It has been on my mind for sometime that I keep seeing posts here claiming the gop, and the tea party, are the parties of freedom. Which I guess if your concept of freedom is to own more, and more powerful guns then many small nations, freedom to discriminate against women, gays, minorities, freedom to make obscene profits while paying your employees below a living wage, freedom to pay a lower tax rate then your average american- then I guess they are right.
But just look at a red state/blue state map. And ask yourself where women, gays, and minorities are better off. Ask yourself where you are most likely to do jail or even prison time for minor drug possession. Where the fewest people are on welfare or other government assistance because they can make a living wage. Where there are the lowest rates of hate crimes. Where all citizens are allowed to vote without serious burdens. Where schools are allowed to teach science, history and sex education without interference from the (im)morral majority.
Ah yes freedom- if you think like they do or at least toe the line. But freedom? Fuck no!