“I Do Think There Are Certain Times ‘WE’ Should Infringe On Your Freedoms”
Mull that statement over for a while. That is the Progressive Platform, total control of a submissive population, to push an agenda. Whether you are D-word or an R-word isn’t the problem, it’s the few that want to shape the country in their image that is the problem. Which brings me to gay marriage. Why is this issue even being heard by the Supreme Court? Marriage laws have always been at the state level and are a social issue This is not a civil rights issue nor is it a federal issue. There is no guarantee of marriage of any kind in our Constitution, whether heterosexual or LGBT. Think of the can of worms this will open up for freedom of religion. Will gay or lesbian couples be able to sue over denial of service from churches, mosques and synagogues? How will it affect the separation of church and state? Will religious beliefs be trampled again under the guise of freedom? How would the DOJ enforce it? Will the federal government start interfering in church business as they are now doing through HHS? None of this is being asked and should be. For the record, I am not against civil unions, whether they be for heteros or the LGBT but, it should be left to the states to enact it. Not everything is a civil rights issue, no matter what the left proclaims. It seems Justice Kennedy will be the deciding vote. One question he asked sums it up;
Kennedy, by all appearances the swing vote among the nine justices, suggested with this musing that the Supremes could decline altogether to say whether the Constitution gives gays the right to marry.
and this on SSM
Maybe it’s time for government to get out of the whole marriage business altogether. Or at least to treat it as a standard civil contract between adults conferring certain privileges (wills, powers of attorney, co-ownership) and obligations (say hello to alimony and the marriage tax penalty, Bert and Ernie). Don’t want to call it “marriage”? Fine, call it a civil union, domestic partnership, blancmange, whatever, leave it open to any pair of consenting adults. Leave the holy sacrament business to churches, and if First Lutheran or Immaculate Conception or Temple Beth-El don’t want to bestow the title of “married” on a same sex couple, that ought to be their own business. You get married at a church, you get blancmanged at the county courthouse.
Maybe then we can get back to talking about our $16 trillion debt.
Government activism is another way of infringing on personal liberty. Obamacare is just another form of infringement which will dictate how much you are required to weigh, what personal choices you make in your daily activities and, when and how you receive treatment because of personal choices. Obamacare is a nightmare not just because of its costs, although it is a big part of the reason it should be scrapped, it’s nanny state on steroids which is so objectionable. A prime example of the nanny statist on steroids is Bloomberg. In his infinite wisdom he feels his money can buy power to control not only his city, but aims at controlling what happens in other states as well. But, all this could backfire on the Progs. Some see Bloomberg as a gift because his views are highly unpopular with the mainstream public as a whole. The Best Thing To Happen To Republicans Since Citizens United
Bloomberg’s activism is the best thing to happen to Republicans since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United for three reasons. First, and most obviously, Bloomberg’s unashamed efforts to ban or curtail those pleasures his unelected bureaucrats deem harmful is unvarnished progressivism’s oldest and most distasteful impulse.
Second, Bloomberg is the physical embodiment of the hypocrisy the Democratic Party and the media display on campaign finance reform issues. Combined with the news that the liberal Tides Foundation had contributed five times more progressive causes than the oft-maligned libertarian Koch Brothers contributed to Republicans, Bloomberg’s financial contributions to liberal candidates demonstrates that progressives and the media establishment are only concerned about campaign finance issues when Democratic candidates are endanger of losing elections.
Finally, from a Republican’s perspective, Bloomberg is also having a much more beneficial effect on the political landscape than any reform the GOP could institute on its own.
But Americans aren’t necessarily unhappy because of the $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts that hit March 1. While a plurality of 41 percent believes sequestration will hurt the country, the percentage of those who believe it will have no impact has nearly doubled, from 12 percent to 23 percent. And while polls leading up to March suggested congressional Republicans would bear the brunt of the blame, 39 percent of the public blames them for cuts, while 35 percent blame Obama.
Who can blame us, 81% of the country is unhappy with Congress. They’re spending way too much time wrangling over politics than they are dealing with issues affecting all of us. Government has become the spokes in the tire of success…
….” the power in 20th century America lies not in the hands of a few industrialists, but with massive monopolistic trust of government, and its network of unions, non-profits, lobbyists and PAC’s. The railroads are broken up, offshore drilling is banned, coal mining is in trouble and Ma Bell has a thousand quarreling stepchildren– now government is the real big business.”
We can either be slaves to this or choose to be free men and women. It’s all a matter of conscience and courage.
Freedom like slavery, is as much a state of mind as a state of being. It is possible to be legally free, yet to have no freedom of action whatsoever. And it is possible to be legally a slave and yet to be free in defiance of those restrictions. External coercion alone does not make a man free or slave, it is the degradation of mind that makes a man a slave.