A Plea for Equality on Election Day

This essay is by my wife.

There are a number of states this election that are voting on equality.  We all are focused rightly on the Presidential election however, please don’t forget the Equality Questions in the select states deciding whether to recognize marriage for LGBT couples in their states.  The most important thing is this:  If we are truly a country “Where every man is created equal” then the vote should be easy: Equality.  Equal Marriage for EVERYONE.  IF however this is NOT a country where “All men are created equal” then I demand we shred the Declaration of Independence.  For if we are not a country that stands by the words of its founding fathers then burn it. Shred it and end the hypocrisy now.  Admit to us all that in fact we are NOT all created equal.  Admit to us all that if we are NOT White, Male, Rich, Christian, Heterosexuals then we are subhuman and less than the equal worthy citizens of the United States that we have been led to believe that we are.  All I ask is that you vote for equality not because my daughter is gay and I want her to be able to get married to the woman of her dreams, but because it’s the RIGHT thing to do. We are all citizens of the United States of America which means that we are all suppose to be equal. I’m not saying we’re all equal because we’re human beings that live and breathe, bleed and die because that’s common sense. I’m saying it because our FOUNDING FATHERS SAID SO!  

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  1. #1 by myatheistlife on November 6, 2012 - 8:26 am

    Just a reminder:

    “We preach freedom around the world, and we mean it, and we cherish our freedom here at home, but are we to say to the world, and much more importantly, to each other that this is the land of the free except for the xxxxxxx; that we have no second-class citizens except xxxxxx; that we have no class or caste system, no ghettoes, no master race except with respect to xxxxxx?”

    —- John F Kennedy 11 June 1963

    You fill in the blanks

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