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Oh, who gives a damn what the people want?

As I noted last week, there's a petition drive to put gay marriage on a statewide referendum going on in Massachusetts right now. And it looks like they'll get the signatures to put it before a Constitutional Convention.

But while those who oppose gay marriage have been going for quantity of supporters, the advocates have gone for quality of supporter. And it looks like the gay marriage backers just might have won.

Before a measure can be put before the people in the Bay State, it has to garner enough signatures on petitions. And then it also has to survive a vote by the Legislature -- and those opposing the referendum seem to have swayed enough legislators to kill the move at that stage.

This should come as no great surprise. The Massachusetts legislature is too busy dealing with far more important matters -- such as finding new ways to raise taxes and raise their own salaries -- to be trifled with such petty concerns. It was precisely their inaction that led the Supreme Judicial Court to legalize gay marriage from the bench in the first place.

I think I have a solution, though. Obviously the government of Massachusetts is failing its citizens. In light of the criticism President Bush is receiving over Hurricane Katrina, he should take control of the Commonwealth, dismiss the Governor, legislature, and courts. Then he should re-appoint Governor Romney as Governor General of the state, to rule by fiat, until such time as the Commonwealth's Constitution can be re-worked to be more responsive to the people.

Oh, and while he's at it, maybe he can do something about those walking embarassments that are the Commonwealth's two Senators...

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During the past weekend I was at a birthday party where the political conversations were the usual Bush-bashing and anti-GOP garbage we've all heard for years. (It would be more interesting if these drones would find a new argument. The "blood-for-oil" thing gets a little dated when gas is $3.50 a gallon.) The following day was spent enjoying the day in Cambridge. Yes, friends, 9-11 in the People's Republic of Cambridge -- nothing like it.

"In a democracy, people get the government they deserve." - Adlai Stevenson

Massachusetts has exactly the government that they deserve. They voted for liberal Democrats to run their lives for them, because they, the people, cannot be trusted. Of course their leaders don't care what the people think. When they care what the serfs actually think: they'll tell them what they think.

For years, the serfs in Massachusetts repeatedly voted for Democrats year after year while the Democratic party vetoed their referendums and voted for new taxes and spending by voice-vote so that there would be no record of who voted how. The serfs accepted this. As long as they do, nothing will be done.

And nothing should be done. No one should rescue them: they don't deserve. They deserve to sit in the filth until every reasonable person leaves the state, all of the businesses leave, and there is nothing left. The GOP should stop trying to save the pathetic masses, leave the state for good, and post a sign at the border on all major roads: "Welcome to the 100% Democratic State of Massachusetts. Abandon hope all ye who enter here. This is what happens when liberals run state government."






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