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Doing the Right Thing

On Thursday the Huffington Post posted “Republican NY State Senator Roy McDonald’s Awesome Defense Of Gay Marriage”

Did you see it?

The quote that captured many peoples attention was brilliant, whether you agree with his views of gay marriage or not.

“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing,” McDonald, 64, told reporters.

“You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing.”

“I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”

Wow, courage, candor, common sense and the conviction “to do the right thing.” Pretty damn refreshing.

It would be nice to see the Members of Congress in our nation’s Capitol start doing the right thing for the country. I think we need to start asking them what is more important, the party, their job or the country.

What do you think?

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