Democrats “suddenly” discover Freedom of Association.
I have a feeling that Democrats are going to suddenly discover all sorts of things that are part of a free Republic and society over the next eight years.
But back to the article, the Radio City Rockettes are upset about having to perform at the Trump inauguration:
I usually don’t use social media to make a political stand but I feel overwhelmed with emotion. Finding out that it has been decided for us that Rockettes will be performing at the Presidential inauguration makes me feel embarrassed and disappointed. The women I work with are intelligent and are full of love and the decision of performing for a man that stands for everything we’re against is appalling. I am speaking for just myself but please know that after we found out this news, we have been performing with tears in our eyes and heavy hearts. We will not be forced! #notmypresident
George Takei, an ardent anti-Trumper chimed in with support.
Pretend tough-guy chef and permateen Anthony Bourdain loudly proclaimed that eh won’t eat at any restaurant in Trump Tower. Fashion diva Andre Talley won’t dress Melania Trump any longer.
The Mormons are having a religious epiphany not unlike the epiphanies of Joseph Smith himself and the good Lord wants American Indians to cut that damn hippy hair and He’s also telling them not to sing for Trump at the inauguration.
All of them should get their way.
Every citizen of this country has a right to perform and associate with whom they want, whenever they want. No matter how ill-informed their opinions might be.
The problem is Liberal hypocrisy and despite how clear and obvious it is, I suspect they’ll refuse to see it.
For eight years, conservatives, especially religious conservatives have been bullied when their religious views do not fit the progressive agenda. A mom and pop baker in Oregon was fined $135,000 for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. That’s not a typo. They were fined 135k. This is perhaps the most extreme example of religious conservatives being persecuted repeatedly for their views on homosexuality, federally funded abortion and birth control.
If I owned a bakery would I bake a wedding cake for a gay couple? I would do so and do it gladly. But that’s my choice. The root of the problem is the almost psychopathic level of faith by Liberals in their own beliefs. “Trump is evil. People who don’t approve of gay marriage are evil. Therefore these people must be punished, especially if they hurt the feelings of someone in a key voting bloc.” Conversely, the thinking by people such as Takei is “Trump is evil. You have every right to not do anything with that man because he is a blight on this country that we must somehow survive.”
The alternative/correct view is: People have a right to like or dislike other people’s behavior and beliefs and consequently be informed by that perception when deciding who to associate with and do business with. But of course, this requires the temperament and awareness of an adult. A child wants one set of rules for themselves and one set for everyone else. But playtime is about to end in a few weeks and the adults are taking over now.