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NBC: Brewer Wins Fans Over ‘Anti-Gay’ Bill Veto

From NBC News:

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Wins Fans Over Anti-Gay Bill Veto

By Henry Austin | February 27, 2014

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was lauded online after defying many members of her own party by vetoing an anti-gay bill Wednesday night…

Have we actually heard from any Republicans who had the nerve to try to defend religious freedom from the media’s onslaught? (We don’t think so.)

Jan Brewer [tweeted]: "Moments ago, I vetoed #SB1062."

Arizona Senator John McCain backed Brewer, saying that everyone was welcome in his state. John McCain [tweeted]: "I appreciate Gov Brewer’s decision to veto #SB1062 – everyone is welcome to enjoy our beautiful #Arizona."

Especially, illegal aliens.

Mitt Romney agreed. Mitt Romney: "veto of #SB1062 is right."

Celebrities like Perez Hilton were also pleased with the news. Perez Hilton:: THANKFUL!!!!! RT #Arizona Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill! Hooray! Phew!" …

Wow, Perez Hilton himself?!

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy criticized the proposed law. Brandon McCarthy: "What a disgusting slight to human decency it will be if Jan Brewer doesn’t veto #SB1062. Please be better than this."

He agreed with a statement released by Major League Baseball that said it had "a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination based on sexual orientation."

MLB: "MLB statement regarding Arizona Senate Bill 1062: "As the sport of Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs stand united behind the…"

Remember when we were told to keep politics out of sports?

Rights groups also praised Brewer. HumanRightsCampaign: Great news! AZ GovBrewer Vetoes Horrendous "License to Discriminate" Bill #SB1062"

Whatever the HRC is, it’s not really about human rights. HRC is dedicated to getting government to force the private acceptance of gay marriage. Which they are doing through bullying.

And speaking of HRC, we have this from her breathless fans at the Associated Press:

Hillary Clinton Lauds Ariz. Veto of Anti-Gay Bill

By MICHAEL J. MISHAK | February 27, 2014

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Hillary Rodham Clinton praised Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to veto a bill that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays…

[T]he former secretary of state and New York senator said Brewer’s rejection of "discriminatory legislation" recognized that "inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about." …

And never mind that her husband signed the bill that SB 1062 was based on.

"It is the work of this century to complete the unfinished business of making sure that every girl and boy, every woman and man, lives in societies that respect their rights no matter who they are," [Mrs. Clinton] said.

Unless it is their right to religious beliefs. A right that is actually enumerated in the Constitution.

But, in any case, this newfound love for Jan Brewer and the Republican Party will last exactly five minutes. Or until the next opportunity to score some political point. Whichever comes first.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, February 27th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “NBC: Brewer Wins Fans Over ‘Anti-Gay’ Bill Veto”

  1. captstubby says:

    the Founding Fathers Paradox.
    “President James Madison—Father of the Constitution—vetoed a congressional bill that gave an Episcopal church in the District of Columbia the authority to care for and educate poor children even though the legislation allocated no public funds to the congregation. Madison said it would “be a precedent for giving to religious societies as such a legal agency in carrying into effect a public and civil duty.”
    but would this champion of the Secular crowd be popular today?

    “There is not a shadow of right in the general government to intermeddle with religion. Its least interference with it,
    would be a most flagrant usurpation. I can appeal to my uniform conduct on this subject, that I have warmly
    supported religious freedom.”
    -Journal excerpt, June 12, 1788

    Madison approved a Hamiltonian national bank, an effective taxation system based on tariffs, a standing professional military, and the internal improvements championed by Henry Clay under his American System. However, in his last act before leaving office, he vetoed the Bonus Bill of 1817, which would have financed more internal improvements, including roads, bridges, and canals:
    Having considered the bill … I am constrained by the insuperable difficulty I feel in reconciling this bill with the Constitution of the United States…. The legislative powers vested in Congress are specified … in the … Constitution, and it does not appear that the power proposed to be exercised by the bill is among the enumerated powers.
    Madison rejected the view of Congress that the General Welfare provision of the Taxing and Spending Clause justified the bill, stating:
    Such a view of the Constitution would have the effect of giving to Congress a general power of legislation instead of the defined and limited one hitherto understood to belong to them, the terms “common defense and general welfare” embracing every object and act within the purview of a legislative trust.
    The United States entered the War of 1812,
    Napoleon began his Continental System, intended to force other European countries to join his embargo of Britain.
    Great Britain became the only major power in the Atlantic, and as it increased naval pressure against Napoleon, it inadvertently did the same against American ships. British tactics quickly caused widespread American anger. Britain used its navy to prevent American ships from trading with France. The United States, which was a neutral nation, considered this act to be against international law.
    Madison called on Congress to put the country “into an armor and an attitude demanded by the crisis,” specifically recommending enlarging the army, preparing the militia, finishing the military academy, stockpiling munitions, and expanding the navy.
    The British raided Washington in 1814 …burned the White House, the Capitol and other public buildings.

    he was a slaveholder who inherited his plantation known as Montpelier, and owned hundreds of slaves during his lifetime to cultivate tobacco and other crops.
    Madison was very concerned about the continuing issue of slavery in Virginia and the South. He believed that transportation of free American blacks to Africa offered a solution, as promoted by the American Colonization Society (ACS).
    A Colored Man’s Reminiscences of James Madison (1865), told by his former slave Paul Jennings, who served the president from the age of 10 as a footman, and later as a valet for the rest of Madison’s life. After Madison’s death, Jennings was purchased in 1845 from Dolley Madison by arrangement with the senator Daniel Webster, who enabled him to work off the cost and gain his freedom. Jennings published his short account in 1865. He had the highest respect for Madison and said he never struck a slave, nor permitted an overseer to do so. Jennings said that if a slave misbehaved, Madison would meet with the person privately to try to talk about the behavior.
    In his first Inaugural Address to the nation, stated that the federal government’s duty was to convert the American Indians by the “participation of the improvements of which the human mind and manners are susceptible in a civilized state”.

    When Madison left office in 1817, he retired to Montpelier, his tobacco plantation
    Madison left the presidency a poorer man than when he entered, due to the steady financial collapse of his plantation, aided by the continued low price of tobacco.
    Madison’s financial troubles weighed on him, and deteriorating mental and physical health would haunt him.
    In his later years, Madison became extremely concerned about his historic legacy. He took to modifying letters and other documents in his possession: changing days and dates, adding and deleting words and sentences, and shifting characters. By the time he had reached his late seventies, this “straightening out” had become almost an obsession. As an example, he edited a letter written to Jefferson criticizing Lafayette: Madison not only inked out original passages, but imitated Jefferson’s handwriting as well in making changes.

    James Madison, Federalist Papers
    “How could a readiness for war in time of peace be safely prohibited, unless we could prohibit, in like manner, the preparations and establishments of every hostile nation? The means of security can only be regulated by the means and the danger of attack. They will, in fact, be ever determined by these rules, and by no others. It is in vain to oppose constitutional barriers to the impulse of self-preservation. It is worse than in vain; because it plants in the Constitution itself necessary usurpations of power, every precedent of which is a germ of unnecessary and multiplied repetitions. If one nation maintains constantly a disciplined army, ready for the service of ambition or revenge, it obliges the most pacific nations who may be within the reach of its enterprises to take corresponding precautions. ”

    “While Madison was in no way advocating a large standing army that would pose a threat to other nations and the Constitution itself he did, however, realize that we should take precautions and actions that would safeguard our newly formed republic.”

    from on line historys

  2. canary says:

    Washington Post: Hillary Clinton makes case for ‘full participation’ and equality

    Feb 26 2014

    “It is the work of this century to complete the unfinished business of making sure that every girl and boy, that every woman and man, lives in societies that respect their rights no matter who they are, respects their potential and their talents, gives them the opportunities that every human being deserves — no matter where you were born, no matter the color of your skin, no matter your religion, your ethnicity or whom you love,” she said.

    In her University of Miami appearance, Clinton said the country needs to get beyond the “partisanship” and “political dead-ends” and have what the French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville observed in the 19th-century United States as “the habits of the heart.”

    “Equality in itself means nothing unless it leads to opportunities, but those opportunities don’t just happen by themselves,” Clinton said.

    “They have to be midwifed.

    They have to be carefully established and nurtured and spread.”


    In short Hillary is saying we must respect habits of hearts even if it means sex habits like Bill Clinton has, even if takes an entire villiage to spread and nurture Bill’s habits of heart.

    Hillary expects the entire village to be a midwife for Bill, because she doesn’t have the heart, sex, or talent to be his wife, and their marriage is just a piece of paper.
    , because Hillary meet his needs “es an entire villiage to nurture, sprad and mid-wife Bill, because she doesn’t have the heart, sex, or opportunity to do the job herself.

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