And that is a really good question. But first, let us highlight a few words.I'm wondering why someone who is so invested in the pro-diversity, feminist, LBGT rights, blah, blah, culture is in ANY way associated with patriot/liberty blogging.
I'm wondering why someone who is so invested in the pro-diversity, feminist, LBGT rights, blah, blah, culture is in ANY way associated with patriot/liberty blogging.And once we take out the extraneous labels, Chuck answers his own question with this statement.
Someone who is invested in rights is associated with liberty.The crux of the matter is that I just don't care about my own rights and liberty. I care about yours, and the people you are free to despise, belittle, or marginalize as well. Thomas Jefferson preferred the troubles of too much liberty than those troubles attendant to too little liberty. Benjamin Franklin wisely noted to some of the most cantankerous men of his age that "Gentlemen, if we don't hang together, we shall surely hang separately." The Founding Fathers allowed the racism of slavery to continue, and it wasn't a century before we fought the American Revolution, round Two, and liberty lost. Had our founding fathers stood true to the idea of liberty, and "all men are created equal, with inalienable rights" we might have a different President in the White House right now. Maybe someone more like Alan West, Condaleeza Rice, or Herman Cain.
I am a libertarian, which means fiscally conservative and socially permissive. Liberty means that people get to do things that you don't approve of, no matter how much you believe that it is "degrading to the culture" or "weakening our society."
If our society is so fragile that it is threatened by two men kissing in public, then how can we call ourselves any better than the Wahaabists? You know what changed me from a "Conservative" with "Conservative Christian Values"? Seeing what a theocracy really looks like with my own eyes. And it does not look like Liberty. It does not look like freedom. It looked like petty and cruel men gathering power for themselves and forcing their own version of morality on people who did not want or desire to be ruled.