Scott Walker wants to turn the 14th Amendment inside out. He wants to give states the ability to ban same sex marriages, a coercive policy that would make gay Americans - in his words "act in opposition to their conscience!" How hard is it to grasp the meaning of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution:
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.But here's what Walker just wrote on Facebook that targets gay Americans specifically, and turns the meaning inside out:
"The only alternative left for the American people is to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage."Doing just the opposite of what Walker said he didn't want to do, Walker's Facebook tantrum turned the 14th Amendment into ashes:
"I call on the president and all governors to join me in reassuring millions of Americans that the government will not force them to participate in activities that violate their deeply held religious beliefs.Actually, the courts decision doesn't force anyone, including churches, to violate their religious beliefs.
But here's where Walker's more dictatorial, authoritarian intentions shift into overdrive, "coercing people to act in opposition to their conscience," denying gay Americans the very essence of equal protection under the 14th Amendment. He actually said this:
"No one wants to live in a country where the government coerces people to act in opposition to their conscience.Jaw dropping in his inability to understand, Walker doesn't see that his venomous vision would directly "coerce people." Perhaps, like the 2011 protesters in Madison, he sees gay marriage as an attempt to "intimidate" him.
Framed in the intentionally deceptive way only low information voters would understand, Walker made this insulting and contradictory declaration:
"We will continue to fight for the freedoms of all Americans."