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Impeach Arkansas Judge Who Betrayed Marriage!

 

National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

Marriage needs your urgent action!

Please contact Governor Mike Beebe and your State Representative and Senator today and urge them to call for a special session of the Arkansas legislature in order to impeach Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza. Simply follow this link to send the message.

Late last Friday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza issued an outrageous ruling invalidating the Arkansas marriage amendment that defines marriage as one man, one woman and substituted his personal opinions for those of the people of Arkansas and their elected officials.

As former Governor Mike Huckabee has said, Piazza apparently sees himself as some sort of "super-legislator" who can decide important matters by judicial decree. We say it's time to hold Judge Piazza accountable — by impeaching him.

Please contact Governor Mike Beebe and your State Representative and Senator today and urge them to call for a special session of the Arkansas legislature in order to impeach Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza.

We agree with former Governor Huckabee that Judge Piazza has decided that he is "singularly more powerful than the 135 elected legislators of the state, the elected Governor, and 75 percent of the voters of the state. Apparently he mistook his black robe for a cape and declared himself to be 'SUPER LAWMAKER.'"

We cannot allow a rogue judge to take the law into his own hands and decide that marriage — an institution designed by God that has served society well since long before Arkansas was a state — should suddenly be reinvented. The people of Arkansas are perfectly able to decide this issue for themselves, and they did so a decade ago when over 75 percent of voters put the definition of marriage into the state constitution. If someone thinks that Arkansans want same-sex 'marriage' then let them put the issue on the ballot for the people to decide.

Let's send a message that enough is enough. Piazza, an activist judge if there ever was one, probably thinks that he's beyond the reach of voters because nobody filed to run against him for reelection and it's too late for someone to do so now. But no man is above the law and it's up to Governor Mike Beebe to call a special legislative session so that lawmakers can impeach Piazza and remove him from office.

Please send a message to the Governor and your legislators right now urging them to take this action. Arkansas voters deserve justices who will respect the will of the people and not single-handedly impose their opinions on the entire state.

Tell the Governor and your elected officials that you expect that the voice of the people of Arkansas be respected and upheld in the issue of marriage and all matters.

Faithfully,

Brian S. Brown

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