Publisher’s note: With the decision by SCOTUS down to days or hours, this timely and very well thought out, if necessarily a tad lengthy, article by Tim Dunkin is a must read.
Tim very clearly points out the parallels between what the slave owners of yesteryear and the powerful “Big Gay” lobby of today are doing.
I would ask that all of my readers take the time to read and consider Tim’s argument.
Tim Dunkin: Sometime later this month, possibly as early as next week, the Supreme Court of the United States of America is going to impose gay “marriage” onto every state in the union. They will not do so because there are any sound or convincing moral, ethical, legal, or (especially) constitutional arguments in favor of gay “marriage.” Rather, they will do so because the political class in America wants it, and as recent experience has shown, the political class nearly always gets what it wants, regardless of what We the People think.
The Left likes to flatter itself by asserting that the push for gay “marriage” is about liberty. Indeed, they have been quite successful in convincing themselves that it is the “new civil rights struggle,” as if the push for a special redefinition of marriage for the benefit of a group of people who choose their lifestyle and who already enjoyed equality before the law and the full panoply of constitutional liberties, and who are in fact more well-off than the average American, can in any way, shape, or form compare their experience with an entire race of people (born that way) who spent several centuries in slavery, and then another century after that being cheated of the civil rights that they had been promised but never really given. Please. What tone-deaf, illiterate nonsense on the part of the gays and their supporters.
Instead (as I have been pointing out for years, and which recent months have been proving me right about), the radical gay agenda is antithetical to our constitutional rights. Freedom of religion? Nope. Freedom of association? Nope. Freedom of speech? Nope. The Left has systematically been setting out to use the power of government to curtail exactly those constitutional liberties that would allow folks to live their own lives apart from having to support the gay agenda, among other things, with which they disagree. Gay “marriage” has been playing a huge, huge part in this destruction of liberty.
In doing this, the Supreme Court will be mimicking in spirit an earlier terrible ruling that also set back the cause of the expansion of genuine liberty in America for decades – the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford.
The parallels here are uncanny. In the Dred Scott case, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a small but wealthy minority, generally localized into a certain geographical area, which purported to represent its entire section but which really did not, and which used its disproportionate political power to dominate one political party while bullying the other into acquiescing to its wishes most of the time. The slaveholding plantation owners, always a small percentage of the population, nevertheless were the wealthiest people in the South, and held more wealth in aggregate than even northern industrialists and shipping magnates at the time. This slaveholding class was concentrated, for the most part, in the flatlands of the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts, and up the Mississippi river. The slaveholders constantly presented themselves as the representatives of “the South,” even though most Southerners didn’t own slaves, and the small farmers in the mountains had almost nothing in common with them. Before the war, they largely controlled the Democratic Party, and were able to influence the Whigs far more than they should have.
So today, the Supreme Court is set to rule in favor of a small but wealthy minority, generally localized into a certain geographical, which purports to represent its entire section but which really does not, and which uses its disproportionate political power to dominate one political party while bullying the other into acquiescing to its wishes most of the time. Gays are wealthier, per capita, than the average American due largely to the fact that their lifestyle is a concomitant with the decadence that generally attends to wealth and leisure. Gays are mostly found in liberal enclaves on the coasts and around a few major progressive cities in the interior. Gays purport to find support among the large majority of Americans, even though they do not (as the actual voting has always shown). And gays pretty much control the Democrat Party, and have been successful in cowing most Republican politicians into yielding to them as well.