Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Petition to Governor Schwarzenegger

I just got this petition notification from the folks at the Yes on 8 campaign:

Meridian Magazine / Family Leader

Proposition 8: Governor Schwarzenegger Respect the Voter's Will

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,

Since election day, you have made comments urging the California Supreme Court to overturn the citizens' will in passing Proposition 8 in California defining marriage as between a man and a woman. This was passed after a rigorous election process by a healthy margin of 52% to 48%.

You have recommended that the state Supreme Court declare the initiative unconstitutional and said, "The important thing now is to resolve this issue." The election passing Proposition 8 did resolve the issue, according to the most basic tenet of our free society, which is based on the "consent of the governed" ....

To try to overturn an election is an insult to voters and undermines the democratic process. As governor, it is your responsibility to support and defend the California constitution, which now reads that marriage is between a man and a woman and the foundation processes of our country that are based on "consent of the governed."

We urge you to:

* Publically accept the results of the ballot initiative as the will of the people

* Publically recant any suggestions that the California Supreme Court should overturn the voice of a free and fair election.

* Condemn the recent assaults upon the First Amendment rights of supporters of Proposition 8. We echo what the Protect Marriage coalition has said, "Amidst all this lawlessness, harassment, trampling of civil rights and now domestic terrorism, one thing stands out: the deafening silence of our elected officials. Not a single elected leader has spoken out against what is happening." We look to you to speak out against those who would silence free speech by targeting donors, disrupting church services and vandalizing property.

Sincerely,

Your Name & Address Here ...

I think this is a good start to a grassroots accountability campaign directed at the goverment of the State of California.

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr.,
announced today that his office will ask the California Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of Proposition 8. Brown will represent the state, but Yes on 8 backers don't trust the A.G. to defend their position adequately before the Court.

The Attorney General's contact page is
here. Make your voice heard.

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