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[Nov. 3rd, 2004|02:27 pm]
There's been a lot of anger on LJ, I've heard.

I'm not quite angry... I'm upset.

The exit polls gave me hope, and I saw that go away.

See, the biggest thing is the Supreme Court. Roe v. Wade is a single vote away from being overturned, and with two or three votes, a whole bunch of civil rights issues are at risk.

But what hurts more is the battle of ideas, and the way in which it was lost.

But I still have hope.

I think that if the Democrats stop letting the Republicans get away with claiming morality means "going to church and beating back the homosexuals", we can bring back a balance of power. The United States of America was never meant to be a Christian Nation, but it is populated with a Christian people (in general), and the difference has to be emphasized. You can't deny the Christianity of the people, nor the value they place on it... but you don't have to surrender to letting that be part of the government.

I think if people reach out, and engage, and start fighting to seduce the nation with new ideas *now*, we might have a chance to make a difference.

A lot of its in the wording, and the presentation... and in the awakening of a spirit that's not always all that strong, but is always present.

But just yesterday, I made a determination to do a lot of writing this month... and I'm not going to stop.

(Anyone who has any ideas on how to market political essays to get them into the public eye, I'd love to hear them. Yes, I'll be getting back to my 'blog, but I don't know if that'll be enough.)

[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2004-11-04 03:57 pm (UTC)
Consider this concept, which I've been mulling over for some time.

The government should not endorse same sex marriages. Nor should it endorse one-man-one-woman marriages. As a matter of fact, it has no business granting anyone anything but a civil license. You want to get married? Go to a church? Can't find one that accepts your concept of marriage?

How's that for a concept?

The question then becomes how does one spell out the criteria under which a civil license could be granted? To any two or more individuals who want to consort (in ways that may or may not include sexual congress) for their mutual economic and emotional well-being and the well-being of any dependents? Needs some thought, but I'm not claiming to have a fully-fleshed-out concept here.
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