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December 5, 2013

The Evolution of Hate Speech

The Evolution of Hate Speech

I’ll start with saying it was a high school history teacher who sparked my interest in politics. His warning was simple. Unless watched, politicians will always do right by themselves, even if it does wrong by the nation.

Taking those words to heart, I have watched and questioned the actions of politicians, presidents in particular, for over 30 years. Party does not matter to me. Power corrupts both sides, so watch both sides. I have learned that political rhetoric spoken and printed is worthless, so ignore it. The bottom line is, politicians’ actions speak louder than their words. Do they act morally? Is ‘do as I say, not as I do’ a common theme for them?

For over 25 years, no one has ever questioned my motives when I challenged the actions of any politician. But the last 5 years are a different story. While I continue to question the actions of members of both parties, to question the actions of the president or democrats in general inevitably results in hateful words directed at me.

I have been called a misogynist for questioning Secretary of State Clinton’s actions as they pertain to Benghazi.

I have been called homophobic simply because I am attracted to people of the opposite sex. Apparently, I don’t “really know what supporting gays rights means.” The fact I have supported gay rights my entire adult life seems to be irreverent.

I have been called a liar and far worse when I remind people that the two most hateful laws written against gays, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act, were signed into law by a democrat president, Clinton, a president who publicly supported both laws during Congressional debates and celebrated their passage when he signed them into law.

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