The Sovereign Mind

Free thought on politics and real life

When Protests Go To Far

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I’m working on a post on the gay marriage debate, trying to look at both sides objectively without regard to rhetoric. It is a very difficult issue with heated opinions on both sides, so I want to make sure I express myself well and have thought through my arguments well, which is why it’s not ready yet.

But, one thing I am ready to say: the protests against the passage of Proposition 8 have gone too far. I respect their right to protest, and have tried to give them the benefit of the doubt that most of them are peaceful. However, videos I’ve seen lately are hard to ignore. See this video and decide for yourself:

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Written by Mike

November 12, 2008 at 10:34 pm

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  1. You’re right–some of these protests have gone too far, and I’m not condoning violence of any kind, but think about this: not too long ago, blacks protested against prejudice and back then, things went as far as violence and killings. Now, there are extremists on both sides of the fence, but if a basic right of your own had been forced away, and by the vote of your fellow Americans, how would you feel? If you had to pay taxes to a government that refused to recognize your status as married, how would you react? These protesters are angry, and justly so, because they are being denied the right to be equal and just for being different and holding a minority belief.

    Landon A. Edwards

    November 12, 2008 at 10:51 pm


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