As Liz Cheney prepares to mount a primary challenge to Sen. Mike Enzi in Wyoming next year, many far right leaders are thrilled. But not Bryan Fischer. He’s upset that she’s not anti-gay enough, likely because her sister is lesbian. And that means she’s not a patriot.
Liz Cheney, in contrast to Enzi, lights a fire under many conservatives, particularly on national defense and foreign policy issues. She’s a fighter, like her father. The apricot has not fallen far from the tree.
The massive problem is that on values issues, which matter most right now for America’s future, she will fight for the team wearing lavender instead of the team wearing red, white and blue.
In 2009, she inartfully dodged two attempts to press her to declare her position on sodomy-based marriage, which in the end means just one thing: she’s for it.
Although I’m not aware that she has declared a position on ENDA, in 2009 she supported the State Department’s decision, in flagrant violation of DOMA, the law of the land at the time, to extend benefits to same-sex partners…
George Washington famously said, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness.”
The bottom line: Liz Cheney is not, under Washington’s definition, a patriot. She will throw her weight behind those who are placing improvised explosive devices beneath both of Washington’s indispensable pillars. When the roof collapses on us all, those who supported Liz Cheney will be partly to blame.
Imagine for a moment being so far out on the right wing lunatic fringe that Liz Cheney is not conservative enough for you.
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