There are times that a person wishes they had a credit card. This is one of them. Finally, the delight of pure cane sugar cola and the excitement of politics (one of my raisons d'être) have joined forces to create: Campaign Cola! Jones Soda has entered the 2008 presidential contest with four special flavors: Ron Paul Revolution Cola, Pure McCain Cola, Capital Hillary Cola, and Yes We Can Cola. Oh, if only I had the $14.99 for a six pack or $23.99 for a twelve pack of their [absurdly overpriced] soda, I could be drinking a soda with genuine cane sugar (however big a fan I am of high fructose corn syrup) and Ron Paul's mug on the side. To be sure, however, I remain content with enjoying a mug of ordinary Earl Grey tea.
Luckily, there is more one can do for the November election than buy a six pack. While I admittedly should be more involved in the effort to repeal the Massachusetts state income tax, I have been thoroughly engrossed with the fight in California over the marriage initiative. Interestingly, a recent poll reported that 54% of Californians support Proposition 8- and this is from the state that rejected Proposition 6 in 1978, emboldening the liberals who wish to redefine the immutable definition of marriage, and turn a perversion into an acceptable behavior.
This election is possibly even more important than the presidential election. A defeat would mean, aside from another nail in the coffin of marriage (or perhaps another thorn in the brow of Jesus Christ), a subsequent loss of freedom for the Church. Massachusetts has recognized sodomite unions since 2004, and only two years later Catholic Charities was forced out of the adoption business for refusing to turn over their children to same sex couples living in sin. Wherever gay "marriage" goes, a loss of freedoms follows. Fortunately, earlier this year, the National Organization for Marriage was founded specifically to combat the homosexual "marriage" movement. I have the link to their California project on their sidebar. Unlike many pro-family organizations, NOM is run by Catholics; their president is Catholic Maggie Gallagher, and one of their most vocal and involved supporters is Auxiliary Bishop Cordileone of San Diego. They were also given a sizable startup donation by the Knights of Columbus. We Catholics have been at the forefront of the pro-life movement since its inception; it's about time we formalize our leadership role in the fight for traditional marriage. Also, I am pleased to say my personal experience with NOM California has been enjoyable. After I sent them just a small donation, they sent me a thank you letter- on 25% cotton paper, and with a real signature at the bottom- and a folder of articles and and a CD concerning the fight for marriage. I just hope they spend don't spend too much sending their donors nice packets and focus on encouraging Californians to vote correctly on Proposition 8.
However much I will enjoy voting against John Kerry and to instantly shrink the amount of money managed by the corrupt one-party dictatorship on Beacon Hill by 40%, I am sincerely jealous- for the first and probably last time- of Californians, who at least get to vote on the gay "marriage" imposed by the activist state supreme court.