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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-05 09:40 PM
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47. Right. Far better to let the state micro-manage people's personal lives.
I happen to think this is the reason we have trouble winning elections.

Maybe rather than trying to figure out new ways to ape the Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson crowd, we should come out un-apologetically for the rights of individuals to make up their own damn minds about their own personal lives.

This doesn't mean people shouldn't pay taxes, and it doesn't mean there's not a place for environmental laws or a social safety net. I think, for example, a SPHC system is the most practical, efficient way to solve our health care issues. But when it comes to individuals and their personal lives, we should clearly and unapologetically stand up for the rights of consenting adults to make their own choices.

Wow! What a dangerous concept!

I happen to think there are millions of, yes, libertarian-minded urban voters who can't decide between the (D) and (R) because they can't figure out which party is less interested in hectoring them about how to live their lives.

It's perfectly clear to me, that's why I'm a lifelong Democrat. But unfortunately my party has it's share of control freaks as well.


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