Friday, October 16, 2009

We Will Appeal

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We Will Appeal

A three-member panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Pasadena yesterday. They ruled against us and against the restraining order that is keeping the names of petition signers sealed against homosexual activists.

This is our next step.

We will appeal.

Our attorney, Steve Pidgeon, told the Seattle Times late yesterday, "That particular group of judges saw the law one way; we'll take it to the next group of judges that may have the opportunity to see it the correct way."

This victory by Attorney General McKenna and Secretary of State Reed, was celebrated by those homosexual activists who are waiting in line to get the names.

These are defining times. Be vigilant. Be wise. Be discerning. Don't be silent. Be prayerful.

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Gary Randall
President
Faith & Freedom

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5 comments:

  1. Gary I'm not trying to be funny here when I ask these questions:

    When would they release those names?

    When that happens, will they also release the names and addresses of the people requesting the names and addresses of the petition-signers?

    It seems like law enforcement will want a heads-up to find the perpetrators of the hate crimes committed against the petition-signers which will surely follow.

    I'm still glad I signed the petition, and I'd do it again.

    Still standing,
    Vanessa & Danny
    Camas, WA

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  2. What is the purpose of making the names available to the public? I believe it is to ensure transparency and honesty in the petition process, right? This makes sense - otherwise groups could fraudulently get any sort of petition passed and undermine the petition, ballot,and voting processes we hold so dear in the US.

    HOWEVER... the purpose of making the names public is NOT so that signers of a petition can be contacted by opponents. The purpose is for verification of the validity of a proposed measure. The purpose is not to "open a dialogue" or "start a discussion" with those who oppose a given measure.

    Unfortunately, the homosexual activists have twisted the intent of this procedure to suit their own purposes - much like they have twisted the legal processes available to all Americans to push their agenda.

    If I sign a petition, I do not automatically expect that will make me a target for those who oppose my position. Signing a petition is my right, and as such it should be protected. Even the idea that an opponent would contact me for any reason is an attack on my rights to free speech, my rights to privacy, and my rights to security as a law abiding citizen.

    There are other ways to accomplish transparency. For example, any database expert can setup ID keys for every distinct signer of the petition. The Attorney General's office is responsible to verify the individual identities and voter registrations of every signer, and that list has already been entered into a database. Why not use the ID keys to verify the number of signers. This provides both transparency AND privacy. There is no real reason to put people in harms way to accomplish this goal.

    I can tell you that if even ONE gay activist tries to engage me in "conversation" I will be contacting my lawyer!

    E-mail Rob McKenna - State Attorney General:
    rob.mckenna@atg.wa.gov

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  3. What is the purpose of making the names available to the public? I believe it is to ensure transparency and honesty in the petition process, right? This makes sense - otherwise groups could fraudulently get any sort of petition passed and undermine the petition, ballot,and voting processes we hold so dear in the US.

    HOWEVER... the purpose of making the names public is NOT so that signers of a petition can be contacted by opponents. The purpose is for verification of the validity of a proposed measure. The purpose is not to "open a dialogue" or "start a discussion" with those who oppose a given measure.

    Unfortunately, the homosexual activists have twisted the intent of this procedure to suit their own purposes - much like they have twisted the legal processes available to all Americans to push their agenda.

    If I sign a petition, I do not automatically expect that will make me a target for those who oppose my position. Signing a petition is my right, and as such it should be protected. Even the idea that an opponent would contact me for any reason is an attack on my rights to free speech, my rights to privacy, and my rights to security as a law abiding citizen.

    There are other ways to accomplish transparency. For example, any database expert can setup ID keys for every distinct signer of the petition. The Attorney General's office is responsible to verify the individual identities and voter registrations of every signer, and that list has already been entered into a database. Why not use the ID keys to verify the number of signers. This provides both transparency AND privacy. There is no real reason to put people in harms way to accomplish this goal.

    I can tell you that if even ONE gay activist tries to engage me in "conversation" I will be contacting my lawyer!

    E-mail Rob McKenna - State Attorney General:
    rob.mckenna@atg.wa.gov

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  4. I find it funny - well, no, just pathetic actually - that those that "talk" about "judicial activism" and "Strict reconstruction" are now so busy trying to undermine the very laws that the justices have been upholding.

    Gary - shame on you for advocating legislating from the bench!!

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  5. Not trying to "undermine the laws", just trying to see that they are reserved for their intended purpose! Duhh

    And shame on you for making such a weird accusation. I guess your paranoid and perverted mind can't see truth anymore.

    bravo to jndboyz - keep the law doing what its supposed to be for... fair and transparent government, not personal attacks by gay activists.

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