Difference Between Libertarian and Totalitarian Views
The fascist militant Gay Rights people want and promote using force to make people accept their ideas and values. This forced diversity through government is not the American way. If you look at how true libertarians treated the Chick-Fil-A non-issue that became a national debate vs. how militant gays and Democrats did the difference is amazing. Democrat mayors from major cities, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco wanted to use the tyrannical force of government to stop Chick-Fil-A from selling chicken sandwiches in their cities, just because the CEO of Chick-Fil-A voiced is opinion supporting the Biblical definition of traditional marriage.
Compare that to the way the openly gay Rob Halford, the iconic voice behind the classic metal band, Judas Priest, expressed his thoughts on the subject. Noisecreep quotes Halford saying,
“Before I get into this, I just want to say that I love America. I love the American Constitution and the First Amendment,” says Halford, 60, whose main residence is in Phoenix, Ariz. “I’m actually watching a PBS documentary that I got on DVD about the life of John Adams. If you really get into the heart and soul of this great country, it’s all about the constitution and the First Amendment and freedom of speech.
“Everybody in this country has the right to say what they think and feel and what best represents them. The people at Chick-fil-A have the absolute right to say and do what they want. It doesn’t matter that all of these people disagree with their opinion. The question was how would the people that agree with what that man said do to support the company and how would the ones against his anti-gay remarks protest.
“The supporters have been showing up in droves, to spend money at the restaurants and peacefully assemble. But there has obviously been so many people who have gone out and boycotted the company. I think it’s great. That’s our right here. What you’re seeing here are the elements of the American Constitution in all of their glory. It’s a wonderful thing to see happening and talk about and the fact that everyone is discussing the gay rights issue is great.”
This is the expression of libertarianism. Let people voluntarily support or not support whomever they want without coercion by government. This is markedly different from most Democrats and the vocal gay community.
Harlford continues saying this about Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy,
“I don’t think that man thought too much about the business consequences of what he said, but I think he was standing for what he believes in. I don’t agree with him at all, but God bless the man. It’s as simple as that.”
The shrill rhetoric trying to silence or shame those who support Chick-Fil-A, and label it as a “hate group”, ignores the fact that they don’t and haven’t discriminated against their customers or employees based on gender, race, sexual orientation, etc. The mere support of traditional values is seen as “hate.” This concept that anything that doesn’t support the amoral anything goes position of militant gays as “hate speech” dramatically lessens the very idea of hate speech. Next thing you know if voice the traditional opinion that gay pedophilic perverts, like Sandusky, are degenerate wastes of human flesh not fit for acceptance by civilized society, you’ll be labeled a hate monger.
The distinction between Halford, who voices the libertarian position, and the Democrats and militant gay position is stark. Democrats, as expressed in the view of duly elected major city mayors, clearly don’t support or want the people to be allowed to peacefully and voluntarily choose what views they support or oppose. They want to use the force of government to dictate to all people what they must believe, and what they must accept, and what ideas they may express. The Republicans may not be any better. Why do Democrats, Republicans, and especially militant gays, not want to allow voluntary acceptance or rejection of their ideas. They are afraid to compete in the free open market of ideas. I for one stand with the Gay Metal Rocker, Judas Priest’s, Rob Halford. His position which is the very old and revered libertarian belief; “I may not agree with you but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Distinctly not a position militant gays nor the Democrats are willing to advocate.
You don’t have to agree with Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s position, but you should stand against any government action that would restrict the free market choice of buying his chicken sandwiches or not. If his verbalizing his support for the traditional definition of marriage so offends you that you don’t want to do business with Chick-Fil-A then don’t, boycott them, voice your opinion, that is your right, BUT . . . you do not have the right to use the force of government to stop him from offering his product to others who don’t agree with you.
If you think the government not issuing a business license because of a company’s political, religious, or social views is a good and proper use of government power then you truly don’t understand and share the values that made America great. Rule of Law, Equal Treatment under the Law, are American values. Freedom of Speech, religion, etc. are American Values. Government denying a person or business the right to participate because the current temporary holders of power in government don’t like the opinion expressed by that individual, group, or company is clearly un-American.
If Democrat Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s values are Chicago’s values and supports the full force of government to punish and deny the right to do business any company or individual whose views don’t agree with militant gays, or the current political leadership, then Emanuel’s, Chicago’s and the Democrat’s values are not America’s values.
What does it say about Obama, who chose as his chief of staff, a man who supports the tyrannical idea that it is proper and just for government to punish and deny businesses the right to exist for merely expressing views they don’t approve? Obviously Obama supports tyrannical not American values.
Because Chicago’s clearly stated values are so anti-Bill of Rights, Anti-American, Anti-freedom, and Anti-Free Speech, I for one will not voluntarily spend any of my money in Chicago, if it cost me more, so be it, I won’t book any flights that go through O’hare, and will do my best not to do business with Chicago companies, because it is obvious that Chicago’s values are not mine. That said, my business is forcing me to go to Chicago, I have no choice in that, but I will exercise what choice I do have, and I will spend the money and time necessary to travel outside the cities limits to stay in a hotel, eat meals, rent a car, etc. I will not voluntarily spend a dime in Chicago; that’s called a boycott, it is a voluntary and peaceful means of showing displeasure. Besides Deerfield is much nicer and safer than Chicago.
Take note that unlike Democrats and militant gays, I am not trying to force the government to deny Chicago and its businesses the right to exist, nor do business anywhere. That is the difference; in a free society people can voluntarily choose to do business or not to do business with a company based on the expressed views of that business, price, product quality, product offering, service, convenience, etc.; in a totalitarian society the government decides what views a business is allowed to express and the people only have the choice of going to government approved business. The actions of Democrat mayors in Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago are those of tyrants. If you support tyranny support Democrats, if you don’t support tyranny don’t support Democrats, it’s that simple. If you don’t support tyranny then take of the position of old gay heavy metal rockers like Rob Halford, and celebrate and bless those with the courage to state what they believe whether you agree with them or not.