Let us face some fact here, either the Republican Party is largely living in a dream world or they are really just very homophobic and don’t care if people know it. The latest example is, of course, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). Johnson doesn’t like the government telling him what to do and he doesn’t like the idea of anyone trusting the goverment either.
To start with, Johnson, who is at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual shindig, has admitted that he doesn’t think it should be illegal for bosses to fire someone based on their sexual orientation.
ThinkProgress cornered Johnson where he asserted he doesn’t want the government telling him who to hire or fire- if they are gay, at least. He won’t say if he wants bosses to be able to fire at will anyone who is Black, Asian or female:
KEYES: The Senate this summer is going to be taking up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which makes it illegal to fire someone for being gay. Do you know if you’ll be supporting that?
JOHNSON: All I can tell you, in my own business I had a policy of total non-discrimination. We had gay and lesbian individuals working for us.
KEYES: Do you think it should be a law, though?
JOHNSON: Again, I don’t particularly like the federal government telling anybody to do anything.
KEYES: What about for women or minorities?
JOHNSON: We gotta go.
Johnson, like fellow Senator Marco Rubio, apparently doesn’t want to come across as racist or sexist, but seem to believe that the nation agrees with their homophobia.
Meanwhile, Johnson continues to push his hatred of government on people claiming that the idea that people should have faith in the government is the wrong attitude and that lawmakers should foster a distrust in the government instead. Apparently he has never actually learned what happens when people lose faith in their government and have a strong distrust of it instead.
I would recommend him having a nice long discussion about it with King Louis XVI of France, but it is a little difficult to talk without a head.
Johnson, who seems to have forgotten which party pushed for the American people to give up their freedoms for the illusion of economic and national security stated “Americans are willingly trading their freedom and ours for the false sense, for the false promise of economic security. . .So what surprises me is, why does at least a majority continue to elect politicians that are dedicated to growing this place? I have no idea. It utterly baffles me.”
He went on to say “We are witnessing the IRS scandal, we are witnessing the lies surrounding Benghazi, we are witnessing the very legitimate concern and debate about the NSA. We have got to be looking at the big picture, we need to apply this dysfunction, this moment in history when America is rightfully distrusting the federal government over these other scandals — we have got to make sure they apply that to the government in total.”
And finally said “When I hear politicians talk about restoring faith in government… no, no, no, no, no. That is the wrong solution! We need to engender that healthy distrust, that healthy distrust that our Founders found with government.”
Sigh…where to start? The IRS “scandal” has fallen completely apart, and actually most people want the IRS to investigate those groups because they were abusing the system. The Benghazi “lies” have been proven to be nothing of the sort, and the NSA problems were instituted thanks to a Republican Congress and a Republican President who used the panic after 9/11 to set the thing in motion.