March 30, 2007
Proving there is life after death, liberal Democrats at the federal and state levels are planning a new campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment fell three states shy of ratification in 1982 during the height on the feminist cause. House and Senate Democrats plan to reintroduce era and call it by another name, “The Women’s Equality Act.” Cute, huh? We just change the wrapper and the American people are too stupid to notice it’s the same package.
What this is about, of course, is same-sex marriage and abortion on demand forever. It’s also about requiring employees to pay women the same as men according to a formula that would be designed in Washington that has nothing to do with merit or experience. And it would be about whatever else the social engineers wish to impose on us without benefit of legislation and accountability.
Left wingers think the last elections means the country is ready to embrace their social engineering beliefs. They’ve been listening too much to their activist base and not enough to the real people out there.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.