"The only constant in life is change."
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."
Your client is mad. I don't see how that is good standing for law.Well, to be fair, you wouldn't hold a hospital responsible for withholding life saving care, so obviously this isn't a problem in libertarian land....
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
And here we go again.
The lefts generic, empty and baseless charges of " hate " and " Bigotry ". Its a silly attempt to bully your way into relevance.
No need for thoughtful diaglogue, just start throwing around vindictives when you dont get your way.
You realize there are consequences to calling everyone who disagrees with you childish names, right ?
It marginalizes your position and cheapens your agenda. No one but a few like minded people agree with you and you just wind up isolating yourself and setting yourself up for a huge backlash from the vast majority of Americans who you've just insulted
I like it. Keep it up !! Good plan !! Lol.
" If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else ? "
2) I don't agree that there is any moral distinction between deliberately allowing a preventable death and being the cause of a death. I know libertarians like to use the example of the drowning man - do I have an obligation to risk my life to save his? OK, difficult. But if I'm in a boat and all it takes is me throwing out a life preserver and a rope to save a life, and I choose not do, I've caused that death as much as if I threw him overboard.
More than that, I've been harmed.Your client is mad. I don't see how that is good standing for law.
It's not hard, either, to think of all sorts of private businesses that involve artistic expression. A state law that defined businesses like that as public accommodations and prohibited them from refusing to enter into contracts with certain specified groups of people could run afoul of a related First Amendment freedom, the freedom of speech--artistic expression is speech for constitutional purposes. The freedom of speech also includes the freedom not to speak, which means laws which compel certain speech will usually be unconstitutional. In Wooley, that was the basis on which the Court held a New Hampshire law under which a man was fined for taping over the state motto "Live Free or Die" on his license plate . He disagreed with that view on religious grounds, and the Court said the government could not compel him to endorse it.
There is also language in Pruneyard Shopping Center, another government-compelled speech case, that strongly suggests a small business owner could not be forced to allow his property to used to promote views with which he disagreed. In effect, that is what the Coeur d'Alene ordinance would have done to the owners of the Hitching Post wedding chapel by requiring them to let their facility be used for same-sex weddings, although I think that was not the basis for the suit challenging the ordinance.
Mormon church reports spending $180,000 on Proposition 8 | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times
Top officials with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints filed reports today indicating that they donated more than $180,000 in in-kind contributions to Proposition 8, the November ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage in California.
The contributions included tens of thousands of dollars for expenses such as airline tickets, hotel and restaurant bills and car-rental bills for top church officials such as L. Whitney Clayton, along with $96,849.31 worth of “compensated staff time” for church employees.
The church said the expenditures took place between July 1 and the end of the year. The church’s involvement has been a major issue in the campaign and its aftermath. Individual Mormon families donated millions -- by some estimates more than $20 million -- of their own money to the campaign.
I don't dispute this, but I'm curious just the same where you got this (again, not disputing it).And I also recall earlier in this month when 300+ Republican lawmakers publicly appealed to SCOTUS to recognize same sex marriage nationally.
I really can't relate to this. I make a certain kind of product for my clients, anybody can come up to me and pay me for that product. What they cannot do is commission me to make a kind of product that is outside the norm of what I do and I have in fact turned down clients a number of times for this reason. But it wasn't because what the clients were. I simply cannot understand the mentality of living in a country that allows one to start their own business and succeed, only to turn around and put their foot down on someone else. It's utterly un-American in my mind. /soapboxMike Pence doesn't speak for the RNC or the Republican base. Nor do his actions indicate that Republicans "hate gays". He's doing what he thinks is best for his state and to ensure that the religious people in his state aren't forced into commerce against their will.
Last edited by Cardinal; 03-26-15 at 06:41 PM.