Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Election Day Plus One

When I woke up this morning, the song "There's Got to Be A Morning After" came to mind. I knew that the elction was over and we could move back to life as normal. Of course, as usual lately, there have been voting snafus -- not as bad as the famous Florida mess, but screw ups just the same. Some things are not yet decided -- such as "control" of the Senate. It is exciting to see that come January the US will meet the first woman to ever serve as Speaker of the House -- Rep. Nancy Pelosi. It doesn't matter at this point whether you like her or agree with her politics --for the next two years she WILL be in that position. It will be interesting to see what happens with a Democratic House and a Senate that is right now too close to call. It was really upsetting to see the number of states where anti-same sex marriage constitutional amendments passed. Thank you, Arizona voters, for at least recognizing the fallacies of such an amendment. Marriage is NOT a constitutional issue! How can a nation that claims life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and equal rights, and such be so backward? Whether or not you think that two people of the same gender should be married is irrelavent -- if you don't want to marry a person of the same gender -- DON'T. But what give you the right to tell me that I cannot solemnize my relationship? In reality, the government needs to get out of the marriage business`-- make all "marriages" domestic partnerships without concern about gender or other extraneous issues playing a role. Let the churches solemnize "marriages" as their theologies permit. That would make "marriage" a covenant between two people and God.

I was thrilled to see our governor and US senator re-elected. It was great that people defeated our proposal to allow for the hunting of mourning doves. Sadly, affirmative action was struck down. Now, I hate that we have to legislate equality, but as we see from the same sex marriage debate, some citizens are more equal than others. Now, employers and universities are free to discriminate. Go figure.

Of course, with the 2006 midterm elections almost behind us, now all the talking heads turn their attention to the 2008 presidential race. I, for one, don't care at this moment. I need a break from the politization (?) of life. I am sick of the over-analysis of every race, every candidate scrtuinized for every word and thought, every issue torn to pieces, and there is so much information that comes our way that it tends to confuse rather than clarify the process. I may start a "No one for President in '08" campaign. What do you think?

1 comment:

Lemuel said...

In light of your campaign, I thought of a twist to an old Vietnam War era saying: What if someone threw a [political] party, and no one came?