Editor, I know your newspaper approved of Gov. Nathan Deal’s veto of the "religious freedom" bill, but I totally disagree with the veto. It is un-American to force people to do things against their will and, unfortunately, the government is forcing Americans to do just that in too many cases.
Gov. Deal’s veto of the "religious freedom" bill is another nail in the coffin driving us further into socialism. You cannot legislate someone’s feelings, nor should one be forced by government to go against their wishes. One might not like decisions people make, but when the government tells a business or individuals what they can and cannot do, it is called socialism. And who will ever know if Gov. Deal’s veto of the bill was because of fear he would lose revenue from the movie and sports industries, or criticism from the public, but it was another government takeover of our lives.
The great Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia was known to vote for things he disagreed on. But he felt the Constitution was his guide, and he followed the Constitution as best he could, like it or not.
Making the right decision is overriding one’s desires and, in my opinion, Gov. Deal failed on this decision.
Editor’s note: The Bryan County News has not taken an editorial position on this or any other legislation from the 2016 legislative session.