This an initial thought and not a given by any stretch.
The question basically is do the Social Liberals almost invariably get trumped by the Social Engineering crowd.( I'm not even sure such a crowd
exists, yet if it squats like a duck...)
Take the "gay issue". As a conservative, it's unlikely I will be throwing any gay parties in my house any time soon.
Yet a conservative prides himself on his pragmatism and, as such,I recognize the gay phenomena isn't going away.( I reconciled this with an acceptance
of 'civil unions' and equal rights between marriage and cilvil unions seems reasonable) The recent rulings on gay marriage have pushed my "deal with
it" bin to the limit. Just saying...
What started in the day with "The gov't has no business in the bedrooms of the nation" has gone a bit farther than that...
What has been often described as the 'slippery slope' seems to me to be more like Social Engineering. Deliberate rather than a momentum issue.
Now enforcement comes into play-not a liberal concept at all- where one is forced into performing a service even if conflicts with one's belief system
such as the 'wedding cake issue'. Comply or face fine/imprisonment.
10 years ago, gays were Hollywood's issue. Now? Trans-genders.
One Gay California couple is giving their child drugs which suppress hormonal development of a specific sex so the child can choose his 'gender'
him/herself. More telling is the support given by groups to that couple.
The latest is the father and daughter whon are moving to N.J. as there are no incest laws in that State and intend to marry. When asked her reasoning,
(paraphrased) She said there was too much hate in the world and more love was a good thing, etc. an almost verbatim reasoning given by the gay
supporter not so long ago.
There are more eg,s , but this communicates where I'm going with this.
Now add that issue to the many others and a broader picture comes to light.
Hate crimes morph into a thought-police mentality.
Gender free bathrooms in schools.
An almost desegregation-like immigration policy that instead of desegregating along racial lines, it is now applied to national lines. I.E. there is
no difference between legal-illegal immigration, no difference between citizenry of the U.S. and citizens of other countries.
An ongoing revamping of educational priorities, common core being an example.
A series of dramatic changes in our military and how it conducts business.
Environmental, religious, the alteration of traditional moral codes, Justice priorities altered,
Gov't financial standards completely revamped. deficit spending, etc.
I could go on, but I suspect you get the drift. Key is enforcement and, in most cases, without consulting the citizenry.
Liberalism? Slippery slope? Or Social engineering?
There's probably points I've missed/errors in this. Then again, that's why I ask your thoughts on this....
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