Where do I start?
The first thing I want to say is this: “Step back. Take a breath. Say a prayer. Think long and hard before you speak.”
Okay, now that we’ve taken a moment, you’re welcome to stroll over to stall #2 if you want a good look up Lady Liberty’s skirt. While you’re at it, ask her if she’s embarrassed by the redefinition of liberty.
I don’t care if you’re conservative, liberal, straight white male, feminist, transgender, or oblivious. We’re divided on every issue and we refuse to work out a solution for the common good. Defending freedom and equity is something this nation is known for. Now, we can’t even come into an agreement on a definition of these national virtues.
Today, one person’s freedom is another person’s prison sentence.
Today’s slap in the face to our nation’s public schools is an example of one group gaining freedom via the diminished freedom of others. States rights and common sense are being hijacked by the same administration that has abused constitutional law time and again. The judgment for that vote hangs on a lot of heads.
Meanwhile, a large portion of the ‘moral majority’ have prostituted their virtue of mercy to the loudest ‘trumpet’ due to the awful realities of terrorism and corrupt government. Turning your back on genocide because of religion doesn’t communicate American liberty as a bastion of hope and justice. Also, you cannot reduce the government’s power and reach by electing the pseudo conservative version of the man who has been abusing the presidency for eight years.
‘Liberty and Justice for All’ is more of a figurehead ideal these days.
Cultural androgyny sits on the throne of American consciousness while we’ve emasculated the true nature of love and acceptance by succumbing to the lie of tolerance. This is an affront to women’s rights and the civil right’s movement which labored faithfully and effectively for lasting change that many still benefit from today. Allowing transgender to be held in the same conversation as women’s suffrage and Jim Crow laws is an insult to women and African Americans everywhere.
Do we want to desecrate our history in one generation?
There is a sociopolitical civil war taking place in our nation and my concern is that we’re so busy picking sides and drawing lines in the sand that we’ve forgotten who we are. Did God put you on this earth to die on the hill of transgender bathrooms? Were you called to support the murder of thousands of refugees because some might be radicals? Have our faithful military and public servants devoted their lives to our freedom so that we could vote for president after president who trample the Constitution?
Probably not. Its not too late.
-J. S. Marek