Following the lead of an Francisco mayor Ed Lee, several states got on board. Demonstrating their opposition to the law that Mississippi recently passed that is perceived by these leaders as discriminating against the LGBT community, the governors of Vermont, Washington state and New York banned official state-funded or sponsored travel to Mississippi.
The Mississippi law allows people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and permits employers to use religious beliefs as justification in determining workplace policies such as dress code, grooming and bathroom and locker access.
Discrimination is not a New York value. We believe our diversity is our greatest strength, and we will continue to reject the politics of division and exclusion, said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in a statement. This Mississippi law is a sad, hateful injustice against the LGBT community, and I will not allow any non-essential official travel to that state until it is repealed.”
Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) said his state’s ban will remain as long as Mississippi’s law exists in its current form.’
Whatever happened to democracy? The transgendered population is 0.2 to 0.3 of the United States population, yet they are now able to force the entire nation to concede to their demands. That means that 99.7% of the rest of America would like to have separate male and female bathrooms but cannot because of the clout of the smallest minority.
The business community is also entering the fray. Online payment company PayPal announced Tuesday that it would cancel its effort to expand into in Charlotte, North Carolina — which would have been a $3.6 million investment that would bring in 400 jobs.
Becoming an employer in North Carolina, where members of our teams will not have equal rights under the law, is simply untenable, said Dan Schulman, PayPal’s president and CEO.
And the entertainment world is getting involved. It was reported that rock star Bruce Springsteen has cancelled his concert in Greensborough, North Carolina to protest the “prejudice and discrimination” against the LBGT community.
The mayors, governors, and Bruce Springsteen believe they are advancing liberty. But the framers of the Constitution may not concur. The Constitution created a government with a separation of powers that was designed to prevent the reinstitution of autocracy. While the US has never had another monocracy, liberty and freedom are now challenged by the left’s demand for totalitarianism in thought and behavior, totalitarianism that is seemingly humanistic, always self-righteous, but inevitably undermining of the the liberty of the American populace.
The left perceives itself as morally superior and those who disagree are evil, unsalvageable cretins. The left thinks that that the suspension of rights, violation of the Constitution, and defamation of political actors are are necessary to secure the rights of what they believe are discriminated populations.
They are wrong. They are violating the rights of just about everyone.