by you get no pass on this one – Mr. Peter Bergh
Correcting the False and Misleading information constantly printed in the Daily Fishwrap is becoming a full time job for the ECT folks…we wish it wasn’t….
Let’s start this week by educating – Mr. Peter Bergh.
FACTOID: Actually, Mr. Bergh it’s called California’s Proposition 8. A legal vote by the voters of the State of California held November 2008. It was also a California Constitutional Amendment that passed as well, that – according to a majority of California voters – eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry –in California.
More FACTS: DOMA 0r the Defense of Marriage Act was enacted September 21st 1996 after a bipartisan Congress voted for the law and Democrat president Bill Clinton – signed it into law. DOMA is a U.S. Federal Law that “allows States to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages granted under the laws of other states.” Section 3 of this DOMA Federal law was over turned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013.
One wonders if Mr. Bergh is familiar with the first 10 Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ECT’s guess is Mr. Bergh probably doesn’t even know what the “nickname” is for the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
Perhaps even more interesting from Mr. Bergh’s letter to the Fishwrap’s editor…is what was missing. Specifically NO outrage that (17 years) after DOMA was signed into law – a majority of 5 unelected (appointed actually) Judges – overturned a LEGAL VOTE of the People (California in this case) not to mention the legal actions of a bipartisan 1996 Congress and an agreeable Democrat President. Unconstitutional the 5-4 majority insisted.
Isn’t that what they do (these decisions overturning legal votes?) – in these small Countries – otherwise known as some sort of a ‘Banana Republic”? Little chance it would seem that Mr. Bergh ever heard of Tahrir Square – and what (We the People?) goes on there…
There is little argument that in today’s Eagle County, Colorado – the hard left leaning County Commissioners in office today… and local City Councilmembers, have an easy go these days, getting elected in liberal Eagle County.
The ECT’’s point is a simple one…the more politically left leaning an individual is…the more likely they are – not to know just what it is…they are talking about.
Case in point ECT readers.
One more question for our local left leaning friends…know who this guy (below) is? He does an excellent job of driving the left leaning types CRAZY with his columns in the pages of the Daily Fishwrap…from time to time… ECT photo from last week in Vail.
A Hint? OK, try (D.G.) Mr. Bergh