This pretty much says it all ...
Besides, these guys are celebrities. Everybody knows you should always do what celebrites tell you to do ...
Um, well, okay. No.
But in THIS case, they are right!
So, I'll say it again: Prop. 8 is thoroughly UN-American.
Proposition 8 puts discrimination INTO our Constitution. It requires the government to treat it's citizens differently under the law. And THAT undermines the very foundation of equality and civil rights we ALL enjoy as Americans.
Whether you personally approve of homosexuality or not is irrelevant. The real question we are deciding next week is whether or not the Government can pick and chose which of its citizens may have certain civil rights and which may not.
Is that really a slope you want to start travelling down?
They first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics, I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak up.
Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.-- Albert Camus
A people who extend civil liberties only to preferred groups start down the path either to dictatorship of the right or the left.-- Justice William O. Douglas
The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen -- a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person’s] life. -- Justice William O. Douglas
The whole of the Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.-- Albert Gallatin
The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference with their own particular ways of being happy, provided those ways do not assume to interfere by violence with ours.-- William James
Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.-- Thomas Jefferson
The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights. -- Thomas Jefferson
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. -- Thomas Jefferson
The busybodies have begun to infect American society with a nasty intolerance -- a zeal to police the private lives of others and hammer them into standard forms -- A Nation of Finger Pointers.-- Lance Morrow
From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own." -- Carl Schurz
We must remember that a right lost to one is lost to all.-- William Reece Smith, Jr
The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.-- Wendell L. Wilkie
... because Son#1 managed to do himself a mischief this week, too.
See that shiny, slightly discolored knot above that devilishly handsome little face? That's what results from a sudden impact with a concrete sidewalk.
Yep, that's m'boy.
I expect we'll have a lovely multi-hued bruise, soon. Should go nicely with the baseball-size scab developing on my knee. Won't we be a pair walking around the fair together this weekend?
I'm tempted to make up a more interesting story. :)
The bump on his noggin is actually a bit smaller in this picture - several hours after "the incident" - then it was just after it happened. (He wouldn't let me put ice on it for very long, but the short time I managed to get him to sit still seems to have done some good.)
Honestly, I was a bit surprised by how fast that bump came up. But, I'm told that a big ol' goose-egg is a good sign ... as opposed to, say, concussions and brain hemorrhaging, which would be bad.
And, yes, I'm that mom ... who went rushing to webmd and other online sources to look up the symptoms of a concussion and to further freak myself out by reading all about brain injuries.
I'm not sure I'm going to survive my boys' "reckless phase" ... it IS a phase, right? ... Right?!?
Oh well, at least we had a good time playing "my owie is bigger than your owie" last night.