noun | \l i v b a t\ : preposterous nonsense, often demagogic, a major political figure (esp. Liberal) or media personality would say hoping to have it picked up and repeated by Low Information Voters in order to become conventional wisdom.
In my view, and I'm sure your's as well, all right-wing extremists in this country are idiots. But, as I said, the "conservatives" are claiming them as their own, so your point just gets buried when a bonfire needs to be set to flush the idiots out.
You can dance without a lawyer
SO any one who is saying Loving is not relevant is ignorant of the issues being discussed.State law defining and regulating marriage, of course, must respect the constitutional rights of persons, see, e.g. Loving v. Virginia
Bush II tried to pass an amendment against SSM for christ sakes, but john roberts has changed his stance on it to the point it wouldn't surprise me if he voted with the majority in june. The justices aren't beholden to whatever promises they make and their opinions and interpretations change. They're appointed for life
That's why I can be so sure that the vast majority of those who oppose SSM wouldn't lock someone up for being gay today, because all they'd be doing is locking them up for a choice. It's antithetical to the conservative way, after all. We saw this when there was such an uproar over those two gay gentlemen kissed during the NFL draft. The backlash had nothing to do with either of them being gay, but everything to do with it being on TV. As many would go to say, "I'm fine with them being gay as long as it's not shoved in my face." Now think back if you will to all the hubbub surrounding Michael Sam; at any point in time did you hear a single peep of people asking he be sent to jail? Of course not, and that is my point.
Originally Posted by Google: BigotThe funniest thing about this whole issue is that you have become what you hate most: a bigot. Someone who is completely intolerable to view other than your own that you'll go nuclear at the first sign of someone offering a contrarian viewpoint. I suppose it isn't surprising though, as you use the word so much. Perhaps it's because you are so familiar with it?Originally Posted by Dictionary.com Bigot
Regardless, I don't disagree with you that Cruz is foremost spokesman for the opposition to SSM. But the #1 enemy of the movement? Not at all. You know how I know that's true? Even if someone in all their righteous anger was to strike down the devil himself, the movement would go on. Only now, you've empowered those that you oppose because you've just made him a martyr and showed to the world how intolerant those who argue for SSM can be. The real #1 enemy of the movement, is people like you that get on here and become so hostile with anyone that disagrees. Because that prevents people like myself, from connecting with those on the other side and showing them that there are alternatives to a complete dismantling of everything they know and hold dear.
Compromise isn't what is important with this issue, Understanding is. Once both sides understand what's important to each other, then it's all about making sure that the priorities of each side are met. At that point, no compromise is necessary.