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Defending the Separation of Laws! Keep Fanatics Off OUR Constitution!

God has no role in government; Christianity has no role in government.

Those fanatics will try to argue that there is no such thing as Separation of Church and State.  Yet it’s very obvious that there is a Separation, even in common knowledge of most American’s.  I like this quote: god has no role in government; Christianity has no role in government.  The founding father’s made this clear.

Jeff Schweitzer: Religion in the Affairs of Man: Mixing Theology and Politics

Declaration of Independence (1776)

The most important assertion in this document is that “… to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Note that the power of government is derived not from god but from the people. No appeal is made in this document to god for authority of any kind. In no case are any powers given to religion in the affairs of man.

Remember, too, that this document was not written to form or found a government, but was stating intent meant to appeal to an audience with European sensibilities. Only four times is there any reference at all to higher powers, specifically: laws of nature and of nature’s god, supreme judge of the world, their creator, and divine providence. In all four cases the references to a higher power appeal to the idea of inherent human dignity, never implying a role for god in government.

Finally, should there by an doubt about the author’s intentions, I offer you this quote from Thomas Jefferson in an April 11, 1823, letter to John Adams: “The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.” He went on to say in his concluding paragraphs, “But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding…”

These are not the words from a man who would wish to insert god into the affairs of man. [read full article]

January 22, 2010 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear base laws and bigotry targeting select groups of people

Sotomayer is right!  It’s really sad that people do things based on fear! 

We have laws and the constitution that should protect ALL American citizens equally.  It’s there! Yet, some how we have conniving extremists who want to change and manipulate laws base on fear and bigotry toward other people, and specifically target groups of people based on fear and extremist dogmatic views that don’t even belong to the greater population. 

Those views are personal to them and them alone.  A society should not make laws that target specific groups of people unequally.  If any laws exists now, and there are several, that are based on bigotry and extremist dogmatic views should also be abolished.

Those bigoted laws and the people behind them will soon be recognized.

Live Blogging Sotomayor Hearings, Day 2

Never Rule From Fear | 3:04 p.m. In trying to get at rulings made during wartime, Senator Feingold mentions the World War II decision Korematsu v. United States (in 1944), which permitted the detention in camps of citizens of Japanese descent. (A brief explanation of the case here.)

“A judge should never rule from fear,” Judge Sotomayor says in a very strong voice. “A judge should rule from the law and the Constitution.” She calls it “inconceivable” that a decision today would permit the arrest and detention of people based solely on their race.

July 15, 2009 Posted by | Rant | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

California win emboldens anti-gay religious groups

Coming to a State near you! Watch out everyone! Don’t believe their lies because a whole lot of Californian’s fell for it.

I keep hearing comments that Prop 8 was not pushed by religious groups, they keep saying what about these people or those over there. Prop 8 people even agree that it is the Mormon’s, Catholics, and Evangelical Christians. All use the same bible that allegedly justifies targeting gay people for persecution. Though Mormons also use “The Book of Mormon”, and a “prophet” who had found some inscription that only he was able to see miraculously wrote it. Why these religious faiths are grouping together to destroy America’s constitution is bewildering since many Evangelical Christian’s see The Book of Mormon as sacrilegious to the bible teachings. My own former faith taught us to beware of false prophets.

Why are they grouping together? I can only image that it’s for the purpose of voting in order to water down America’s constitution in their religious favor, though it’s still unconstitutional for an overbearing tyrannical majority to oppress a minority. Hopefully, our judicial system will continue to protect our constitutions, if not then this country is lost.

Don’t these people have anything better to do besides attacking other people?

They should focus on their own families, and clean their own houses. Don’t mess with our constitutions.

Proposition 8 is illegal, and unconstitutional! The prop 8 people fooled people into voting for it, and they are trying to be sneaky by pushing this thing through. They are supposed to take it through legislation and then the voting process, but they skipped the legislation part because they already knew that it would not pass legislation. California’s legislation had already fixed the law to clarify civil marriage, but it was vetoed twice by the governor because they though it was up to the courts to correct the discrimination. Though marriage went to the Supreme Court as a result of Mayor Newsom marrying 4000 people in San Francisco, that brought about the court case, and the California Supreme Court found that denying civil marriage to same-sex couples is unconstitutional. The religious fanatics just won’t stop making a mess of everything, they can’t stand it when they loose, so they keep wasting taxpayer dollars on the mess they have created.

They don’t understand that their religious laws are not our civil laws, and those they are separate, but they continue to push their religious dogma on the rest of us, and they don’t care what religion you belong to. They will do their best to exert Christian dogma on us all. Then come the inquisitions because they just will not stop.

California win emboldens anti-gay religious groups
Leaders of the successful Proposition 8 campaign say an unusual coalition of evangelical Christians, Mormons and Roman Catholics built a majority at the polls Nov. 4 by harnessing the organizational muscle of churches to a mainstream message about what school children might be taught about same-sex relationships if the ban failed.
Same-sex marriage bans also won in Arizona and Florida. But in putting together the California victory, the coalition overcame opposition from the state’s political establishment and assumptions about how voters in the famously tolerant state would respond to taking away the rights the state’s highest court granted this spring.
“Everyone told me it could not be done, people do not care about this enough, you will be overwhelmed and you will lose,” said Maggie Gallagher, executive director of the National Organization for Marriage, a New Jersey group that provided seed money early this year to qualify the measure for the ballot.

Marriage Equality. Separate Church and State law. Civil law belongs to the people, and every one should be treated with respect and dignity. Repeal Prop 8!

Marriage Equality. Separate Church and State law. Civil law belongs to the people, and every one should be treated with respect and dignity. Repeal Prop 8!

モルモン教徒 の ファトゥアー
標的 合衆国 憲法

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Action Alert, Clothing, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prop. 8 protesters target Mormon temple in Westwood

The Mormons need to go home! I’m tired of them sending people out to California, so they can register to vote and then use their religious laws to circumvent California’s democracy in favor of their Mormon beliefs!

California should never change our constitution for religion or any other group pushing hate on Californian’s!

These Mormons allege that CIVIL MARRIAGE is their invention, well they need to look at history, not their religious laws. Here in the US we practice the separation of church and state laws, and we practice that in California as well. Our civil laws DO NOT belong to the Mormon church, our civil laws belong to the people of California and America. These Mormons can not circumvent every ones rights in the name of Mormonism, it is unconstitutional, and the lies they told to manipulate votes is fraud! Lies seem to be the common norm of the church to gain converts and donations.

If Civil Marriage belongs to the church then why are we tax payers subsidizing it through tax breaks? I’m not a Mormon, nor are my fellow neighbors, so my taxes should not be use to subsidies Mormon marriages.

My point is that Civil Laws and Religious Laws are not the same, they are separate, people! I’m tired of these Mormons trying to change Our laws to fit their own religious laws, this should never happen.

Californian’s have been lied to, to get the votes! Shame on the Mormon Church! SHAME!

It does not even matter how many votes they got, this vote was illegal, and against our constitution, and those Mormons should keep off our civil laws and our constitution! Our constitution protects the minority from an OVERBEARING majority! This is one of those times because they are targeting a group of people!

Civil law is inherited old Pagan law, and the church did not adopt the practice until around the 8th century. Civil marriage is an old Pagan practice for proving property rights and heirs; it has nothing to do with some ones CHOICE of a religious marriage!

Lay off our backs! You do not own our Civil Laws!

Prop. 8 protesters target Mormon temple in Westwood
More than a thousand gay-rights activists gathered Thursday afternoon outside the Mormon temple in Westwood to protest the role Mormons played in passing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.

It was the latest in an escalating campaign directed against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its role in marshaling millions of dollars in contributions from its members for the successful campaign to take away same-sex marriage rights.

Hey!?! How does my civil marriage undermine your screwed up religious marriage? Civil marriage belongs to the people, religious marriage belongs to the church. People have a CHOICE to go to a church. Civil marriage is an Old Pagan practice

Hey!?! How does my civil marriage undermine your screwed up religious marriage? Civil marriage belongs to the people, religious marriage belongs to the church. People have a CHOICE to go to a church. Civil marriage is an Old Pagan practice

モルモン教徒 の ファトゥアー
標的 合衆国 憲法

November 7, 2008 Posted by | Action Alert, Clothing, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Legal Suit Filed Against Prop 8; It’s Unconstitutional!!!

I’ve been saying all along that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, and it doesn’t matter what the majority vote say’s.

Prop 8 discriminates against people in favor of the Mormon Church and other Christian’s that backed Prop 8!

The claim that it’s a religious liberty issue is false because it actually violates my own religious liberty as a Buddhist!

The claim that ‘marriage’ belongs to the Christian’s is false as well. The church never adopted the practice of marriage until around the 8th century, and our civil laws are inherited Pagan laws passed to us from the Pagan people. The practice of marriage was for the purpose of proving property rights and heirs.

Marriage is NOT a Christian invention!

California’s constitution protect the minority from an over bearing majority, and our laws also call for the separation church laws and state laws, get that through your head.

We do NOT live in a theocracy!

Legal Suit Filed Against Prop 8; It’s Unconstitutional! [Read More]
“If the voters approved an initiative that took the right to free speech away from women, but not from men, everyone would agree that such a measure conflicts with the basic ideals of equality enshrined in our constitution. Proposition 8 suffers from the same flaw – it removes a protected constitutional right – here, the right to marry – not from all Californians, but just from one group of us,” said Jenny Pizer, a staff attorney with Lambda Legal. “That’s too big a change in the principles of our constitution to be made just by a bare majority of voters.”

“A major purpose of the constitution is to protect minorities from majorities. Because changing that principle is a fundamental change to the organizing principles of the constitution itself, only the legislature can initiate such revisions to the constitution,” added Elizabeth Gill, a staff attorney with the ACLU of Northern California.

The lawsuit was filed today in the California Supreme Court on behalf of Equality California and 6 same-sex couples who did not marry before Tuesday’s election but would like to be able to marry now.

The groups filed a writ petition in the California Supreme Court before the elections presenting similar arguments because they believed the initiative should not have appeared on the ballot, but the court dismissed that petition without addressing its merits. That earlier order is not precedent here.

“Historically, courts are reluctant to get involved in disputes if they can avoid doing so,” said Shannon Minter, Legal Director of NCLR. “It is not uncommon for the court to wait to see what happens at the polls before considering these legal arguments. However, now that Prop 8 may pass, the courts will have to weigh in and we believe they will agree that Prop 8 should never have been on the ballot in the first place.”

Hey!?! How does my civil marriage undermine your screwed up religious marriage? Civil marriage belongs to the people, religious marriage belongs to the church. People have a CHOICE to go to a church. Civil marriage is an Old Pagan practice

Hey!?! How does my civil marriage undermine your screwed up religious marriage? Civil marriage belongs to the people, religious marriage belongs to the church. People have a CHOICE to go to a church. Civil marriage is an Old Pagan practice

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Action Alert, Clothing, Rant | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No on Prop 8 it has Nothing to do with School Corriculum!

Some people are trying to confuse voters!

Prop 8 doesn’t have anything to do with changing school curriculum! It changes the California’s constitution to suit the needs of a religion or fanatical religious groups. You never change the constitution to suite religion nor should I or my family be governed by religion not of my choosing.

Parents have always had a say in school curriculum, if their is a problem with that, then they take it up with their local school.

I choose not to teach children the hate that is being pushed on Homosexual families. Some allege that Prop 8 is not hate. It is discrimination, and that IS by definition HATE! You don’t have to like anyone, but WE as a society should never add this discrimination in California’s constitution.

Prop 8 is hate and discrimination because it takes away the rights of a loving family who share a life, and need a civil marriage to hold it together legally. The Civil Law is for the purpose of proving property rights and heirs. Civil Laws and Religious Laws are separate. They need to stop trying to restructure our civil laws to suit their needs.

The courts even approved the proper wording of Prop 8 which the supporters didn’t like because it tells the truth. It doesn’t give the lies they are telling over the internet in comment posts or fliers being sent out or the lies the their telemarketers are putting into youtube and youtube comments!

Why the need to lie about Prop 8? Because they are liars and lies are how they get converts and donations!

Prop 8 isn’t even about changing school curriculum, it’s about taking away rights of people to have a secure loving home under the constitution and our civil laws. If you have a problem with school curriculum then go to your local school district. Each school district educates dependent on the community and some offer French speaking classes, and some offer Spanish speaking classes. If parents don’t want Spanish then they go to their LOCAL school board and working on the curriculum!

Aside from that the California Teachers Association [NOT MA!] has already told us that Prop 8 has nothing to do with teaching. That is a fear tactic, and fear tactics are typical practices of the Church.

I truly feel sorry for the parents backing such a ban because they will have children who are Gay!

TO MANY UNBIASED PROFESSIONALS HAVE SPOKE OUT AGAINST PROP 8! When I say unbiased I’m talking about religious backers, religious interference and religious groups. I have a problem with them trying to restructure OUR constitution! We have American’s fighting a war as a direct result of alleged “fanatics” targeting America, and we do not need fanatics inside trying to destroy our constitutions. WE LIVE IN AMERICA AND IT’S NOT A THEOCRACY!

Sex Education:
If you only watched TV ads, you might think Proposition 8 had something to do with sex education in public schools. It doesn’t. It says nothing about education. See: http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/1351698.html

300 Pediatricians
The NO on Prop 8 campaign today released a statement signed by more than 300 leading California pediatricians announcing their joint opposition to Prop 8 and concluding that the physician who signed the Prop 8 ballot statement, Jane Anderson, MD, in no way represents the majority of pediatricians on this issue. The pediatrician statement took issue with Dr. Anderson, who identifies herself as a Fellow of the American College of Pediatricians. According to that organization’s Web site, the American College of Pediatricians believes homosexuality is “preventable and changeable” and that “spanking can be an effective component of discipline.” See: http://www.acpeds.org

The pediatrician’s full statement against Prop 8 reads as follows:

“As pediatricians who care for children and families of California, we are writing to publicly deny any implication from the recently mailed “2008 California Voter” Guide that pediatricians support Prop 8. In the Guide, a rebuttal to the argument against Proposition 8 is signed by a pediatrician who is self-identified as a Fellow of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds). We wish to clarify that the ACPeds is an organization that does not in any way represent the majority of pediatricians’ opinions regarding this initiative.

“The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), not the ACPeds, is the national organization with over 60,000 members that represents American pediatricians. The Board of Directors of the national office of the AAP commissioned a review of the relevant literature regarding child health in the context of same sex unions. The report was authored by a diverse panel of twelve experts from around the country and was published in the AAP’s journal Pediatrics in 2006. It concludes,

‘Civil marriage is a legal status that promotes healthy families by conferring a powerful set of rights, benefits, and protections that cannot be obtained by other means. Civil marriage can help foster financial and legal security, psychosocial stability, and an augmented sense of societal acceptance and support. Children who are raised by civilly married parents benefit from the legal status granted to their parents.

‘Gay and lesbian people have been raising children for many years and will continue to do so in the future; the issue is whether these children will be raised by parents who have the rights, benefits, and protections of civil marriage.

‘There is ample evidence to show that children raised by same-gender parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents. More than 25 years of research has documented that there is no relationship between parents’ sexual orientation and any measure of a child’s emotional, psychosocial, and behavioral adjustment… Conscientious and nurturing adults, whether they are men or women, heterosexual or homosexual, can be excellent parents. The rights, benefits, and protections of civil marriage can further strengthen these families.’

“As physicians who care for society’s most vulnerable members, we are committed to supporting what is best for our patients. In our clinical experience, supporting loving families supports children. Supporting the union and legal right of parents who care for our patients is not only the right thing for us to do; it is the professional thing to do.

“Please join us in protecting our patients and vote against Proposition 8 on November 4.”

The statement and the full list of pediatricians who signed it is posted online at www.noonprop8.com

Constitutional attorney Jim Brosnahan
Constitutional attorney Jim Brosnahan heard Prof. Richard Peterson’s claims in ads about Prop 8, and wants to set the record straight. He challenged Peterson to a debate, but he never responded. So Jim took matters into his own hand, first publishing a response called A Debate with Myself on Proposition 8 and now he with his first-ever YouTube video. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQBMoX93Q_o

November 3, 2008 Posted by | Action Alert, Rant | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Equal Right’s Under Attack! This Reminds Me of Bin Laden.

Seems like the fanatics are out in full force, and I’m not talking about BinLaden or any of his associated religious practices.

I’m talking about here in the United States.

People supporting Justice, Equality and Human Rights are being threatened and attacked by these fanatics who want to destroy OUR Basic Democracy and include discrimination in California’s Constitution.

Equal Right’s Under Attack!
The NO on Prop 8 Web site was hit by a massive cyber invasion called a distributed denial of service attack (DoS) that took down the site for several hours last night, with the assault originating not just in-state, but from Texas, New Jersey and Georgia.

The NO on Prop 8 campaign’s Web site attack started late yesterday afternoon when the Web team was alerted by higher-than-normal traffic. The traffic escalated over the next several hours, slowing the system and by 10 pm, a small team of engineers concluded that that NO on 8 website was under a full cyber attack.

“I’m sure we’ll hear a lot of denials today from the Prop 8 campaign, but this is clearly an orchestrated attempt to tear down what has become one of the largest grassroots movements in California electoral history,” said Patrick Guerriero, NO on Prop 8 Campaign Director. “We have reported this to the FBI and other federal authorities and we have secured our site in ways we never thought would be necessary. But make no mistake – this was an attack against individual rights, not just a Web site.”

API Leaders Say NO to Prop 8: VOTE NO on 8

October 30, 2008 Posted by | Action Alert | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Prop 8 really is: discrimination

I don’t know why they keep lying to Californian’s and American’s?

Our constitutions should never be altered for the sake of religion or bigotry. That’s what America is all about, and I think if they don’t like it they can leave!

No On 8, Feinstein
What Prop 8 really is: discrimination

Senator Dianne Feinstein talks directly to voters about what Prop 8 really is — discrimination.

The Senator is a trusted and respected voice that will resonate with voters. She joins the chorus of leaders across California who are calling on voters to reject this unfair initiative.

Help us get this effective ad in front of the many voters who are still undecided on Prop 8.

October 28, 2008 Posted by | Action Alert, Clothing | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment