I recently signed on with a new home energy supplier through a clean-cut representative who came to the door armed with graphs and rationales for why his company is better than the other start-ups scrambling for my business. Though I asked every question I could think of, there are always things you didn’t anticipate. It was only when I started getting billed that I saw the scenarios I had overlooked. Like Nancy Pelosi said, sometimes “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
The congresswoman was speaking of Obamacare, of course, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Maybe someday we will all learn the reasons for many items slipped into the bill that only its creators presently know, things that have very little intuitive connection to health. American economist and political analyst Thomas Sowell commented on one such stealth element of Obamacare, restraints on the sale of gold:
“Sneaking a provision on gold purchases and sales into massive legislation that is supposedly about medical care is just one of the many cynical tricks used to circumvent the public’s right to know how they are being governed.”
But governments do not have a monopoly on smuggling cynical items into an ostensibly honest proposal. In 1972 the National Coalition of Gay Organizations Convention met in Chicago to draw up a list of goals for the future (many of which have been achieved). These included goals on a federal level, such as civil rights legislation to prohibit discrimination in employment and housing, and presidential executive orders prohibiting the exclusion of gays from the military.
On the state level, we continue reading along the same lines the demands one would expect of a group pursuing a homosexual agenda. But then, just as we are nodding off, we find, tucked into a back page, as it were, item No. 7:
“Repeal of all laws governing the age of sexual consent.”
Look closely at that one, for you have just been served notice of the final step of the homosexual agenda—the casting off of all restrictions, not only with respect to housing and employment and the military, but with respect to age of partner. Though it is only whispered in dark places now, it will be chanted in parades with placards later that the final barrier to free expression of sexual rights is the removal of all arbitrary age restrictions regarding the choice of partners. Will we be sold a bill of goods about the health benefits of man-boy love? If so, the ensuing disaster will make my feckless and uninformed choice of an energy company seem trifling by comparison.