Comments for: Election letters, part 2

Posted Oct. 24, 2012, at 2:52 p.m.

Democratic vote In “Why one Bangor Democrat voted for Angus King,” Bill Sullivan argues that Democrats must throw in the towel and support King because Democrat Cynthia Dill does not have “a snowball’s chance of being elected.” I would submit that if “long-standing Democratic activists” like Sullivan had worked from …

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  • Anonymous

    To Ms. Rand: You ask “If they aren’t happy with what they already have, how is marriage going to change that?” well, let me attempt to answer.  I would say that same sex couples are most likely more than happy in their relationship.  In fact, they are so happy with their relationship that they want to make it “official” if you will.  However, they are legally prevented from doing so.  The are denied over a thousand rights and priviledges that are granted to heterosexual couples.  This vote isn’t about same sex couples “finding happiness” as you seem to think.  They have already found that. Instead it is about same sex couples being having relationship decision dictated to them by the government.  It is about same sex couples attempting to gain equality under the law.  A vote for same sex marriage is a vote to support the rights of ALL American citizens.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure we all know Ms. Rand was not telling the truth as to why she intends to vote to hurt loving, committed same gender Mainer couples.

  • kcjonez

    Joanne Rand

    Question one has little to do with love, acceptance and happiness and everything to do with equal treatment under the law.  To follow your logic to its natural conclusion, we should be outlawing all marriage, not just gay marriage.  

    Hopefully you will rethink your logic before you vote.

    • Anonymous

      And too many hetero marriages have the cited “lacks”.

  • Anonymous

    Meredith area is against working jobs. And should be vilified for being the “artist” of many anti-tank “cartoons”. Not very sophisticated behavior of a candidate.

    Ares is anti business

  • Anonymous

    John O’Brien, Dr. O’Connor, Dr. Burtnett, Jenna Mehnert: good letters.
    Joanne Rand: strange, contradictory argument, more like a reson to vote yes on 1.

  • Anonymous

    To Suzanne:  I hope you don’t teach the Bible until you study it a little more.  Jacob and Esau were twins (therefore they had the same mother, Rebekah) and their father, Isaac, had only one wife.  But, yes a deception was made, because Rebekah loved Jacob (who was the second born) more, and she wanted him to have the inheritance. 

     Yes, the Bible is full of recounts of men with more than one wife, but that does not mean that God approved of it.  The Bible is full of recounts of all sorts of sins and the consequences of those sins.

    The first recorded marriage was between one man and one woman, Adam and Eve.  Genesis 2:24- Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.  Mark 10:6-9  But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.  What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

    Man can make all the laws he wants.  Just because something is legal, it does not make it right.

    • Anonymous

      Hurting someone you do not know and who has never done you any harm is immoral.  That isn’t “right.”  Hurting loving, committed same gender Mainer couples by voting NO is WRONG!

      How did Jesus command you to treat your neighbor, thisone? Did He say, “go vote to HURT them”?

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