Thursday, June 24, 2010

Freedom for me, but not for thee

Conservatives correctly decry the hypocrisy of those politically correct leftists who demand more freedom for themselves but less freedom for everyone else. Nonetheless, they keep forgetting to lead by example.

For example, the 2010 Texas Republican Party platform starts out calling for "preserv[ing] the freedom given to us by God, implemented by our Founding Fathers, and embodied in the Constitution" and "Limiting the expanse of Government Power." So far, so good, but the platform calls for the preservation and expansion of government power, despite whatever that silly old Constitution says. For example, on sodomy laws, the platform reads,
We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.
If you're a hypocrite about hypocrisy, does that make you a meta-hypocrite?

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