Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Rally Day at Iowa State Capitol
Re-Rally Time: The Family Leader holds another rally to oppose same-sex marriage at the Iowa State Capitol today. One Iowa, the same-sex rights group, holds another rally at the Iowa State Capitol today to support same-sex marriage. Moveon.org holds another rally at the Iowa State Capitol today to support union rights. Do you notice a pattern here? I'm not sure how many rallies from each of these organizations we have covered in the past few months. But their messages are usually the same. And so far, the outcome seems the same. The Republican-dominated house passed a bill to let Iowans vote on a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages. But the Democratic-controlled senate pledges to let the bill die. The Republican-dominated house also passed a bill that would take away some bargaining power from state employee unions. But the Democratic-controlled senate pledges to let that idea die, too. So what is the point of all these rallies when nothing changes? Waste of every one's time or is it worth it to let passionate people continue to show their passion in the hopes pressure can change other people's minds?