[internetworkers] Interesting SWF on the gay marriage thing.
mindcrime at cpphacker.co.uk
Thu Feb 19 23:55:07 EST 2004
> Mostly what I've seen
> is an endless supply of liberal "Me too, I agree" conversations. As a
> member of the dread, horrible, so-called "religious right" I am very
> disappointed to see all of this liberal chatter with not a single "core"
> member of the list willing to represent the opposing side.
Become that person then. Please, tell me why you think gay marriage
should not be allowed. I'd love to hear more about why the government
should be in the business of dictating what are essentially
religious / moral principles, especially in light of the principle
of separation of church and state.
> A) There is no one on the list that is not a die-hard liberal .
Not I. I'm a die-hard Libertarian. We're both "left of left" AND
"right of right." Simply labeling everybody as "liberal" or
"conservative" is a gross over-simplification, at best.
> Either way, it's clear to me that I should consider that maybe I don't
> belong here. I will wait to see some responses to this message, and
> then probably unsubscribe.
I think it would be great if you didn't unsubscribe. Maybe the majority
of the people on this list *are* what you would refer to as "die-hard
liberals." Good, then having a dissenting voice can only be a good
thing, for everybody. Anything that makes people think is good, IMHO.
I'd hate a list where everybody only ever agrees and says "me too." How
boring would that be? Dissent should be welcomed, even encouraged...
it's healthy, as long as the people on both sides of the issues are
willing to maintain an open mind.
Just my $00.02 worth, from a decidedly non "core" member of the list. :-)
When the 1st Amendment no longer protects your voice.
And when the 4th Amendment no longer protects your privacy or your stuff.
Thank God we have the 2nd Amendment to tell our elected representatives
that enough is enough.
It's time to put "... from my cold, dead hands" back where it belongs.
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