“Conservative” Republican senator explains why he voted for homosexualization of the military

Andrew Stiles writes at NRO:

… On the right, the biggest story was the surprising yea votes by two GOP senators, bringing total Republican support to eight members. Just hours after voting against cloture on the repeal bill, Sens. Richard Burr (R., N.C.) and John Ensign (R., Nev.) voted for passage, surprising many of their colleagues …

… But unlike Ensign, who snuck out “quickly and quietly,” Burr made a concerted effort to explain (and defend) himself.

Speaking to reporters outside the Senate chamber, Burr said it was not a difficult vote to cast. His underlying rationale? The times, quite simply, were a’changin’. “This is a policy that is generationally right,” he said. “A majority of Americans have grown up at a time [when] they don’t think exclusion is the right thing for the United States to do. It’s not the accepted practice anywhere else in our society, and it only makes sense.” Even so, Burr said he didn’t necessarily agree with those who characterize the issue as a struggle for civil rights.

There you have it: further absolute proof of my explanation of liberalism and how it is destroying everything in its path. The need to eliminate all exclusion or discrimination is the all-ruling principle of our society. That principle must be applied to every institution, regardless of the specific characteristics of the institution, and regardless of the specific characteristics of the thing that is being included in that institution. So it doesn’t matter how the homosexualization the military will affect the military. The need to practice non-discrimination transcends all such mundane concerns.

And Burr has a 91 percent conservative voting record.

All of which means, once again, that we are doomed, unless a genuine opposition to liberalism becomes operative in the American mainstream.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 23, 2010 04:17 PM | Send

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