…you’d think the conservative position would be to keep government from interfering with the private decisions of individuals and the liberty of people to shape their lives as they see fit. But suddenly, when it comes time to extend a harmless right to a hopelessly small and unpopular minority, conservatives want the government to make sure that minority knows that it is less!
Eric Bergeson, Fertile, Minnesota
Source: Crookston Times
A great quote from an inspiring opinion piece in the Crookston Times. Bergeson explores many reasons as to why conservatives in Minnesota should be voting NO on the mean-spirited marriage amendment.
April 29, 2011: Republican Ally, Madeline Koch, addresses the Minnesota Senate asking leaders to vote no on adding the marriage amendment to the ballot.
The need for equality and the full acceptance of GLBT people is something Minnesota’s next generation of leaders has already embraced… Never before has our constitution sought to treat people unequally.
…I’d ask that you not let me down as my representatives by putting your own personal beliefs and benefits in the way of equality. Please vote no on these bills.
Thanks, Madeline. You inspire me.