DISPATCHES: We’re all complicit
Sexual intolerance helped lead R.U. student to suicide
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 6:37 PM EDT
By Hank Kalet, Managing Editor
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Our unwillingness to grant LGBTs full rights is a societal/cultural admission that we think of them as less worthy than the rest of us. It allows the stigma to remain in place and allows the hate to continue to flow.
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Modern day Liberals, as opposed to the Classical Liberals of history, suffer from a language difficulty. Either deliberate or unintentional. The “Our unwillingness … to grant … rights” is a construction that is flawed.
We don’t “grant” rights. “We hold these truths as self-evident. That all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”. Rights are unalienable. It’s only when the Gooferment comes with their guns that the problems begin.
Why is the Gooferment involved in the “granting of rights”? Or the definition of “marriage”? Or encouraging “We, The People” to fight each other in the area that the Gooferment defines?
“Marriage” was originally a matter for a civil society to “consecrate” in its Churches. Secular Progressives could not permit that to continue because their values were in conflict. They “knew”, because of their elite status and education, what was good for everyone — Socialism of some flavor or another. Churches, Families, and Fraternal Organizations stood in the way. They gained control of the levers of Gooferment with its monopoly on using force and were i the “driver’s seat”. Can’t make an omelet without breaking a few legs. They used Gooferment to give “benefits” to marriage and thus began the war on that civil institution.
Personally, I am pro-choice on everything. I want a Voluntarist society.
“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
Personally, I think the whole LGBT is a dead end branch for the propagation of the species. But, since I want to be left alone with respect to my personal life, I am more than happy to ignore everyone else’s choices. As a little L libertarian, I think that “marriage”, its Gooferment benefits that accompany it, and “Gooferment Skrules” — all shouldn’t exist.
That would very quickly end the debate.
And, by the way, anyone beating up anyone should be forced to make restitution regardless of why they were doing the beating.
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