People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
What I refer to as dumb is the incredibly overreaching statement that assumes the government should somehow decide where you draw your rights and wrongs from.
Right, which is still a long way from removing the perspective of a philosophy from social and political validity.It was also meant to keep religion out of government, specifically the levying of taxes that would be given to state churches. Both Jefferson and Madison worked on laws to prohibit this in Virginia, and wrote the 1st Amendment with such in mind.
lol, you know I am actually a supporter of gay rights, but I find myself on this side of the debate due to the extreme weakness of the debate presented. It's no wonder people fight so ardently against this movement when the motive used is that one should be viewed as valid and the other should not. So the argument is left, whose side should that be?Not when one group tries to use religious reasons to disenfranchise the rights of another group. In that respect, it is the religious group that has broken the 1st Amendment.
I'm a huge supporter of liberty, and believe myself that the morality of others should not be pressed on me. And yet an entire political party passes laws, under the idea of what they believe to be the greater good, which requires my tax dollars to pay for it whether the program they create is productive or not. Somehow this morality is justified because it doesn't come from a book anyone thinks of as holy.
It's also odd that you would validate a perspective based on sexual orientation, a classification that until very recently wasn't looked at in legal terms, and promote discrimination based on creed.
Yes, let me know when we start arresting homosexuals because of God's law.And you'll know when a religious group starts breaking the 1st Amendment when they try to instill their religious beliefs into the laws that the rest of Americans must follow or be prosecuted by.
Again, I love this thinking, let's run with it. I say we work to associate in every aspect of our lives. To be honest, my concept of Utopia lies somewhere on that road.Their beliefs and ideas are valuable until they infringe on the rights of others who follow different beliefs and ideas.
Wow, wow... wow... wow. If someone's financial beliefs leave them sexually confused I would say they seriously need to take some spiritual/meditation time for themselves. These claims are just amazing...Considering that the politicians they vote for tend to oppress the rights of homosexuals as well as try to cut taxes, that doesn't seem that far fetched.
What I cannot understand is how any one could expect gays to be some one dimensional they would base their vote on only one issue.
I understand gays who might be fiscally conservate...but why would would support a party that is going to oppose efforts to treat you as a real person? or more than a second class citizen?
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!