While we’re redefining gender and marriage, why not redefine everything else?
Words have meanings. Meanings have consequences.
What about cancer? Let’s redefine cancer as anyone who says they have it. Then I could ask on Facebook for people to donate to my cancer treatment, check in to a hospital and lay in a bed while the donations roll in. Then when I decide I’m better, I can call myself a cancer survivor, and thank everyone for the donations I can now use to buy houses for myself and other self-identified cancer survivors.
That’s offensive? Why? My body is the most personal thing I have, and if I say there’s cancer in me, then by God it must be there. If I say it’s gone, then I’ve survived the cancer.
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Reports from the front line in the War on Wives
No sooner did I write about the War on Wives than a member of the American aristocracy walked right into the crossfire. We do indeed have an aristocracy – people who are allowed to be fabulously wealthy without facing a single word of class-war criticism, and whose every utterance is given enormous weight by media courtiers. Many of these aristocrats can be found in Hollywood. | Read More »
Randall Munroe is right about the First Amendment
Randall Munroe went off on First Amendment issues in his xkcd comic last week. He’s absolutely right too, when he says “If you’re yelled at, boycotted, have your show cancelled, or get banned from an Internet community, your free speech rights aren’t being violated.
I would just suggest we need to take this further than I suspect he predicted.
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The war on wives
“The Democrats have a marriage problem,” Investors Business Daily asserted, when unveiling the results of a new poll this week. The survey found that “on issue after issue, single women are more liberal than their married counterparts – often by wide margins.” Such issues included the overall direction of the country, the economy, President Obama’s approval rating, taxation, the minimum wage, and Big Government. On | Read More »
Libertarians and traditional conservatives get along?
I just read an article by YouTube blogger and FreedomWorks policy analyst Julie Borowski who’s one of my favorite libertarian thinkers. She mentioned a panel for CPAC this year called “Can Libertarians and Social Conservatives get along?”. Here’s a segment of what she said. Can libertarians and social conservatives find common ground? It’s important to define what it means to be a libertarian. Libertarianism is | Read More »
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, Drug War
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, Progressive Leftist
, Rand Paul
, Rick Santorum
, Ron Paul
, social conservative
A Christianity Only American Liberals Would Recognize
A friend sent along the following responding to this piece in the Daily Beast about religious liberty. My personal impression is that the piece is deeply shallow, but uses enough fifty cent words to cover that up. Beyond that though, you should go read the piece, then come back and enjoy this from my friend: I’ll try to pick out discrete lines here to respond | Read More »
Time to Defend Marriage and Federalism
With full control of the House but not the Senate or the White House, Republicans lack the ability to enact positive legislation; yet they have the power to stop bad bills. Unfortunately, GOP leaders have made it clear they are willing to pass much of the Obama/Reid agenda because they don’t want confrontation with Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. For conservatives, that pretty much | Read More »
Traditional Marriage Fails To Get On Ballot In Indiana
Looks like a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Indiana won’t be on the ballot until 2016. Though I ask traditional conservatives this; what good by this point does it do passing constitutional amendments when they’re being knocked down left and right? First in Utah, then my state Oklahoma, then Kentucky in cases of out-of-state marriages and latest case is in Virginia. There’s | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Traditional Marriage Amendment vote won’t happen in Indiana
HJR-3 the Constitutional Amendment that would define Marriage as between One Man and One Woman. It was amended by State Representative Truitt ( R-Lafayette) to take out the part of the Amendment that bans Civil Unions. Mostly Democrats and Rs already opposed to the Amendment supported it. The State Senate had an opportunity to reinsert the Language and declined to do so. The Amended Amendment | Read More »
The value of intact families has been vigorously debated for the past few years, always in the muted tones appropriate to social-issues discussions the Left doesn’t like. There is little question that broken families and illegitimacy are enormous handicaps for children; controlling for illegitimacy greatly reduces every other demographic factor in crime and poverty. The upper class in America tends to marry young, have children, | Read More »
Oklahoma Lawmaker Proposes Privatizing Marriage
While it took awhile to arrive where I am, I’m full proponent of getting marriage out of government’s tentacles. Though looking at the political landscape I was pessimistic of that happening anytime soon. But this an instance where I’m happy to be wrong. Right in backyard (not literally cause I live in Washington County) is State Rep. Mike Turner (R-Edmund) who’s proposing a bill that | Read More »
Creating a Constitutional Litmus Test
It’s understandably hard to focus our attention directly on all the fronts the radical left has opened up in their truculent effort to transform our Republic. They are erasing our borders, disrupting the markets, infringing on our liberties, appeasing our enemies, and taking over major sectors of the economy. Most of us would like to direct the lion’s share of our energy towards the economic | Read More »
Tolerance, celebration, and disapproval
Having spilled many pixels in defense of Phil Robertson, who got suspended from the hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” because of his religious faith, and having spilled even more pixels in defense of traditional marriage, I should make it clear that I don’t personally consider homosexuality sinful. I always receive a number of emails with Biblical citations when I say that. Thank you, everyone, but I know | Read More »
NM Supreme Court: Gays as Capable of “Responsible Procreation” as Heterosexuals
First comes love, Then comes marriage, Then comes… Last week the New Mexico state Supreme court ruled redefining marriage, mandating that changes be made so as to not “discriminate” based on gender. The decision was 5-0 and the opinion read in part: We separately consider the purported governmental interests in responsible procreation and responsible child rearing. Regarding responsible procreation, we fail to see how forbidding | Read More »
A Different Approach
Recently a federal judge ruled parts of Utah’s anti-polygamy law unconstitutional. It’s given the idea to expand the whole marriage conversation. My position on marriage leaving government out of the matter. When I say that I’m not specifically talking about pulling government out, I mean literally as a couple of any sort refusing government recognition or aid. I’m personally surprised more libertarians haven’t espoused this, | Read More »