There is a sickening amount of hatred and pettiness on the internet right now over the recent SCOTUS decision in Obergefell v. Hodges; people are ending friendships online over a court case that we all knew would happen eventually. As a Christian, I am neither for nor against gay marriage; my responsibilities in this world are very simple and clearly defined in the bible – love God, and love my neighbor as myself (Matt. 22:36-40). Having said that, as an advocate for liberty, I believe our government should stay out of people’s personal decisions, and the decision handed down yesterday by the SCOTUS does align with that. So, cool that the LGBT community gained some liberties over the government’s tyrannical rule today; next up, how about we continue this trend in advancing liberty for all?
A short list in no particular order:
- A court decision guaranteeing the right of homeschooling families in all 50 states to educate freely and not be subject to state and local social workers approving/denying their curriculum choices at whim.
- The right of all Americans to live off-grid if they so choose and not be subjected to police and state scrutiny for their chosen lifestyle choice.
- The restoration of our dignity while preparing to board a flight in the freest country in the world.
While on one hand I can appreciate the U.S. government finally deciding to keep its nose out of one group of Americans’ personal decisions, this country still has a long way to go with respecting individual choice.