Barack Obama giving pro-lifers a great gift? Before anyone starts to wonder what I’ve been inhaling, readers should know of the astonishing pro-life victories that occurred in the recent U.S. presidential election that have been largely unreported by the leftist-leaning media. Strangely, Obama was considered responsible in California for increasing black voter turnout, the vast majority of whom voted for Proposition 8, rejecting homosexual marriage. Proposition 8 won by 52-48 per cent. Florida also set back the homosexual “marriage” agenda (62-38 per cent).
According to Christiangovernment.ca, voters turned out in record numbers. Most people credited this to Obama. These voters were Democrats and a disproportionate number were black people who voted for traditional values measures on the ballot. Furthermore, the majority of Latinos also supported Proposition 8, while non-Hispanic whites were split.
Did Obama turn his back on the homosexual community to shore up his black support? Some homosexual activists think so and you could almost hear them screaming from California. It was black voters – who supported Obama and other liberal Democrats – for whom same-sex “marriage” wasn’t a civil rights issue. They felt homosexuals were telling the people a big lie. In California, no one ever prevented those 18,000 homosexual and lesbian partners from living together. What the public objects to is their expropriating the centuries-old definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. This followed a long litany of other thefts of terminology by radicals – like “choice,” when they mean killing the unborn, or “gay” and “queer” when they mean homosexual, to mention just a few.
Gay activists and their allies spent more than $74 million in California to defeat Proposition 8, which defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. Time magazine reported that in California, a cadre of extremely rich homosexuals (called “the Cabinet”) thought they had a lock on winning the “no” vote on the issue.
However, the side of the angels had a powerful list of people fighting for the “yes” cause: the Knights of Columbus, pro-family groups and the Catholic and Mormon churches spent millions of dollars to urge the voters to vote “yes.”
What the results showed is that opposition to same-sex “marriage” extends across the political spectrum, with both Republicans and Democrats opposed to redefining marriage. It also showed that the more Americans vote, the greater the demonstrated opposition is to homosexual “marriage” and adoption.
If same-sex “marriage” can’t pass even in California (second time in eight years), the ghetto of rabid liberalism, and also in fun-loving Florida, it must indicate that it’s a political anchor for wind-sniffing politicians.
Readers have complained about me writing so much about U.S.politics. Unfortunately, that’s where the real action is. Queen’s Park has been crippled by former Ontario premiers Mike Harris and the bumbling Bob Rae – Harris by denuding the Ontario legislature of a bloc of elected members so he wouldn’t have so many politicians bad-mouthing him for his goofs and former NDPer Bob Rae by crippling the civil service and fumbling the recession. He now wants to be prime minister of Canada. Good grief.
Canada makes Russia look like a democracy. Canada is run by about 16 people. We have an elected monarchy surrounded by foot-kissing vassals. Did you ever hear about a plebiscite taking place in Canada to see whether Canadians favoured same-sex “marriage”? Votes on crucial issues happen all over the States. They have democracy in the United States. Look what they’ve won that we haven’t: the Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal funding for abortions; the “Mexico City Policy,” which has barred the U.S. from the use of federal taxpayers’ money for abortions in other countries; 44 states preserve a parental role when children under 18 seek abortions; many states restrict late-term abortions and most protect the right of conscience for individual health care providers; laws in 38 states ban partial-birth abortion and 33 states require counselling before an abortion. Another 16 states provide for ultrasounds before an abortion.
How does Canada’s political system work compared to the that of the U.S.?