posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 11:01 PM
OP, I apologize for making your thread my soapbox but it has to be said. There are two things which really bother me about supposed Republicans and
Conservatives in America. One is that they are always falling all over each other to condemn the other for being just ‘too far-right’ as if the
Lefties will give you any damn brownie points for doing so. You trying to prove you are more sophisticated than Bill O’Reilly or these SC GOP
members? Good luck, it is not going to happen. To those holding ‘progressive’ views, you will always be a senseless hick.
I observe this phenomenon on a regular basis pouring out of the Neoconservative squawk boxes. Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “slut” then
suddenly they race to try and save face, ‘oh I would never say that; trust me! Cross my heart and hope to die.’ Whether you said it or not bozo,
they are not going to view your ideas in any better light so quit trying to appease a supposed enemy. The Libertarians can get away with this because
they do not claim to be Conservative anyway; they have their own loony ideology. It is those supposed Conservatives.
Second problem is that I now see Conservatives falling over themselves to prove their Liberal credentials, but trust them; they are Conservative.
Slander religion, mock your ancestors, and so on, then call yourself a defender of tradition. You did not give a damn spending just 25 minutes to
research what the word actually means because you are too lazy or you simply do not care, it just sounds cool. But for those of us who actually
believe in it, your half-assed remarks while propagating the title as descriptive of your views, we would appreciate the title be used properly.
reply to post by windword
I am opposed to abortion because a right to life trumps a right to annihilate a living being based upon personal choice. You and I have a right to be
alive, not scrambled up in a womb by our mothers because they felt like spreading their legs for a lay without caring about the consequences. And
while I do not believe contraception should be illegal, I am personally opposed to it. As for rape, I do think a woman has a right to abort if she
desires; she did not will for that sexual interaction to occur.
Religion does have a place in politics. Why? For many, religion defines their morality. Morality dictates what is and is not right to do. Thus
morality defines all of our actions and interactions, at least in an indirect way. No one can ever remove their morality thus religion will always
play a role in politics. Those who say keep religion out, only want secular morality allowed in. Sorry, but for some people that does not work.