The American Decency Association is a tiny non-profit — a PO Box and a small number of cranks, really — located about an hour from where I live. In the world of Christian right non-profits, they’re truly a bottom feeder. But they can pump out the ignorant and self-contradictory nonsense with the best of them.
The schools have “dumbed down” our children and have changed our history. No longer do they know we are a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, if you ask anyone, MOST will say we are a democracy. We are a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, not a democracy; and there’s a world of difference between the two…
Perhaps a simplistic definition of “Republic” and “Democracy” would be as follows: A Republic is representative government ruled by law (the Constitution). A democracy is direct government ruled by the majority (mob rule). A Republic recognizes the inalienable rights of individuals while democracies are only concerned with group wants or needs (the public good).
That isn’t just simplistic, it’s wrong. But we’ll run with that definition for the purposes of this discussion. A republic recognizes the inalienable right of individuals rather than majority rule. And then we’ll fast forward a couple paragraphs:
Recently in Virginia an Attorney General and an activist judge, appointed by President Obama, put their personal feelings and opinions above the marriage laws of Virginia that affirm marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In 2006 the people of Virginia, with a 57% vote, amended their constitution upholding natural marriage…
Virginian Delegate Robert G. Marshall stated, “Legislating through the courts against the will of the people is lawless disregard for our representative form of government.”
So democracy is a terrible thing because it allows a majority to impose on the rights of individuals. But overturning the “will of the people” who voted by a 57% majority to eliminate the individual rights of gay people, that’s terrible too. Because the majority wants that law. Not the sharpest bulbs in the sign, the folks at ADA.