On Labels, Language and Proposition 8

I believe many people today, especially those on the left, are way too obssessed with labels as they are applied to people. Sure, people with conservative views are often guilty of labeling a people or group, painting with a broad brush, and sometimes it’s unfair. But the left has mastered the art of labeling people and using this language as an aggressive tool to intimidate and push a social agenda that is so far out of step with mainstream America it’s sometimes laughable. Cries of “Racist!” and “Homophobe!” and “Religious freak!” are nothing more than an attempt to define the battle on emotional terms, where they believe they have the advantage.

A quick look at political events in the last few days provides a great example. Here I want to talk about marriage and California’s Proposition 8 constitutional amendment.

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