We are often very quick to point out when we think things are unfair. If someone’s rights are being violated, Americans are usually good at pointing this out. But, we have to begin to talk about the fact that there is a problem with the understanding of rights.
If something is allowed for one group in our country, it has to be allowed for all other groups. This is almost without exception the way that our country has been set up.
No, it has not always worked itself out that way, but we see from the Founding Documents that this was the intent of the Founding Fathers.
We will eventually lose these right because we are not teaching our children to think critically. One recent video survey points out what I mean.
Several students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison admit that Muslims should not be forced by law to do business with Christians. Those same students, however, had a hard time agreeing that Christians or conservative Americans have the right to decline work that conflicts with their conscience or religion.
In a viral video published by Arizona-based nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom (ADL), students were asked if they support Sophie Theallet’s decision not to dress Melania Trump.
Several students agreed that Theallet — one of many fashion designers declining to dress the first family — has every right to refuse to dress Mrs. Trump.
The students were also asked if a Muslim singer solicited by a Christian church to sing had a right to refuse.
Again, the students agreed that the Muslim singer has a right to not sing in a Christian church.
So far, so good. These cases show that as I stated, most Americans are for liberty. They know that it is wrong to force someone to act contrary to their consciences. But what if another group is put in the same spot. Here is where critical thinking breaks down.
When asked if a Christian photographer should be allowed by law to decline to shoot a same-sex wedding, the students appeared torn.
“For them,” the ADL notes, “it seems that the freedom to live and work according to your beliefs really depends on what you believe.”
The reason is that we have been taught that the Muslim, especially those in America are victims, and so are homosexuals. This means that they are discriminated against but cannot be discriminatory toward others.
This is the method that will be used to steal our rights.
Watch the video below to see what I mean.