coolarmydude saidIN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
JackBlair69 saidHRC is appalling. Their philosophy is that the government grants** us our rights.
No thanks, that's fascism. I'd rather wait and have my rights recognized via the Rule of Law** and basic constitutional principles, not on fraudulent "social justice" grounds.
You need to educate yourself about HRC. This is their mission statement:
By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations.
The rights are recognized as already granted and the group seeks to have them fully recognized.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...
If saying "recognized via the Rule of Law and basic constitutional principles" means this ought to be fought in the courts, then I have no issue with the government granting our rights and then lets see someone try to take them away in the courts. Hey, if it's fair one way, then it'd be fair the other, right?
Why are we always painted as the offensive side of this? Never mind that the courts are a branch of government, duh**!