User Profile: RealLiibertarian

RealLiibertarian

Member Since: June 11, 2012

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  • [-2] July 28, 2014 at 9:58pm

    The real zombies are the fake conservatives on this site who have no imagination and have forgotten how to have fun. The driver should have sat back and waited. I’m not buying the ‘scared kids’ routine. Deaf or not, anyone under the age of 30 is familiar with the whole zombie culture currently in vogue.

  • [4] July 22, 2014 at 10:25pm

    I want kids to be educated in art, science, literature, math, languages, and all the other subjects that I got to experience 40 years ago. Common core will not provide that. It is a plan to create little math, science and business drones that will support the corporate structure. More worthless MBAs we don’t need. The arts are ignored as not producing a sufficient monetary return, resulting in a weak, bland, faceless culture. Kick the corporate interests off our school boards and keep their lobbyists out of education. As long as it exists. our kids may be tech wizards, but they will have no soul, and not be smarter than us.

  • [3] July 22, 2014 at 10:03pm

    Common core is a ridiculous concept. People are different, they have different interests, different skills, and different goals. Judging them all by the same test proves nothing and does nothing except turn kids into drones. Of course, that’s what the corporate masters want. Teach the kids to be compliant little worker bees. That is not the job of education, it is to teach kids to question, to think, and to find their path in life. Corporate America needs to do it’s own on the job training and stop expecting our schools to do their job for them.

    Of course, the concept of ‘we will not conform’ flies in the face of so much that I read on The Blaze, from people who want everyone to conform to a 1950′s life. Be Christian, be patriotic, and don’t question the corporate masters. Question everything and everyone, and if you don’t like the answers, tell them where to go.

  • [-8] July 21, 2014 at 5:49pm

    Until Israel stops expanding the settlements, bulldozing olive groves, and generally destroying life and livelyhood for the Palestinians, there is not much hope of change. Yes, there are problems and atrocities on both sides, but Israel has to come to the table with a reason to bring the Palestinians there. Ignoring the settlement issue will not fix the situation.

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  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 5:50pm

    Momforfreedom. I have no problem living with other faiths as long as they leave me and my lifestyle alone. It seems that it’s the Christian right that is constantly calling for laws, regulations, and amendments to ‘take this country back’. Back to what, the 14th century? There was more freedom on the frontier in the formative years of this country than there is now. And as far as lawsuits go, there are just as many being filed from your side, everytime a judge says that you, too, must obey the law like everybody else. Christians are not special and don’t deserve to be treated differently from any other religion. There may be more Christians in this country, but the majority of them are not evangelical and have a moderate, live and let live attitude. They like their freedom too, so I wouldn’t count on their support for conservative Christian ideas.

  • July 18, 2014 at 1:38pm

    VOFR- Where did I say I was in favour of Obamacare? It stinks. It was a gimme for the insurance companies and did not one damn thing to reduce health care costs. AFAIC, this is a separate issue. No matter what the law is, I don’t believe in exemptions for religious reasons, and that includes taxes.

  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 1:30pm

    Grt- forgive me for not putting in big shiny red letters AMONG CONSENTING ADULTS. Of course pedophelia is abhorrent. But the response was more directed to the issue of media and advertising that was raised. If someone wants to live in a sheltered world, that is their issue. It is not my responsibility to provide that shelter.

    VOFR I come here, like everyone else, to join discussions and share opinions. Unlike many others, I have not advocating censoring or otherwise limiting the speech of anyone, for any reason. I don’t care what people say or where they say it. Censorship, for ANY reason, is also abhorrent.

  • July 18, 2014 at 12:34pm

    Its not that simple. No, I don’t believe that the government should be forcing anybody to do anything, morally or otherwise. On the other hand, I don’t think the government should be giving groups, in this case companies, the right to opt out based on religious reasons. I am always in favour of freedom and rights for the individual over rights for groups whether they be governments, religions, companies, or society in general.

  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 12:09pm

    Money has nothing to do with it, not for me anyway. I simply think that nobody, no, not even a parent, has the right to inflict their religious views on anyone else, for any reason whatsoever. Everyone chooses their own path, their own moral view, and their own restrictions within the law. Everybody else should learn to ignore what they don’t like, whether that’s atheists bitching about religious symbols, or Christians bitching about the sexualisation of society.

  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 11:49am

    “Jack-booted , victimized , activist bullies who are intolerant of any views different from their own. How does one deal with jack-booted , mentally ill bullies ?! THAT is the question.”

    Sounds like the Evangelical Christian right to me.

  • July 18, 2014 at 11:42am

    Ned- C. I simply don’t share your morals.

  • July 18, 2014 at 11:42am

    Ned- C. I simply don’t share your morals.

  • [3] July 18, 2014 at 10:22am

    2A you make too many assumptions. As a libertarian who would like to see one of the three levels of government eliminated completely and 50-70% of the other two gone, there is no way I could be construed as a marxist or statist. Whether a denomination chooses to accept the differences in doctrine as an ‘agree-to-disagree’ issue is surely up to them, and not a matter for hardline denominations to try to restrict. Your so called war on religion started with the the imMoral Majority and people like Falwell and Robertson. They fired the first shots when they decided they had the right to tell people how to live. Now, when anybody promotes individual freedom and the right to ignore Christianity, you whine about being persecuted. You really should try to understand that just because someone is not a rightwing Christian, it does not make them a marxist.

  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 10:07am

    Right, so you should change your name to MomNOTforfreedom. You are just a big government theist.

  • [1] July 18, 2014 at 10:02am

    NC, first, I’m not atheist, I’m Wiccan. I have no problem with religion, just a problem with one religion (or a few sects of it) telling me how to live my life. I never said my beliefs should trump yours. We both have the right to ignore the other’s beliefs and rules. You have the right to live a Christian, pious life. I have the right to live (as has been described around here) a hedonistic, libertine life. I don’t care how you live, why should you care how I live?

    2A- what you are describing, religious or not, is the wish to have big government make decisions for us and tell us how to live. As it happens, your comments are at odds with my observations and experience. The circle of my friends and acquaintances, which is quite large, comprises just about all of those lifestyles which you consider ‘self destructive’. On the contrary, most are extremely happy, drive BMW’s, have 6+ figure incomes and are doing just fine, thank you very much. So don’t tell me that the lifestyle is the evil factor and that government, or the church through government, should have the right to control it “for the good of society”. There just as many self destructive behaviours that have no relation to these lifestyles, but are just as common in Christian lives. It is all about the individual and how they handle themselves, not about demonising anything that you consider ‘self destructive’.

  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 9:40am

    No, I don’t. I don’t care who, how, or what people worship. I do care when people try to limit my freedoms and use their religion as the excuse for doing it. Most of this so called War on Christians in this country is push back. Back in the 70′s and 80′s we made a lot of progress about individual freedom and the ecumenical movement was strong. Then, the imMoral Majority decided that they didn’t like those freedoms and ecumenism and started a push to have these freedoms reversed. The hardline Christian right signed on and started pushing to have laws changed, reversed, and passed to limit freedoms to what their morality said was OK. Now, when people push back against the Christian right, they claim to be persecuted. It is not persecution, just because you are not alloud to tell the rest of us how to live or what our morals should be.

  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 9:21am

    Momforfreedom. Live and let live? Combine that with your name and its a great laugh. Why can’t the Christian right live and let live? Why do they demand to set the moral tone for this country? Why can’t they live and worship the way they want, and leave the rest of us to do the same. You complain about atheists not wanting to see religious icons. How is that different from right wing Christians complaining about PDA, both gay and straight? How is it different from RWCs complaining about TV and movies that they find objectionable, or clothing that they find objectionable. Christians keep saying that atheists and others should stop complaining and just ignore what they don’t like. Exactly the same should be said to Christians who get all offended when they see things that are not according to Christian dogma.

  • July 18, 2014 at 9:12am

    “The “separation” only exists where a select people refuse to allow any other people to follow or even worship any deity other than their proscribed “government” deity. Their determination that all others must give up their GOD and all rights to worship such GOD in order to worship only their government god, and those that refuse such mandates are obviously suffering from a mental illness that had rendered them incapable of administrating their own needs and must be forced to accept the proper propaganda. ”

    Yes, but exactly the same thing can be said about the evangelical Christian right that wishes to have this country ruled by Christian dogma and rules. Gay rights and marriage, censorship of the media, sexual morality, even dress codes- these are all issues of personal freedom that the ECR wants to control and limit based on Bible dogma. If they would live their lives and stop trying to control ours, stop trying to demand that this country be Christian, there would be a lot less problems.

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  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 9:04am

    How about the right of non Christians- other religions, agnostics, and atheists- to ignore Christian dogma and morality and live and worship without harrassment from the Christian right?

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  • [1] July 18, 2014 at 12:02am

    Just- if they are not pushing their views and beliefs, why are they even creating this program in the first place? This is not the sort of thing that one does if one doesn’t have an agenda.

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