Baltimore politician asks Ravens to silence LB in favor of gay marriage

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  1. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    In a letter to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Biscotti, Maryland Representative Emmett Burns wrote:

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    I basically love Brendon Ayanbedejo, he gets it (he's also taken NOH8 photos and is adorable). Emmett Burns should be ashamed of himself for basically advocating a restriction of free speech as a politician. You know, someone who should be intimate with the Constitution.

    I am horrified a guy like this holds political office. More evidence that this type of garbage needs to be eradicated in this country by legalizing gay marriage once and for all.
     
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    Burns should be censured or fired for that. Politicians have no right to make demands like that.

    Look at the letter:
     

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    Hopefully Burns will be voted out of office the next time he is up for re-election.
     
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    What a joke - "injurious actions".

    I can't wait to see how a politician weasels out of prohibiting free speech. Hopefully a petition calling for his immediate resignation from office has already been started.
     
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    This shouldn't be an issue. I'll marry who I want and you do the same....just don't marry the same person as me.
     
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    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's response to Burns.


     
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    oh my god! He's a democrat? WOW! I didn't realize that.
     
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    It would be awesome if Rep. Burns has an assistant named Smithers.
     
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    Wackos come in all forms.
     
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    Now that's a letter that shows the appropriate amount of rage that anyone should be feeling right now. He's quite the eloquent wordsmith - I had to look up fromunda... I guess it's a more popular term in the cheese state.
     
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    haha yes! That's what I was thinking as well and had a mental image of him as Smithers.

    IKR? I don't normally bring up race, but you'd think he would be all for equal rights across the board given the time it took for the civil rights movement etc.
     
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    One would think. But stupidity knows no race.
     
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    There's no other word for that letter, it was absolutely brilliant. :D
     
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    I can't believe this man is a democrat. What a disgrace. Nice to see these "macho football players" speak their minds. More people need to speak up and make the bigots feel shunned.
     
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    You're absolutely right, so I'll echo your sentiment. Brilliant.

    And Democrat or Republican, he should be ashamed. There's no way he should be reelected when his time comes.
     
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    Yeah, he must REALLY be having a problem with the his party platform right now. Time for him to change teams. And I don't mean in either the sports way or the gay way. ;)
     
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    I really wish it was a law that said people biased against any type of citizen is disqualified from office.

    How can you represent the people if you only want to represent straight people?

    The response letter was brilliant. I haven't heard the word "fromunda" since high school.
     
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    I'd ask for a refund for the letterhead he just used to print that. It could be put to better use in the toilet.
     
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    Agreed 100%, disgraceful. I suppose this is one of the few times I am going to agree with you.
     
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    Can't possibly be true.

    I thought all politicians in any given party ALWAYS represent the entire party and the bulk of the party supporters when they speak.

    You guys constantly say this about any Republican politician, surely the same applies to Democrats.

    This guy's statement should damn the entire party and condemn everyone who votes for Democrats as well.

    You know it would if this had been said by a Republican.
     
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    No-one has accused you of being pro-life.

    When you are talking about presidential candidates, that makes sense.
     
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    Statements made by individual politicians represent that person. Not the party. Not people who vote for the party.

    Any other argument is specious at best.

    There has never been a candidate for any office whom I agreed with 100%. In my case it's about the top issues that mean the most to me, and who shares my viewpoint and whose policies I can support.

    The rest of their platform becomes non interesting to me. I suspect the same is true for most educated voters.

    Social issues that do not have significant fiscal issues tied to them typically don't matter to me one way or another in most elections. The country will be totally bankrupt if we don't pay attention soon. It may already be too late to turn things around without first going thru a real Depression.
     
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    So most republicans aren't pro-life then?
     
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    Yes, most Republicans that I know don't think it's right to kill a baby.
     
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    I cannot speak for most republicans, just like you can't speak for most democrats.
     

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