JACKSON: Redefining Truth Has Consequences
3/5/2014, 3 p.m.
When there are disputes, you have courts, Congress, and government to turn to for redress. Today, you have judges ignoring case law and the will of the people and injecting their personal feelings into cases such as homosexual “marriage.” Congress is incapable of passing bipartisan legislation that is truly in the best interest of America. Government is totally incapable of solving conflict because there is no consensus as to what the rules of engagement are.
I am a huge proponent of individual freedom, but freedom can’t exist without some agreed upon rules of engagement. You can’t have children born as one sex and then be allowed to simply “self-identify” as to something totally different. You can’t — or shouldn’t — seek to become a member of, say, a Pentecostal church and then refuse to comport yourself in a manner consistent with their rules (including a prohibition against homosexuality), and then call them a bigot if they refuse you membership.
This altering of what it means to be an American will lead to our demise as a global leader. Even freedom has its orderly limitations.
Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/government affairs firm. He can be reached through his website, www.raynardjackson.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @raynard1223.