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Old 11-04-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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why should the rights of a minority group be put to popular vote? when in US history has this ever been the right thing to do? It was mob rule that imprisoned japanese americans after WWII and the majority that denied rights to blacks before the Courts and legislatures intervened.
Whatever happened to the majority rules? It's always fine until you find out your way of thinking is NOT what the majority wants. Then it's ok to get the legislature and the courts involved. Obviously MOST of the people who voted to repeal the gay marriage law are misguided and the minority who lost the vote are the enlightened ones. Cry me a river.

 
Old 11-04-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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I am fearful that the Catholic Church and their accomplices have set the stage for hate crimes...I have not felt afraid or vulnerable in Maine before.....but that has changed now.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Whatever happened to the majority rules? It's always fine until you find out your way of thinking is NOT what the majority wants. Then it's ok to get the legislature and the courts involved. Obviously MOST of the people who voted to repeal the gay marriage law are misguided and the minority who lost the vote are the enlightened ones. Cry me a river.

the 14th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees "Equal Protection under Law". when the majority of the popul disagrees with the Const, that is where the Courts should come in and say "NO". A majority of the ppl would prefer "NO income taxes". Shall we put that to a vote too?
 
Old 11-04-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I am fearful that the Catholic Church and their accomplices have set the stage for hate crimes...I have not felt afraid or vulnerable in Maine before.....but that has changed now.

I'm sorry for your loss. The Catholic church is up to no good. It should stick to harboring illegal aliens.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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I am fearful that the Catholic Church and their accomplices have set the stage for hate crimes...I have not felt afraid or vulnerable in Maine before.....but that has changed now.
Elston, I am so sorry for the way this has turned out. I never thought I'd be ashamed to say I'm from Maine, but today I am.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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the 14th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees "Equal Protection under Law". when the majority of the popul disagrees with the Const, that is where the Courts should come in and say "NO". A majority of the ppl would prefer "NO income taxes". Shall we put that to a vote too?
Fine with me! Perhaps the government could do with a dose or reality instead of always spending money we don't have.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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Elston, I am so sorry for the way this has turned out. I never thought I'd be ashamed to say I'm from Maine, but today I am.
Puleeeeze!
 
Old 11-04-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Puleeeeze!

Wow...way to stay classy Maineah. I guess there really is such a thing as a sore winner.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Elston, I am so sorry for the way this has turned out. I never thought I'd be ashamed to say I'm from Maine, but today I am.
I know how you feel I was ashamed when Maine voted for Obama! Come on.....do you really think it's now open season on Gays???? Perhaps a bit of an over reaction maybe??? IT WAS NOT AN ANTI-GAY VOTE.... it was a wake up call for the legislature!!!
 
Old 11-04-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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Wow...way to stay classy Maineah. I guess there really is such a thing as a sore winner.
Not me I'm very happy!
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