Yes it is a problem..any elected state rep or senator can write a law, but the problem I think is we don't have enough senators and reps with the testicular fortitude to pass it through the committee process and into the chambers for a vote...... We need more Republicans in both chambers and we don't have it.
What we need is a movement of ordinary folks calling their Reps and Senators pushing them to realize this ain't going to happen in AR! Children need a mom and a dad (of the opposite sex)! It going to fall back on us the citizens to make them feel the heat! Support your local county Republican Party! Join it, work it, know who your elected officals are and make sure they KNOW you and your VALUES or we will lose this one.
posted on 12/31/2004 3:33:32 PM PST
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We need more Republicans in both chambers and we don't have it.
Actually, as a result of reactionary screeching not based upon logic or reason, there's a push in the Arkansas state legislature to rewrite the law to give DHS the authority "regulate morality" in addition to their other duties and it does have bipartisan support from legislators who could care less about reality and who wish to ignore the fact that there is no evidence whatsoever that the now overturned restriction in any way "protected children".
Children need a mom and a dad (of the opposite sex)!
So would you support restricting foster children exclusively to households with married couples? I understand that the now overturned restriction originally started with a plan to prevent children from being taken into foster homes by single adults of any sexual orientation, but that much got scrapped.
posted on 12/31/2004 3:48:18 PM PST
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I think we do have enough to get it passed once someone confronts them with it. Even Democrats will vote for it once the choice is before them. Sen. Holt has shown that if you stick to your guns on the right issues, you can take a tremendous, vicious, and personal wave of assaults from the print media and still come out highly popular. The other, more timid, legislators were watching.
posted on 12/31/2004 4:45:54 PM PST
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