A transgendered Republican person wants everybody to know shklee is all down with the Republican Party because it stands for “freedom and opportunity.” On the other hand, shklee thinks certain freedoms and opportunities should be limited by the Government. And… just by coincidence… the freedoms shklee wants to curtail are related to shkler’s status as a transgendered. Shklee doesn’t think other people should be permitted to disapprove of shkler or hurt shkler’s feelers in any way.
The issue of LGBT rights is one area in which she finds herself very much at odds with her party. She is “disappointed” in some of the rhetoric used by its leadership. For her, there is an inconsistency between the party’s position on the individual rights of Americans to own guns, and the individual rights of LGBT Americans to live their lives as they choose – something some Republicans do not accept. “If you want to support personal liberty, you really should be consistent and do it in all areas,” she says.
And then, shklee goes on to support the Federal Government forcing states and businesses to let people with penises use the lady’s room if they claim to be ladies, and hates on Mike Pence for daring to defend the personal liberty of Christians who don’t want to be forced to bake cakes for gay weddings. So, what shklee actually supports is “Personal liberty unless it offends somebody or hurts anybody’s feelers.” Especially, if it hurts shkler’s feelers. If your exercise of your personal liberty makes Shker feel uncomfortable, the state ought to step in and make you support shkler.
And this whole “the individual rights of LGBT Americans to live their lives as they choose – something some Republicans do not accept” is also horse crap. The number of Republicans who give a rat’s anything about how LGBT Americans live their private lives is minuscule and probably less than or equal to the number of Democrats who disapprove of Teh LGBT’s (There’s a lot of Blacks and Mohammedans in that coalition who don’t think too highly of Teh Gheys). The thing that bothers a lot of people — not just Republicans — is being forced to celebrate and applaud other people’s lifestyles, as though we were standing at the side of a Birthday Parade for Kim Jong-Un and will be sent to the camps for not applauding enthusiastically enough. Also, there is this thing about reordering all of society and discarding all common sense and reason to cater to the delicate feelings of a teeny-weeny number of people. But what you do in your private life (long as you don’t cause real hurt to somebody) is nobody’s business, and that’s where the vast majority of us have always been.
So if you identify as Republican because you support Republican tax policy and neo-conservative foreign policy, okayfine. But don’t pretend you support individual liberty when you want the state to curtail the personal liberties of people you disagree with.