Why liberals like rules
Why is it that liberals like rules? I’d offer it’s because rules help provide them with power. Power allows the repression and minimization of those who disagree with them and the maximization of those who hold to liberals’ ways of thinking.
“It’s all about fairness,” liberals say. Sadly, they confuse fairness of opportunity with fairness of outcomes. Fairness of opportunity means anyone, if qualified, can work at (for example) Google or Apple. Fairness of outcomes means Google and Apple would be stuck hiring people who aren’t qualified.
However, some rules—those that give individuals power (the Second Amendment and elements of the First)—are to be ignored, suppressed, or mangled beyond all logic and recognition. As such, homosexuals deserve special honor and glory; Christians special persecutions.
A rules-based case in point:
An act of faith has cost an area track team a win and a chance to advance to the state championships.
This past weekend, the Columbus [Texas] High School Mighty Cardinals had just won a boys relay race when a runner’s final gesture got them disqualified.
As he was crossing the finish line, Derrick Hayes pointed up to the sky. His father believes he was giving thanks in a gesture to God.
“It was a reaction,” father KC Hayes said. “I mean you’re brought up your whole life that God gives you good things, you’re blessed.”
Columbus ISD Superintendent Robert O’Connor said the team had won the race by seven yards. It was their fastest race of the year.
Though O’Connor cannot say why the student pointed, he says it was against the rules that govern high school sports. The rules state there can be no excessive act of celebration, which includes raising the hands.
“I don’t think that the situation was technically a terrible scenario as far as his action, but the action did violate the context of the rule,” Supt. O’Connor said.
But critics, including the runner’s father, see it as a violation of religious freedom. Some of them have even complained to the state, which does not appear to be budging.
So what do we have? A situation—what appears to be giving glory to God—that wasn’t technically a terrible violation. Good grief.
Liberals everywhere tremble with concern that someone, somewhere, might being doing something without permission.