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Cats Against Frist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-05 08:38 AM
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9. Anything about protecting conservative "social institutions."
As if, because everyone's not a married, patriarch-led, two-parent, 8-kid family, living in a ranch house, going to church on Sunday, keeping gramma in a home, and shopping at Wal-Mart, that the whole of Western Civilization is going to come crashing down.

So this covers:

Marriage promotion at the federal level
Anti-gay initiatives
Lack of sex education, birth control
Faith-based initiatives and lack of sep. between church & state
Tax breaks to the homogenozation stores (big box, Wal-Mart, etc.)
Anything that attempts to limit women to "their place"
All their rhetoric about "values" that really means "order"

I find the individual family home to be the biggest problem that we have. It increases waste, lets old people rot in homes, robs some people of a support system, closes us off to people, and is the driving force for the consumer impulse. I'm into communalism, tribes, extended family homes, etc. I'm not into the idea of "marriage," or monogamy, etc. Nothing makes me want to wretch more than that picture of Jim Bob & Mullet-wife, with the sixteen kids, all dressed up in pilgrim clothes. If they want to do that -- fine -- but the problem with conservatives is that they wish everyone was like that.

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