The following is an excerpt from an email I received today from the Human Rights Campaign. You can see from the text that President Bush continues his campaign of hate and abuse of his federal powers. Caving into the demands of right wing extremists, he is planning a news conference to throw his support to the Federal Marriage amendment.
It’s amazing how he grasps for any support with the lowest approval rating of any President. This only shows his lack of understanding of democracy and the founding governing documents of this country. I feel this type of press conference and support will only damage himself in the country’s and world’s eyes. I urge you to Call the White House on the phone number below.
After weeks of silence on the issue, it was announced today that President Bush has decided to bow to the demands from right-wing extremist groups and hold a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House to reiterate his support of the Federal Marriage Amendment. Fred Barnes reported in the conservative Weekly Standard, in newsstand today, that the Rose Garden press conference is scheduled for Monday, June 5th, a day before the Senate is expected to vote on the Constitutional amendment.
Before President Bush announces his renewed support for the FMA, call the White House and let him know that discrimination has no place in the U.S. Constitution. You can reach the White House comment line at (202) 456-1111.The American people can now officially feel confident that their priorities are not what this President or this Congress are concerned about. Unfortunately, we have leadership in Washington that cares more about writing discrimination into our Constitution than they do about solving the problems of real Americans.