And to those of you who think that protesting is not a good idea, what other forms of civil disobedience would you suggest? Any other ways to make REAL CHANGE besides sitting at your computer? And while I'm out there losing my voice and hauling the 10 miles each day, what are YOU doing to stand up for YOUR rights?
Anyone else want to guess the surprise?? Any ideas?? [/quote]
i dont have a problem with protesting, but i think there needs to be a little bit more discretion in where and how we protest.
first off, protesting is not "civil disobedience". it is a protected right in the constitution. but just because you CAN protest anywhere and everywhere, doesn't mean you SHOULD. why is the mormon church being targeted AGAIN? yes, we all know they are hateful bigots and financed most of the Yes campaign, but we are going to end up looking awfully petty and near-sighted if we just keep taking our anger our on the mormons. they were not 52% of the CA population. we need to get more people on our side. this is not helping us reach this objective.
and again, the grid-lock traffic is likely to piss off plenty of people. im guessing there are quite a lot of straight No-voters, who simply voted no because they just didn't care that much either way and realized (rightfully) that it is not going to have any affect on their life. however, if we end up pissing these people off by appearing inconsiderate, than we may lose some of the 48% that we already have.
look, i am supportive of this fight. i was at the church last thursday and other protests throughout the week. i donated money to the No side before the election and i will participate in saturday's nation wide protest, but we do have to keep in mind the side-effects of our actions and think about what we are trying to accomplish.