Anyone along the Wasatch Front who lives north of SLC must, by default, despise Rocky Anderson (the previous mayor of SLC), if only for his stance against the Legacy Parkway (a newly completed divided highway through Davis County). At least for me and my house, we are as anti-Rocky as can be, feeling as if he were trampling on our rights, our way of life, and despising us simply because of the choices we have made to live where we live and the audacity of us still desiring to conduct business, attend cultural events, and to shop in the capital city center of the state while residing north of his beloved city. The ills and horrific consequences of building such a highway were legally protested and he and his organized group were successful in delaying construction for nearly a decade, at the tax payers expense of gazillions of dollars, all for the sake of fighting against moral and noble issues such as urban sprawl, destruction of "wetlands", and mandating a public to be coerced into using mass transit for the overall benefit of society as a whole.
In the end, we got our highway, wetlands were mitigated, traffic issues have been greatly diminished, and the quality of life for all citizens has improved. In the end, coercion does not work, no matter how "noble" or "moral" the cause.
In a certain way, though I'm not clever enough to articulate it properly, isn't there a lesson to be learned on legislating coercion on same-sex marriage, even if it is such a "noble" or "moral" cause? Will we find that after a tremendous amount of tax-payer expense, legal costs, and delays, that the common will and good of the people will prevail for ALL in the end?
That said, I found it ironic that in reading the paper regarding the recent protest at Temple Square last week:
"Let us all call for greater love, better understanding, dignity and respect toward all — regardless of race, regardless of faith or lack of faith, and regardless of sexual orientation." -- Rocky Anderson
... that I found myself agreeing with Rocky on this issue. Heaven forbid!
Too bad he wasn't for greater love, better understanding, dignity and respect toward all when we were battling the social ills, marital stress and child anxiety caused by Davis County congestion.