Lately there has been much said regarding equality and equal rights. The irony behind the arguments is those crying the loudest for equality in fact do not desire equality at all, they desire preferential treatment under the law.
As I have watched this debate continue on I am flabbergasted with the hypocrisy of those screaming the loudest.
- The LGBT movement wants equal marriage rights under the law while denying others the right to exercise their personal religious beliefs that oppose such unions. Business owners are being forced do perform services that are contrary to their own beliefs against gay marriage. We trample on one set of beliefs in favor of another persons, this is being driven by those very individuals using the equal rights banner as their mantra.
- The pro choice movement is nothing about choice, it is about murder. Pro choice has nothing to do with civil liberties as they deny those very same rights to the child whose life they destroy. The pro choice movement are also typically the ones who will use science to cry global warming yet deny the science regarding a human fetus. This group also claims pro choice while eliminating a fathers right to choose.
- The gun control group screams that for the safety of all they want to eliminate guns in our communities citing examples of gun violence conducted by criminals who already are under gun restrictions, yet refuse to recognize the plethora of examples of reduced crime and lives saved as a result of gun ownership.
- Those who support redistribution of wealth and the welfare state to aid many who cannot or will not support themselves wish to deny the rights of those who work hard to excel and achieve.
The equal rights groups do not desire equal rights, they desire the right to control others and in effect create mass inequalities.
I believe that all individuals should be treated with respect, dignity and love. I believe that charity that is forced is not charity but a tax. I believe that an individuals right to happiness should be preserved but should not step upon another’s rights to their own beliefs. I believe all should be served equally by the government and that the government should never coerce another to violate their own personal beliefs in doing so.
For equality to ever exist in our society, all persons rights and beliefs must be protected, not just those claiming equal rights.
Fascism has come to America. The degradation of true tolerance and equality in the United States have taken us down a path where the freedoms of all Americans are being trampled. The extreme intolerance of the far left have transformed them into the very group they originally despised and fought against as they have attempted to eradicate from our society the very equality and tolerance they claim to fight for and defend. The lefts intolerance of the viewpoints of anyone who disagree with their view of the world and how it should be will erode all the progress any of us have made in true acceptance and tolerance of others. The cry of tolerance and equality from the far left have nothing to do with either, for they neither tolerate those who disagree with them nor allow for equal treatment of anyone who disagrees.
The recent suspension of Phil Robertson for his personal opinion and belief regarding homosexuality is the prime example of this intolerance. Phil Robertson made a personal statement as to his own personal beliefs that drew ire from the far left, yet it is the far left who is showing the intolerance here. Society is expected to accept those who stand in support of the LGBT movement and allow them the ability to freely express their own opinons, yet they are trying to deny this same right of those who believe differently. This is fascism plain and simple. Do not fool yourselfs for it is a dangerous path we walk when we deny anyone the ability to agree or disagree with anothers opinion.
We experienced a similar scenario with that of Chic Fil A’s Dan Cathy’s personal comments regarding the same issue. Again, the far left immediately trounced demanding an apology and retraction. They wanted an apology for anyone having a different opinion than that of their own. This is neither tolerant nor equal, for when has the left ever been asked to apologize for their opinion on anything? nor should they need to!
Throughout our history, Americans have disagreed on many things and many outspoken voices have brought us at times closer to acceptance and tolerance of others. While many have disagreed, they have been given a voice to express that disagreement. The reprisal against anyone who thinks, believes, or speaks from differences of opinion will never bolster the oppositions argument. It will however destroy the freedoms of us all. We are walking a dangersously thin line when the intolerance on either side tramples on the right of others to believe differently.