"Huh? Excuse me?" said Richard Gunther, an Ohio State University political-science professor and a leader of Reform Ohio Now, the coalition of moderate and left-leaning interests backing the four issues. "This has nothing to do with family values."
Issue 2 would adopt a constitutional amendment allowing no-excuse absentee voting; Issue 3 would lower most campaign-contribution limits; Issue 4 would change how congressional and legislative districts are drawn; and Issue 5 would create a new bipartisan board to administer state elections.
Members of the Ohio GOP are the leaders and shakers of Ohio First (the anti-issue fund). The GOP wants to stay in power and, therefore, they want to defeat the issues.
What is a family value?
Honesty? Trust? Treating others decently? Fairness? Kindness? Modesty? Humility?
Here are some Ohio GOP leaders who are against Issues 2,3,4,& 5. Do they represent family values?
1. Ohio Governor Bob Taft
2. Tom Noe
3. Stephen P. Linnen
4. J. Kenneth Blackwell
5. Rep. Deborah Pryce
6. Rep. Bob Ney
7. Rep. Paul Gillmor
8. Rep. Steven Latourett
In Washington, DC the investigation continues concerning the CIA leaks. Libby had his first court appearance yesterday. Karl Rove, Bush's Chief of Staff, is still being investigated. Remember when Bush said there would be ethics and honesty in government? When will that start?
According to FEMA, Louisiana owes $3.7 billion. What happens if they can't pay it? Are they kicked out of the United States? Can Louisiana put it on a credit card?
President Bush is currently in South America to win friends and influence people. Unfortunately, it may not happen.
I posted this yesterday over at http://www.mydd.com and I thought I'd add it here.
If Gore would have been elected in 2000, would the U.S. have invaded Iraq?
Would 2037 http://icasualties.org/oif/ Americans who have died in Iraq still be alive?
Would have an undercover CIA agent's name been printed in a column by Novak?
Would there have been a slow response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma?
Would the Kyoto Treaty still be honored by this country?
Would the Geneva Convention still be an honored agreement?
Would we have had a deficit of this magnitude?
Would a totally worthless and unfunded federal mandate, No Child Left Behind, be used to manipulate school boards, teachers, states, and curriculums?
Would White House staff members be under investigation for perjury?
Would oil companies be making obscene profits?
Would Pat Robertson's and Dr. Dobson's opinions matter in choosing a SCOTUS nominee?
I could go on and on. My point is, get out there and vote for Issues 2,3,4,&5 and Democrats because it is the only way to take back this country. Vote.