Jul 10, 2011

Why Gary Johnson had no Chance

Gary who?

Gary Johnson, the never-was Republican candidate for 2012. The one who said this about The Pledge:
Government should not be involved in the bedrooms of consenting adults. I have always been a strong advocate of liberty and freedom from unnecessary government intervention into our lives. The freedoms that our forefathers fought for in this country are sacred and must be preserved. The Republican Party cannot be sidetracked into discussing these morally judgmental issues -- such a discussion is simply wrongheaded. We need to maintain our position as the party of efficient government management and the watchdogs of the 'public's pocket book'. This 'pledge' is nothing short of a promise to discriminate against everyone who makes a personal choice that doesn't fit into a particular definition of 'virtue'.
What?  How can Gary have a problem with what Minnesota Palin and the dude with a Google problem had no issues signing?

Because he seems like the last of the rare breed of Republicans surviving today, one that places significant emphasis in actually adhering to the Constitution. He'll have my vote over most anyone else for his position on the issues. Not because I agree with him on all of them, but because he is willing to take a principled stance, not just one that panders to the populace, and one that is not based on discrimination, bigotry, race-baiting or fear-mongering.

So the next time someone says that people are entitled to their beliefs in support of their values, simply say that it is your belief that they are bigoted assholes, and you expect them to respect your beliefs. Tell them that if they respected your beliefs as they demand you respect theirs, they'll understand why you cannot respect their beliefs at all.

Trust me, they'll be confirming your beliefs.

1 comment:

Bretta said...

The batch of Republican candidates, including $arah Payme, are why Republicans have become irrelevant.