In 1964 the United States Congress and President enacted laws that made discrimination against individuals in the Unites States of America on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin illegal. This supposedly protected everyone against unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.
Over the years additional laws have extended the protected classes and added enormously to the federal government’s authority to define obedience to these laws and punish supposed disobedience. Also, the government has introduced the concept of affirmative action to allow the government to abandon these requirements and practice discrimination along the same categories; race, color, sex; when it suits its wishes. Also, the government often will play fast and loose if one protected class is pitted against another. For instance, religious protection has lately often been thrown to the wolves when an LGBTQ case is involved.
What seems clear to me is that it’s time to add another protected class to the constellation of aggrieved groups; Normal Americans. Think of the actions that have been taken recently by social media, internet commerce companies, even banks and run of the mill Fortune 500 companies. They can quite literally ban you from the internet, shut down your bank account and fire you from your job just for claiming that men and women are not the same thing. You can be doxxed, harassed, even assaulted for holding plain old-fashioned beliefs about what is normal sexual and moral behavior. You can be labelled a bigot, racist, Nazi or terrorist for stating that Thomas Jefferson was a great American or that the Betsy Ross flag is a patriotic symbol of American history.
So, I’ll define Normal Americanism as any belief that was legal according to the U. S. Federal government in 1980. I’m not even trying to criminalize behaviors or actions that became legal after that point. All I’m doing is protecting the rights of people who just want to live the way the normal inhabitants of this country took for granted back before we gave veto power to social Justice Warriors and their Tech Billionaire enablers
It’s obvious to anyone who isn’t deeply prejudiced against normal people that this group is being systematically oppressed by a large and powerful coalition of enemies. And it seems to me that it’s time for affirmative action to be introduced to alleviate the worst excesses of this scourge. As an example, it would seem fitting that the Boards of Directors of Google, Facebook and Twitter should be tripled in size and all the new members should be selected by Steve Bannon. Every college should be monitored for discriminatory behavior against students who espouse religious beliefs that don’t align with LGBTQ orthodoxy. Antifa needs to be handled by the FBI under the RICO laws, its offenders prosecuted and its sponsors bankrupted.
And I will show just how welcoming I am of diversity. This status, Normal American covers any and all people who are being attacked for beliefs that even ten years ago would be considered sane and respectable. So if you’re being attacked because you’re a black community leader who believes illegal aliens take jobs from underprivileged kids or a radical lesbian feminist who thinks “trans-women” are men taking advantage of a loophole to rob women of their ability to compete in sports or a Latino Catholic who is horrified that his kindergarten age son will be read to by a drag queen, you are covered under the Normal American Civil Rights Act.
Sure, all these scenarios should already be protected under freedom of speech or Title IX or freedom of religion under the 1964 law but obviously the only way to get action is to obtain majorities in Congress, and the Supreme Court (or in the case of the Supreme Court, supermajorities) and employ the same tactics today that were used in the 1960s and 1970s. This would require the federal government to deploy legal challenges to any state and local jurisdictions that resisted the federal law and even go as far as ordering troops to enforce statutes that were ignored locally.
With respect to this latter action I can envision troops being sent to Portland to rein in the excesses of Antifa when the local government shirks its responsibilities. In fact, suing Portland to compel equal treatment would be a wonderful exercise of such a Civil Rights Act.
So, obviously I’m being facetious. I don’t want even more unconstitutional law, I want less.
What I’m saying is it’s time for the Federal government in the persons of the Justice Department and the Supreme Court to finally put an end to all unconstitutional laws at the federal, state and local level that deny normal Americans their rights. How many times does the same wedding baker have to get the Supreme Court to rule in his favor before Colorado’s kangaroo court is shut down by federal law? How many times does Google or Facebook or Twitter get to shut down or hamper a conservative entity for an action that it would ignore if a liberal entity acted equivalently? Maybe it will take one additional SCOTUS conservative to finally get us off the dime. But it’s high time.
The Republicans ought to run on this issue. They should say they’ll eliminate as many unconstitutional laws as they can find. They’d win back the House and they’d get some respect, which right now they are sorely lacking. President Trump has already done quite a bit with his SCOTUS nominations. If he gets his Justice and Commerce departments to investigate Silicon Valley, it won’t exactly be a Civil Rights Act but he’ll be doing everyone a big favor. Let’s hope 2019 ends with some pain for the Left. They deserve it for a change.