This may not be a popular post – but it’s my opinions and my blog:)

First of all, I do not CARE, nor would I dictate that anyone has the same sexual preferences as I do. I
think it is each individual right to choose – whether I agree or not. FYI I am happily married to my male husband for over 20 years – my choice.

I do have opinions if someone asks me, and I also have the right to vote. I did just that in this last election. In the previous election the proposition to allow gays and lesbians the right to legal marriage was defeated….the majority of votes in California said NO.

Some of the minority filed a suit, and to no one’s surprise, the supreme court in San Francisco overturned the vote of the citizens to allow it. This election, Proposition 8 became the most expensive proposition in California’s history. ONCE AGAIN, the citizens voted down accepting legally any other
marriages except that between a man and a woman.

Now again, six couples and some “groups” have filed a law suit to the California Supreme Court to try to overturn the MAJORITY vote of it’s citizens. WHAT’S UP WITH THAT!

They are complaining about defending the rights of the minorities. What about the rights of the majorities. What about citizens voting not once, but twice NOT to allow legal marriages for gays and lesbians.

These couples have the right to choose their SEXUAL preference and whom they partner up with, but when the majority of all of California’s citizens (though they may not be the most vocal)-VOTE and WIN –
why can’t they accept it? Do you think it would be right to question Obama’s win if a few groups
filed a suit? I don’t think so!

Sometimes it’s as if gays and lesbians (and I have friends who are gay and lesbian) forget that they are not a “culture” – they are not African- American, nor Irish- American, nor White-American—they are a group of folks who have decided a different sexual preference THAN THE MAJORITY of us. Majority wins. Isn’t that the American way?

If you were born gay or lesbian, or hurt by the opposite gender and switched, or experimented and liked it, or got drunk and changed your preference, I am not the judge of you. I know what I believe to be true, but I believe “each man must choose.” I also think that when the MAJORITY of citizens,
no matter what state it is in, VOTE not to allow marriage to be recognized except with a man and woman, then THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!

Now on to my next complaint! (Keep in mind I do not hold this kind of thing within me to distract me from enjoying my life, but I think it is my right to have opinions and to write about them. When I am done….I let it go and RELAX.)

The cost of of winning an election is absolutely ridiculous. The money spent on election, security and the balls to celebrate could do so much for so many here in the USA and even help those around the world.

The 2008 campaign was the costliest in history, with a record-shattering $5.3 billion in spending by candidates, political parties and interest groups on the congressional and presidential races.

Mitt Romney (a loosing candidate) – put up 45 million of his own money. Proposition 8 in Cal. cost a record 74-75 million dollars (pro or con.) Even in my town just to get on city council, one candidate paid 22,000.

To celebrate, at least 9 inaugural balls are held at cost of 30-40 million-minimum! This does not include security for ANY events! It cost almost 18 million for Bush when he was elected – just for security!
Can you imagine what the total cost for Obama’s security will be? Much more, I’ll bet. These are just a “FEW” of the costs involved. How about travel for one?

The bail out is a total joke! Bail out Wall Street. Bail out Corporations. Bail out banks. Bail out the vomit that fills my throat when I think of the way the American people are used and manipulated!
It actually sickens me when I think of so many good people getting reamed like this!

Anyway, that’s all I am saying about that! When I can do NOTHING about a situation I do not let it ruin my life. I just think it’s ridiculous to use so much money while the MAJORITY of Americans are in a crunch or really suffering right now.

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2 Responses to “This may not be a popular post – but it’s my opinions and my blog:)”

  1. Tammy Says:

    Hey Marsha,

    You took on a very controversial subject. I am a Christian and believe that a marriage is between a man and women. I agree that when Americans go to the polls to vote and the majority rules then that should be the end of it.

    However, if I was gay or a lesbian I would probably fight for my right to have an open and legal union. It is their right to use the American court systems to get their points across and their voices heard.

    Good topic…..

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Ditto, Tammy, I am a Christian too, and follow those same beliefs. We all do fight for what we believe, and perhaps I would too if I shared their beliefs – however, I also honor the “majority rules” law and when it’s been voted on twice, I think that should be the end of it.

    The thing, perhaps that they don’t realize, is married couples with no children at home pay higher taxes!

    Thanks for your thooughts on this.

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