User Profile: termyt


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  • [11] October 8, 2015 at 3:41pm

    We value guns because we value life. We love to have spoons so we can eat ice cream. That does not mean we value the spoons over the ice cream. How could you be so simple-minded?

    Guns are a tool – the single best tool we’ve ever invented to protect ourselves from harm. Tools can be misused, but often the correct application of the tool is the best way to counter the misuse. If someone smashes front door of your house with a hammer, will you declare that no hammers should be used to repair the damage?

    If just 5% of the people were armed in that college, the shooter would have been stopped long before he could shoot 20 or so people.

  • [7] October 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

    “What about non-Christians though?”

    Really? Why is it Christians’ job to encourage people of other faiths to use the rights we’ve provided them freely? Just flipping do it already. You don’t need our permission. That’s why we enshrined that right in the 1st Amendment.

  • [8] October 8, 2015 at 2:31pm

    Why do I believe that the Democratic minority will be more effective than the Republican majority has been?

  • [3] October 5, 2015 at 1:50pm

    OK, Blinky, I’ll respond in kind, then.

    I know you are, but what am I?

  • [5] October 5, 2015 at 11:50am

    The key word in “individual liberty,” blinky, is “individual.”

    We struck down the laws prohibiting gay unions, or rendered them unenforceable, a decade or more ago. That provides as equal a treatment as anyone should ever desire, because desiring more requires you to infringe on the rights of others.

    Getting the state to bless what you are doing goes well above and beyond the call for “equal treatment under the law.” By definition, a state issued license creates inequality, perhaps rightfully so. At least no one is complaining about the inherent inequality for those who do not qualify for a driver’s license or a medical license.

    Liberty dictates you may live by your own consciences, so long as your conscience does not lead you to infringe another’s rights. It has very little to do with getting the state to offer you a license and nothing at all to do with forcing others to engage in commerce with you.

  • [3] October 5, 2015 at 11:29am

    The more you try to demean me, the less impact your words have. You can’t debate my logic without resorting to calling me an “idiot” because you don’t have a logical leg to stand on. You are trying to sound like you want nothing but equal treatment, but you are stumping for unequal treatment that favors your POV. You can’t make that sound reasonable, so you resort to demeaning my intelligence in hopes people will not notice your foolishness.

    I don’t give a rodent’s hinder if the Government blesses my marriage. I want the government to let me be, not force others to pretend to be happy about what I am doing. If the government refuses to license Christian weddings, we will still have them. Our connection to God and each other is much more important than a connection to the state. Since you worship the state, though, I guess you have no choice but to get its blessing.

  • [14] October 5, 2015 at 10:51am

    Sounds like people sleeping in these restaurants is not uncommon. If you are alone, who would wonder if you are asleep or dead? That is sad.

    But I am glad they allow the homeless to sleep where it is safer and warmer.

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  • [3] October 5, 2015 at 10:43am

    Who is denied equal and fair treatment?

    Homosexuals? Because they weren’t given a license to do what was perfectly legal for them to do without one? Why do you need society to say everything you do is wonderful when it is simply willing to leave you alone instead?

    Or business owners who simply did not want to cater a wedding when plenty of others in the same area were willing to? You say “public accommodation” trumps personal liberty. So we can be perfectly free so long as we have no need of a job to feed ourselves.

    As individuals, we do have the right to discriminate. For example, you aren’t forced to buy cakes from a business you don’t want to buy them from.

  • [2] October 5, 2015 at 10:35am

    You do realize, of course, the it was Christians of good conscience that engineered this society that prizes individual liberty. You like to pretend that Christians were at the heart of every evil in our culture, but those evils existed long before there was a place called Europe. Christians of good conscience eliminated many of those evils – the first culture ever to do so.

    We respect your right to live your life as you see fit, you do not respect ours. We will tell you that your lifestyle is no good, but you are still free to live it. You punish us for living ours.

    Under what dreamland do you aspire to where an entire sect of a society should have no part in that society’s evolution? And you call your self Libertarian? Maoist is a much better description for you.

  • [2] October 5, 2015 at 10:24am

    “I’ll tell you right now, this is not a game. We’re tired of being the whipping boys.”

    That is a very scary response. People who feel unjustly persecuted tend to lash out. When those persons are well organized and armed, it’s often very messy.

    Most cops just do their job and do it well. There is no reason for this kind of carp.

    At the same time, though, cops who do wrong need to be punished for it – no more protection for bad cops by their brothers and sisters in blue. Weed out the bad ones and the public will love you for it.

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  • [74] October 5, 2015 at 10:17am

    The US Constitution is about as limiting to the Federal Government as a “Gun-Free Zone” is to a mass-murder.

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  • [16] October 5, 2015 at 8:49am

    It’s becoming increasingly difficult for Christians of good conscience to stay in government jobs – and that’s just the way the progs like it. The less Christians in government, the less resistance to punishing them through bureaucracy.

    I’d like to see what Tennessee does with this. The Federal Government has violated the rights of the State of Tennessee – do the states have any legal recourse against that anymore?

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  • [8] October 5, 2015 at 8:45am

    I wouldn’t do this, but they’ve been illegally forced by the Federal Government to issue a license they don’t want to issue. So what can they do?

    Up until a few weeks ago, obtaining a license for anything wasn’t a right anyone could claim. Now it is, and it trumps rights that have long histories in our culture. It especially decimates the right folks are claiming they want to achieve – the right of free association.

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  • [16] October 1, 2015 at 8:52am

    Well, if anyone knows ignorance, it’s Bill Nye.

    “We may not like murder, but it’s wrong to tell someone else what to do.” I will fight to keep Nye’s world from ever coming to fruition with my dying breath.

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  • [15] October 1, 2015 at 8:40am

    Uh oh. Did a prog just learn the secret to funding causes you like? What will become of the world if they start using their own money for their pet projects instead of demanding everyone else use theirs?

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  • [4] September 28, 2015 at 9:24am

    Yeah those awful Christians. Those hate mongers. Those jerks who will tell you, “don’t do that,” but won’t actually stop you from doing it anyway.

    Not like those wonderful, inclusive, freedom loving progressives. They love everyone – they won’t tell you you shouldn’t do something. No, they tell you you MUST do this or that, and if you refuse, they will seek to destroy you through any means at their disposal. Lovely people.

  • [1] September 28, 2015 at 9:16am

    That has always been true and always will be whether one finds oneself in the freest of liberties or the harshest of tyrannies.

    The question is more of which one wants to find oneself. If one prizes liberty, there are two courses one might take:
    1) Become the Tyrant. If you are the Tyrant, you can guarantee for yourself justice and liberty. This is the process mankind has followed almost without fail throughout our history. This is what the progressives seek to “progress” to.

    2) Recognize the worth and liberty of all persons. This necessarily puts some limits on ones own rights, but maximizes the liberty of all. This is what we aspired to in our founding and what conservatives wish to conserve.

  • [6] September 28, 2015 at 8:15am

    If you are not your own boss, you do the job your boss requires of you or you quit. This protects the liberty and rights of both the employer and employee. An employee has more freedom to leave one job for another.

    If you own a business, you decide what services you will offer to the public. If someone wants a service you do not provide, they can go elsewhere or do it themselves. This also protects the rights of all parties involved. A business owner cannot simply throw a business away and go get a new one like an employee or a prospective customer can.

    The Clerk of Courts is required to issue the licenses of the state by the state’s criteria. One may have an exception based on the legality of certain rules for issuing licenses, but one does not have a religious objection to it. The religious objection would be to resign.

    The owner of a business, on the other hand, has a right to her own property and her own labor. If he cannot decline business he does not want, he is a slave, not free. His rights are meaningless.

    This is not rocket science. Yes, you are entitled to a license if you meet the qualifications the state puts forth, but no, you are not entitled to a cake a baker does not want to bake for you.

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  • [108] September 26, 2015 at 7:37pm

    In actuality, he was hoping that coming out would prevent him from being cut should he under-perform, which he did. His incessant need to define himself first and foremost by his sexual preferences instead of his football skills did not protect him, as it should be.

  • [5] September 26, 2015 at 3:31pm

    Don’t much care for that team up north, but this is a great story. I wish him the best for all but 60 minutes a year when a certain other team is on the field with his. ;)

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