From the document TRADITIONAL VALUES DEFINED, by the Traditional Values Coalition:
We believe in the principles outlined in our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and the writings of our Founding Fathers. We support free enterprise, limited government, low taxes, and personal responsibility. We believe in self government, not self indulgence. We do not believe that the federal government should extend its power over every aspect of our lives. The best government is the one that governs the least.(emphasis added)What is interesting (not tom mention galling) about groups like the Traditional Values Coalition is that they want less government when it comes to things that they want more free reign with (pushing prayer in schools, erecting 10 commandments statues in the courts, other actions that push their brand of religion on everyone) but suddenly when an issue like gay marriage comes up, all of the sudden WE NEED MORE LAWS to protect the fabric of "our" way of life.
I was talking with this guy I know today and he said something pretty good (paraphrased): what drives the far right crazy is that they want free enterprise and capitalism, but capitalism needs to create demand, and demand is ironically created by the things that the far right hates (sex, liberal attitudes and other "bad" things).
So basically they freak out because they can't reconcile freedom and free enterprise, and respond by demanding that everything they don't like be made illegal.
Less government my ass. What we need from the government is less restrictions on personal freedom, especially now.
Let the government worry about clean air and crime, and let we the people decide who we're going to marry, what we're going to smoke, how much we want to drink, what we want to think on our own time.
You would think that their discomfort of having "my" immoral, degenerate, unchristian, homesexual-agenda-pushing, wisecracking, sloth-rocking America pushed down their throat by TV and the other "liberal" media outlets would keep them respectful of everybody's right to live the way they want, but no... they need to make sure everybody lives their narrow version of life, where everybody is straight, dumb and christian.Posted by illovich at November 04, 2003 11:15 AM