There are lots of us "Small-l's" in the GOP. For me, it's a matter of logical consistency. If I don't want the Government messing with me, then I really don't have the right to ask that Government to force these people to behave. They're all adults. They can make their own decisions. My opinion about the morality of those decisions shouldn't necessarily translate into Government policy; not if I don't want the same Government sticking its big, fat nose into my affairs.
posted on 08/10/2004 9:30:13 AM PDT
(Kids, drugs are bad. Mmmkay?)
But I'll be perfectly honest - I'm a little hypocritical on this issue, and so it leaves me open to flames.
Much of my espoused moral code was implemented into law long ago by virtue of the Judeo-Christian roots of Western Civilization. Therefore, I'm not particularly interested in seeing it all uprooted, and not particularly opposed when some of it gets put back in. After all, my sense of logical consistency also tells me not to object when the wind is blowing my way. (Yes, yes, I can already see your objection forming.)
Where you and I may be in closer agreement is that, when Judeo-Christian morality in our laws is attacked, then I prefer that the government implement an amoral solution rather than one that contravenes my moral code. For example, I'm perfectly happy for traditional marriage to be promoted by the government. If this is going to be Consitutionally beaten to death, however, then I'd rather see marriage deleted from the laws altogether, instead of adding support for homosexual marriage.
Hypocritical? Perhaps....but honest.
posted on 08/10/2004 9:48:11 AM PDT
(I'm usually either right or wrong.)
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