Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Support Prop 8

to: La Mesa City Council

subject: support marriage prop 8

It is not often that as leaders in La Mesa, you have the opportunity to take a stand that makes a real difference for La Mesa families and children. You can do that as a council and vote to support Prop 8 – the affirmation of the traditional definition of marriage being between only one man and one woman.
It really is simple as voting for Mom, apple pie and the American way. Really, Prop 8 is just ABC
A - Accountability to hold off judicial tyranny of four judges who over ruled the over 61% of the California voters who voted for Prop 22. So we must do it again. This time a constitutional amendment so that four judges will not be able to redefine marriage into something unrecognizable that silences the vote of the people
B. stands for benefits. We hear very emotional appeals from opponent of Prop 8 that they just want the rights everyone else has. What is left out is the reality that with civil unions in California they already have all the benefits just not the name. Prop 8 will have no effect on civil unions. It will affirm in the Constitution that marriage is between one man and one woman as it has always been.
C. is for our children. Redefining marriage will by law lead to the teaching of same sex marriage to children as young as kindergarten disregarding parental wishes. This has already happened in Mass. As father who attempted to opt out his kindergartener, was arrested and told his parental rights ended as the school entrance. Recently, there is the example of the first graders field trip to a same sex wedding in San Francisco. Churches will face lawsuits to be forced to embrace that which is against their beliefs.
Lastly, this is not just another political, social issue. It is the foundational building block of stable societies, families and the best for our children. I urge you to rise up, stand up and speak out with one voice for Prop 8 – traditional marriage one man and one woman.
Please do what is best for La Mesa!