Responding to the Haters

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Here we go again. For those of with a very low IQ and the inability to look words up in a dictionary, by definition, “disagreement” is not “hate”! Me believing that my viewpoint is correct and yours is not, is not hate. Believing I am better than you because my viewpoint is right, could be hate and, in some cases, even racism.

Many were outraged last week when I posted my take on the SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage. The haters popped a blood vessel, called me a hater, and then went on to say I have no business being on a local school board because I have a different opinion on the issue. They said things like, “he doesn’t believe gays and lesbians deserve equal treatment,” “he likened gays and lesbians to the issue of slavery,” and more garbage.

At first I wasn’t going to reply and just let them work themselves into a frenzy and do what they do best… spew hate and confusion. But then I would be guilty of the same thing I sometimes accuse my audience of… complaining and not taking action.

After seeing all these posts about SCOTUS “getting it right,” “equality finally wins” and so on, I remembered some other “landmark rulings” from the past. For Instance, Dred Scott v. Sanford (forced by the federal government) upheld by 7 to 2 that blacks could not be American citizens, whether they were free or slaves. The Nuremberg Laws, which excluded German Jews from Reich citizenship and prohibited them from marrying or having sexual relations with persons of “German or related blood.” Also decided by their federal government. Then there is Roe v. Wade. The landmark decision that guaranteed women the right to a safe abortion. Once again, the federal government forcing a law over the land that many at the time were opposed to.
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