This morning, for the first time in well over fifty years, I ate my morning egg the proper way, soft boiled with it sitting in an egg cup. I purchased the egg cups a few days ago at a reduced price shop, an impulse purchase which I almost never make, while waiting for a register lane to open. Egg cups had been on my mind for a month or so, inhabiting my unconscious area after watching a rerun of Doc Martin. Now my brain is looking for proper egg spoons and shell cutters.
When I was first able to master the delicate task of breaking the egg shell and peeling it off so I could enjoy the creamy delight of a soft boiled egg, a change was forced upon the conservatives, religious and political. What happened last night in the Arizona governor’s office is reverberating across our country. Although in a couple of states the vibrations hit earlier than the veto announcement because the states’ various committees had already shelved the latest Koch bros attempt to make LGBT people less human than white males.
A citizenry standing up and fighting against discrimination is powerful, powerful enough to shove the discrimination into a deep well. It has happened before, women and the vote is a good example; women could not vote for their own right to vote, men had to do this vote (I have met several conservative Republicans who would like to reverse that vote).
Voting Rights Setback in Ohio
On the same day the governor said she would not allow additional state supported discrimination against LGBT people, in a different state the Republicans in power decided to force state supported discrimination upon another people, by restricting the ability and opportunity to vote. A people who have resisted comparisons to the LGBT desire for equality, the African-American, the black communities, the people of color communities or whatever label you wish, for ease, a description straight to the Constitution may help, the not white male peoples.
Ohio Early Voting Will No Longer Take Place
On Sundays, Weekday Evenings “– HuffPo
Ohio works to strip the not white male population of that state of their voting rights. Not only Ohio, but many other states with Republicans in control are working to pass the Koch bros legislation of hate and discrimination. 2014 will be a test of wills. The average American who may or may not vote in a non-presidential year vs the anti-American (yes I consider those who want to destroy America by returning our country to 1849, anti-American).
Harry Reid calls Koch brothers ‘un-American’” — Los Angeles Times
By reading this I know you are not of those demographic categories. You are committed to a better America because you are politically involved, some of us to a larger degree but of not greater significance as we all vote, and know who and what we are voting for. It is up to us to find the best candidates and vote for the best leaders. We are the ones who can get our relatives and friends to vote too. Uninformed voters will ask for our recommendations. We have a chance to say “vote for equality and America.”
– Blue Bronc is a Trail Mix Contributor