Monday, January 25, 2010
CONFUSING THE ISSUE: HAVING YOUR MESSAGE REJECTED IS NOT THE SAME AS NOT BEING ALLOWED TO SPEAK
Cindy McCain has posed for an ad for gay marriage. She is pictured with duct tape on her mouth. This is part of a campaign in California to oppose proposition 8, which defines marriage in the traditional way, a union between a man and a woman. McCain does not live in California, but has decided to jump in the fray and lend whatever fame she has to the homosexual agenda.
The purpose of the duct tape over the mouth is to indicate those who support homosexual marriage are not allowed to speak. This, of course, is anything but true. They have spoken loud and often. Despite that the voters of California have voted twice to uphold traditional marriage, homosexuals have continued to advertise, protest and sue. They actually persuaded a California court to rule that homosexual marriage was legal, but the California legislature passed another law saying it was not. Now there is another suit.
So the point is, Californians have rejected the message. They have not suppressed free speech. Our federal constitutions, and most state constitutions, guarantee the right of free speech. That means you can advocate your position without fear of arrest or censure. It does not mean anyone at all has to listen to you or agree with you.
This is true even if you whine and portray yourself as a victim.
This is true even if you get pretty girls from out of state to pose in pictures for you.
This is true even if you do not understand how any thinking person could disagree with you.
This is true even though the majority is very tired of hearing your continued whining and would very much like to actually put duct tape on your mouth.