Today’s letter – The rebirth of the GOP begins with freedom to marry

As somebody who stopped voting for Republicans because of their moral hypocrisies, I was really refreshed by your statements at the State Party Convention.

You said that “If our party doesn’t address the needs of the people … the voters … will look elsewhere for their political affiliation.”

The legislature keeps asking you to support same-sex marriage, and they keep getting reelected. Perhaps you should sign AB 43 and show that the GOP listens to the needs of the people?

I would vote for that kind of GOP.


Today’s letter – The Party of Lincoln should support freedom to marry

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,

As a Republican, I believe all Californians deserve the freedom to marry.

We can’t focus on free enterprise, getting the government off your back, lowering taxes and strengthening the military when we have people preaching salvation through legislation and denying freedoms to get there. It always backfires and undermines the party.

Abraham Lincoln anticipated this when he said

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

California’s lesbian and gay couples have struggled and overcome the stigma of predatory stereotyping our party has wrongfully promulgated. They have built their families from love like everybody else. Our party shouldn’t be standing in the way of their freedom to marry.

Please sign AB 43, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, and give the freedom to others that we all so desperately deserve.


Today’s letter – Congratulations on the Budget

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –

I was glad to hear that you have a budget on your desk so soon. While you were busy cutting programs – including your own – to balance it, I found $40 million: just sign AB 43, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act.

We will save $24 Million each year by closing access to means-tested public benefits. That means somebody who stays home with the kids won’t be able to collect food stamps while their “legal domestic partner” makes a six-figure salary. (The study was co-authored by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law and IGLSS.)

As a taxpayer, I would also enjoy the $16 Billion windfall in tourism and commerce that Forbes predicts.

The legislature installed the ban on same-sex marriage in 1977, and the legislature can remove it now. It will not harm one person and bring dignity to so many. And it will help our economy. Isn’t that what being a Republican is all about?


Today’s letter – Stop Democrats from Bloating Government

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –

I just watched the Democrats address the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered community in their ‘debate’ on Logo. I was horrified to see them advocate strong hate crime, employment nondiscrimination and civil union laws as the solution to this community’s situation.

I wish Republicans like you would enter this debate and present a solution that does not bloat government and reduce employer liberties: full access to marriage without gender restrictions.

You can start by signing AB 43. This law will advance freedom and liberty for California and set a model for the next President to follow – smaller government, lower taxes and full equality for all citizens.

Thank you in advance,

Today’s letter – Equality of Opportunity

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –

I was hoping as my closest Republican elected official that you could help me with something.

The Rules Of The Republican Party begins:

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Republican Party is the party of the open door. Ours is the party of liberty, the party of equality of opportunity for all and favoritism for none.

My California Registered Domestic Partner, two children and I feel a little left out of the party.

Could you please sign AB 43 not only to give our family liberty and equality of opportunity, but also to show that the Republican Party is indeed the party of the open door?