4 thoughts on “And…

  1. Yay!! I don’t know what to do with myself now that it’s over. And now what am I going to argue with my father about during the impending holidays?

  2. I was just looking at some state ballot question results. There have been some positive statements about human and animal rights around the nation. There are also some disturbing results. (Hello, California.) The debates are far from over. Sigh.

  3. Kim, fear not. There’s plenty to argue with Joe about over the holidays.

    Mollybloom: What’s happened to California? Just as we’re progressing as a nation, they take a step back. Makes no sense.

  4. Dear Gentle Summer Picnic,

    Sometimes people think only about their own rights. People who campaigned against civil rights in California were often people from groups that themselves had experienced discrimination in the past. On NPR, an African-American woman expressed her disappointment that blacks in California had overwhelmingly voted against rights for gay people. She hoped that President-elect Obama would challenge African-American citizens to consider whether they are for civil rights–or just civil rights for themselves. I’ll add Mormons. And Catholics. These are people who have historically experienced persecution and hardship. Any of us could become targets because of who we are. Why are some Americans so afraid to offer compassion and support to people who are different? I don’t understand why this great country can’t accommodate people of all beliefs. (The poster sighs here from exhaustion and ends her comments.)

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