So, here we are, on the verge of a great and horrible conflict with no leader. We are leaderless because we don't recognize anyone else's authority. Our principles might not allow our willing association with those who might be in favor of the legalization of drugs, or gay marriage, even though those beliefs are rooted also in the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. It is a step too far. It might make us seem like sell-outs. The Tea Party might not feel comfortable with devout Right To Carry people, or the Second Amendment advocates might not feel comfortable with Bible thumpers, even though their interests are very close together.
The other side has no concern about these conflicts of principle, because they can focus on the prize: collectivism. This is how gay rights proponents can support Islamic Jihadists, at least for a while, until the Jihadists decide to do the work of Allah and kill them and dump them in a pit. The gay activist, however, is willing to risk it if it leads to the downfall of the capitalist system. They understand the objective is greater than the path that leads one to the goal.I've been hollering about this for years, and now I'll say it again: Freedom cannot exist without tolerance. What we face is the end of our Republic, the extinguishing of the sole beacon of liberty on Earth. I don't care what (if any) faith you observe, what consenting people you sleep with, whether you drink, smoke or do drugs. It comes down to one single issue: you are either down for liberty, or you are not.
THAT is my sole criteria in selecting my allies, however I may personally feel about their habits or lifestyle. Let it be yours as well. In the words of Ben Franklin, "We must all hang together, or we will most assuredly hang seperately."
Think about it.