Why people should vote no.
Disclaimer: These are my opinions only. If you disagree, that’s fine. I suggest you start a a thread about why you should vote yes.
With just days before the election and two constitutional amendments in a virtual dead heat, it is time to convince the undecided and change the minds of the rest. If you will be voting no and want to convince your more conservative friends and relatives to vote no, here’s what I think you should say.
1. The marriage amendment is a hot, hot issue. If someone is anti-gay I still believe they can be convinced to vote no. The argument that people should be able to love who they want or be who they want is lost on people who believe, in their hearts, that being gay is wrong. Well, this amendment is not about being gay or allowing gay marriage. Gay marriage is against the law now and it will be against the law if the amendment fails and no one is about to pass a gay marriage law. The fact is that the best constitutional amendments are the ones that preserve and ensure rights, not to take them away. Look at the first 10 amendments to the US constitution. They guarantee freedom of speech and religion, protection against unlawful search and seizure, the right to bear arms, the right of trial by jury, etc. This amendment seeks to take rights away. If we start using the constitution to take rights away, whose rights will be next? And what’s the only amendment that anyone can remember being repealed? The one that took away the right to drink. This amendment is not a good idea.
2. The voter ID amendment is not about voter fraud at all. It is nothing short of more government. The Republicans talk all about how they want less government so why are they proposing an amendment that makes more demands on the people? Minnesota is the national standard for clean elections and these guys want to add more government. It’s going to cost us money and keep people from exercising their legitimate right to vote.
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