California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is making news because she said that, if elected governor, she will uphold the law. This is a headline in California.
I wonder if it’s also shocking that she will uphold the law even if it means that she will not have the support of major Hollywood stars. Shocking.
Weirdly, upholding the law is a crazy tangent from the what California voters have come to expect of current Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Brown—at least as it concerns Prop. 8.
A piece by the Huffington Post reveals a very different view of our democratic process.
Meg is especially troubling because she actively supported Prop 8 and can use her office and tax-payer dollars to oppose the Prop 8 lawsuit – something Gov. Schwarzenegger didn’t do. And Jerry Brown is supporting the overturning of Prop 8. So there’s no doubt that is having an impact on this case and we can’t afford to let Meg Whitman change the state’s position when it’s up before the 9th Circuit and the US Supreme Court.
Last time I checked the “state’s position” was the constitutional amendment defining marriage between a man and a woman. This columnist seems to think it okay if state government uses taxpayer dollars to oppose the constitutional amendment—as Brown has done–but not to support it, as the Constitution and a majority of California voters require of their elected leaders.
Even if a person disagrees with a law, there’s something amiss in America when elected leaders refuse to uphold the law and the will of the people. This should concern every American, not just those who support Proposition 8.