Emboldened by the Democrat victory earlier this month, the far left is rising like Dracula at midnight.
Just days after the vote, the San Francisco Board of Education voted to ban Junior ROTC in the city's high schools, tossing more than 1,600 students out of those clubs. The Massachusetts legislature refused to allow a vote on gay marriage even though more than 170,000 Bay State voters signed a petition demanding to be heard on the subject, and a Vermont press group honored Judge Edward Cashman, the guy who sentenced a brutal child molester to 60 days in jail.
Don't kid yourself. While the majority of Democrats are moderate, there is a fanatical subdivision of the party that is off-the-wall secular-progressive and bent on radically changing America.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome told the press he was glad the Board of Education waited until after the election because ''cheap shot artists like O'Reilly and Fox would have exploited (the vote).''
Not exploited, Mayor, reported. I coined the term ''San Francisco values'' and well understand they have little to do with democracy. How nutty is the San Francisco Board of Ed? We're fighting a lethal worldwide terror movement, and these people are telling high school students the U.S. military is bad, that's how nutty.
By the way, the ACLU is MIA in the ROTC controversy. Can you imagine what would have happened if the Board of Ed had banned a gay high school club? San Francisco values strike again.
The far left in Massachusetts is almost as bad. Gay marriage was imposed in the Commonwealth by three judges who found a loophole in the state constitution. Marriage was not expressly defined as between a man and a woman. Presto, traditional marriage has company.
But my question is this: If marriage is a constitutional right, which it is not, why can't polygamists get legal? How about triads? Why can't you marry your mom?
If one alternative lifestyle, homosexuality, is granted license to marry, you have to include other alternative lifestyles as well. That's equal protection under the law, is it not?
But the secular-progressive movement doesn't care about the Constitution. It wants a brand-new America where the people don't call the shots - the ''enlightened'' minority sets the agenda.
So get ready for more of this kind of thing. The state of Vermont has already left the building. It elected Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist, as junior senator. Compared to Sanders, Patrick Leahy, the other Vermont senator, is Dick Cheney.
By the way, in case you went to public school, a socialist is someone who believes the government has a right to seize private property and do whatever it wants with it. Apparently, Vermonters are down with that, as well as with judges who give child predators the same amount of jail time as bar brawlers. Vermont is the first secular-progressive state to drop all pretenses and declare itself Havana-friendly. Wait, that might not be fair. Even Fidel harshly punishes child rapists.
If you think I'm exaggerating, you're wrong. The far left feels liberated, and it sees daylight. Expect these people to make a strong power run led by secular-progressive mom Nancy Pelosi, the new speaker of the house.
Let's recap: no tolerance for the military, no voting on controversial issues and let's ease up on those adults sexually brutalizing children. Welcome to the land of the secular-progressive. Have a nice day.
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