Yesterday, Minnesotans United for All Families posted a new 2-minute video in which Jesse Ventura talks about the marriage amendment. You hear Jesse’s iconic voice immediately as he opens the clip with the following:
Government should not be telling people who to fall in love with… We’re supposed to be home of the brave, land of the free.
An aged Jesse tells the story of Terry and his 37 years of marriage and happiness.
The happiness we’ve had, I would wish for everybody to have.
Terry explains that marriage is about falling in love and making a commitment to friends and family. Jesse then emphasizes that this issue impacts ALL Minnesotans:
This is not a democrat issue, this is not a republican issue, this is not a liberal issue, it’s not a conservative issue, which means it affects each and every one of us, regardless of whatever our political persuasion is.
My favorite line from Jesse:
The Constitution should not be used to oppress people. The Constitution is used to protect people. Love is by far bigger than government can ever be.
In the final part of the commercial, Jesse makes a battle call to all Minnesotans. He shares that we’ll make our own decisions and that we know good values in Minnesota.
We should defeat this and vote no to show the rest of the United States that nobody influences Minnesotans on what’s right or wrong.
If you’ve read my backstory, you’ll know that I didn’t live in Minnesota when Jesse was at the helm. And even though he’s moved on from his leadership position, it’s great to see him taking such a visible stance on still doing what’s right for Minnesota.