No, the point is that I *am* a "prog", I live in one of the most liberal places in the country, and I am surrounded by these people.
We are not robots--just as many of my peers claim you are ignorant troglodytes. We actually believe these things.
The media created this war to for airtime, yes. But don't claim that people want to take your freedoms because they want to control your life. Many people simply believe that entering a social contract means that there are certain things that we can all agree that we don't want.
Reaching the consensus of what that is is the whole democratic process.