04 November 2008

Go Vote!

This is a little friendly reminder to go exercise your right to vote. Remember: it's your civic duty.

Oh, and Californians, please vote NO on Proposition 8. Proposition 8 would legalize discrimination against quite a lot of people. You may think you don't know anyone that's gay, lesbian, or bisexual, but are you really sure? For all you know, a vote for Prop 8 could be a vote to legalize discrimination against your best friend's sister.


Timmy said...

When I go to "Ubuntu Linux Tips & Tricks" I really do not expect or hope to get embroiled in a political argument.
Urging people to vote? Admirable.
Urging people to take a stand on a certain issue? Not so much. Were I a California voter, I would definitely vote YES on P. 8, and if it's my best friend's sister so be it.

Mackenzie said...

Um, you chose to "get embroiled in a political argument." Replying was not required. If you don't answer, you can't be arguing, now can you?

And I personally don't consider it very "ubuntu" to discriminate. Apparently you do think discrimination is the proper way to treat your fellow human beings.

Timmy said...

I read the blog because I am very interested in Ubuntu. Naturally, this involves reading all the posts. The act of reading got me angry enough that I didn't want you to "get away with it", lest this blog degenerate into a vessel for political propaganda. I'd rather be vociferous about my thoughts--so that I had a hope of the issue getting resolved, or at least feel that it cause some, however minute, change--than stand idly around getting mad with myself.
>it very "ubuntu" to discriminate.
And you, in turn, condescend to those that have solid reasons for being against LGBT. Are you also for a law proclaiming robbery legal? After all, it's the only way some people can support themselves, and we shouldn't be haters.
>you do think discrimination is...proper
No. See above.
I think I've made my position clear enough, and will probably not respond--since it'd become hypocritical.

Have a nice day, and keep bloggin'!

Mackenzie said...

I've yet to actually hear a "solid reason" to be in favor of suspending equal rights when LGBTQ people are mentioned.

By the way, this isn't the only Ubuntu-related blog that mentions Prop 8. Steve Stalcup and Og Maciel also mentioned their beliefs regarding Prop 8 on Planet Ubuntu. I rather expect others will join.

tseliot1983 said...

timmy: since when same-gender couples damage anyone?

Google took a clear position on this.

I'm heterosexual and I definitely agree with Google that "we should not eliminate anyone's fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love".

Sterling "Chip" Camden said...

It's MacKenzie's blog, and she can go off-topic for a post if she wants to.

A same-sex marriage is their relationship, not yours -- so I fail to see why anyone else should have a say about it. I'm hetero, FWIW.

Anonymous said...

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