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Wed, 5 Nov 2008
11:21 AM - Change or is it?
I'm quite happy with the presidential election results last night. Beyond the obvious step forward for equality in this country, we also voted for an intellectual who will think about the ramifications of his actions.
Last night, most TV networks began to discuss the possible outcomes for the country. They focused on the positive. Obama won. Some even foolishly tried to declare racism dead. There are still people who hate in this country. Many have diverted that energy toward people with middle eastern backgrounds. Many of these same people voting for change, voting for a biracial man, also voted against the rights of americans to marry and adopt children. Arkansas banned anyone who wants to adopt without being married from participating. That means children in their state will suffer with no homes because of the hatred of a few. A single mother with a child has a tough go, but what about a child with no family at all? In many other states including California they voted against same sex marriage. I believe that issue is the new equal rights issue. People supporting those measures cannot give a clear answer without including a religious belief or some ignorant hate. I don't see how that is different than judging someone for the color of their skin. Many of us still hold the "I'm x so you have to be too" mentality. That has to change.