I signed up today to work the polls for early voting tomorrow, Friday, May 4th, in Hillsborough. I will work at a phone bank on May 6. I may work the polls on May 8th.
This is crunch time.
I'm amazed at how swept up I am in the work, but this work is personal and familial.
Friends from the West have written about the "cracker" state of North Carolina. The youtube clip of the wife of one of the co-sponsors that put this Amendment on the ballot, promoting the idea that passage of this Amendment will help Caucasians pro-create did not help those for the Amendment. Nor did the ravings of the Rev. Sean Harris of Fayettevill, NC (Berean Baptist Church), promoting beating our children into heterosexuality.
The simple question, as I would ask in my Ethics class re: the right moral choice, is based on consequentialism: will passage of this Amendment bring the greatest good for the greater number of people?
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