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"Anyone who proclaims that the government is an extension of the family is a filthy traitor of the highest order - it is a highly anti-American belief" Will you debate it, or just cast insults? I make no bones about the fact I am a recalcitrant Tory.
"We can't have a nation of lawbreakers, going rogue, and giving a middle finger to law and order. They can't discriminate in this particular city or there are penalties to pay." Unless, of course, they are illegal aliens carrying diseases that are killing our children.
"Funnzies"? What is this? The high school gay club?
Where did the myth that government involvement in marriage is a recent phenomenon enter the right libertarian mind? All of the ancient law codes have marriage statutes. Marriage has been part and parcel of government business everywhere and at all times. The red herring about marriage licensing is just that. Marriage licenses are a recent phenomenon, but marriages have been registered in public in English speaking societies for centuries, and before that they there were still regulated by law. Even when the Roman Catholic Church was in charge of it, that was because the Roman Catholic Church was the established religion of England and was performing that function both for the Church and State.
That was not the start of state involvement in marriage. Before that, Common Law governed marriage. Personally, I'd prefer we go back to the common law system of marriage (which is distinct from common law marriage now), but that still involves the government. Marriage is the bedrock of society, and the state exists to preserve and advance the cause of society. It cannot do that without proper marriage laws.
Yet government has been involved in marriage since government first existed. The state is an extension of the natural family on a grander scale. All states ultimately derive from a web of family ties, either through natural growth or the adoption of new members. Also considering the state's function in society, it is of the utmost importance that the state enact just laws concerning marriage.
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Are Video Games Sexist?

Nathan223 Wrote: Oct 18, 2014 4:36 PM
These idiots are still reeling from their utter defeat in Gamergate. It's the first time the liberal entertainment review machine has been resoundingly defeated in years. Games with "anti-Feminist" or whatever themes continue to sell like hotcakes while more liberal games are boring and can't sell even with the big reviewers on their side.
If you are affording them all by massive debt loads, then you wouldn't be. The trouble is that a lot of people in our country have no financial sense at all, or consciously put short term amusement over long term prosperity. Not to mention, a lot of people who make 200K live in areas where 200K affords them only an upper middle class lifestyle.
$200,000 in the DC area (where I live) is middle class for most people. In most, if not all, of Arkansas, that's assuredly wealthy people if they have any sort of financial sense. Of course, there are people dumb enough to live the middle class life on 200K even in Arkansas.
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Another Ebola Risk: It Eats Logic

Nathan223 Wrote: Oct 11, 2014 2:58 AM
Poland avoided the Black Death because they shut their borders to almost everyone when reports of it spreading beyond the Alps reached the Kingdom. Quarantining does work when done on massive scales like that.
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