Originally Posted by PrecisionRifleman
We live in a 'free society' that is based on votes. You cast yours as you see fit, and I'll cast mine.
Wrong again. We don't live in a democracy, we live in a democratic republic. What that means is that certain things are not subject to popular vote. Freedom of speech, press, religion, the right to bear arms and peaceably assemble are all examples of individual liberties that can't simply be voted away (at least not legally). The right to marry whoever you choose (pursuit of happiness) is another example.