Should gays and lesbians be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military? The audience applauded Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s answer.
“We don’t get our rights because we’re gays or women or minorities. We get our rights from our creator as individuals. So every individual should be treated the same way,” Paul said.
“If there is homosexual behavior in the military that is disruptive, it should be dealt with. But if there’s heterosexual sexual behavior that is disruptive, it should be dealt with.
“So it isn’t the issue of homosexuality. It’s the concept and the understanding of individual rights,” he said.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote;
a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a
minority; the political function of rights is
precisely to protect minorities from oppression by
majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is
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