I celebrated the end of “marriage inequality.” I love it that my Uncle can marry the man whom he loves and has loved for 40 plus years.
I did not celebrate the fact that “marriage equality” furthered the State’s legitimacy in interfering in the personal lives of Citizens.
There should be no need for marriage equality because the State should have no say in who can or will or cannot or will not enter into a marriage contract.
Why is there such a backlash against Homosexuality in America right now?
Instead of celebrating the above victory, the Left used it to attack folks whose beliefs differed from theirs. Religion, though an idiocy in my opinion, is still strong in America.
Telling a person who owns a bakery or a pizzeria that they must cater a “Gay Wedding” is wrong. A person in America is free to exercise their religion. That is as it should be.
No one has a right to force contract or association. No one has a right to tell me that my beliefs are wrong.
I believe that Christianity and Islam are great evils. I believe that Homosexuality whether it be genetic, learned or choice is no one’s business except the consensual individuals involved in the relationship.
As soon as the Left started attacking individuals and businesses who did not wish to contract or associate with Homosexuals or Homosexuals enterprise, I knew that a backlash would result. Why the Left didn’t see it is beyond me. It’s as if they are stupid.
If one approaches a wedding planner or a bakery and request that they cater a Same Sex Wedding and they tell you that this is against their beliefs, we should accept that answer. We should not force them to cater that wedding or tax or fine them.
Move on to someone who wants your business.
Targeting these people for action in the court did nothing but create this exact backlash.
This is but one example.
Safe Spaces is another example of a phenomenon that has created a backlash. White blaming is another phenomenon that has created ill will across this nation. Pretending that every evil perpetrated across the ages is the fault of White people living today has angered a huge swath of Americans.
You can’t alienate a majority of a population and expect them to love, cherish and respect you.
Yes, I know. That same majority has behaved atrociously over the past 200 plus years. However, the people alive today aren’t responsible for Jim Crow or the mistreatment of Homosexuals in the 60s or 80s. Those people are dying off. Angering the next generations by blaming them for the sins of their fathers is not the correct path.
Forcing contract and association is not the correct path.
Over the past decade, White people in general and straight White males specifically have been told that they are evil. That they are responsible for all of the ills of the world. Most of them aren’t even truly aware of all of the evils in the world. Now, they’re looking around and you’ve made them the enemy. Many might decide to grant you that wish. If you want them as an enemy, they will be your enemy.
I’m one of the most open minded fuckers on the planet. I hate religion. Yet, I have friends of many religions. I’m straight and I have many friends who are not. I don’t believe in marriage but believe that if you want to be married, you should be able to do so. Misguided though it is. I believe abortion is murder. Straight up murder. Yet, I believe that this is not my choice to make and that you are responsible for your actions and your choices. I would not want to be a part of an abortion and would never again talk to a woman who aborted a baby conceived with me. Yet, I would not want abortion to be banned because I know people are weak and ignorant. Banning abortion would only cause needless deaths, suffering and pain.
I support Liberty above all.
Trump is a mistake. Hillary would have been a mistake of equal, if not greater, proportion.
Trump is an unknown right now. I don’t think he will attack social freedoms. I might be incorrect. I thought Obama would be more proactive in protecting or expanding social freedoms. I was wrong. He was lackluster at best in doing so.
Trump will not have the power to remake America in his image. If he doesn’t appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton, Pay for Play and CGI, he will lose much of his support immediately.
Two years from now, he will lose some of the Congressional Majority. It is almost a certainty.
Unfortunately, Democrats were arrogant over these past 8 years. Instead of progress, they chose hubris and vindictiveness. Instead of trying to reach consensus, they preached and told their “enemies” to suck it up because they had won.
I said it four years ago. Beware. The precedents of Presidents always come back to haunt the ordinary American.
Democrats vilified Bush for his wars and worshiped Obama for his wars.
Democrats have been arrogant. They have reaped the whirlwind. They have earned what may come.
Hillary was the most arrogant, self aggrandizing candidate to ever run for the American Presidency. For her, this election was about what she felt she deserved. She enlisted the worst of the Neo-Con warmongers (whom the Democrats once labeled Chickenhawks) and the greediest of the Corporate Banking Institutions (against whom #OccupyWallStreet once railed impotently) and thought to outright purchase the Office of POTUS.
In that failure of Hillary Clinton, America won. The World won. Hillary would have been a disaster as President. At the very least, she would have continued and expanded the Bush/Obama wars. At worst, she would have disastrously clashed with Putin and started the world down the road to the conflagration that would, decades later, have been called World War III – the war that ended humanity.
Instead of Hillary, we elected Donald Trump. We know a few things about Trump.
1. He is a business man. No matter how much you hate him, he has been successful. Even if it was snake oil, he successfully sold it. People bought it. He earned Billions from it.
2. He is a former Democrat who ran as a Republican because “they’ll believe anything.”
3. He is, despite the Leftist propaganda, a Social Progressive.
4. He wasn’t called a racist for the first 60 plus years of his life.
5. He only became a racist when the Democrats needed to make him seem so.
6. He makes crazy and, sometimes, stupid claims and statements.
7. He has surrounded himself with insiders whilst running as an outsider.
8. He has very little foreign policy experience. The people that surround him have foreign policy experience.
9. He will still bring to the White House a good deal of fresh perspective. We need that.
10. He is not as evil as the 20,000 people how “protesting” his election (who are on the payroll of George Soros).
We do not know exactly what Trump will be. We can only guess at this time. We can look at his past. The whole of his past rather than the selected soundbytes and photos leveraged against him during the campaign.
Time will tell if Trump is a mistake. Regardless, he’s not going anywhere for four years unless he is assassinated by some Liberal Looney.
No matter what happens over the next four years, it will be better than the wreckage that will have been left in the wake of the Queen of Chaos. America won because Hillary lost.