User Profile: RealLiibertarian

RealLiibertarian

Member Since: June 11, 2012

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  • [-2] July 2, 2015 at 9:32am

    I pay taxes and don’t like it. I see no reason that somebody or some group should be exempt just because they spend their time spouting from an old book. Time for a flat tax with not exemptions for anybody or anything.

  • July 2, 2015 at 9:25am

    Show me where the churches have a right to be tax exempt. I see no reason that this should ever have been granted in the first place.

  • [-1] July 2, 2015 at 9:13am

    I disagree. As a person who lives in a town with plenty of churches and more than a few universities, I see no reason that my taxes should go up in order to cover their shortfall. It is time to end the practice of tax exempt religious and educational institutions. I neither go to church nor attend university, but I am forced to pay for their upkeep. This should have been ended long ago, it has nothing to do with the gay rights law and everything to do with making them pay their fair share. Talk about your freeloaders…

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  • [1] July 1, 2015 at 11:11pm

    Brigott what was unclear about crimes against person and property?

  • [2] July 1, 2015 at 9:21pm

    Wigone, what makes you think I like the progressive laws and regs? As far as I’m concerned we should get rid of 75% of the laws on the books. If it doesn’t deal with crimes against person or property, we don’t need it. Most laws have nothing to do with those things, they are laws designed to control and engineer society, something that I do not believe the government has the right to do.

  • July 1, 2015 at 9:10pm

    SSB- plenty of instances. The anti gay marriage laws and amendments of the states. The word you are looking for is Matrimony- that is the religious word. Marriage is a secular word with other meanings having nothing to do with people. Then there’s all the attempts to reverse Roe. The attempt to stop Wiccan soldiers having a pentacle on their gravestones. The push to only allow Christian benedictions and prayers at public ceremonies. Picketing of New Age and Wiccan shops. Dress codes for town and beach. Pushing to eliminate any adult entertainment or stores. These are just a few of the actions pushed by the holier-than-thou who think they have the right to tell the rest of us how we should live and what our morality should be. What gives you the right to determine and legislate the morality of the country? I don’t see that in the Constitution.

    I don’t care if you don’t want to provide services to gays. That’s your shop, your right. But if there are public accommodation laws that say you can’t, being Christian doesn’t give you the right to ignore the laws. If the public at large doesn’t want to change those laws, you can obey, move, or pay the consequences.

    Being Christian doesn’t give you the right to break the law, tell the rest of us how to live, or anything elswe. You are not special, just one religion among many.

  • [-5] July 1, 2015 at 7:06pm

    Some may want to, but for the rest of us- libertarians, moderates, independents- we just want to live our lives free of christian dogma and rules. We don’t care if that’s how you want to live, go ahead, we don’t care. We just want you to stop trying to legislate your beliefs, dogma and morality on the rest of us. Your deity gives you free will, according to your Bible, but you seem to spend your time passing laws and screaming at us to stop using that free will. If you’d stop trying to engineer society to be a copy of your religion, and instead, let people live their lives however works best for them, without constant derision and harassment, most of these problems would go away. Don’t you understand how much of this is pushback for you trying to force this country into being a Christian country? We don’t want that anymore.

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  • June 30, 2015 at 3:04pm

    Not well, but then I didn’t support Obama, anyway. Gary Johnson for me.

  • [-2] June 30, 2015 at 2:46pm

    So when a Hollywood actor or a pop star makes a comment espousing freedom or a secular idea, people around here jeer and say that popular figures have nothing of value to say. But let some country star or some bearded git of a duck hunter spout religious claptrap, and they are considered great fountains of wisdom. Nice hypocricy, Blazers. How about we think for ourselves instead of parroting some idiot party line?

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  • [-6] June 29, 2015 at 4:32pm

    Please show me where it is addressed at all. Please show me where the Constitution authorises the government to legislate morality. Just because something offends you, it does not give you the right to stop people doing it. We have far too many laws on the books that are there solely because someone, somewhere, got their panties in a bunch over something. These laws need to be repealed.

  • [-7] June 29, 2015 at 4:20pm

    The court is voting in favor of freedom instead of limiting people because some others get offended. The individual rights and freedom of the people, in this case the mother, far outweigh your outrage. Far from disregarding the people, the court is voting in favor of the most freedom. It is your choice whether or not to have an abortion, you are not free to make that decision for others.

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  • [-2] June 29, 2015 at 10:14am

    Guy- one of these days, this country will finally get rid of its puritan hangups that sex is something shameful. It will eventually realise that most of the sexual taboos in the Bible are nothing more than ways to control women and maintain a tribal hierarchy and patrimony. Just because you believe that two mommies or two daddies is bad, does not mean that everyone does, and it does not give you the right to continue to foist your out of date ideas on kids. Look, teach your kids whatever you want at home, but do not continue to demand that society bow to your bronze age mythology.

  • [1] June 29, 2015 at 8:51am

    If do don’t like gay marriage, don’t have one. Don’t go to their ceremonies, speak to them on the street, whatever. Hold whatever opinion you want. But any public official who decides to not do his or her job because of some medieval mumbo jumbo should be thrown into the deepest, darkest medieval dungeon. You like those ideas so much, live with the historically appropriate penalty for not doing your job.

  • [1] June 25, 2015 at 9:24am

    People who live their lives by bronze age principles are not people that I want with any control over me or people that I want in any position of power. How you live your own life is up to you, but these people do not have the right to inflict their Biblical values on anyone else.

  • [3] June 25, 2015 at 9:13am

    Show me the scientific proof of the talking snake, talking burning bush, or miracle of the loaves and fishes. Just because something is old and has some references to historic events, that does not make it a viable source for anything that someone wants to use it for. Faith does not equal proof.

  • [-6] June 25, 2015 at 8:50am

    The Bible is not a creditable source for any subject outside a course on Christian religion. It has no value anywhere else. She tried to pad her presentation with ‘information that has no more credibility than a HuffPost editorial or a Washington Times hit piece. Professors make the rules for their course. She didn’t play by them, she failed. Simple.

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  • [-6] June 23, 2015 at 2:06pm

    No such thing as sin. That is a man made construct designed to control the people by fear. Intelligent people know this and don’t run their lives by bronze age tribal rules.

  • [-4] June 22, 2015 at 11:40am

    Whether I support the public accommodation laws is not the point. As it happens, I don’t, and think that they, like 75% of the laws on the books that do nothing to protect life and property, should be repealed. Any law that serves no purpose but to engineer society in any direction- health, morality, etc.- is a bad law and should be repealed. But until it is, the laws must be followed. This country was founded on the premise that NOBODY is above the law. I don’t care what your reason is, I don’t care what your holy book says, everybody must obey the law or we’re done here.

  • [-23] June 22, 2015 at 10:26am

    That’s the free market for you. When you piss off the majority of people, don’t be surprised when they shop elsewhere. The law is the law and your religious beliefs are not more important than the law. There obviously is not enough support in that area to change the public accommodation laws, so three choices: obey the law, move, or close down.

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  • [4] June 21, 2015 at 12:59pm

    Briglethorpe. So you favor tyranny of the mob and to hell with individual rights. Those ‘majority opinions’ have brought us helmet laws, loud pipes laws, long grass laws, saggy pants laws, no thongs on the beach laws, emissions test laws, any number of blue laws, and a host of other local and state laws and ordinances that serve no other purpose but to control society and restrict individual freedom.

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