Arrest the Mayor of San Francisco

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by phadras, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. phadras
    Offline

    phadras Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2004
    Messages:
    270
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +17
    immediately... No respect for the rule of law.. You wanna let homosxuals marry then get a law or a referendum passed. Until then he is breaking the law and should be imprisoned...
    Geez if we all scoff at the law then it's ANARCHY pure and simple... Hey mayor say I wanna shoot folks in the street.. You are trying to deny my rights to exercise my freedom to stop me...
    What this idiot in Frisco has done is just about GAURANTEE a constitutional amendment to secure the institution of marriage for those of opposite sexes only..
    On the other hand perhaps Cali will do the rest of the nation a favor and SECEDE FROM THE UNION!!!
     
  2. DKSuddeth
    Offline

    DKSuddeth Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2003
    Messages:
    5,175
    Thanks Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North Texas
    Ratings:
    +62
    don't hold back, tell us how you really feel about it!

    :blowup:
     
  3. OCA
    Offline

    OCA Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    7,014
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington D.C.
    Ratings:
    +223
    Check out a post from today on the Deep Shame thread. The state person who's in charge of approving marriage apps said that since they were altered they will not be approved and sent back. Maybe i'm wrong but i'm betting that there will probably be a recall effort against this Mayor from the left wnen this happens.
     
  4. Scourge
    Online

    Scourge Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Easy! Personally I'd rather be aware of a gay marriage than be shot.
    The spirit of the law is violated if we let people shoot each other. It isn't violated if we let people marry each other. So relax! You could marry your f*cking mailbox and it wouldn't affect my marriage one bit.
     
  5. wonderwench
    Online

    wonderwench Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    I like mayor Daly of Chicago's comment when he was interviewed about the SF situation. He said something to the effect that marriage has been weakened for years due to divorce. If someone is having a problem in their marriage, they should look at his own situation instead of trying to blame gays and lesbians.
     
  6. SinisterMotives
    Online

    SinisterMotives Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Phadras does have a point about the mayor violating state law, quite aside from anyone how may feel about the gay marriage issue. He's basically usurping the authority of the legislature to enact laws and that of the courts to determine the constitutionality of those laws. I mean really, we can't just have city mayors running around deciding which laws should be enforced and which should be ignored.
     
  7. wonderwench
    Online

    wonderwench Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    The mayor didn't violate the state Constitution - it has an equal protection clause. The state is using a technicality to reject the marriage licenses. SF subsituted "applicant 1 and applicant 2" for "bride and groom".
     
  8. jimnyc
    Offline

    jimnyc ...

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,113
    Thanks Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +246
    He broke the law, no if's and's or but's!

    There are other ways to fix what you think is wrong. Thumbing your nose to the laws you swore to uphold is not the way to go about it.

    He should be arrested.
     
  9. wonderwench
    Online

    wonderwench Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    LOL! He made an interpretation of the law and enforced it according to his reading of the state Constitution. That is what we elect our representatives to do.

    I like the fact that a city is taking on the behemoth apparatus. All politics are really local - the centralization of power has damaged individual rights and liberty immeasurably. It's good to see that centralization challenged via a strict interpretation of the founding principles.
     
  10. OCA
    Offline

    OCA Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    7,014
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington D.C.
    Ratings:
    +223
    It was not up to the mayor to interpret the constitution. That is for the courts. Purely on the basis of law and on job description this guy is way out of line. The secretary of h& h.s. is just upholding what the law says, which is she can't accept altered applications. This mayor knows he's in trouble, he just played with the gays lives and emotions purely for votes. I'm not saying he's going to be arrested but this is Calif., its not at all far fetched to say he'll be recalled shortly.
     

Share This Page