"I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they’re voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights. Fine. Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say,” My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood.” It’s like voting for George Wallace during the Civil Rights movements, and apologizing for his racism. You’re still complicit. You’re still perpetuating anti-gay legislation and cultural homophobia. You don’t get to walk away clean, because you say you “disagree” with your candidate on these issues."
Doug Wright, Pulitzer and Tony Award winning playwright (via bookoisseur)
I get this, but I don’t quite get how everyone liberal on the internet seems to be on board with this quote today and at the same time slam third party voters for prioritizing the lives and welfare of civilians overseas over domestic social issues here at home. If this quote makes sense to you and you want to vote Obama, shouldn’t you be able to say to someone “yes, my social and civil and economic rights here in America mean more to me than your fundamental right as a noncombatant or child to not get murdered by a drone?”
Talk about us perpeuating an oppressive culture and walking away clean.
(Source: bookoisseur, via reallyfoxnews)