Jody Casey, the main organizer of Sunday's No Recall picnic said something that really has to be restated as often as possible.
A lot of people who are opposed to the domestic partner benefits keep saying that it was wrong for the members of city council who voted to overturn the ordinance. Manny Hinojosa says that it is “tyranny”.
I beg to differ. Its the office of tyranny, its democracy. You see we have something called checks and balances. The city council used a maneuver that is completely legal. They have the power to do so.
You may not like it, but it is the system we have. Its part of our checks and balances.
Also parts of the checks and balances is the ability to recall the members of city council. Tom Brown and his acolytes are doing so. They are attempting to use a check and balance mechanism.
So for those of you who are upset at the Mayor and council for doing what is within their legal right to do, you should also be upset at the Tom Brown people for doing the same.
And a special note to conservatives. I know there are a lot of you who are good people. The Jesus I know didn't preach hate and often extended himself to those who are on the fringes of society. So maybe we know a different Jesus.
But lets talk turkey instead. Ask yourself, how may cops' salaries does the tax-payer's money that will be spent on a recall pay for? How many police cruisers? How many parks? How many employees to keep libraries open longer? Or computers for those libraries? Or firemen?
I could go on and on. Fiscal conservatives, please explain how going through this makes any financial sense for the tax-payer's? Clearly this IS about homosexuality for Pastor Brown and his acolytes.
With the amount of money they have forced the city to spend on this issue, they have to stop lying to the tax-payer's and telling them that its not about the GAYS.
Yes it is, because the Tom Brown people have spent more money fighting the program than the insurance would actually cost the tax-payer's.