Arnold Alois is a remarkable man. It is his goal—his aim—to go against the majority of voters in his geo-political sphere of influence and to negate their voice. The issue is Gay Marriage and here is what he has to say:
“It’s unfortunate, obviously, but it’s not the end”.
“I think that we will again maybe undo that, if the court is willing to do that, and then move forward from there and again lead in that area”.
You see, Arnold Alois, better known as Governor Arnold Alois Schwarzeneggar, is bound and determined to keep Gay Marriage as a “right” for Californians.
Religious contention aside, let’s look at the legal and political for a moment.
The people voted. The outcome is clear. There are no dimpled or hanging chads here—no missing ballots—no ACORN abuses (that we know of).
Of course, had the recent ballot initiative gone the other way with protests against the outcome, with voters calling for an initiative to overturn that outcome, I am sure the governor would have lead the charge in telling the public that the “vox populi” had been heard through a legal referendum and should be inviolate. However, ask this same governor to extend that level of respect to the true voice of 6,241,156 people (52.2%) who said “Enough” and he will not do it. (There were 5,726,803 votes (47.8%) to retain Gay Marriage, but come on—this is America—majority rules in a democratic voting process, right?)
Here is what the defender of the California State Constitution is suggesting: If the people vote in a legitimate process and the outcry is loud enough against the outcome, and if I decide I don’t like it, then I will go to the courts and ask them to overturn it. But if I like it, then fine, I’ll let it stand “as is”.
Perhaps this is the way politics are practiced in other countries, but not here!
Governor Schwarenaggar—respect the laws of this land and the due process we engage in without inserting your own opinion of how that process should work! Respect the voice of the people who elected you to SERVE them.