Just my cultural norms.
You do, and you're corrosive to traditional societies.You keep on saying "you" as if you think I am the embodiment of liberalism and liberals are this huge monolithic entity out to get you. Liberals consist of 20% of the American population. It seems to me that you know very few actual liberals or else you wouldn't be painting them with such a broad brush, and that some abstract monolithic "liberal culture" actually exists.
Cultural liberalism is a liberal view of society that stresses the freedom of individuals from cultural norms. It is often expressed, in the words of Thoreau as the right to "march to the beat of a different drummer". Cultural liberals believe that society should not impose any specific code of behaviour, and they see themselves as defending the rights of non-conformists to express their own identity however they see fit, as long as they do not hurt anyone.
The culture wars in politics are disagreements between cultural liberals and cultural conservatives. For example, cultural liberals argue that all religion(s) and forms of worship (or lack thereof) should be tolerated. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance" and the Constitution of the United States states that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States". Cultural liberals are strongly opposed to censorship or any kind of oversight of spoken or written material in peacetime.. They believe that the structure of one's family and the nature of marriage should be left up to individual decision, and they argue that, as long as one does no harm, no lifestyle is inherently better than any other.....
You do understand this country has mr obama in the white house and the democratic party holds the senate right? Liberals also control the mainstream media in this country.At the end of the day, Conservatives still have drastically more votes than liberals simply because they constitute a much larger percentage of the population. All this fear-mongering about how liberals are out to get you is rather amusing to me considering we're still a drastically conservative country. It's amusing because conservatives still hold the most power.
The country is now understood to be divided in thirds, 1/3 liberal, 1/3 conservative, and 1/3 independent. Conservatives have lousy representation. The leadership of the republican party is, far too often, virtually identical to that of the democratic party.
You want your cultural norms to predominate over my cultural norms. I get that. It's why I want a divorce. It's why I want borders. I want to keep my culture.On a personal level, I think hunting should be banned and firearms should be controlled. In no way does that mean I actually want to impose anything upon you, especially since it would probably impossible legislatively. On the other hand, denial of gay couple's right to marry has a concrete and material impact on the lives of those individuals. Just who exactly is imposing upon who? Conservatives dominate the population and as a result our government. The degree of your fear is inordinate.
I understand the "logic." I'm just rejecting it.For the most part true. I was merely explaining the logic behind the international policeman way of thinking. I wasn't saying that I agreed with it totally.
Ok, just don't bad-mouth; hunting, guns, country music, or family trees without branches and you'll do just fine.I am completely aware. Yet joining the military has always been a dream of mine. That's not going to stop me. At the end of the day you fight for you buddies and your comrades because your survival depends on the man on your right and left. Personal politics should have nothing to do with it. If I decided not to join the military just because it was dominated by conservatives that would make me rather narrow-minded, don't you think?
You know us as trailer trash, hicks or worse. Whatever you call us we tend to predominate in the flyover states.What are you talking about here? Who's "us" and who's "you." I have no sons or daughters (it would be rather troubling if I did.)