We sometimes forget - as we are confronted with senseless riots, a pandemic that alters our way of life, the phenomenon of homelessness, the imposition of racial hysteria, and now with the challenge of rebuilding our economy - that we are Americans. Throughout my life, I have
seen my country meet seemingly overwhelming challenges and turn them back. The factor which has sustained us is our dedication to our ideals. This was never more in evidence than when Lincoln rose to the challenge of giving freedom to some to whom freedom had been denied.
At Gettysburg, he reminded his fellow Americans, and posterity, that “we are a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” That reminder is just as appropriate in our time as it was when Lincoln addressed the nation at Gettysburg
Although obviously not of the magnitude of the challenge that confronted Lincoln, Prop 16 presents a challenge to us. Equality is on the line! No words can mask that reality. If you vote for Prop 16, you woud be voting to restrict our right to equal treatment. And history will
confirm the connection between equality and liberty. I therefore urge my fellow Californians to reflect on this moment, while there is still time for us to affect the course of our nation. We simply MUST convince our fellow Californians to not damage the future of our children
and our beloved state by empowering every government entity to discriminate against all of us on the basis of our skin color, race, sex, ethnic background or where our ancestors were born. Let us not allow this to happen!!!

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