Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Looks like the White House is once again showing it's true colors on it's position concerning gays. Scott Bloch, the new head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, has begun to remove all references to sexual orientation from it's website, brochures, training slides, and complaint forms involving discrimination suits while he reviews the 1978 law. Let's hope he doesn't start reviewing this site for plagiarism, because I just about typed that word-for-word from this article.

The Democrats are asking that these references be reinstated in the aforementioned documents as a sign of his continuing support of this hot topic, or resign his post. Although Bloch, appointed to this position in January by Bush, states that he will continue to defend the rights of workers regardless of sexual orientation, one cannot help but wonder why such references were removed in the first place. We have already seen Bush's stance on gay marriages, and while the conservative right lauds his unwavering stance in most everything he does, as is evident by the way Sen. John Kerry is attacked in pro-Bush election commercials because of his flip-flopping on so many subjects, one cannot escape the realization that most of his rock solid stances are disturbingly religious in nature. Why else would he have taken such an unpopular stance on gay marriages? And what about his administration's fight to keep the Ten Commandments displayed in government facilities? And what about their financial support of The Passion Of The Christ? Ah, I'm just kidding about that last one. Or am I?

The thing that really gets to me is the way that this kind of move slips under the radar. The popular press at best will give it a small space on the last page of the national section, when really it should be on the front page. The rights of Americans are being taken away without so much as a whimper while they are "under review", and we don't even hear about it until way after the fact. That's the way that this administration is trying to turn America into a nation of religious zealots. They whittle away at what we can listen to, with the help of the FCC's obscenity acts, then they take away the rights of the blasphemers and Sodomites. What is next? Compulsory church attendance? Is it any wonder that the Islamic states see us as such a threat?

You may say, "Wait, Taco! You don't know the first thing about the delicate balancing act our great nation has to perform every single day to keep ourselves from being blown up by the terrorists! Dubya wouldn't back these acts if he didn't think it was in the interest of the American people. Let the man do his job!" And you may be right. But, then again, you may be simply eating up the propaganda the administration has been handing out to you this whole time. The "Be good little boys and girls and I'll bring the jobs back" yoke we have been putting around our necks in our efforts to pull ourselves out of this recession. Let me tell you, these practices are not only against all the things the Constitution was created to protect(and don't give me that "the Constitution was written for 13 little colonies and has no bearing on the world today" bullshit. I'm not buying it.), but it sends a message to the other nations of the world that we are turning into another Taliban. Yeah, I said it. Any government that gives up common sense on national and international policies in favor of perceived morality issues for a particular religious sect is acting exaclty the same way as the Taliban did when they were in power in Afghanistan.

Now, like I said, I might be wrong. In fact, I could be so far off the mark that this post may make no sense at all to the bulk of you. And if you feel like arguing the point with your peers or with me, I encourage that. That's what America is supposed to be all about, the free flow of ideas and concepts in order to educate the masses. But if this blog gets pulled off the web for some unperceived "anti-American" statements(which couldn't be further from the truth. I love this country, that's why I question it's leadership.), then that will prove my point completely.

Well, that's it for me tonight. I got an early day tomorrow.


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