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STILL no argument for anyone's opinion (including the Court's) as to why one believes marriage is a right and not a privilege. A detailed argument is still pending .... Anyone? Anyone? (Sep 12, 2013 | post #534)
Ambiguous. Freedom FROM what? Or, freedom to DO what? Freedom is not a word that, by itself, has any real meaning. No living thing is free FROM the restrictions imposed by nature. Water and food is necessary. Rights are universal, and require no institution at all to exist. They are not bound by national origin, culture, beliefs, religion, or anything else. The Declaration of Independence best describes this. Liberty is simply a right. The right to be free from others and their restrictions, or the liberty to give up certain rights to participate in society and their institutions. Thus, you will be executed, and forfeit your right to life, if you refuse to defend the society you vowed to defend in times of war. You will be jailed, or forfeit your right to liberty, if you refuse to pay for public services via taxes. Participation in any institution or interaction with other human beings is a FORFEITURE of rights. Rights (including the specific right of liberty) are merely the right to not participate in anything at all. In other words, you give up some rights to gain some privileges. You are screwing up simple meanings once again. Simple concepts. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #533)
This was my post: "Marriage has nothing to do with love. I loved my father, and we lived together for many years, just him and I. But we were not married. The WORD means, state of MOTHERHOOD, not what you think it means. It is a woman's word, first and foremost. In fact, women should be very offended that gay men show some kind of uterus envy. Love? Love is not, and has never been, the issue. Freedom of association for love and sex is equally legal for everyone. But should society trust just ANYONE to bring new people, raise them, and educate them? Is everyone equally qualified to be parents? Nope. Thus, marriage is regulated ... as it should be." Your reply makes no sense. You do not need to be married to have babies. Just as you do not need a business license to sell meth. Or a driver's license to actually drive. You can do all of these things without sanction from society. But if you want the benefits of incorporation, marriage, or a driver's license, then you have to abide by the rules applicable to those. Very simple concept. You want benefits, you play by the rules. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #529)
Racism is immoral. One cannot choose the color of their skin. Christian doctrine does not allow for racism in any form whatsoever. Your comment makes not sense, and is not applicable to the topic at hand. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #528)
Normal are what most people are??? No. http://www.merriam -webster.com/dicti onary/normal Normal is normal, regardless of what the majority is. Slavery means to serve involuntarily (involuntary servitude). If one is not allowed to refuse service, then that makes it involuntary. One either gives service freely, or not. You are actually attempted to justify slavery, shame on you. There is every rational argument against gay marriage. It is an institution specifically regulated and designed for a procreative purpose, which is essential to society on an intellectual scale, and essential to science and biology on an evolutionary scale. There is absolutely no good argument for allowing a total redefinition of marriage, when the mere act of living together and having sex is itself not marriage, and is not impeded. There is ALSO a rational argument for forcing the government to do its due diligence and suppressing homosexual promotion. http://americansfo rtruth.com/2013/09 /11/94-to-95-perce nt-of-hiv-cases-am ong-young-men-link ed-to-homosexual-s ex/ Homosexuality is a proven public health menace ... period. Rights protect the individual from coercion of others. The right to life includes protection from life-threatening diseases. Sex has always come under the venue of public health, not rights. Sex itself is not a right, and never has been. No action that requires a second person's participation can be defined as a "right." Thus, you argument fails on all counts. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #526)
Your above response to this: The SCOTUS has already ruled marriage is a basic fundament right. Btw, you need PERMISSION to buy a gun too, thus according to you that can't be a right either. Makes no sense. Of course you need PERMISSION to buy a gun. Are you saying the right to bear arms implies that we can steal guns to satisfy such a right? I ignore nothing, Willow, and you know it. In fact, instead of admitting when you are wrong, you are lying more and more. I have noticed this over the years. You really need to examine your position. Pedophilia is a sexual orientation, thus, a choice. They are always comparable, just as foot fetishes is an orientation. They are all subject to restraint and control by the will. Thus, they are choices. Are you claiming that those attracted to children have ALWAYS acted on it? No, they haven't. Most know that it is wrong, and do not act on it. Some even learn to realign their orientation, and live completely normal lives. Same for homosexuals and heterosexuals. Regardless of the tug of nature, all orientations are choices ... period. If you don't like these facts, then present a viable argument to convince us otherwise. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #525)
All of my statements are based on rational arguments. Your mere disagreement is not an argument. :) No, there absolutely is a rational reason to deny same-sex marriage. As already presented. Marriage is a special kind of regulated institution evolved over many thousands of years for the purpose of procreation, education of the next generation, and continuation of culture and civilization. All of my arguments are valid. None of yours are, as proven time and time again. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #524)
Um, duh! Rights transcend the opinions of society and governments, who may or may not recognize basic human rights. Otherwise, they are not "rights. " Gosh, you are one ignorant troll. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #523)
Mmm, sounds like your jealous you missed out on meeting me before I went straight, eh? Too bad, I would have rocked your world. :) (Sep 12, 2013 | post #522)
What? Pay attention. Civil rights was based on an issue over which people have no choice ... the COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. I did not say all laws, or "public accommodation laws" only. Public accommodation is a limit on GOVERNMENT discrimination anyway. No government has a right to discriminate against people based on anything. An individual or group does, as they are not limited like the government is. And no, your sexual orientation is not at all comparable to sexual CHOICE. To do so is a disgrace to the whole civil rights movement. Using the civil rights movement to benefit your perversion is very dishonest and very offensive to all of us. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #521)
You absolutely have the power and free will to choice who you are attracted to, or not. And, it changes over time for a multitude of reasons, from natural procreative urges to kinky desires. or the fashion of the age. You have no right to be happy. You have the right to PURSUE it, but no assurance that you will ever get it. Homosexuality is never a "natural " orientation. It is a choice. So is being heterosexual, though nature tends to impose a great deal of influence for the sake of evolution. Stop lying to yourself, and liberate your mind. You have more power than you realize. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #520)
No it hasn't. The specific argument made by a justice has not been presented at all. No argument? No legitimacy. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #519)
Good grief, Willow Those are common definitions available in any dictionary. No peer-reviewed evidence necessary for understanding basic concepts. Words are not subject to peer-review. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #518)
Just like some people use to have the "right" to own slaves. Just because the someone corrupts the concept of rights, doesn't make it just or moral. (Sep 12, 2013 | post #517)
I think Willow will be honest enough to know that is not true. In fact, you are accusing me of the very thing you actually do. Screw up the definition of things. (Sep 5, 2013 | post #427)
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