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Why Won't Conservatives Just Drop Social Issues?

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 9:34 AM
I'm all for the government not subidizing abortion or birth control. I'm also for the government not involving themselves in marriage laws. But I think Ms. Harris misses the point of the argument made by conservatives concerned with the social issues. Conservatives still favored the sodomy laws that were overturned in 2003 and constantly favor laws that restrict women who choose to have abortions. That's not a case of allowing those they don't agree with to make their own choices. It's a case of the government intruding on the lives of others. Whether you approve of them or not, that's a big pitfall for conservatives.
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 6:17 PM
Exactly! That's the whole point. The government should not be pushing *any* agenda related to social issues. It's not their place.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 2:39 PM
marriages are SOCIETY's business. it's a societal construct.
since society delegates power to it's government,it rightfully becomes government's concern and area of authority.

homosexuality is an unhealthy,destructive behavior(medically PROVEN),a mental illness(readily apparent),and NOT good for society,any society(recognized over millennia).
it is not to be accommodated,enabled,or encouraged.
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 6:19 PM
Marriage is a legal contract. Religious marriages have different significance to those participants, but in terms of government, it's just a legal contract relating to benefits and inheritance. IMHO, government shouldn't be any part of the equation and marriage should not be a recognized state of being in terms of government. Everything should be based on the individual, with marriage contracts being used to sort out the legal/property issues. How government treats you should not depend on your marital status.
erick24 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 9:07 PM
Marriage was instituted by God, not government. Family is the basis of all long term civilizations. Children are the blessing of the bond and the continuance of the human race. Children, if raised properly, also care for their parents in time.
If you remove marriage (God's definition), family or children from the equation, civilization dies.
Not all people with homosexual urges act on them.

Good question, and one that was asked of me by a conservative veterinarian friend of mine last week. He is completely on board with conservative fiscal principles, (when applied), but he doesn’t understand WHY we on the “Religious Right” are still concerned about abortion, gay marriage, etc. “You need to drop it”, he said.

Let me try to explain why we don’t and why we shouldn’t. Those of us on the Religious Right, contrary to popular belief, are not interested in taking away rights from those who disagree with us. We’re just trying to maintain what rights we have left....

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