The United States of America was founded on freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the basic freedoms of life, liberty, the pursuit of happyness, and to follow your conscience. But something has gone very wrong.
We now have to watch what we say, lest certain groups become offended. Even flying our flag with pride, on American soil, can be considered ‘hate speech.’ One of the strongest symbols of our great nation is ‘hate speech’?
And now, certain organizations feel that they can dictate what others do. Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe that this is a brand new phenomenon. After all certain corporations have been known to dictate how their employees spend their paychecks, and sometimes even their free time. Be it as simple as certain businesses demanding that their employees pay so much to a certain charity, to the beverage companies firing employees for drinking the competition’s beverages, it happens. And, in my opinion, it’s just as wrong as what is happening now.
Our school campuses, be they primary, secondary, or higher learning, are places to learn. They are places that, by their design, are supposed to prepare their students for life in the world.
So, let me ask you this. How does making boys walk around in red high heels do anything but embarrass them? (Source link: http://chicksontheright.com/blog/item/28491-why-in-the-world-are-rotc-cadets-being-required-to-wear-red-high-heels-why) Oh, I know that it’s supposed to make them understand the threat of sexual violence against women. But do you know what? All this really said was: humiliate yourself, and you won’t be treated like someone who needs to be re-educated with sensitivity training courses.
When has wearing something that you don’t like, or participating in an event that you don’t agree with become mandatory? Wear high heels for a day, boys, or go to sensitivity training and have your GPA docked. Participate in that wedding you disagree with or be fined and lose your business license. Where are the freedoms our great nation was founded on here?
Have the rights of the founders of #Walkamileinhershoes somehow trumped the rights of ROTC boys, who are going into the military, or the other men at these campuses? Have the rights of the gay couples who want to be married trumped the rights of Christian business owners who are afraid of disappointing God if they participate in a gay wedding? Have the rights of nature trumped the basic rights of humans to live?
Well you guys, you’ve got to make your choices. Will you sacrifice your job, business, or GPA for what you believe is right? That’s a hard choice, but not as hard as some have made. Our military and police personnel have made the irrevocable sacrifice for our well-being. They have sacrificed their very lives for our freedoms, in the case of the military, and our security, for both of them.
These groups in the minority of the population have offered us a choice, now. Will we sacrifice our morals, our pride, or our beliefs, going against our very consciences, to keep them happy? Or will we sacrifice our jobs, our financial security, or our grades for what we believe is right? Will you sacrifice these smaller things, that we may walk in the company of those who have made the greatest sacrifice of them all?