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July 11, 2013

Progressives don’t believe in progress

(Continued)

So if achieving the goals of the legislation is not reason enough to dismantle it, what is? Should a couple be required to make mortgage payments to a bank after they pay back their debt? — because that is the same logic.

In effect, Justice Ginsburg and progressives are asking Americans to live in a permanent state of cognitive dissonance where evidence of increased freedom can’t be used as a basis for dismantling laws created in a racist/homophobic/you-name-it world of 50 years ago that no longer exists.

Mrs. Clinton hinted in her remarks noted above that only a woman being elected president would be evidence that women have achieved equality. But history shows it will prove no such thing to her fellow travelers in the same way Barack Obama being elected president or statistics on voter participation in the South remain separate from America overcoming racism for progressives.

Similarly, the court’s 5-4 decision striking down 1996’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will become only a point in a never ending continuum of battles after being the ultimate goal 10 years ago. The next bright line will likely be legalized same sex marriage in all 50 states. Changes in public school curriculum to celebrate gay leaders have started and will become the norm throughout the country because the question now is not “why?” but “what’s next?” in secular zealots’ quest to convert America to their belief system.

That is the only progress progressives recognize. As Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in his dissent to the 5-4 DOMA decision,  It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race.”

Put another way, “You must love Big Brother. It is not enough to obey him; you must love him,” as George Orwell wrote in 1984.

— Marta H. Mossburg is an independent columnist. Contact her at  marta@martamossburg.com.

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