We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If you are a modern “Progressive” and cannot abide the notion of conservatives, Christian or otherwise, having a say in who you sleep with ...
If you are a modern conservative, Christian or otherwise, and cannot abide the notion of “Progressives” having a say in how you school your children, ...
Protip: to the author, Don Bourdeaux, if you're going to trash supermarket customers who read Hush Hush, etc., don't admit to being one.
I read that stuff, I want to know about UFO abductions and the latest Elvis sightings. regardless, I always spot false analogies, strawman caricatures and a few other flaws of reasoning that Borurdeaux indulges in because, (1) he doesn't know he's making a flawed argument (-110) or (2) he thinks his readers are too stupid to know what he's doing (-110).
that said, we conservatives know that we live in a country with constitutional limitations on the reach of both the federal and state governments, where rights sometimes have to be vindicated by restricting other, less important rights.
so when I propose eliminating abortion, I do this with reference to a constitutional right of the baby to live and restricting the right of a state to legally kill her.
when a libtard proposes gun control, its possible, however unlikely, to couch the argument within constitutional parameters.
however, when some laissez faire-style maven begins whining about "how government orders me about", its by reference to no law, no morality, in fact, makes him sound like a petulant teenager.