Thursday, February 12, 2004
Mayor Takes Illegal Action
Reaction against gay marriage ban. The issue itself aside (that's for another, uber long post that I have no time for), I found the behavior of the mayor of San Fransisco shocking. Mayor Gavin Newsom disregards the law in the name of "civil disobedience." What an example he shows to the people who elected him. If he can disregard the law, why not the average citizen? Is it not the mayor's job to uphold the law? I do not have respect for this man. Maybe it is because we disagree on the issues, or maybe it is because I think of civil disobedience as the refusal to take complying action, not the snapping action of seizing opposite action.