You Will Be Assimilated: The Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Bait-and-Switch

Here’s Steve Deace recommending a post over at The Weekly Standard:

This is the best “you will be made to care” piece I’ve ever seen. Everybody who believes in Liberty should read this, regardless of how they approach the marriage issue. This perfectly explains this has nothing to do with marriage, and never really did. This is all about using the coercive power of government to impose compliance, and it always really was.

Please share it with everyone you know, especially those who claim to be for “tolerance” on the Left or “gay rights” out of some distorted view of libertarianism on the Right (when they buy the lie rights come to groups instead of individuals). Their reaction, or lack thereof, to this will tell you all you need to know. If they’re silent and/or offended by this piece, they plan on turning you in one day soon to the Rainbow Jihad/Secular Inquisition and are not your friend/ally.

Here’s the article he recommends:

You Will Be Assimilated
The same-sex marriage bait-and-switch
By Jonathan V. Last

One more excerpt for today — this one reminding us that when we’re talking about marriage we’re only talking about a little thing called civilization. Here’s George Weigel writing over at First Things:

John Paul II […] taught that “democracy” can never be reduced to mere “majority rule.” Majorities can get the technicalities of public policy wrong. More gravely, majorities can also get the fundamentals of justice wrong: as many Germans did in the early 1930s, when the outcome of voting for the Nazi Party was clear to anyone who had read Hitler’s Mein Kampf or listened to his rants…

That is why John Paul also insisted that, of the three interlocking parts of the free and virtuous society—a democratic polity, a free economy, and a vibrant public moral culture—the cultural sector is the key to the rest. For it takes a certain kind of people, formed in the arts of self-governance by a robust moral culture and living certain virtues, to operate the machinery of democracy and the free economy in ways that promote decency, justice, and solidarity, not degradation, injustice, or new forms of authoritarian bullying.

You can read Weigel’s entire article here.

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