Why is it that we can look back at history and think how ignorant people once were, but we can’t look at a similar situation right now and see the same ignorance?
“Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.
Slavery, for example, and the people who best served the age were the ones who called it what it was—ungodly and inhuman.” – U2′s Bono
There was a time in our history when women could not vote or hold office, until a few brave souls stood up and betrayed the age. Now we have women leading big companies, elected the senate and holding whatever job they wish.
More than half a century ago, the Supreme Court betrayed the age when it decided Brown v. Board of Education and said that separate cannot be equal. This was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
Now here we are today, debating if homosexuals should have the same rights as everyone else and be able to get married. Haven’t we learned anything from our past? The idea that one segment of the population is not as good as the next has been proven incorrect time and time again.
Vote No. Don’t let ignorance write the history books.