Wednesday, May 09, 2012
This axiom is true... as the picture, and North Carolina's vote yesterday on Amendment One, demonstrates.
I heard one young man interviewed yesterday who said, "I voted for Amendment One because it reflects my conservative values."
Hmmmm... conservative values... these are the same folks who go on ad nauseum about how everything done by government is bad, and therefore always trumpet the virtues of small government. However, this vote makes clear that when it suits their purposes (which in this case is the control of the lives of others) they will thank you kindly for a double serving of that big, bad ol' government.
Do you think any of these scowling, angry women thought of themselves as bigots? I would guess not. They probably thought of themselves as moral, upstanding, God-loving folk; who were only looking to protect their children and their families. However, history rightly remembers them as bigots.
In the same way, I am sure the folks who voted for Amendment One in North Carolina would never self-identify as bigots. They probably think of themselves as moral, upstanding, God-loving folk; who are only looking to protect their children and their families.
But history will also, rightly, remember them as bigots.
Posted by Andrew at 6:23 AM