[Next week’s election includes an amendment to the Wisconsin state consitiution. The amendment excludes homosexuals from whatever protection they might otherwise have, in that it prohibits the legislature from granting any civil union or other benefits except for couples defined on the basis of gender. Specifically, each couple is prescribed to be one man and one woman.
A friend asked me to put up a small sign that reads “A fair Wisconsin votes No …on the civil union ban.” Two days later, the sign had been stolen from my lawn on a non-through street.
I’ve replaced the sign, and attached the following letter.
I welcome comments and improvements, as I think I might share this letter with others, the local papers, etc.]
You have chosen to break the sanctity of my home, and impose your twisted view by destroying or taking away my property.
Presumably, you are doing this because you feel that any action is justified in order to have the government impose your twisted view on all the citizens of this state.
I have chosen to display this sign because I was taught that the foundation of this country, the one thing that has made it unique in the world, is that our laws protect each individual’s rights from interference by others. The proposed amendment throws away 230 years of conservative liberty so that one group of people can single out another group and tell them how who they may love.
That’s more than just mean. It is what the Taliban and Al Qaeda do and that our sons and daughters have died to stop.
Why are you selling them out? There are spineless politicians (on both sides) who are fomenting this issue in the hopes that you will be enraged enough to give them money and vote for them. Don’t be duped.
Who do you have for whom you try to act your best? A spouse, child, parent, or religious leader? Look them in the eye and explain to them why you think your actions in stealing this sign are right, and explain how you are better than the terrorists.