What I wrote:
And I meant it, by golly. You should all sign the petition. Do it HERE.As an American citizen, I believe that the true power of a state should be with its people and not with an elite ruling class. Those we elect are chosen by us to represent our needs; we do note vote them in to form an oligarchy government wherein our needs and views aren't heard and NEVER respected.Furthermore, I am personally and morally offended by the use of racial language in Alabama's constitution. Like most Alabamians, I have African American ancestry, despite my outward appearance. And I'm proud of that heritage. That racist language makes me feel less than; what do you think it does to those who are obviously African American? Those whose ethnicity is more obvious than mine?A large percentage of our great state is referred to as LESS THAN in our own constitution. It's time to show the world that, whatever Alabama's past, we are now a state of ONE, where race has no dictation in law, where it isn't categorized and used to label people in an offensive and archaic system.To be blunt: the racist language in our Constitution makes us look ignorant and backward. The real Alabama isn't like that. At least not the Alabama I was raised in, an Alabama where I didn't even know about racism until I learned about the Civil Right's movement in elementary school. THAT'S the Alabama I know; that's the Alabama the world should know.If the language is not reformed, it'll just reinforce the concept that we are a state of ignorant rednecks. And I, for one, cannot accept that as our collective legacy. The question is: Can you?