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But what rights are being denied?
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What Obama's Ferguson Sermon Left Out

Roberty Wrote: Nov 26, 2014 2:45 PM
Is it offensive because the stereotypes are true or is it offensive because they're not? We need to be able to laugh at ourselves as well as others.
My state voted against recognizing same sex marriage and a federal judge is over ruling it. So, how is the will of the people being honored?
Well, it is my opinion that the long term consequences of this trend will not bode well for the nation. I'm not highly educated but it is my understanding that societal acceptance of homosexual behavior often prefaced the collapse of ancient civilizations. I'll have to revisit the 14th Amendment. The racial component has already been ruled upon and I guess that you'll deal with it in your own way.
I'm hopping back and forth between legal and philosophical thought, that is why you think that I wrote something that I did not believe. The compromise of some individualism is required by common sense. The idea of morality is not to be a federally regulated issue. If the people are insufficiently morale then the culture will pretty much degrade and collapse. The main points that I am making is that the Federal government should stay out of what is legally a state issue and that I believe that the legitimization of a radically different definition of this fundamental part of our culture will have bad consequences.
We hear a lot about homosexuality but I don't think that it is nearly as prevalent as we are being led to believe.
Actually, my argument against recognizing same sex marriage is based on the idea that marriage is a fundamental pillar of our culture and that allowing same sex marriage will further degrade the morals required by human nature to maintain a free society. If the central government is allowed to define this institution then the individual areas cannot determine their social mores. Also, if a state cannot define the social institutions desired by the populace then while that cute 10 yr old can't give consent his parents can. Some sacrifice of individualism is required if we want to live in a culture or else anarchy reigns and I can then have and do anything that you can't stop me from taking or doing regardless of the harm done to others.
Dave, I also have great respect for Goldwater however, this is more of a social issue and I think that this is not a federal issue and that the states should have the power to make this decision. On the other hand, do these rulings mean that I can marry my (imaginary) 3 girl friends, their cats, and a cute 10 yr old boy? (what a wreck that household would be!)
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The Path to a Permanent GOP Majority

Roberty Wrote: Nov 25, 2014 3:17 PM
If the GOP stays Demlite then what would be the point of a permanent GOP majority for freedom loving Americans? They don't have to be perfect but come on, even a little shrinkage of the government would help.
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Beware of Our Betters

Roberty Wrote: Nov 25, 2014 11:35 AM
And there are some rumors going around that he is a queen.
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Beware of Our Betters

Roberty Wrote: Nov 25, 2014 11:35 AM
And quit trying to replace it!
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