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Libertarians' Awkward Bedfellows

GodsLaws Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 12:58 PM
There are two points in the Libertarian platform that are inconsitent with their claim to be for the preservation of individual rights and liberties. Oddly, they both concern irresponsible sexuality. In the case of abortion, they ignore the Constitutionally guaranteed right to life. Since we cannot prove inctonrovertably that life does not begin at conception, we're morally and legally obligated to protect every preborn child from that point on. In the case of gay "marriage" they support the intervention of the state in the forced redefinition of a religious word and institution when the practice of civil unions provides gays a means to acquire equal economic and legal status with married couples while respecting religious rights.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 1:10 PM
In the case of Same Sex couples being able to marry you write that marriage is a religious term. You are right but every religion defines it differently and some allow same sex couples to marry. Some allow polygamy, some allow marriage to people outside the religion and some do not.

The Gov issues benefits (not rights) to people that are married. Over 1100 at the Federal level. The states regulate marriage and therefore the states set the definition as far as a CIVIL Marriage can occur.

You can marry whomever you want in a religious ceremony according to your religion. But you wont get STATE benefits without a civil license and that is for the state to define not YOUR particular religion.
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 1:04 PM
Re: GodsLaws,

-- There are two points in the Libertarian platform that are inconsitent with their claim to be for the preservation of individual rights and liberties.[...] Oddly, they both concern irresponsible sexuality.--

So basically you made up an issue to then argue that Libertarians are inconsistent in their principles? That's called a "Strawman Argument" - which, by the way, is a logical fallacy, G.

-- In the case of abortion, they ignore the Constitutionally guaranteed right to life. --

The Constitution does not guarantee a right to life, you nitwit - WE are born with that right, it is God-given, not Constitutionally-given. You're the one falling into contradiction.



Last week, Conservative pundit Ann Coulter told me and a thousand young libertarians that we libertarians are puss- -- well, she used slang for a female body part.

We were in Washington, D.C., at the Students for Liberty conference, taping my TV show, and she didn't like my questions about her opposition to gay marriage and drug legalization.

"We're living in a country that is 70 percent socialist," she says. "The government takes 60 percent of your money. They take care of your health care, your pensions ... who you can hire ... and you (libertarians) want to suck up to...