This is how we will know we have won

We will know we have won when you read essentially the same story but with “gays and lesbians” replaced “gun owners”:

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that the United States would use all the tools of American diplomacy, including the potent enticement of foreign aid, to promote gay rights around the world.

In a memorandum issued by President Obama in Washington and in a speech by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton here, the administration vowed to actively combat efforts by other nations that criminalize homosexual conduct, abuse gay men, lesbians, bisexuals or transgendered people, or ignore abuse against them.

“Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct,” Mrs. Clinton said at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, “but in fact they are one and the same.”

Of course it’s a rare situation when I think we should be giving foreign aid but there is still “the stick” even if you have a policy of not giving out “carrots”.

3 thoughts on “This is how we will know we have won

  1. Yet even here gays and lesbians are still denied the right to contract, and I’m quite sure large amounts of foreign aid will still be given to regimes with repressive policies towards gays and lesbians so long as said regimes comply with the war on drugs, terror, liberty, etc.

    Winning takes more than rhetoric and photo ops.

  2. Wait; I thought that the left simply hated (hated, I tell you!) the idea of America trying to influence other cultures around the world– that the left blamed this very sort of thing for the 9/11 attacks. It was our fault for not being able to mind our own business, and so on….

    Well which is it, lefties? Are we supposed to mind our own fucking business and stop trying to tell other cultures how to live, or are we suppose to fight for liberty everywhere? HMMM?

    Just the other day, it was this sort of sticking our noses in other countries that caused the whole world to hate us.

    But I know the answer to this blatant contradiction, and so do all of you if you think about it.

  3. “Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side.”
    – Anonymous

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