Posts Tagged ‘California’

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Carl Finamore’s report from S.E.I.U.’s civil trial against a California break-away union.

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The Service Employees International Union (S.E.I.U.) have spent a “an estimated $10 million to sue 26 individuals who are former officers, organizers and staffers of S.E.I.U.’s third-largest chapter, the California-based United Healthcare Workers West (U.H.W.)”—whose board voted to break away soon after the Big Labor giant seized control.

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging a California law in federal court ordering authorities to extract and database a DNA sample from people accused of felonies. (more…)

Kissinger calls Iran a ‘weak and small country with inherent limits’; Muslims and Han Chinese clash in Western China, killing 156+; G-8 to dictate radically tyrannical “green” policies; Fed economist warned of a collapse if interest rates didn’t raise in 2003;  Shanghai, HK, and Indonesia take steps away from dollar hegemony; India to steal more land from the poor to multinational corporations; Thomas Woods schools some mindless, so-called ‘progressive’ tyranny cheerleaders; and more… (more…)



The guy toward the end saying that gays in San Fransisco don’t really make the statement some could make in Nebraska.

Not necessarily. If the people “protesting” actually protested, it would make a statement. To protest, one shows the value they add to the collective society by removing what they contribute to those who are oppressing them; the protester wouldn’t patronize businesses that aid the marketplace.

Seeing as this is a protest stemmed from gay marriage arguments, this protest is a bit of a joke as is every outrage directed toward the results of the Prop 8 ballot measure and Prop 8’s mere existence on the ballot itself. If the LGBT community wants to make a statement, they’d not go to work or patronize businesses and marry.

Flood the churches willing to perform the ceremonies. Get a group of ordained ministers in the LGBT community to conduct ceremonies in public.

To protest Prop 8, every proponent of gay rights and liberty — gay or straight — should make the statement that marriage is a pledge between two consenting adults and God, not the State. Get married and don’t apply for a license. File for civil union and lobby to separate the church from the State and abolish marriage licensing — as it’s an illegitimate authority of government to verify or override an ordained minister’s religious ceremony that violates the rights of no one.

If it’s all about people’s warped vision of God and forcing that vision on others based on irrational subjectivity (bigotry), test their faith. Is marriage a union before God or the State? If marriage is a union before God, the authority lies with God. If marriage is about the State, one can’t argue denying the right for any two consenting adults to file for civil union — and no one really does.

The burden of proof is not on gays to justify their right to marry. It’s on the State to justify its authority in this matter. Until then, marriage licensing is absolutely illegitimate.