The right-wing side of the current arguments now happening between Republicans and Democrats on the subject of such already-decided issues as Roe v. Wade and other related topics surrounding "the family," including not only a woman's right to choose, but the new hot-button topic of whether or not "gays" should be allowed to adopt children are flawed from the inside-out!
The Republican right-wingers want us to go back to the dark ages and the bad old days, when women and children were thought of as property, and the fathers, husbands and society at large (meaning male persons in a position of authority) could order them around as they saw fit. The typical Republican view of what they so ironically refer to as "the family," or "family values" centers around only their own selfish interests and desires. They do not respect women, but regard them only as breeding machines and housecleaners. I would not be at all surprised if their next move was to try to overturn women's right to vote!
The problem with their so-called "family-centered" arguments about fertility, childbearing, abortion, gays and gay rights, is that these ideas are based solely upon thier own personal religious beliefs.
Excuse me, but according to the Constitution, we do have freedom of religion in this country! By extension, that also includes freedom from religion for anyone who may feel no need to subscribe to any church. Just like the rest of the population of the country, these extra-conservative folks have every right go believe in whatever religion or religious value system they wish--in private! What they do not have, is the right to cram their beliefs down everyone else's throat by means of making laws to favor their own view.
They will, for example, use an argument along the lines of, "...not wanting their tax dollares spent on abortions." That is all well and good, but maybe I don't want my tax dollars spent of bombs! So there! We're even! Not everyone gets their way. But that still does not give them the right to override our Constitutional guarantees with bigotry and predjudicial laws. We have come a long way, and the right-wing conservatives want to take us backwards in time. This group of loudmouthed selfish-interest people are so clueless and out of touch with reality that it is scary!
While it is true that the Constitution's wording only says that the government shall not provide for or endorse any specific religion, (1st amendment to the constitution; click link for exact wording), the fact of the matter is that what these ultra-conservative sharpies are trying to do is make an end-run around that wording, and create laws which reflect their own personal religious agendas, thereby violating both the letter and the spirit of the Constitutional 1st amendment rights. If allowed to have things their way, it will amount to the creation of what might as well be 'state religion' despite the 1st amendment law against doing so.
What is worse, is that these right-wingers are in no way the majority of the population!! They are simply the noisiest and most visible. (The squeaky wheel gets the grease.) If they are not stopped, we will end up under a dictatorship with all of our constitutional rights revoked!
We must not allow this to happen. The rest of us have to stop 'laying down and taking it' in the shorts, and stand up for our rights, and become an even squeakier wheel and demand an end to this attempted overthrow of the Constitution of these United States!!
We must all become activists against the right wing. Yes, it's work. Yes, it can be risky. How much do you value your freedoms?
Blog Description and Introduction
Ok, here it is..the unadulterated truth. What I say here will no doubt cause great disagreement by many people. Good. If they disagree, that means they read it. Those are the very people who need to see this information! Education is not necessarily about being comfortable. Learning involves change, and not too many like change. Especially the well-to-do. They have a vested interest in keeping things the way they are.