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I served in the US Navy from 2002-08; four of those years were as a Nuclear Propulsion Operator aboard an aircraft carrier. I engage in political activism in various Democratic circles when I am able to. I have a cat, and I am an uncle.

All opinions that I express are my own and do not reflect the views of any organization that I represent.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MARRIAGE EQUALITY IS A CONSERVATIVE CAUSE (by Jon Huntsman)




While doing the research for Republicans who signed the amicus briefs in support of Overturning Prop 8 and DOMA, I came across this article written by Jon Huntsman for The American Conservative.

Mr. Huntsman served as a United States Ambassador to two Asian countries: Singapore (August 1992-June 1993) and China (August 2009- April 2011). He was also governor of Utah from January 2005 until August 2009.

After resigning as US Ambassador to China in April 2011, Mr. Huntsman concentrated on making a run for the Republican Party nominee for President. Huntsman made it as far as the South Carolina primary before suspending his campaign and endorsing eventual nominee Mitt Romney.

For a Republican, Huntsman's positions are rather moderate compared to the rest of the field he was in. He once tweeted during his campaign in response to Governor Perry's claim that global warming was a myth: "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy." The Huffington Post described him as "a conservative technocrat-optimist with moderate positions who was willing to work substantively with President Barack Obama." He was the one candidate that gave the Obama campaign a real concern.

There is one paragraph that caught my eye while reading. It doesn't just apply to the current marriage equality debate. I think it applies to a whole list of other issues and should serve as a guide to our elected officials as a reminder of who they represent and who should be their advocate for their issues. I highlighted it.

Anyways, here's the article:

THE GAY AGENDA





LETTER REGARDING MARRIAGE EQUALITY (by Michael Watts)





This letter, authored by Michael Watts, is in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News, and Lewisville Texan Journal.

Mr. Watts served in the United States Navy from 2002 to 2008 as a nuclear propulsion mechanical operator. He is currently a student at the University of North Texas pursuing a degrees in Mathematics and Political Science.

Monday, March 25, 2013

MOYERS/OLSON-BOIES




This interview aired on 26 February 2010. Currently the Repeal of Prop 8 and the Challenge on the Constitutionality of DOMA is at the Supreme Court.

Again, I stress the story that Ted Olson and David Boies were on opposite ends of Bush v. Gore (2000) because it's funny how two political adversaries have come together for a common cause.

It is reported that Ted Olson will argue the case alone before the high court.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

LGBT LOBBY DAY




First, I want to make clear that the event in Austin that I attended on Monday was not about me. It was about the greater cause. That was not the message I was trying to convey. I guess I got caught up that I was on television...

Until I realized it was Fox.