Thursday, January 26, 2012

How wrong can one man be?

"The fact of the matter is, I think people would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South."

-- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), quoted by the Philadelphia inquirer, arguing that gay marriage should be decided by voters in a ballot referendum.


Um, genius, basic human rights are not up for a vote. And you might read a few history books on the Civil Right movement while your at it. African-Americans put their lives on the line because the ballot box was closed to them. Jim Crow was not going to end via the ballot box big guy.
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