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  1. Can someone more intelligent than me please explain why those voters on the right of American politics (“libertarians”, whatever that means) simultaneously want less interference from “big government” whilst also trying to get government to determine what kind of marriage is acceptable? Surely the point of being freed from the constraints of government control also means that one must accept that others are free to do as they please? Such as two people of the same sex marrying one another?

    1. Charlie

      Erik,

      In my view, the battle line is on keeping government from reacting to an organized, vocal minority set on passing laws to dictate what we must think or do in our private individual lives and private businesses.

      Libertarians are focused on an individual’s choices in contrast to government mandates driven by public opinion. (See the difference between a Republic and Democracy.) Libertarians accept that the individual is free to do as they please as long as it only effects them.

      However, part of the gay community’s campaign is to force their moral standards on the rest of us, to redefine the GL lifestyle as normal and to use the corrosive power of the federal government to protect their ideology and enforce their agenda on our lives and businesses.

      Does that sound like they are accepting others as free to do and think as they please?

      Rather than new laws and social engineering, healthcare surrogates and a power of attorney are simple, in place solutions to most complaints.

  2. A “GAY” supporter only means one thing…..The end of Humanity as we know it. Last time I checked you still need “One Man and One Woman” to have a child to be born. Not adopted, Not Injected into a Womb, Not made in a test tube. But born the way God intended. Is this country as STUPID as I think we are. We will be DESTROYED….. Just keep accepting WRONG
    Romans 1:26-27 Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

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