Anti-Discrimination Laws Crush Open Societies

The Declaration of Independence states:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed

The proper role of government is to secure and protect rights, including the right to Life. The corollary is that government cannot discriminate against life, liberty, race, color and gender.

We the people can discriminate. It is our natural right and we do it every day. Discrimination is also known as choice. It is a God-given inalienable right. We choose to socialize with certain people and not socialize with others. We choose to buy certain goods and services and not others.

Attached to the freedom to choose are certain penalties for immoral and unethical choices. For example, businesses lose customers. Families disintegrate, and individuals suffer personal and societal damages. Society has an inherent way of policing discrimination without the intrusion of possibly hurtful anti-discrimination laws.

Distorted attacks against moral and ethical freedoms are well underway. Some businesses must defend themselves against government overreach.

A bakery should have a right to refrain from supporting same-sex or traditional marriage if the owner prefers to not make cakes for them. The “inherent” punishment is that the bakery may suffer loss of business.

Our society has made great progress since earlier years of discrimination. It has matured sufficiently.

I don’t think anti-discrimination laws should be an issue at the federal government level because of their potential for abuse.

Governments have a way of stifling choice in the name of anti-discrimination laws. Such actions by central governments lead to the destruction of inalienable rights. We must never be deceived by their cunning arguments.

I know from my CEO experience that corporations must be free to hire or fire anyone they please. Government has no business mandating human resource issues.

If elected to the House of Representatives, my role would be to represent Utah at the federal level. I can use my podium to speak out against constitutional abuses in lower levels of government but if issues can be handled by them then they must be free to legislate as they please.

It is our duty and contractual obligation to protect and preserve the U.S. Constitution. As we defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic, we can prosper and enjoy the blessings of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Let’s thank Congressman Jason Chaffetz for his six years of public service and release him so he can serve his country in another capacity. Vote Robert Stevens for Congress. Let me show you what I can do.


1 The word unalienable was used in the Declaration of Independence. Today the word inalienable is used more frequently—see Google Trends.