Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Right Is All About Taking Our Rights

Taking a page from Bush/Cheney systematically shredding the Constitution and taking our rights away, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce is trying to take more of our rights away.

A group of citizens created petitions calling for mandatory paid sick leave, collected enough legal signatures, and got it on ballot as a referendum, per state law. The referendum was duly and legally voted on and won overwhelmingly.

Now the MMAC is trying to steal our voices and our votes by having the law overturned in court.

The way I see it, even if you think the law is poorly written or just plain wrong, it was voted on and passed. People exercised their rights and that should be honored.

Furthermore, if MMAC thinks the law is poorly written or too expensive or whatever, why are they waiting now to do something. They could have avoided the whole thing by doing the right thing in the first place.

And for those who are rooting for MMAC in their lawsuit, then you have no grounds to gripe when activists try to turn over Proposition 8 or any of the other legalized discrimination laws. You're just advocating for legislating from the bench.


  1. simply impeccable logic.

    Merry Christmas

  2. I hate playing devil's advocate... but you feel the same way about the gay marriage amendment right? You may disagree with it, but it was voted on and passed... right?

  3. Nick,

    Two things:

    1) I genuinely feel that the gay marriage amendment is in conflict with other parts of the Constitution. That said, I would not scream to loudly if they overruled it.

    2) I would rather see it repealed like Prohibition. That would give it better protection from future xenophobes.