The Civil Rights Movement of 2014

I know I usually have something new to say, but in this instance, my opinions haven’t changed since this video. I was proud to be a part of this movement in Minnesota. 

TODAY, I can’t help but think about civil liberties. When I call for a revolution in this country, I am calling for a revolution of thought, a revolution of ideas. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. knew quite a bit about that.

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The Civil Rights movement was a nonviolent revolution in our country, and if you were alive to witness it, you’d know it was a grassroots movement that built momentum across our great nation. The Civil Rights movement of the 60s forever changed the perception of “separate but equal” to “all are created equal.” It was not—and still is not—an easy accomplishment, but it is one that now defines all generations.

Today, we have come a long way, but we still haven’t come far enough to ensure all citizens receive equal rights, as stated under the 14th Amendment.

The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness should be a guaranteed right for every ethnicity and every culture as well as every person, regardless of sexual orientation or preference.

I think it’s easy for me to look at gay rights objectively because I’m an atheist. I don’t have a book dictating to me that some people have a right to get married and some people don’t. I don’t have that prejudice in my heart. I don’t look at same sex marriage as a Republican issue or a Democratic issue. I look at it as a civil rights issue, because that’s exactly what it is. The majority is denying the minority the basic right of falling in love and officially stating that they want to live together as a couple, as a family unit, as legal partners.

Those same Tea Party-types, who are always harping about how we need LESS Government, are actually the ones really pushing for MORE Government by trying to legislate what people can and can’t do with their personal lives. The hypocrisy is astounding.

I am asking the American people to be objective, to be fair, to do what’s right. You don’t have to agree with someone else’s choices, but those choices are that person’s right to make.

Who gives you the right to decide for someone else who they can fall in love with? You do NOT have that right.

What gives the government the right to decide who can and can’t get married? The government does NOT have that right.

Don’t deny people the right to live as the Bill of Rights and the Constitution intended us all to live: as equals.

Peace,

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Gov. Jesse Ventura
#StayVigilant

10 thoughts on “The Civil Rights Movement of 2014

  1. I agree with what you said about Martin Luther King,Jr and your statement about equal rights. Are you really going to run for President? I really hope you do.

  2. Jesse Ventura you are awesome. We know you can not do it all, and it is too bad there is not more figures higher up to fight for rights as you do. You are one of the people, for the people and this is what people need. Together we stand, divided we fall.

  3. So where do you draw the line when it comes to marriage if at all? Do you support parents marrying their children or siblings marrying as long as all are of legal age? What about multiple spouses? So do you believe the government should stay out of all these issues, because they are all similar in nature as the government is enforcing a form of morality in each. If you say that the government has a right in one instance, but not in another, then it is hypocritical. I think the only fair way is to remove the government completely from the issue, which means that the government does not acknowledge marriage at all. The only thing that the government should be involved with is contractual agreements between parties. Thus all people get married or whatever, outside the government, and separately file a contractual agreement between parties in order to receive those contractual benefits (like power of attorney). These agreements would be called something inert like, two party contracts, or multiple party contracts (nothing with marriage or union as these terms are sensitive and offensive).

    • I agree. The government should not be involved and people should marry who they chose. Government is try to control a person free will. The will and chose God given to every man.

    • Yeah that is messed up. Giving our money away and making up to pay it back with taxes. Need to be giving that money back to the people that worked for it. If we in such a big debt. That bullshit makes me upset. We need to over throw this evil government.

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