As Bay Windows notes, even the local dailies seem to have bought into the let-the-people-vote scam. This week's lead editorial waves the soiled sheets of the anti-SSM amendment campaign and points out the hypocrisy of the VoteonMarriage folk screaming about the ConCon delay.
We too have many posts against stripping existing rights from our citizens and trying to write discrimination into our commonwealth's constitution for the first time ever. Here is an example.
BW also asks where the outrage or even whining is over sending the health-care amendment to study, which usually means death:
So where's the outcry about thwarting democracy on the healthcare issue? Good question. For some reason the right of healthcare advocates to have a fair hearing in the Legislature isn't as compelling for much of the press as the right of homophobes to vote on taking away the civil rights of their gay neighbors.Now, there's something people should vote on.
Read the whole piece, so that you're ready when some bozo like Flynn tries a let-the-people-vote ploy when he means something much more malicious. As BW writes:
The bottom line is that when you start with the presumption that the majority should get to decide whether their fellow citizens make good neighbors and give that opinion the force of law, you've allowed concerns about the rights of the people to get swallowed up in a wonkish and hollow fealty to process.
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