Many in the country are waiting patiently to see whether Arizona Governor Jan Brewer veto's the recently passed bill that would allow businesses in Arizona to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
NBC News even claims that the Governor's political adviser Chuck Coughlin states that this bill was not part of the agenda, and that the Governor "doesn't want to take any actions that could jeopardize the economic momentum we've seen here in Arizona."
Regardless though, the fact is that Arizona has some messed up legislatures at their Capital, and it is up to the people of Arizona to do something about it.
Over the past several days, I have heard several people on the news and online state that the rest of the Country should not think the legislatures of Arizona speak for its citizens.
I completely see what they are saying. Not everything our elected officials do represent what we want them to do; however, it is our duty at the next election to get rid of those officials.
So, to all those people who live in Arizona and oppose this hateful type of politics, it is your turn to stand up for what you believe in. Volunteer for a political campaign, work a phone bank, pass out fliers, help get out the vote come election time, and/or anything else that makes a difference. Become part of the solution, not part of the problem.
If you do not nothing, then you are the problem in Arizona. If these same officials get voted back in, then Arizona really is as hateful as the world thinks it is now.
Please do something to stop the hatefulness before it overtakes your state and becomes your permanent reputation.
In closing, the same goes to everyone in Georgia who is thinking about passing the same kind of bill.
Type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button to keep up with my blog.. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.