Like everyone else in Rowlett, I became embroiled in the LGBTQ, water tower, and electricity controversy. It became boring. Same song, 10,000 verses. Nearly ALL arguments can be boiled down into two positions. One is the classic government vs. religion confrontation, and the other is stewardship of city owned assets without citizen approval. The solution to both is easy. Change leadership. The government has no business dictating sexual behavior between consenting adults. Also, there is this pesky something called “the consent of the governed.” It looks like democracies have demands.
Now, there are many times on FACEBOOK and my blog site in which I have stated that I have no prejudice against color, sex, gender, or ice cream flavors. I still don’t. However, to make this interesting, you comb thru my “stuff” and for every time I have registered prejudice, I will pay you $100. Of course, in order to be fair, you pay me $100 for every time I say I’m not prejudice. If someone says I am prejudiced against LGBTQ members, they either don’t know what they’re talking about, or they’re damned liars. I’ve had many gay friends over the years. We’re just not wired the same.
I watched the festivities of City Hall last Tuesday night. I went to the refrigerator several times, but I generally knew what was going on. You can imagine my surprise when my wife told me what was in the Metro &Business Section of the Dallas Morning News on Thursday. The Headline said, “Mayor Applauded for Pride Month.” We only read the DMN for business and local news. The rest of the paper lines the bird cages of my neighbor. They don’t subscribe to the left leaning DMN. The body of the article completely ignored the hundreds of signatures that had been circulated and presented to the city. It was at that moment that I realized today was “trash day.” I heard the truck coming. I raced to the kitchen table, grabbed the Metro Section of the DMN, and raced to the curbside trash container. I got there just in time. The trash man picked up the trash barrel as I fired my best Air Force salute. I hummed a few bars of the National Anthem as the trash truck pulled away. It was truly a ceremonial event.
Depending on who you read, the LBGTQ community is 4%-5% of the total population. For discussion, let’s assume Rowlett has 75,000 citizens. That would mean approximately 3,750 persons in Rowlett have certain tendencies. That is a far cry from intimation of newspaper headlines, or noise at the back of the room. Over 70,000 Rowlett citizens just want to get on With their life. Not one pro-LGBKQ speaker claimed prejudicial abuse. Their only claim to fame was their uncanny ability to morph into children, throwing a fit on the floor and screaming because they can’t get their way. It is juvenile.
Our elected officials didn’t get to their position by armed overthrow. If we can’t elect representatives that mirror the needs and wants of the citizens, we need to get new ones. It is okay to honor persons and groups that contribute to the well being of Rowlett. I would include military, police, and firemen etc. However, if a group has not contributed at least as much as AAA Road Service, they don’t need a pretty water tower.