The situation playing out in Seattle frustrates me. Frustrates me on two levels:
- What I consider basic human rights are being denied to a group of people.
- Conservatives are continually alienating whole demographics who would otherwise embrace us.
Supporters of gay rights were buoyed by first-day returns that showed Referendum 71 leading by a narrow margin Tuesday evening.
The results were disappointing to religious conservatives, whose aggressive efforts to get the expanded partnership law thrown out had gained momentum in recent months.
I. Simply. Don’t. Get. It.
As conservatives, we hold that individual Liberty is the cornerstone to our version of government. Liberty extended to all living people. And personal responsibility from those same people. In that vein, extending civil liberties, civil rights should be the our rallying call. This issue is NOT a Liberal issue, it is a Conservative issue. We have the opportunity to take this away from the Democrats, make it our own and pull millions of people to our side.
But we don’t. And we continue to blow it.