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Republican Candidate Bob Vander Plaats Wants To Be King Of Iowa

April 14, 2009

There is a stench to this story, as it shows the depth of power-grabbing that Republicans crave, along with their desired abuse of government for the worst purpose possible.

At the rain-drenched rally, Republican candidate for governor Bob Vander Plaats demanded Culver immediately intervene rather than wait as gay-marriage opponents work to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot. The earliest voters could see the issue would be in 2012, and that seems unlikely given opposition by Democratic leaders in the Legislature.

“I don’t want to wait two years,” said Vander Plaats. “I want this governor to issue an executive order that says there will be a stay on all same-sex marriages until the people of Iowa have the right to vote. If I were governor today, I would issue that executive order immediately.”

Culver spokesman Phil Roeder dismissed Vander Plaats’ statement.

“Governors in Iowa do not have the ability to prevent or overturn a decision of the Supreme Court through an executive order,” said Roeder. “It’s disappointing that some people, especially politicians, would try to mislead the public into thinking that governors do have such power.”

  1. jerry permalink
    April 18, 2009 9:54 AM

    No….Julie, you are not right….How in the world would you expect any minority to sustain their constitutional rights if they subjected them to a vote by a hostile majority? No minority would ever get their constitutional rights…as per blacks in the South until the courts intervened….as per women in their civil rights fights……as per nonbelievers and non Christians in their resisting 2000 year old Biblical inspired laws and keeping them out of our constitution………Jerry

  2. April 16, 2009 1:30 PM

    No, it is not your right to vote on someone else’s civils rights. Who is to say you should have all those rights that you enjoy?

    Get my drift?

    Wouldn’t it be great if Alabama could have voted by majority rule over inter-racial marriage?

    Maybe someone thinks Catholics and non-Catholics should not marry. Should they be able to stop such marriages?

    Get my drift?

  3. Julie permalink
    April 16, 2009 11:13 AM

    He didn’t say he would personally overturn the court’s desicion. He wants to give us the right to vote before they try to change the law. Is that not our right?

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