An Observation

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  1. RetiredGySgt
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    We have 2 threads about 2 different Governors that because of personal ethics or opinions made decisions.

    The conservative Governor used his legally provided power to VETO a bill he disagreed with. The left is all up in arms demanding that something be done to stop him because he shouldn't have done so. No talk of ethics or personal beliefs or opinions.

    The Liberal Governor refused to turn over a prisoner to Federal Authority claiming he is morally opposed to the Death Penalty. This act is illegal. The left are in that thread as well and they are insisting the Governor was just doing what he felt was right and that the US Government is wrong.

    Anyone notices a problem?
     
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    yes

    next q is, would anyone care to explain it to you....

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    The veto power should not be used for personal issues, but only in matters of constitutional importance.


    He is overturning the views of a large part of the legislature
     
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    What about the conservative governor (Walker) who took the federal money that was supposed to help homeowners and put it in the state budget?

    Gov. Scott Walker Pockets Money Intended For Wisconsin Foreclosure Victims To Make Up State Budget Shortfall - Forbes
     
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    Yes.

    Conservatives support Christie in some sort of ‘states’ rights’ context because he vetoed a measure conservatives generally oppose: same-sex marriage.

    Yet they side with the Federal government against a state because its governor opposes something conservatives generally support: the death penalty.

    It’s conservatives being inconsistent based on their position of a given issue per dogma, nothing new.
     
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    Can you prove that "the left is all up in arms"?
     
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    That's an opinion, not a fact.

    Candidates are elected on the basis of their views and positions.

    If Christie was elected with marriage only between a man and a woman as a plank of his platform, he has a ethical imperative to veto this bill.
     
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    I suggest you A) read the threads and B) not worry about me proving a personal opinion.
     
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    And of course the Liberals that support violating Federal law and power are just patriots while they have only the down trodden in mind in the other case, right?
     
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    And here it is, from On the Issues:


    • Marriage exclusively between one man and one woman. (Jul 2009)
    • Pursue civil unions in NJ, but not same-sex marriage. (Jun 2011)
     

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