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Five Social Issues On November Ballots

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In addition to choosing a president and members of Congress, voters in several states will weigh in on high-profile social issues on Nov. 6. Here are some of the key voter initiatives on ballots:

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Jason S (50)
Friday August 17, 2012, 7:12 pm

Elle B (84)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:44 pm
Thank-you for posting Cal.

Ellen m (215)
Friday August 17, 2012, 10:09 pm
WA. has #3 on the books already, and #1 and 5 are hopefully in the bag.
I would love to see every state abolish the death Penalty...special Kudos here to Oregon's Governor Kitzhaber for
his admirable stand on this..

As to #4...let 'em try!
I never seem to get tired of saying how much in love i am with my state...don't hate :-)

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 5:08 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:37 am
Noted and Thanx so much for posting Cal :-)

pam w (139)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 9:59 am
Interesting. Hoping for the best.

Leslie w (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:14 am
Maybe, just maybe we can accomplish these and more...thanks for posting.

JL A (281)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 11:42 am
very important issues to watch for with Nov. thanks Cal

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 1:14 pm

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:04 pm
Thanks again Cal.

Sandra Penna (135)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 4:49 am
noted, thanks.

Debbie Lee (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 3:08 pm
Noted and thanks

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 3:17 pm
"There is much attention being paid to four of these five initiatives. One is irrelevant. Hint: it is from the right"

This is from the Comments section of this article.

"Craig Hill (justme2050) wrote:
Let's put any distaste for the health care mandate to bed. Please sign the following pledge (Grover would be proud) and carry it with you at all times:

1) I agree to be 100% responsible for any and all of my present and future medical treatment.

2) I agree to revoke any interest in EMTALA as I believe in personal responsibility. I do not believe that others should be required to pay for my healthcare, nor do I believe those that have chosen to purchase health insurance should have to pay higher premiums because I am unable to pay for my own health care.

3) In exchange for a waiver from the requirement that I carry medical insurance according to ACA, I agree that I will be refused medical treatment, regardless of the cause or need, if I am unable to pay for services at the time they are incurred.

4) If in a coma or unable to respond to emergency responders at the scene of an accident, the following bank information may be accessed to instantly withdraw the funds necessary to pay for my treatment. If I do not have the required amount to pay for the treatment, I agree that I am to be left unattended, and let nature take its course."
Ha! pretty good. BMT

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 3:29 pm
1] Same-sex Marriage; 2] Abolish death penalty 3] Assisted suicide 4] Repeal "Obamacare" 5] Legalize Marijuana.

Of course, these are in just a FEW States -- so, ya hafta read the article!
Same-sex Marriage Initiatives are in Washington {my State}, Maryland and Maine. Likely to PASS, also! A real TURNAROUND for Civil Rights, finally!!!!!
Not that Civil Rights are an issue that should EVER be decided by popular VOTE -- they are supposed to be GUARANTEED by the Constitution!
But, since the Right-wing Religious, Catholic, Mormon and Evangelical bigots have CHOSEN this arena -- they will finally at the end, be DEFEATED HERE, too!
{There is absolutely NO REASON to vote against Same-sex Marriage, that is NOT basically a "reason" originating in RELIGIOUS belief. There is NO "rational", scientific, or "natural" argument, or argument from pure Reason, that can possibly be made against Same-sex Marriage. An argument against, is ONLY a matter of pure SUPERSTITION, and nothing else. This is as stark black-and-white as it can be.}

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Monday August 20, 2012, 2:16 am
A mixed bag of goodies.
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