Susan Russell: Washington Wind Sprint

Current Affairs / General Convention / Religion

Susan Russell has posted an account of her visit to Washington DC to speak against the Protection of Marriage Amendment.

I’ve got real problems with using American citizens as political stalking horses. I’m hard pressed to see the difference between what the President is doing now and the actions of any garden-variety demagogue.

Here is just a snippet of Susan’s words at the protest on the steps of the Capitol:

“My son is serving in the U.S. Army on active duty. Last October I sat in the bleachers in Columbia, South Carolina as he graduated from boot camp and heard all those brave, young soldiers swear to ‘defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.’ It never occurred to me that a few months later I myself would be on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to defending the Constitution from those willing to exploit it for political gain. My son and his colleagues preparing to be deployed to Kuwait deserve better than that. America deserves better than that. And that’s the message we’re here to bring to Congress. “

Washington Wind Sprint

(Via An Inch At A Time: Reflections on the Journey.)

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