The people of North Carolina recently voted in favor of government policy that favors the voice of the "collective" over the voice of the "individual". Instead of simply allowing each individual citizen to decide who a suitable life partner would be, the people of NC instead felt more comfortable giving up that right, and letting the government make that choice for them, and submit to the rule of an ever strengthening "Big Brother" authoritarian government. This liberty-reducing measure is just one in a long string of extreme-left policy that Authoritarian Republicans have virulently supported in the past few decades. Personally, I'm disturbed and frightened to see where this trend could take us if it continues to take hold. I like my freedoms, people, and if given the choice to (a) choose or (b) have things chosen for me (as an individual), I will chose option (a) every time. Why? Because I'm an American, damnit. Watch out for social communism people - it's sweeping America. ..Only question is do you support it, or do you oppose it? N.C. ban on gay marriage sparks cheers, jeers | WTVR.com . .