The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible. Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it." - Judge Learned Hand
Of course dolphins should be included as people, which means that they shouldn't be allowed to fish in marine parks, we should be able to fine them if they hunt a protected species, and throw them in jail if they don't pay the fine.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
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A person who is not born as mentally retarded, but who was born normal, and has become stupid.
A term you say when somebody does something REALLY stupid. not like forgeting their keys, like thinking Rhode Island is not a state. Made famous by comedian Carlos Mencia, you say it like imitating a retarded person.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I have no problem with protecting dolphins. I think it is kinda silly to have to label them as "persons" in any way to give them the protection however. Dolphins are smart. And, it is quite possible that they may eventually evolve to be able to communicate with other species sometime in the future or we may find an effective way to communicate with them. Maybe they know stuff that we don't.
Sure, I'm a bleeding heart environmentalist. I don't care. I don't see any reason that we should kill dolphins for food (I don't know of any culture that couldn't survive or that would even be hurt, by not being allowed to eat dolphins). As for eating one animal over another, I'd say that most people have no interest in eating dolphins anyway, and a lot of people do take into consideration the potential intelligence level of the into consideration when making food choices. And dolphins aren't really in our food chain, cows have been there for a long time.
And, as far as economic reasons go, I usually put the environment ahead of most economic interests. Most things that are done for the environment are not so horrible that they will cause people to starve.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.