Wednesday, June 15, 2011


As the applause slowly died away, Juanita said, "I came to here tonight for three reasons. First, I'm here to show you a good time. Are you having a good time?" The response was loud and long.

"Second, I'm here to celebrate with you one of the most beautiful concepts ever to grace our free country: the virtue of tolerance." Another strong wave of applause swept over the audience. "Tolerance reminds us that every lifestyle, every belief, and every worldview held by every citizen of our great land is of equal value. Tolerance is what America's founding fathers—and mothers—had in mind when they stepped ashore here. Tolerance is the freedom we offer one another to be what we want to be, do what we want to do, and worship who we want to worship. Tolerance is what Jesus had in mind when he said, 'Judge not that you be not judged.' Tolerance, when allowed to flourish, puts an end to hatred, bigotry, and strife. And isn't that what we want for ourselves and our children in North California?" Another mountain of applause rose and fell.

Third, I'm here to warn you that not everyone running for governor of our great state believes in the beauty of tolerance."

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