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Flashback to several decades ago.
Paul Harvey, one of the greatest commentators and radio personalities ever, nailed it down.
By JGillman, Section News
I feel for the residents of Royal Oak Michigan.
The not-so-benign cancer of Homophilia is metastasizing again in yet another community that will not likely consider the effects of the day's new Political Correctness movement. The question being asked of Royal Oak voters is yet another false one. It has been asked so many other times in other communities across the state, with supporters equating non-support, as having 'Jim Crow' like bigotry. Outside money and activism is being concentrated in Royal Oak, not to stop any rampant queer-hunting problem, but to continue a well planned city-by-city effort by those outsiders to maximize the acceptance of homosexuality as an activity that requires no decision making or choice.
In other words Royal Oak? On Tuesday, its apparently time for you to get your freak on.
Special rights for a behavior identified identity and related higher incidents of mental and physical affliction is truly what is on the ballot. Organizers even admit it is an outside effort, and has an ultimate mission:
"Those in favor of the human rights ordinance, leading a campaign called One Royal Oak, said their effort is a single step in a well-funded statewide effort. They want to add similar ordinances to a growing list of Michigan communities, which now numbers 29, according to Unity Michigan Coalition, a Kalamazoo-based political group behind many local gay rights initiatives."And before this conversation becomes defined as 'hate speech' or 'bigoted,' lets remind folks that no one can identify a single example of "rights" not available to those who engage in homosexual acts.
In fact, the entire argument is merely one that forces acceptance of that chosen behavior no matter its consequence socially or medically. Their argument itself is one for ending freedom of association, of First Amendment rights, privacy, and due process. And as much as I would love to NOT have to engage in this argument, from time to time it is clearly necessary.
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By JGillman, Section News
One of the local issues that has continued to make headlines is the single hauler question. The question being, whether it is appropriate for the local governments to mandate a single hauler for an entire area of private citizens or allow them to continue choosing their own.
Let that sink in.
Allowing private citizens to make a decision on what garbage service they might purchase.
The chilling advocacy of removing the ability of one to contract for themselves, often becomes the result of a perceived problem. A perceived problem that has likely been amplified by complaints of noise, traffic, and "those ugly ol garbage trucks driving by more than once a week." Grown out of proportion by elected officials concerned about the financial means of maintaining roadways as their budgets disintegrate around them. Grown, amplified, and thrust forward eagerly by the "gods of the copybook headings."
A city, and two townships have fallen to this ruse of benefit to the citizenry. The false promise of saved roads, and less garbage truck traffic blight buying the conservative souls of those who think they are being fiscally responsible negotiating the "best deals" for their constituents. The false promise and Faustian bargain that takes away the true rights to negotiate for one's own self, and instead, insert a board-knows-best dependency upon the public.
For a little coin.
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