Outrage and anguish over the passage of Proposition 8 has spurred massive street protests throughout California, and leaders of the gay and lesbian community believe the backlash could spark an unprecedented nationwide push for gay rights.
Opponents of Prop 8 say that they “just want to be left alone” to enjoy relationships that heterosexuals couples do. Their argument is that marriage is a natural right, and that government should not explicitly deny it to anybody. Besides the obvious inconsistency in their logic vis-à-vis other rights (gun control, property, campaign contributions,) they falsely portray themselves as hapless citizens who are striving to free themselves of the shackles of government intrusion in their privates lives.
Wanting to be left alone is a red herring argument. Supporters of gay marriage have no desire for the government to leave anyone alone; they want government to actively impose their agenda on everyone else.
Though frustrating, their tactics should come as no surprise. One major advantage that the radical, activists have in any fight is that they always have at least one more arrow in their quiver. If the election doesn’t turn out in their favor, they go to the courts. If the courts don’t go their way, they go to the streets. It is part of being a leftist ideologue: the ends justify the means.
When traditional, conservative voters are asked if they want to restore marriage the way it was before, they respond. This time around, more voters chose to reverse the California Supreme Court’s finding that marriage is a constitutionally-protected right.
It’s how the system works. Yet, proponents of gay marriage take to the streets, intimidate Prop 8 supporters, and target religious groups that supported traditional marriage. If every bona fide election result were subject to the same repercussions as that of Prop 8, the system would be unsustainable.
But not every election is targeted by the losers--only those that the left disagrees with. If conservatives lose an election, they go back to work. If radical liberals disapprove of the voters’ choice, they march. Or vandalize, or picket. Or start a new political action group. Their entire raison d’etre is political.
Gay marriage might eventually become a reality. Society’s attitudes may change quickly, or it may take time. Liberals don’t want to be left alone, and they certainly don’t want to leave anybody else alone. They are wired for political action. They have no patience, and they have no respect for the will of the majority if it doesn’t conform to their agenda. And they are willing to go to any lengths to promote it.