Friday, November 10, 2006

Mitt to Beg Activist Judges

Brylcreem adOur man with the pomade, our Cap'n Brylcreem, our Gov. Willard Mitt Romney showed again yesterday that his cynicism and opportunism know no bounds. Following the procedural delay by recess of the ConCon that likely will kill the anti-SSM amendment petition, he called for the federal courts to step in.

The weasel who would be President joined with chief anti-gay/anti-SSM organizer Chris Mineau of the Massachusetts Family Institute in calling for extra-commonwealth folk to get their lunch boxes back fix the disagreement with the legislature in their favor.

We cannot believe any federal judge would do more than tell them to work out their differences at a state level and not to ask the feds in where they don't belong. However, the Cap'n was never one for reason and the MFI is very selective in how it defines legal.

The Cap'n's statement reads:
One hundred and seventy thousand citizens followed our Constitution’s process to petition government. They followed the prescribed process to place an item of importance before the voters. They asked for democracy.

But today, by effectively avoiding the constitutionally required vote on same sex marriage, 109 legislators disgraced their oath of office. Each of them swore to follow the Constitution. The Constitution plainly states that when a qualified petition is placed before them, they ‘shall’ vote. By not voting, we have witnessed the triumph of arrogance over democracy. Whether or not you favor same sex marriage, you should be very concerned that the rule of law and the sovereignty of the people have been trampled. I salute the 87 who voted for democracy, who voted to follow their oath of office.

There are hundreds of thousands of our citizens that hope something can be done to protect their constitutional right to vote on a matter of this significance. Of course, the only sure redress is through the ballot box. Today’s action was cynically timed to fall two days after they were safely re-elected. My options are limited, but we will explore any alternatives that may exist to protect the constitutional rights of the people.
He clearly hopes from this statement that the final sentence will somehow shield him from years of incompetence and inaction on SSM here. In his abrogation of duty, he is even more responsible than the amendment proponents in fostering attacks on civil rights, and breeding acrimony and anxiety throughout the commonwealth. He can't leave for good soon enough.

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4 comments:

nostratic said...

It's interesting to read the perspective of a Massachusetts resident regarding Romney. Here in Utah, lots of people are enraptured by the prospect of St. Romney ascenting to the presidency.

And have you heard about the LDS Church fearing that the IRS might revoke their tax-exempt status? I don't know if this story has been publicized outside the Beehive State. Seems that there might have been some forbidden political shenanigans by LDS officials:

"Proof of blatant support of any candidate puts the church at risk of losing its tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service and could damage Romney's prospects of getting the GOP nomination."

paysnsa said...

The fact the Willard unashamedly used the figure of 170,000 signatures says it all. Talk about "arrogance". Building a rhetorical case on fraudulently gained signatures is the hight of arrogance and/or stupidity.

I'm also entertained by his invocation of The Oath of Office. Governor Romney also took the oath of office, wherein he swore to "bear full faith and allegiance to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts", and "support the constitution thereof." As an oath-bound champion of a constitution which begins with the words "All men are born free and equal...", how can he force us to have a vote on an initiative backed by thousands of fraudulent signatures made by paid, out of state signature gatherers? He should be barring the chamber doors agains such undemocratic *sswipe.

Laurel said...

oops, 'paysnsa' was me.

Anonymous said...

I don't think there's any real chance of romney winning the republican nomination... what I'm wondering is, how will the Patrick administration effect the real estate market ?

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