The Jury Talks Back

7/30/2011

Dear Gregg Keller

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 9:02 am

For officially deciding that GOProud can’t take part in an “official” capacity at CPAC, I would like to say to you the following:

Go fuck yourself.

A shame. I was actually hoping to attend this year.

6 Comments »

  1. What’s more insulting is that ‘we still want gays to attend, just not this organization in an official capacity’.

    Just look folks in the eye and say you refuse to let them stand with you.

    1 – TAX REFORM – We support replacing the current tax code with the Fair Tax. Until then, we support death tax repeal; domestic partner tax equity; cuts in the capital gains and corporate tax rates to jump start our economy and create jobs; and a fairer, flatter and substantially simpler tax code.

    2 – HEALTHCARE REFORM – Free market healthcare reform. Allow for the purchase of insurance across state lines – expanding access to domestic partner benefits; emphasizing individual ownership of healthcare insurance – such a shift would prevent discriminatory practices by an employer or the government.

    3 – SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM – The only way to permanent solvency in the Social Security system is through the creation of inheritable personal savings accounts. Personal savings accounts would give gay and lesbian couples the same opportunity to leave their accounts to their spouse as their straight counterparts.

    4 – RESPECTING THE PROPER ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY – We believe our Constitution should be respected and that judges appointed to the federal bench should recognize the proper and appropriate role of the judiciary as laid out by our Founding Fathers.

    5 – HOLDING THE LINE ON SPENDING – Standing up for all tax payers against wasteful and unnecessary spending to protect future generations from the mounting federal debt.

    6 – FIGHTING GLOBAL EXTREMISTS – Standing strong against radical regimes that refuse to recognize the basic human rights of gays and lesbians, women and religious minorities.

    7 – DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTION – Opposing any anti-gay federal marriage amendment. Marriage should be a question for the states. A federal constitutional amendment on marriage would be an unprecedented federal power grab from the states.

    8 – ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Package of free market reforms to encourage and support small businesses and entrepreneurship. Such reforms would create jobs for all Americans – including gay Americans.

    9 – REVITALIZING OUR COMMUNITIES – A package of urban related reforms; expanding historic tax preservation credits; support for school choice.

    10 – DEFENDING OUR COMMUNITY – Protecting 2nd amendment rights.

    I think the bolded aspects really help. This is a conservative approach to a political issue. These are not the people imposing their ways on the rest of us.

    I am OK with states doing things differently, though frankly I am not concerned with social issues these days. Everybody on board with limited government, particularly reducing spending, is OK with me these days. We have a larger fight.

    CPAC is needlessly divisive. If a member of GOProud is also divisive, call them out by name. Don’t make enemies of groups of people.

    It’s true the right is unlikely to win over social liberals on social issues, but hey, we will still win over the sane ones on everything else if we play our cards right.

    Comment by Dustin — 8/2/2011 @ 6:50 pm

  2. Never mind that the anti-gay line is a losing one, it’s also wrong. Anyone who thinks it’s something that the Republicans should tar themselves with should talk to a 20-something. “Being gay” to them is like “being Catholic” is to older folks; not much to care about.

    Comment by Kevin M — 8/4/2011 @ 9:41 am

  3. Well, I think my opinion of the people who run CPAC is fairly well known

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 8/4/2011 @ 5:44 pm

  4. Never mind that the anti-gay line is a losing one, it’s also wrong. Anyone who thinks it’s something that the Republicans should tar themselves with should talk to a 20-something. “Being gay” to them is like “being Catholic” is to older folks; not much to care about.

    Preeetty much sums up why I stopped conversing at HA and stopped reading The Blaze (unless linked) altogether.

    Believing it’s none of the government’s business what consenting adults do with their privacy is apparently grounds for accusations of pederasty, sedition, radical libertarianism, and all ’round ass banditry.

    Comment by Just sayin' — 7/13/2012 @ 2:14 pm

  5. Social issues these days are mostly related to poverty and health insurance. We would really love all social issues to be solved by the government. .*,*,

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    Comment by Vinnie Flenaugh — 7/24/2012 @ 5:20 am

  6. A social issue (also called a social ill or a social problem) is an issue that relates to society’s perception of people’s personal lives. Different societies have different perceptions and what may be normal behaviour in one society may be a significant social issue in another society. Social issues are distinguished from economic issues. ;

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