Hindsite wrote:It was the Obama administration that made gay marriage legal. I am sure Obama and the Democrats must have had many homosexual friends and supporters to do that. I don't think there is anything wrong with having homosexual friends and I don't think it is right to hate people just for being homosexual.
My personal and religious belief is that a marriage should be between a man and woman as God intended, according to the Holy Bible. I personally don't agree with certain homosexual acts. But I am also for law and order and homosexual marriage is the law of the land now and I must accept that law. However, I would not mind criminalizing George Soros and his thugs.
Welcome to the world of being a Liberal. What is it exactly that you are trying to ''conserve''? Most of the rhetoric on the ''Liberal'' and ''Conservative'' side is just hot air, and there really is a broad consensus among most politicians and many of the public too.
Case in point; Second Amendment rights. Most people are in favor of people defending themselves. Most people are not really in favor of armed men prowling about in public with weapons or easy access to guns. But we do have a gun culture. Why? If we took the Second Amendment for what it is, it calls for a armed and ready body of men... Ready for what? To maintain the ''Security of a Free State'' by means of a ''well regulated Militia''. So the rights of people to bear arms is not infringed for that primary reason, because the founders assumed that most men would be armed and well trained in a Militia to supplement the miniscule regular military forces of the Federal government, but also that people could rise up in revolution if need be against their own government if they believed it to be tyrannical. Everybody forgets that part about a well-regulated Militia...
Liberals tend to be ''gun-control'' but vaguely draw some line somewhere, whereas Conservatives tend to be ''non- gun control'' but acknowledge some restrictions. Not a real difference practically. But the ''Well-regulated Militia'' is clearly the military and security and law enforcement officers of the nation, and in our hearts we surely sense that this anarchic freewheeling trafficking in guns is wrong. And it's not any less a wrong because the very violence it enables to escalate forces good people to be equally armed for their own and their loved ones safety. In fact that makes it even more wrong overall. I say all this because I hear the gunfire every week from not too far away-they are not the ''well-regulated Militia'', far from it.
So that's American ''Conservatism'' for you, little more than almost anarchy, along with American ''Liberalism''. We don't have too little government, but not enough, and we're saddled with a US Constitution and State Constitutions that were literally designed to keep political powers weak and divided by our founders, because they distrusted government and trusted people when ''unfettered'' by government's restraining hand. Look at these riots and demonstrations, the violence and hatred; do you think the founders were right, still?
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.