It is no longer just road rage that we need to worry about. The killing spree in the theater in Colorado reminds us there is no where one can be protected from someone who desires to kill. The radical left has shown how quickly they display their intolerance of any values different than the ones they espouse. The statement by Dan Cathy of the family owned corporation, Chick-fil-A, in affirming traditional family values, brought almost immediate knee-jerk overreaction from the radical left. Bloggers, radical leftists’ news sites, celebrities, and mayors of cities all lined up to denounce any belief in traditional family values, and any person who affirms them.
Not only is the weather hot and most of the country is in a drought needing rain, many states are locked in heated political election debates. The tension grows as we move toward the general election in November where we will elect a new President, yet the overreaction to a simple statement of truth and conscience concerning traditional family values brought out the worse in responses from the radical left. The vitriol spewing from the inner thoughts of some alternative media sources and celebrities was truly shocking.
From the radical left, all we have heard in recent years is the need to be tolerant and open showing fairness to other people allowing them to coexist with the mainstream of American thought. We have been urged by the radical left not to rush to judgment when a person from their side is accused of some wrong doing. The immediate response from some in the national media to the awful heinous cowardly killings in Colorado was to try and stick the Tea Party as the group to blame. The obvious rage that is just below the surface in the minds of the radical left could not be contained when they immediately blamed any conservative group for such an awful act of mass killing and then to jump so quickly on a family owned business for no reason, other than the worldview of the owners of Chick-fil-A being different than the worldview they hold, showed no tolerance for a different view point.
Those who cry the loudest for others to be tolerant have shown not to be people who can practice what they urge others to demonstrate. It could well be said, the radical left cannot practice what it preaches to others.
A friend recently wrote me a note and asked, “Why can’t we all just get along?” Indeed, that is a good question. To my knowledge, businesses with traditional family values do not impose restrictions upon their customers requiring them to adhere to their personal family values before they can be served. Yet once the traditional family values are affirmed, the immediate response from the radical left is to refuse to allow any more such businesses to open in their city.
From where I stand, that intolerant attitude has no place in a civilized society.
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