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So my wife was out with some others tonight waving Yes on 8 signs at intersections with other supporters and what was the reaction?  Some supportive, some nothing and others thought the best way to voice thier opposition was to shout obscenities.  It’s probably good that I wasn’t there.  But to shout obscenities at women?  This is not the country our founding fathers would want or be proud of.  Vigorous debate – Yes.  Conflicting ideal – Absolutely.  Vulgar swear words – really?

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  1. Wow, such mis-information and fear. You people can continue paying our taxes – we have stopped until FULL equality.

    http://gaytaxprotest.wordpress.com/

  2. The evidence is in and it’s mounting! Everyone can see it for themselves at http://www.protectmarriage.com, http://www.preservingmarriage.org, and http://www.ifprop8fails.org and on great blogs like yours! Prop. 8 is a vote for American Freedom for all of us (you, me, and same-sexuals). I’m proud to stand with ALL freedom loving Americans to vote YES! On Prop. 8.

    • Dan
    • Posted October 22, 2008 at 11:14 pm
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    Fear? I have put up 10 “Yes On 8” signs and they have all been vandalized or torn down. Now who’s afraid? Obviously the people who are trying to silence my voice!

    • Marc T
    • Posted October 22, 2008 at 11:50 pm
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    One of the things that has bothered me most about the campaign on Proposition 8 is the mean-spirited nature of those opposed to the proposition. Those opposed to Proposition 8 demand respect and tollerance from others yet they clearly do not demonstrate either. Dennis Prager wrote and insightful article on this. Here is the link:
    http://dennisprager.townhall.com/columnists/DennisPrager/2008/10/21/opposition_to_california_proposition_8_hate_in_the_name_of_love

  3. Thats funny because when I stand on corners with NO on prop 8 signs I (and the women) get cussed at and flipped off all the time.

    Its happening on both sides people.

    Don’t play victim.

    • jonmarct
    • Posted November 1, 2008 at 9:09 am
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    Pomo – You actually made my point for me. Civil discussion is the only way to have a flourishing, vibrant society. When that fails we will polorize into our tribes and loose the progress we might have made by better understanding each other. My post wasn’t a “poor me” whine. It is a “Wo on us” observation.

    • Marc T
    • Posted November 2, 2008 at 7:06 pm
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    I was talking to some friends today about the current election. I have been involved in election campaigns for over 30 years both as a candidate and as a volunteer. But I don’t think that I have ever been involved in a campaign that has been as vicious and mean-spirited as the campaign on Proposition 8. I happen to support the passage of this measure. However like most issues, I believe there are valid arguments on both sides. But they are not being discussed because the majority of the opponents of Proposition 8 have insisted on demonizing the supporters of the measure as intolerant bigots. Unfortunately once one side believes that the other side is evil they can justify any action against their opponents. This has happened all too often in the Proposition 8 campaign. Opponents of the measure have vandalized or stolen thousands of campaign signs, vandalized personal property of supporters, made threats against campaign volunteers and, in at least one instance, beat a campaign worker. No matter how the vote turns out on Tuesday, the real loser will be our electoral process.


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