To console myself in the wake of big-government victories at the ballot box (even if the Democrats didn’t campaign as such), I’ve been reading lots of Reagan in order to remind me of a Republican who could articulate opposition to such a statist agenda.
Last night, while reading randomly in Reagan: A Life In Letters, I chanced on a passage which, while written in 1982, could be used to describe the heads of national gay organizations:
I’m in agreement with you about some of our so-called leaders. For some time now I’ve wondered whether many of those who’ve made a career of heading organizations, whatever the cause, don’t really want the problems solved because then their jobs would be gone.
No wonder none of the gay leaders are taking responsibility for the passage of Proposition 8. Admitting their errors might threaten what really matters to them: keeping their jobs.