Someone pointed this out at social hour at school today, and it’s a good point.
One of the weirdest things about this whole political climate is that the traditional liberal/conservative positions are being reversed. At one time, conservatives felt strongly that the government should keep out of the citizens’ personal lives, while the liberals felt the government had a duty to take an active role in helping the citizens. Now, we find that the conservatives want the government to invade their lives, revoke their rights, and pass laws about who they can marry. The liberals are now the people who fear the government interfering with their lives.
I think it all boils down to a simple misconception: the conservatives feel that these rights are not ones that they would ever exercize. They feel it’s okay for the government to poke into the bedroom because the government would approve of their bedrooms. They think they would never want to marry someone of the same sex. They were never going to look middle-eastern and try to get on an airplane.
Let’s face it; for refusing to think about anyone other than themselves, they’re assholes.