- Politics and Social Issues
A Liberal Called me a Troll
If you're a leftist or Liberal or Progressive or Socialist or Communist, stop reading now. Go outside and play or reach into someone's pocket to save a baby seal from global warming caused by Big Business. It's OK. You won't understand anyway.
The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives
When someone tells a joke about disabled minority dolphins who go to bed hungry, a conservative would say:
"You shouldn't say that."
A Liberal would say
"You should not be allowed to say that."
Commenting on left-leaning hubs is like river-rafting on a mountain bike
... it's tough to get traction and you'd better wear a helmet.
Eventually the 'discussion' devolves into "your argument is stupid and I won't discuss it any more." Sadly, points do not get addressed, rather names get called. Recently a blindingly uninformed online article writer put down their crayon and called me a troll.
That probably insulted the troll community, but I can't speak for them because I am not 1/16th troll.
Anyway, I eloquently explained how Equal Protection Under the Law applied to marriage statutes in the United States. Short answer: it did. Every sentient human American citizen was subject to the same law with the same legal limitations on marriage. There were not different laws for various segments of society. Everyone enjoyed the same rights and privileges. Anyone with Google and a US Constitution could figure it out: I am only the messenger.
Obviously a segment of the citizenry felt put-upon by these generally applied marriage restrictions. One argument put forth by this segment suggested that Equal Protection was not extant. Just as obviously, this argument is specious. Facts are stubborn things, but facts are malleable things in the mind of a Liberal. Emotion trumps facts and emotion justifies name-calling until they get what they want.
The aforementioned liberal and his/her (sher? hier? I dunno) compatriots glommed onto emotion, citing unfair practices and government interference. People were unhappy in droves because they couldn't redefine marriage in their image. It sounds good because we all want smaller government, except when we don't.
Franken was elected to Congress by The Lizard People, who are evidently very Liberal.
Equal Protection is not Free Rein
Equal Protection Under the Law doesn't imply the right to do anything you wanna.
For example, I can legally ingest synthetic heroin, oxycodone, if I obtain a legal prescription for such and I fill that prescription at a licensed pharmacy and I honor the dosing instructions on the bottle. The law is very clear and complicated on these points and local police are always happy to provide details at the business end of a taser.
Everyone is equally protected by oxycodone statutes. The laws apply equally to everyone. You, as a contentious human, may disagree with how oxycodone is regulated, but none of us would suggest that some bizarre abrogation of Equal Protection has been committed.
Note to any Liberals trying to follow along: I'm not comparing marriage to taking oxycodone. I have participated in only one of the activities.
What will Liberals regulate next?
Liberals want to regulate:
- School lunches, even those packed by parents
- Salt intake
- Nuclear power
- Coal power
- Tanning booths
- Toilet flushes
- Birth Control
- Electricity used by your dishwasher
Central Planning is all the rage, until it fiddles with who can marry whom. At that point smaller government is demanded.
Let's be honest: can I marry my toaster?
Honesty is nice. Libs may not like the marriage law, but let's agree that their argument favors redefining what marriage is. Whining about fairness just sounds whiny. I respect the redefinition argument and I respect the Libs who voice it. Appealing to my unfairness gene accomplishes only to insult my intelligence.
Oops, marriage redefinition is a slippery slope down which Liberals cannot afford to slide their squishy bottoms. Accepting the concept of marriage redefinition opens doors to combinations of folks getting hitched that would scare off the casual liberal base. Hard-bitten leftists would not be deferred, but momentum would be lost.
And please don't tell me you are OK with any combination of any people getting married, 'cause you're not. You're really not.
It's none of my business, really?
Thoughtfully I provided HTML controls enabling you, dear reader, to offer comments. Up to you, it is, to turn off your Taylor Swift and type something at me. Read it, I will, and respond I probably will.
Delete you, I will, if profanity you use. Name-calling is perfectly acceptable and reported to HubPages you will not be. Name-calling is your way of telling me you're out of arguments. The NSA is watching anyway, so uploading you to HubPages Admins would be redundant anyway.
Supplemental Education for Liberals
- A Liberal Called Me A Nazi
nicomp, I'm tired of you now. Clearly, this discussion is going nowhere. I won't approve any more of your comments, so don't bother responding... maybe you'll find some Nazis to hang out with you, too.
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