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Hidden Stillness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 09:17 AM
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15. Terrible--This was my Biggest Disappointment
On a night with so much wonderful excitement, a huge wave of real Democrats winning, and my real country coming back, this was my biggest shock and sadness. Next, people are going to have to work to get rid of this thing, work around it, and I hope, prove that it was un-Constitutional, bring a case, and get it thrown out, if possible. The only thing I wish the campaign to vote No on 2 had done more of, is do ads showing all the different kinds of Affirmative Action laws and programs there are, and how we all benefit as a modern civilized society. The argument was not made clearly enough--from laws requiring wheelchair access to school programs to get girls more interested in math and science, from scholarships for poor inner city black students to battered women's (gender-specific) shelters, from laws that make firing someone for being "too old" illegal to preferences for veterans of war when awarding Government contracts, we all benefit from Affirmative Action laws that fight discrimination. This filth has to be struck down, and do it by making people appreciate what these laws and programs are for.
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