We lost it in the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Here’s an acid test for Mr. Liberties, e.g. Ron Paul.
Will he stand up for such whittled-away rights. He ought to or he’s being empty.
The reason many conservatives opposed the Civil Rights Act is that it gave up, apparently forever, a fundamental freedom - freedom of association. And now many states have added homosexuality to the list of protected people, without making any attempt to resolve the conflict between the freedom to be a homosexual and the freedom to be a Muslim or Baptist...but the courts are making it clear:
In modern America, you have NO RIGHT TO PRACTICE YOUR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS IN PUBLIC!
This refusal by the SCOTUS is simply a middle finger salute to the First Amendment. And apparently, we don’t even have 4 members on the Supreme Court who will honor the First Amendment, or admit that religious freedom trumps the right to be a public homosexual.