ENDA: Another Assault On Liberty

I appreciate very much the folks at Red State covering this issue. Oh, and be sure to click after the excerpt to read the entire article so you can see the picture that’s used — don’t doubt that it’s coming to your neighborhood soon:

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions there is a superhighway under construction in the Congress. Periodically, Congress, acting as the national scold, steps into the breach and attempts to make all the kids on the playground like each other. Rarely do these attempts work out as well in practice as they do on paper.The laudable goal of removing racial discrimination in hiring had led to the travesty of affirmative action which has spawned not only a grievance based industry but has actually been harmful. Incredibly, this session of the Supreme Court saw a case argued which effectively asserted that it was racially discriminatory to not use race as a factor. So much for the whole “quality of his character” nonsense.

The Americans with Disabilities Act looked like a great idea at the time. Who could be against making “reasonable accomodations” to persons with disabilities. But now we discover that the ADA means that a of trucking companies can be forced to employ alcoholic truck drivers.

If you like these outcomes you’ll love the cleverly misnamed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The purpose of the law is to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or, most perniciously, on the basis of gender identity.

For the first time the federal government is proposing to make a those engaging in a lifestyle choice a protected class. Using the guise of preventing discrimination, the bill actually seeks to make mainstream sexual deviancy via an emotionally driven law.

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