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Proposition 8 DOUBLES its Newspaper Endorsements

Timothy Kincaid

October 29th, 2008

As of today, Proposition 8 has the endorsement of twice as many newspapers as yesterday bringing its total up to two.

Previously we told you that the Paradise Post (circulation 8,000) had endorsed the proposition. Now we read that the Los Altos Town Crier has added its name to the list.

As for their reasoning… well, let’s just say that it demonstrates a shallowness of investigation into the facts and an ignorance of the role of the judiciary. They also seem startlingly unaware of actions taken by the legislature towards the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Yes on Proposition 8. We think it is time to stop the courts from making our laws. That’s why we elect a representative government. The ripple effect of letting the current court ruling legalizing gay marriage stand will be endless lawsuits, especially regarding tax-exempt status for churches and educational institutions.

With a circulation of 16,500, the supporters of Proposition have tripled the number of citizens that will read a supportive editorial on Prop 8.

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SharonB
October 29th, 2008 | LINK

RE: We think it is time to stop the courts from making our laws. That’s why we elect a representative government.

NEWSFLASH to Los Altos Town Crier:
The CA legislature (i.e. representative branch of government) has passed and sent to the governor a bill which would create marriage equality in CA.

Twice.

Guess you “newshounds” missed that. Jeep up the good work of informing the populace.

SharonB
October 29th, 2008 | LINK

KEEP up the good work, not jeep up…

Dave
October 29th, 2008 | LINK

Saying “it is time to stop the courts from making our laws” is not displaying any ignorance of the role of the judiciary. Just the opposite, in fact.

I will note that it might be wiser for Californians to attack judicial activism per se rather than going after particular suspect rulings.

mary jones
November 3rd, 2008 | LINK

vote no on 8
its discrimination not to
i feel sorry for the people out there who think that everyone should follow there relgon

katey
November 3rd, 2008 | LINK

those people who vote yes on 8 are nimrods

dragonlady
November 9th, 2008 | LINK

To women and minorities who voted Yes on Prop 8, shame on you! Your vote pushed us back to the 1960’s civil rights movements. You took rights away from those who are a minority group!

Misken
August 20th, 2009 | LINK

Read the comment board on the Town Crier’s article. There has been quite a major local backlash against the editorial – so that is something to be happy about…in some respects…

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