gellar-Goad:I'm also worried that the GOP is stacking the deck for the next election cycle. Citizens United was bad enough, but now the NC GOP has abandoned calls for independent redistricting the second they came to power, they're likely to push a voter ID law which will cost the state millions to solve a nearly non-existent problem that may discourage many more legitimate voters. I saw the US House just passed a bill to try to kill voter owned/publicly financed elections that were designed to limit big special interest money influence, so I imagine NC can't be far behind. How do we stand up to the deck stacking?
Thursday January 27, 2011 8:40 Pam Spaulding