Here's the Horse Sense: Equality is not achieved by control, but by freedom. Anything less spells doom for America.
When Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned this past week from the company he co-founded, it was because of a donation he made in 2008 to the California Proposition 8 ballot initiative struggle. That proposition was to protect traditional marriage. The left called Eich’s donation a support of hatred, anti-equality and anti-gay. Once it was revealed that he’d made this donation all those years ago the pressure rose and he resigned. (Although it certainly appears that he was forced out. Resigned is usually just a way for someone to save face.)
If you do not allow disagreement, then you do not allow freedom.
Many on the left these days are basking in the glow of their current victories supporting gay marriage for the 2-3% who are gay in America. They are doing so by demanding that any of the 97-98% of remaining Americans who may disagree be shut up and shut down.
It's a two-way street, but the left doesn't believe in that. In fact, in 2008 when Mr. Eich donated to support California's Proposition 8 both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were campaigning with platforms that embraced traditional marriage and rejected gay marriage. Hillary's own husband signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law during his administration. But no one on the left is demanding that the president resign or that Hillary be disallowed to run for office again because they had the SAME VIEW as Eich at the SAME TIME.
They try to sell the idea that if they control the freedoms of those they deem to be bad people, then you will be really free. The fact is that freedom only comes in a society where people can express what they believe, no matter how crazy those beliefs may be.
Only a constitutional republic can protect people’s freedoms and assure true tolerance and equality in society. You don’t achieve tolerance by shutting people up. You don't achieve equality by disallowing freedom of thought. You don’t achieve freedom by taking freedom away.
2.) The outcome of the upcoming midterm elections this fall is the other shoe dangling and waiting to drop. If the grassroots of America doesn’t sweep many of the politicians in Washington out of office and replace them with true conservative servants of the people, then our chances are over.
Right now Congress does not do their constitutionally designed job of holding the Executive Branch accountable. Unless that changes immediately it won’t matter what happens in the 2016 presidential election. 2014 is the pivotal year for America’s chance at survival. What are you doing about it?