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Our Deviant Society

Dave64 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:08 PM
Conservatives RAIL against “big government” and “onerous” business regulations. However, when it comes to telling people what to do in their private lives, they are all for massive regulation and laws. How come they don’t say “we need to compete in the FREE MARKET OF IDEAS”? If you don’t like homosexual behavior, you have to “adapt and innovate” your message WITHOUT using enforcement of arcane laws. Take heed from last night Conservatives: the US immeasurably values PERSONAL FREEDOM.
magnetar Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:44 PM
it is the homo that wants to shove it in my face, not the other way. putts
AJ113 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:40 PM
“Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” President John Adams.
"The free market of ideas" is great until the "lust of the flesh, and lust of the eyes" becomes a behavior.
The law of nature and of Nature's God will never be "arcane"
Only half of the US values PERSONAL FREEDOM" The Conservative half understands PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY is a Virtue.
John1921 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:32 PM
A free market of ideas is a fantasy. Some statements are true and others are false. Nothing I know of guarantees that majority acceptance has any bearing on the truth or falsity of any proposition. Man is a social animal. Societies, by definition, operate on the basis of commonly acepted rules and shared beliefs. There are people who are born 'not quite right' and these folks become square pegs in society's round hole. We now know that when you gather all these side-show freaks together in the Democratic Party, they can muster just over 50% of the vote. Yes, Leftism can destroy any society. But a congeries of misfits can never create a functional society. Google "behavior-sink".
IHateHypocricy Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 5:02 PM
John1921, 'commonly acepted [sic] rules' change over time.....or do you still believe in slavery, preventing women from voting, Prohibition, anti-miscegination laws, etc?
AmyDB Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:31 PM
You are confusing conservative with progressive Dave.
The Constitution is the test. No where in the Constitution is marriage, homosexuality, or which religion is the "right one".
The religious progressive wants to force others to conform to the precepts of their religion "for their own good" & will do what it takes to see it happen.
IHateHypocricy Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 5:00 PM
Really, AmyDB? Allowing people to live their own lives when it doesn't damage you is '...force(ing) others to conform to the precepts of their religion "for their own good" '?? That sounds more like social conservatives to me.
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