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Tom Campbell Opposes Proposition 8

Timothy Kincaid

October 24th, 2008

Tom Campbell is a distinguished professor with a high profile in Republican politics. He worked in the Reagan White House and was a clerk to US Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White. He served five terms in Congress, a term in the California State Senate, and was the Republican nominee for US Senate in 2000. He was Stanford’s youngest tenured professor, has served as the director of the California Department of Finance, and currently is the dean of the Haas School of Business at UC, Berkeley.

Writing in Reason Online, Campbell explains why Republicans should vote No on Proposition 8.

  • Republicans believe deeply that government should be limited. Government has no business making distinctions between people based on their personal lives.
  • Republicans also care about jobs; and as a business proposition, it makes no sense to support Prop. 8. Discrimination at any level is bad for business.
  • Gay couples are asking for a chance to play by the rules. We can give them that chance. For those of us who are proud of our party’s and our state’s reputation for fairness and against discrimination, our choice is very clear: No on Proposition 8.

To those who became Republican for the conservative values of independence from governmental interference and the notion that all citizens should be equal and judged by one’s efforts and abilities, these may be compelling arguments.



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Awesome endorsement! Too bad that Mr. Campbell’s Goldwater Republican party of old is no more in this day and age.

They have gotten in bed with the Christian fundamentalists and are now working to establish a “Christian” version of the Taliban in America! Civil liberties be damned!

When the Democrats win their landslide, Reagan like victory next month, will they keep their word? I still have after effects from Clinton’s DOMA and DADT and he was PROUD to have signed those pieces of legislation into law!

We’ll just have to wait and see.

California – Vote “NO” on Prop. 8!
Arizona – Vote “NO” on Prop. 102! AGAIN!
Florida – Vote “NO” on Amendment 2!
Connecticut – Vote “NO” on Question 1!

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