Thursday, March 24, 2011

Share Wisdom and Gain The Ability To Be The Person You Are

The central principle of the Fourteenth Amendment, is the nationalization of the protection of basic human rights. Yet for centuries, gays and lesbians were not entitled to their equal rights, nor respected or extended their basic rights.
As a result, homosexuals suffered indignities resting both on the abridgment of basic rights (nationally owed all persons) and on the wholly inadequate grounds, which they have been unjustly treated.

In fact, in Reed v. Reed, 404 U.S. 71 (1971); the court interpretively came to the conclusion that some heightened level of constitutional scrutiny was owed to gender classification. As a result, under a principled interpretation, the expression of religious discrimination against one particular group would be the worse form of unconstitutional expression of religious intolerence. Also see: Hunter v. Erickson, 393 U.S. 385 (1969)

For centuries, traditional religious beliefs have been criticized on religious and nonreligious grounds, by a wide range of persons; most of them in fact heterosexual critics of a religious indefensible insistence on procreational sexuality and its sexism. And criticism of these sorts have significantly shaped the interpretation of basic constitutional principles both privacy and equal protection applicable to a wide range of issues relating to sexuality and gender.

Just as the Jews were condemned to the statues of slaves because of their refusal to convert, lesbians and gay men were also condemned to servile marginality because of their dissidence from conventional gender roles as defined and enforced by the dominant and now embattled religio-cultural orthodoxy.

Do We Have A Right To Love, Life, and Happiness?

Initially, when I set out to begin studying the nature of self, I never knew how crazy it would make me. After all, man's intelligence is only what he is taught, what he attains during his search for wisdom, and the guidance given to him or her from within. Therefore, not once did I assume finding the "light" out of darkness or "ignorance" would consume me emotionally; to the point of preventing me from wanting to be in the presence of others.

However, as I acquired knowledge concerning the laws of this great country, I couldn't escape the phenomenal level of wisdom that has been left behind, by those who rendered their energy to impregnate our thoughts with encouragement to become greater than we already are. As a result,  I feel obligated to share some of that empowerment with you.

The recent debates surrounding same-sex love is a waste of America's time. Not because I do not agree, but because the Constitution was enacted to provide all U.S. citizen the right to assemble. And, with that right, same-sex couples have the right to love, life, and the pursuit of happiness.

Unfortunately, the tasks we now face is learning how to relinquish past traditions, so we can embrace today's revolutionary concepts of thinking. Besides, in order for the country to move ahead as one, we must learn to embrace one another.

Therefore, if you are one of those individuals who lacks the ability to let go of the past, think about those who are no longer with us. Better yet, think of those who have fought for our right to be free, yet are not able to enjoy that same freedom, because they are no longer with us.

When you do, you will begin to see just how valuable freedom really is. So yes, we each have the right to love, life, and the pursuit of happiness. If only we learn to embrace one another.

The Northwest Ordiance

The Northwest Ordiance of 1787 provided that religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of humankind, schools and the means of educating shall forever be encouraged!

Therefore, no individual's rights can be sacrificed for the sake of the general good. What justifies the rights is not that they maximize the general welfare or otherwise promote the good, but rather that they constitute a fair framework within the realm in which individuals can choose their own values and ends, consistent with a similiar liberty for others.

Additionally, a second appeal of the liberal self-image lies in the case which implies equal respect. In fact, in Jefferson's Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom it conveys, "The opinions and beliefs of men depend not on their own will, but follow involuntarily the evidence proposed to their minds.'

"The religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as each may dictate. This right is in its nature an unalienable right. It is unalienable, because the opinions of men, depending only on the evidence contemplated by their own minds cannot follow the dictates of other men, because what is considered the right of men, is his duty towards the Creator."

Freedom Begins Within

The freedom of speech allows every person to freely speak, write, and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects. However, the composer must be held accountable for the abuse of this right.

This is why the civil and religious rights, priviledges and capacities of no individual shall be diminished or enlarged on account of his opinions or beliefs concerning matters of religion.

After all, every person has a right to worship God according to the dictates of their own ability.

Therefore, in compliance with Article IV, Sec. 2 [1] of the Constitution of the United States: The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states.

Amendment 5: No person shall be deprived of life or liberty...let freedom ring!

Discrimination on grounds of sexual preference is, in its nature, a form of religious intolerence. Moreover,  it is a grounds for suspectness older than the equal protection clause itself.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights...

 Article 18: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his or her religion or beliefs, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his or her religion or beliefs in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference...

Proverbs 4:5 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.