Thursday, June 07, 2012

Silence Of The Left

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Some have compared Washington State to Wisconsin---cool, hip, "progressive" and left leaning.

I don't know about those similarities---but I have noticed one.

This week Wisconsin voters said no to unions who were attempting to bankrupt the state, and the far left progressives who speak for them.

Governor Scott Walker won the recall attempt by a substantial margin. It really wasn't even close.

And the far left was generally silent. Except that a far left Wisconsin blog reported they expected a 119% voter turnout. I'm not making this up.

This week, over 230,000 Washington citizens said no to the left leaning Washington State Legislature, putting the bill they passed to redefine marriage on the ballot for a vote of the people in November.

While there was something rivaling a religious meeting when the Governor and homosexual activists Sen. Murray and Rep. Pederson pushed through the homosexual marriage bill last February, there was relative silence as more than 230,000 signatures were off loaded in the Secretary of State's office this week saying, "No, the legislature does not have the last word on marriage." Only 120,000 were needed.

And the Left has been generally silent.

Even The Seattle Times had little to say except that R-74 would undoubtedly make the ballot and to quote homosexual activist UW professor Peter Nicolas, "While rejection of the measure would repeal the law, Peter Nicolas, law professor at UW, said there's nothing preventing the Legislature from bringing up the issue again next session."

Well, that's not entirely true. There are a couple of things that could prevent the Legislature from bringing "up the issue again next session."

First, the passage of I-1192. This is why we are encouraging everyone to continue to gather signatures through the month of June. The sponsor of I-1192 must turn in at least 300,000 signatures by July 6 in order to put that measure on the ballot.

Secondly, people of faith and conservatives can speak forcefully at the ballot regarding candidates as they have done in putting R-74 on the ballot.

Most of us remember there were 4 Republican senators who broke rank with their colleagues, voted against marriage with the Governor and allowed the legislation to pass the senate. Without their betrayal of principle, the bill would not have survived the senate.

They were Republican Senators Andy Hill (Redmond), Joe Fain (Auburn), Steve Litzow (Mercer Island) and Cheryl Pflug (Maple Valley).

Pflug is gone. She won't have to face re-election. The Governor gave her a 6 year, $550,000 committee appointment.

Andy Hill, Joe Fain and Steve Litzow can and should be replaced.

There are also other candidates running for various offices who, if elected, will stand for marriage.

And while Republican Reagan Dunn is not a legislator, he came out strongly for homosexual marriage. Dunn is running for State Attorney General. He too should be remembered by those who stand for marriage.

Our Faith and Freedom PAC will be actively communicating on these matters in the coming weeks and months.

It is not likely the far left will remain silent, but for the moment, the silence is deafening.

We are preparing a very aggressive educational campaign in support of marriage. Some of you recently received more specific information detail on this matter.

As we move forward, we urgently need your financial support now. The battle for marriage lies just ahead. Faith and Freedom has been involved in this battle for a number of years. During that time some voices have come and gone. We have remained faithful and steady in our stance for marriage. We need you to stand with us at this time.

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Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.


  1. Great post. Thank you.

  2. Please let us know how we can help get rid of Andy Hill, Joe Fain and Steve Litzow, even if we do not live in their districts. Thank you.

  3. Teacher in Seattle10:34 AM, June 07, 2012

    Ann Coulter wrote a column today titled "The Recall Heard Around The World" I can't post a link but you can google it. It is very good. She quoted Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch who said " The campaign to save America began tonight." I think Murray's law to redefine marriage in WA state was a gift. The campaign to save marriage in WA has now officially begun.

  4. This is what AMERICA's CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLICAN DEMOCRACY looks like!!! "We the People" with majority rule not the federal judges, not any of the courts(excluding the Supreme Court), not aclu, not any/all communist/marxist legal assoc., not any/all minority/anarchist groups/assoc., not tyranny/dictatorship by a few elites.
    The super majority of ORDINARY AMERICAN CITIZENS upholding our Judeo-Christian founded Union--standing together firmly for our Judeo-Christian FAITH, one man/one woman/children FAMILY, American FREEDOM because the Holy Bible states "Male and female created he them; and blessed them," There's one race--human and mankind's freedom is from GOD!

    1. You're concerned about a few elites controlling things?

      Here's what the conservative Newsmax had to say about Wisconsin:

      "Tuesday's results are one of the starkest examples yet of what money can buy. Even before Barrett won the nomination to run against him, Walker blanketed the state with TV and radio ads. Barrett could never catch up, nor did he have the wherewithal to do so. Walker had a 7-to-1 cash advantage. For the first time at the state level, the Citizens United Supreme Court decision showed what unfettered donations can do."

      It was an auction, not an election, but I guess that's where we are now, a few powerful people can buy a governorship today, presidency tomorrow.

  5. All three legislators are from Democratic districts. Hill and Fain helped block both the abortion mandate bill and the paid surrogacy bill last year. Their vote on gay marriage is disgraceful, but they also took out the part that forced pastors to perform these ceremonies.

    I'm certainly not campaigning for either of them, but I'm pretty sure that they would be replaced with something MUCH worse than either of them. I guess we should all do a little bit more research and be a lot more careful what we wish for. And let's send a strong message about the future at the ballot box this year.

  6. Pro-life people extolled the virtues of Cheryl Pflug and when it counted most she betrayed the majority of us who elected her.Remember what Gary said in one of his blogs, voting for the lessor of two evils is still voting for evil. For me that stuck.

    1. Would that include voting for a Mormon as the lesser of two evils?

  7. I hear you, that's why I won't be voting for either the socialist Obama or the cult follower Romney. Both spread a false doctrine. I will happily be voting on R-74, good job to all who stood up!!!!!

    Craig in Lacey

  8. What was going on in Wisconsin was fascism.
    Only corporations are allowed to operate for a profit. Worker were not allowed operate at
    at above break even to make a profit.

    Communism glorifies the worker and demonizes the worker. It has been proven not to work.

    Fascism glorifies the corporation and demonizes the worker. The rhetoric that we are hearing is unions don't allow corporation to make a profit.
    It has been proven that Fascism doesn't work either.

  9. I heard a politician say that it was important for him at this time to give his support for same sex marriage.

    I couldn't help but hear those words this way, as if he was saying in effect, "It's important for ME at this TIME, because
    I'm all about my political career and the exercise of my gift of political influence, to further my fame throughout the earth. I'm all about my career. I can become known as a world changer. It takes a man of power and influence to change the world you know. And it's at this time that I can become a big part of that kind of change because right now we are seeing support in our government for such changes. But again, it's all about me what I want to do for myself, to gain the things of this world that I want...none of that Purpose Driven Life that Rick Warren wrote of, unless my purpose is myself, whatever pleases to suit me and my self interest, my highest gain..."

    I couldn't help but hear what he said that way.

    Isn't this the root of man's problem? And isn't it lust that sustains it? (II Peter 1:4)

    We who do believe are going to be so glad, so happy throughout eternity that we put our trust in Jesus.


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