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(Sour) Grapes of Wrath

Posted: December 5, 2008 9:39 p.m.
Updated: December 6, 2008 4:55 a.m.
 
The recent actions of some of those who voted No on 8 have led to some blatant examples of hypocrisy.

Those most vocal about reversing the lawful passage of Proposition 8 because they disagree with the decision of the majority do more than bemoan its demise.

On the one hand, they herald the trumpets of equality, diversity, acceptance and equal rights while simultaneously boycotting businesses and maligning individuals and institutions who have a different opinion and exercised their legal right by voting a different viewpoint.

This is the classic closed-minded behavior of those who expect everyone to fall in line and accept the decision of the majority when the majority falls in line and agrees with them.

So what happens when the majority does NOT agree?

Hey, my guy lost the presidential election but I accepted the voice of the majority - that's how a representative democracy works.

And, believe it or not, I voted No on 8, but it passed. I have accepted it.

If the courts subsequently rule it unconstitutional, so be it.

My advice to the protesters: put it on the next ballot, do a better job of selling it and hope that those with whom you disagree will accept whatever decision the majority makes - whether they agree with you or not.

Accept the diverse viewpoints you are so quick to have others accept. I have.

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