Monday, July 13, 2009

The Truth Behind Signing Petitions

It has come to my attention that professional signature gatherers will begin standing outside stores and other venues to gather the necessary signatures to put the gay marriage issue back on the ballot for November. 

The best and most effective way to defeat this measure, and the least costly, is to make sure it just doesn't get enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.  In order to do this we need to inform people to not sign the petitions at store fronts, unless they are very aware of the issue and indeed want it on the ballot.  A phrase used by professional signature gatherers, "it doesn't matter if you sign it, this is on only so the people can vote on it," is rhetoric of those who profit from each signature.  It does matter, and we need to assure that we do our part to keep this off the ballot.

It is important that we save millions of dollars in campaign costs and stop this issue from getting back on the ballot.


1 comment:

Euripides said...

Good advice. The petition to stop same sex marriage in Maine certainly mattered. Same sex marriage advocates will stop at nothing to neuter the institution, including lying about their methods to circumvent the political system.