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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

An Open Letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

Dear Governor Brewer,

I sincerely hope all is well with you and your family. I am writing this letter with regards to the religious freedom legislation which you are presently reviewing. Before I get to that, though, I would like to first say that I commend your previous actions regarding gun rights and gays, and also your attempts at stemming our illegal immigration problem. I would also like to give you much deserved credit for, back in 2008 when you were SoS, a smoothly and efficiently run Secretary of State's website(more than I can say for the ObamaCare website). I remember paying attention to AZ Congressional Primary elections back in 2008 and finding it to be one of the best run SoS sites I'd ever been to. But I digress.

The bill which is before you right now, as you well know, would allow businesses to deny services to gay people in accordance with their Christian faith and personal beliefs. I am imploring you to sign this bill. This is a basic matter of religious freedom. Religious freedom is the reason the Pilgrims escaped the tyranny of James I's Church of England and came to America and established the first settlements in Jamestown, VA, and Plymouth, MA, in the early 1600s. Religious freedom is also some of the reason why we broke away from the English government of King George III and formed the Thirteen Colonies, which later evolved into what we now know as the United States of America.
We as a nation are wholly founded upon the precept of religious freedom. We are not a nation founded upon the principles of a Constitution(the law of man). Rather, we are a nation founded upon the principles of the Bible(the Word of God). In recent decades, though, our nation's fabric has come under attack from the gay rights crowd and their politically correct neanderthal brothers-in-arms. Gay people so selfish that they cannot see past laying and being laid. While they’re freely taking it in the mouth, your state will almost certainly take it in the rear if this law is vetoed. In addition to being an abomination in the eyes of God, telling businesses that they cannot do in accordance with their Christian faith what they wish to do does not a friendly business environment create. Jobs will flee to a state like Texas or Alabama if this law is vetoed. I am sure that's not what you want for the future of your state.

I'd also like to tackle this from a political perspective. Your party, the Republican Party, is seen today as neither standing for something nor offering a viable solution to our nation's problems. Your party is, at present, acting like the party who nominated Bob Dole and Mitt Romney, and not the party who elected Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. It is time for the party to actually stand for something. In signing this bill into law, you are showing those disaffected Americans that there is a party who actually stands for what it purports to believe in. People hunger for honesty in politics, even people who would otherwise disagree vehemantly with the positions you're taking. How else do you think Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan won a significant share of otherwise Democratic voters? They actually stood for something. If you truly care about the electoral prospects of your party, the Republican Party, then it's future must begin in Arizona. You must sign this bill into law.

Concluding my letter, I hope you will take all of my points into consideration, weigh the pros and cons, and come to the right conclusion. I believe that what I am asking is the right thing to do, but it is you who must decide. Do you want a future rife with opportunity or do you want a future full of job losses and a stalled, stagnant statewide economy? That is the question.

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