A letter to my Senators and Representative

I sent the following letter to my representative and Senators


Hello, 

I would like to start off by saying that I am opposed to President Bush’s plan for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages.  I am more than a little concerned that the President feels that this issue should take precedence over balancing the budget, creating jobs, or coming up with an exit strategy for Iraq.  I consider this issue to be of least importance – it doesn’t affect most Americans, no one is suffering or being harmed or killed by non-action, the States seem capable of dealing with the issue at a local level in a manner that the citizens of the state are happy with. 

With that in mind, I do not believe that the spirit of the amendment would achieve its goal unless it required that all marriage be life long commitments.  I respect your ability to vote your conscience on this issue, but I believe it is hypocritical to ban same-sex marriages without also eliminating divorces, as divorces seem to be a much bigger threat to the sanctity of marriage. 

My true hope is that you will decide to do nothing on this issue, avoid wasting tax dollars debating it, and vote against it if it ever gets out of committee.

Sincerely

James Hofer


Contact your Senator, or Representative.

COMMENTS
Submitted by Rick at 2/26/2004 7:29:56 PM
    Every time I read your page you sound more like me.
Submitted by jim at 2/27/2004 12:01:02 PM

    Thanks, I’ll take that as a compliment.