I am writing to you to express my personal outrage and disappointment that you have decided to put the political ambitions of the Tea Party over what is best for the American people and your Idaho constituents.
Your decision to support this pointless government shutdown is nothing more than a shameful political stunt. You have joined the ranks of politically motivated extremists in the Republican Party whose inability to lead is blinded by your personal contempt for President Obama.
Your inflexible support for the Tea Party’s narrow agenda is a shameful demonstration of your inability to lead in the House of Representatives and blatant disregard for the people directly affected by this and other obstructionist GOP Tea Party stunts.
The Tea Party extremist’s utter contempt for government and your lack of governing is nothing more than being destructive for destruction’s sake; this childish behavior is not only a violation of your oath of office and The Constitution but you and those who stand with you have no business being in Congress.
The American people see through this appalling stubborn act of political brinksmanship.
The longer you support this Republican enforced government shutdown, the clearer it becomes that you and your party place self-interest over the interest of our national and economic security which is downright Un-American.
The last two years have been a real journey for my entire family, myself included. I have been caring and advocating for close family members, which included moving my elderly parents from my childhood home, 900 miles away, to Idaho.
Although at times it has been very difficult and exhausting, it has been extremely rewarding and uplifting. My family could not be closer and more loving with one another than we are right now. This has been, and continues to be, precious time that I would have never had the opportunity to experience any other way.
Consequently, it seems like forever since I have written anything of any substance and I have missed it. I cannot remember when the last time I was up very late in the wee hours of the morning working in the ‘zone’ but last night, or shall I say this morning, was one of those times and it felt great!
Now that the dust has settled, at least for the most part, I am embarking on a new journey that includes a project that will be a long time in the making and is currently underway. Sorry to be so mysterious but there will be more on that later…
In the meantime, I will be sporadically engaged online once again with perhaps slightly different focus yet still in the human rights and social justice arena.
Supreme Court Issues Order List—No Word Yet on Proposition 8 Case
Washington, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court issued an Order List revealing certain cases considered at its November 30 Conference that have been granted review. Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, was not on the list.
U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Tomorrow Whether to Hear Proposition 8 Case
Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases Distributed for Nov. 30 Conference
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court will consider whether to grant review in Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. The Perry case, along with several cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), have been distributed for discussion at the Justices’ private Conference scheduled for Friday, November 30, 2012. Continue reading →
U.S. Supreme Court Reschedules Consideration of Whether to Hear Proposition 8 Case
Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases Now Distributed for Nov. 30 Conference
Washington, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court indicated that it has rescheduled the date when it will consider whether to grant review in Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.
The Perry case, along with several cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), have been distributed for consideration at the Justices’ private Conference scheduled for Friday, November 30. The Proposition 8 and DOMA cases had previously been distributed for the Conference of Tuesday, November 20. Continue reading →
Romney National Finance Co-Chair and Melaleuca CEO, Frank VanderSloot is using his resources for the promotion for partisan political flyers* circulated in at least four Eastern Idaho public high schools late October.
The American’s for Prosperity branded flyers were specifically targeting teens at $10 an hour to staff Melaleuca’s Idaho Falls and Rexburg call centers to make political phone calls to swing state voters with an anti-Obama message under the guise of a survey.
Watching her with Hayes, took me back to last May when Mayer, having read the piece I co-authored last year for the Southern Poverty Law Center about Bryan Fischer, called me for some insight and additional information on what I knew about Fischer’s activities when he was in Idaho. Continue reading →
Long before the release of the so-called “Perversion Files” that document how the Boy Scouts of America systematically shielded pedophiles within its ranks, the U.S. Congress created a law mandating that the federal government support BSA regardless of its open policy of discrimination against gays.