Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).