The Tyranny of the Minority
Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • one month ago • 424 comments
Link to Quote: Vivek Ramaswamy: LGBTQ+ People Created 'Tyranny of the Minority' (yahoo.com)
Republican Presidential candidate, Vivek Ramaswamy struck a chord with primary voters a few days ago when he gave an opinion that I think many Republicans share. While at the Iowa State Fair, what some might describe as a LGBTQ+ (they have put a lot of letters into that) activist approached him.
The female activist described herself as, get this: "pansexual." Does that mean she sleeps with pans? Or maybe she is addicted to food? At any rate she asked him what he thought about same-sex couples.
“I don’t have a negative view of same-sex couples, but I do have a negative view of a tyranny of the minority,” he said. “So I think that in the name of protecting against the tyranny of the majority, and there are times in this country’s history where we have had a tyranny of the majority, we have now in the name of protecting against tyranny of the majority created a new tyranny of the minority.
“And I think that that’s wrong. I don’t think that somebody who’s religious should be forced to officiate a wedding that they disagree with. I don’t think somebody who is a woman who's worked really hard for her achievements should be forced to compete against a biological man in a swim competition. I don’t think that somebody who’s a woman that respects her bodily autonomy and dignity should be forced to change clothes in a locker room with a man. That’s not freedom. That's oppression.”
“And so I believe that we live in a country where free adults should be free to dress how they want, behave how they want and that’s fine, but you don’t oppress, you don’t become oppressive by foisting that on others, and that especially includes kids because kids aren’t the same as adults,” he continued, appearing to play into the idea that children are somehow being “indoctrinated” simply by being taught that LGBTQ+ people exist. “And so I think adults are free to make whatever choices they want, but do not foist that ideology onto children before children are in a position as adults to make decisions for themselves.
“And so, I think a lot of the frustration in the country, and if I’m being really honest that I also share, comes from that new culture of oppression where saying those things can actually get somebody punished. And in my case, it’s part of why it’s my responsibility to say them, and I respect that you have a different opinion. And that’s OK. Part of what makes our country great is that you and I can be civil and have this conversation and that we live in a country that still gives us, each of us, the right to speak to a presidential candidate and back and still say that we pledge allegiance to the same nation. So, I think that’s the beauty of our country. And that’s my honest opinion.”
Vivek Ramaswamy: LGBTQ+ People Created 'Tyranny of the Minority' (yahoo.com)
Both the questioner and the candidate were respectful to one another and Ramaswamy has found himself with a significant rise in the polls:
Fox News Poll: Ramaswamy rising, as DeSantis loses ground in GOP primary | Fox News
"TRUTH," Ramaswamy said in all-caps, starting the post on X.
His list followed:
1. God is real.
2. There are two genders.
3. Human flourishing requires fossil fuels.
4. Reverse racism is racism.
5. An open border is no border.
6. Parents determine the education of their children.
7. The nuclear family is the greatest form of governance known to mankind.
8. Capitalism lifts people up from poverty.
9. There are three branches of the U.S. government, not four.
10. The U.S. Constitution is the strongest guarantor of freedoms in history.
Vivek Ramaswamy shares 10 commandments of 2024 campaign, starts with 'God is real,' 'There are two genders' | Fox News
There is no doubt about the truth in the message and Vivek Ramaswamy found a way to express what is killing America.