My DD214

Veterans should be a thing of the past.

I wrote a letter to Sen. Coleman

Here is what I wrote:

Senator Coleman,

A major concern of mine surrounding this topic it the paradigm that is inherent within it. Calling this act the "Defense of Marriage Act" is completely asinine. It implies that those people who are married, or plan on getting married, are in danger of having thier rights stripped away from them. The notion that there is a class of people, namely the GLBT community, that want to take rights away from others, is preposterous and just plain silly. These people have never stated their intentions to take away, minimize or otherwise degrade the rights of others. In fact it is thier rights that are minimal and, in some cases, nonexistant. I think that this amendment, if passed, would not only cause harm to some, but would actually protect no one. I may be wrong, but if so, I challenge you to show me where. If a constitutional ammendment like the one on the table is passed who will it "protect"? Who will benefit?

I don't see that there is a benefit. All I see is peace of mind for those who are homophobic, bigotted and just plain mean. Please don't let other peoples' bad politics get in the way of good and productive policy.

Respectfully Submitted,

Will Charlton
Former Marine and Operation Iraqi Freedom War Veteran, Disabled

Senator Coleman wrote to me after I signed an online petition to have him NOT endorse the bill. He wrote back with a, seemingly, generic response concerning the topic. In this letter he told me he endorsed the bill, but didn't say why. I wrote back to him using the language above pretty much just to trump his disingenuous reply. Your move Coleman..

6 June, 2006 6:45 PM - Posted by | Just a thought..

1 Comment »

  1. Just an example of the homophobia….

    But, in some places the movement has gone too far. In California, starting in 2008, history textbooks must teach the sexual orientation of notable historical characters. Who cares what they were?!? Where did the true liberties and values and American blood go that existed when this country first started?

    Comment by Jason | 7 June, 2006 12:00 AM | Reply

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