[From The Federalist] Lesbian Left-Wing FoxNews Contributor Sally Kohn holds all the politically correct opinions of the liberal left:
- Yes, Christian Clergy should be forced to perform gay marriage even if it violates their religious conscience
- Yes, Christian Bakers, Florists, Photographers, and so forth should be forced to participate in gay weddings.
- Opening a business or performing services for the public amounts to forfeiture of an individual’s Constitutional Rights.
- Don’t ask whether the above rules apply to Muslims.
In short, she is absolutely in love with the idea she can use the power of the State to force Christians and others to bow down before her. She loves that since the left is in control of the apparatus of Government, it can force its values on everybody. And those who disagree will have their livelihoods destroyed. All of this springs from the way the left has cleaved economic rights from individual rights.
This is how the “liberals” got so illiberal, because there is no hard and fast dividing line between regulating “only” our economic lives and regulating everything else. All aspects of human life find an expression in commerce, so if you regulate that, you regulate everything. Which they are now happily proceeding to do.
Exactly, so. Sally Kohn wants to force everybody to participate in gay weddings, and the Democrats want to regulate free speech on the internet. The left has never been warm to the idea of individual rights to begin with; and they have found that attacking economic rights is a potent means of regulating (restricting) individual rights and imposing their views via the Power of the State.