So much of politics is based on perception. In regards to race relations, the perception is that the Democrats are more color-conscious in their policies while Republicans are more color-blind in theirs; I know that this is an over simplification of each political party, but that’s the general consensus. When you consider just the lens of race in politics, those who are ethnic minorities generally support the Democrats more than Republicans, thus it seems that Democrats will then support them in legislation.
Because of those overriding perceptions, I think that what Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was doing when speaking to Howard University (Slate), a Historically Black College, and at the University of California, Berkeley, (SFGate.com) a bastion of liberal politics, was Continue reading
Rainbow flag. Symbol of gay pride. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I do realize that opinion is shifting, and some might say rapidly, towards legalizing gay marriage. Nearly all the articles/stories devoted to the subject talk about the ‘when’ and not the ‘if’ about its legalization. Whether it be conservative, liberal, or in-between media outlets, the polls, proponents, and opponents recognize that attitudes towards marriage equality is changing from hostile to indifference/tolerance to acceptance/advocacy. Now I will state my opinion on this subject at the end, but I’d like to explain my subject line with two other hot button and (possibly equally) divisive as they personally relate to me (which happen to be a ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’ viewpoint, respectively) and why I believe that we shouldn’t be so harsh against those that are for the “one man, one woman” definition of marriage.