Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Minnesota Nice

I could say 1,000,000 things right now.
A part of me wants to. Especially after the tirade that a co-worker (and family member) just went on regarding my voting choices.
About how this is now "my fault" and that now real estate taxes will go up, income tax will go up, interest rates will stay artificially low and the stock market will crash and senior citizens are screwed and BLAH BLAH BLAH.
But you know what?
If I have to pay "$300 more a year in property taxes" on average, so that this could happen in Minnesota:
I gladly will.
There is no price tag on civil rights.
Money is not what makes my world go round.
I know that I'll be just fine, and I'll sleep better at night knowing that in 10 years my property taxes aren't what matters or what I'll remember... it'll be that I was on the RIGHT side of history last night.
"To deny this fundamental freedom [marriage] on so unsupportable a basis as the (racial) classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law."

Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967)
annddd I'm out.



  1. Replies
    1. I can't ever seem to post on your blog anymore, unless it's a reply to another comment??? Anyways...I agree with Carolyn....LOOOVE THIIIS!!

  2. I just got goosebumps while reading this. As a fellow Minnesotan, I voted No as well and feel exactly the same way. This is about equal rights. Proud of our state today.

  3. amen, and amen. love love love this!

  4. You go girl. You KNOW I'm a big fan. My Minnesota makes me proud.

  5. PS according to grandma, senior citizens are already screwed, regardless of whe the prez is. Ha!!!

  6. AMEN!! I love throwing back the "I don't mind paying taxes response" to conservatives...just to see the dumb-founded look on their faces :)

  7. Ok, so I found your blog from your comment in "that's so Shay" regarding sponsor posts. So I decided to check you out because I feel the exact same way!! Then I see your master and it is the exact same layout. Then I see this post and it is exactly how I feel. So I HAD to follow and I have a feeling I'm going to love following you!!