PabloinMN
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Nov 6, 2012 PabloinMN commented on The Stranger Election Control Board’s Endorsements For the November 6, 2012, General Election.
Vote No Minnesota

Until the 1920's women couldn't vote.
Until the 1960's African-Americans weren't considered full citizens.

I'm not against people having an opinion about anything they see fit. I also don't have a problem if that opinion disagrees with mine. I celebrate and believe in freedom in that beautiful and unique way.

I realize that we have a history rich with exclusion. However, the historical record is very clear on which path we eventually end up walking. Sometimes we wear out our shoes more than we have to, but we somehow get there.

The nature of government; by definition, is to treat all of their subjects equally and in a just manner. Regarding religious beliefs, political beliefs, etc.

So, I wonder why anybody that truly believes in democracy would actively want to vote in favor of the government discriminating against a specific minority?
As I see it, asking the government to discriminate against a sector of society is asking for trouble.

We have the right not to associate with anything gay if we so choose. We have plenty of options of churches and organizations to participate in.
We also, can be absolutely sure of our sexuality here and now, but we can't predict our children's or grandchildren's. They may need us to be their advocates not tomorrow, but today (Tuesday). They may need us to love them regardless of who they are before they are actually born.

My promise to my children is that I will love them no matter what and that I will love their children and grandchildren the same way. I trust that if they are gay they will have big hearts and beautiful souls. I will be extremely proud the day they decide to marry their loved one. If I'm around I will support their decisions, and some day I will die knowing to have been on the right side of history.

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Vote No Minnesota

Until the 1920's women couldn't vote.
Until the 1960's African-Americans weren't considered full citizens.

I'm not against people having an opinion about anything they see fit. I also don't have a problem if that opinion disagrees with mine. I celebrate and believe in freedom in that beautiful and unique way.

I realize that we have a history rich with exclusion. However, the historical record is very clear on which path we eventually end up walking. Sometimes we wear out our shoes more than we have to, but we somehow get there.

The nature of government; by definition, is to treat all of their subjects equally and in a just manner. Regarding religious beliefs, political beliefs, etc.

So, I wonder why anybody that truly believes in democracy would actively want to vote in favor of the government discriminating against a specific minority?
As I see it, asking the government to discriminate against a sector of society is asking for trouble.

We have the right not to associate with anything gay if we so choose. We have plenty of options of churches and organizations to participate in.
We also, can be absolutely sure of our sexuality here and now, but we can't predict our children's or grandchildren's. They may need us to be their advocates not tomorrow, but today (Tuesday). They may need us to love them regardless of who they are before they are actually born.

My promise to my children is that I will love them no matter what and that I will love their children and grandchildren the same way. I trust that if they are gay they will have big hearts and beautiful souls. I will be extremely proud the day they decide to marry their loved one. If I'm around I will support their decisions, and some day I will die knowing to have been on the right side of history.
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