Originally Posted by dbarabians
Sherkad people who complain about laws that intrude into their lives then rail against a womans right to choose and marriage equality, and denying the children of immigrants that are born here citizenship only see those laws they agree with as just or necessary.
Gun laws are becoming more lenient in this country. Especially my State of Texas. Abortion is under attack in most states and is beconing harder to access especially for the poor.
I think it is logical to compare the tax rates of other countries when people complain about higher taxes when those in this country are fairly low. That is not unamerican that is becoming informed.
American from my experience ask question and demand answers more so than any other country I have ever been to or lived inside its borders.
I can respect a libertarian or republican that truly believes in limited government. Most however only pay lip service to the principles they claim to support. Shalom
DB, I support a woman's right to chose, that is unless her choice is to take a human life. I believe an abortion is the taking of a life, a human life. It is offensive to me that it is hidden behind such phrases as a woman's right to choose, or pro-choice. That is a clever political ploy, but at the end of the day, the life that is lost is a human life, temporarily dependent on it's mother for it's life. Otherwise, I support a woman's right to chose lots of things.
Regarding marriage equality... it is my belief, like I said in my last post that our rights are endowed by our Creator. That is apparently what our founders believed as well. The concept of the Creator, I understand to be a Biblical concept. I don't believe it was as foreign of a concept as it is today. I believe, even among our liberty loving founding fathers, there was a Biblical standard of morality that ruled the day. I am not aware of same sex attractions in the days of our constitution (although I have no doubt there will be some that can show me some internet "evidence" that one of the signers of the constitution was attracted to men, or something). I believe that's a relatively new phenomenon in our society. Had it been an issue at the time, somehow I believe it would have been an offense to the piousness of the founders and they would have rejected it. That being said, I don't believe they would have advocated any government intrusion into the homes of the citizens to see what was going on behind closed doors. I don't advocate that either, but I also don't think people's vile affections should be written into our laws.
Now, the children of immigrants. I've got to admit, I don't have any easy answers. Suffice it to say, I support the legal immigration of immigrants and welcome them with open arms as fellow Americans. I only ask that they really be American and embrace the constitution as an American should.
Now, I have no doubt you and I will never agree on any of this. I'll concede that your view is more "mainstream" than mine, which was my only point in joining this thread. My point is... just because Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee and anyone else I have seen you post negative comments about because of their wishes to adhere to constitutional principals, aren't "mainstream", doesn't mean they are not rational and descent people, and might even make great leaders.
I have to go to work now... good day.