By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
Dear Mr. Campbell (Under the mistaken assumption that I view her as my senator. Her mailing list is a riot to be on as you will see in her plea below.)
We have long known that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which enshrines discrimination against same-sex couples in our law, should be repealed. (Who’s we, are Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer hiding with lobbyists in your pocket?)
Many of us have fought to make the rights and responsibilities of marriage available to every couple on an equal basis. (Would you please advise where in the Bill of Rights marriage between anything other that a man or a woman in a “right?”) (Is traditional marriage a right or a ceremony held in terms of the Judeo-Christian ethic between a man and a woman with attendant obligations.)
Sixteen years ago, I was one of only 14 Senators to vote no on the DOMA — a vote I was very proud to have cast. (It’s safe to say the small minority that owns you were just as proud as you were.)
(Cut the nonsense Senator a “legal union” provides the same benefits. The majority of Californians do not favor same sex marriage – you are sounding like Obama.)
It’s a safe bet that you will be replaced by Elizabeth Emken. (See Elizabeth on the issues) Unlike you, she will represent the entire State of California and the United States and the next US Senator from the Golden State. She won’t be hurting CA and the US as you did in choosing the delta smelt over people, jobs, and an estimated $3 billion financial loss to the state. Elizabeth Emken won’t spend a moment of time dealing with your “fringe issues.” She is focused on,
Government Spending and Budget, Economic Growth, Accountability in Washington, and The Second Amendment, all ideas so foreign to you.
For over a decade Elizabeth Emken has served as an advocate for developmentally disabled children, most recently as Vice President for Government Relations at Autism Speaks, the Nation’s largest science and advocacy organization devoted to the public health emergency of autism.
Before becoming active with the autism issue, Elizabeth served in management, financial analysis, and corporate operations at IBM. As an efficiency and cost cutting expert, Elizabeth utilized activity-based cost analyses to identify administrative savings across IBM U.S. – helping streamline operations, eliminate waste, and save the company millions of dollars.
Elizabeth graduated from UCLA in 1984 with degrees in Economics and Political Science. Her studies included course work at Cambridge University, where she focused on political and economic issues in China and the Middle East.
With that resume and having never worked in the private sector seems to make you and your ideas out of touch doesn’t it? In the end, nearing 79 years of age, this June 22nd, you will look back and thank her because you have been constant in one area only. You are “Too Long” and “Too Wrong” to continue to be a U.S. Senator representing the Great State of California.