On May 14th Gov Lincoln Chafee, the Democrat gov of Rhode Island, signed an executive order that directs state agencies to recognize marriages performed out of state as legal and treat homosexual married couples the same as heterosexual ones. This is troubling.
Put aside for a moment your views on gay marriage and whether you support it or not.
That’s not the issue here.
The question here is whether the democratically elected Governor believes in a government of the people, by the people and for the people? Does he believe in the democratic process or does he believe that a small group of so called elites should decide these issues for “the masses?”
Based on the fact that he signed this order, I can only surmise that the answer is the latter.
Governor Chafee completely bypassed the democratic process and did what he wanted to do. He didn’t let the democratic process play out and allow the voters of Rhode Island to decide if they want to recognize gay marriage. He simply did it for them.
To make matters worse, Mr Chaffee ignored the history surrounding this issue in his state. In 2011, the state Legislature was forced to abandon a bill that would have recognized gay marriage in Rhode Island due to fierce opposition.
He signed the order anyway.
Let’s hope the good people of Rhode Island have the good sense to show Mr Chaffee the door the next time he’s on the ballot.
The returns are in and Sarkozy lost, just barely, but he lost. The people of France (by a small margin) said that they no longer want to live under draconian austerity measures. The cuts were so drastic and so deep that the pain could no longer be endured. They sent Nick packing.
The only problem with that is that there haven’t been any cuts.
The free money spigot may have slowed a bit, but it was never cut off as the following graphic shows:
the so called Austerity Measures
I give Mr. Sarkozy some credit for trying to get Frances fiscal house in order. I think if he had had more control over the process and been able to implement deep cuts quickly, people would have seen the improvment and he would have been re-elected but…..C’est la vie
When a country has conditioned its citizens to expect something for nothing, breaking the habit can be a hard pill to swallow.
As an aside, this story also shines a light on the absolute fraud that is the American news media. Watching their coverage of the so call austerity measures would lead one to believe that France had cut its spending to the bone and then started cutting the bone.
Lets hope the people of the United States don’t follow France’s lead in November.
Some days I wonder how we as Americans who all grew up within the same borders can have such drastically differing ideas on what is appropriate behavior.
The fact that we need a law telling employers that they cannot demand login and password information from their employees for their social media accounts is disturbing to say the least.
This week the Obama campaign released a slide show following a fictional woman named Julia throughout her life. In it, the Obama camp attempts to explain how great it would be for Julia to live in an America where government is helping her through every phase of her life starting at age 3.
Aside from being really creepy, this slideshow really reveals the true intent of the left. They want to be a part of every decision in every Americans life from birth until death. If you haven’t seen this creepy deck, check it out here:
In response to the aforementioned creepy deck, The Heritage Foundation created their own deck in response. In their vision of Julia’s life, she has her individuality restored and has the ability to make her own choices throughout her life. Imagine that.
It’s interesting how revealing the Obama deck is. It shows just how much control and lack of choice the left would like to institute. I’m sure that wasn’t the intent of the creators but that’s the message that was conveyed to me. I’m pretty confident that in their view, the vision they outline is as close to utopia as you can get.
For a group of people who claim to be so “pro-choice”, their vision of America sure has a lot LESS choice in it.