Sooo, over at Slate.
The New Complacency
Democrats relearn how to take the presidency for granted.
I did not like the direction of debate under Republicans and am going to be ill over the direction the leftists/Marxists take it. I am reordering and leaving out some from this list that i am neutral on.
"I think Karl Marx had some valuable insights into capitalist economies!"Maybe? but a really wrong road to go down
"I think abortion should be safe and legal. Rare is fine, too, but the way to achieve that is contraception, baby!"Rare should be the goal. Through contraception great as long as responsibility is included.
"The Second Amendment does too allow government to ban handguns!"
How in the hell do you even remotely come to that?
"Let's standardize the federal age of consent at 16!"
In a well educated and mature society I might be game, but right now in most cases it should be 20.
"Promiscuity between consenting adults is good exercise!"
Flippant? Although promiscuity among mentally and emotionally mature adults, no problem, but not the government's place to go any direction between adults in private.
"Health care is a service, not a business!"No, insures are the only part that should not be a business, take them back to non profits
"Pot is no more dangerous than vodka. Legalize it!"Maybe, lets start by moving to to schedule 2 and doing some actual studies.
"No more wars without United Nations or at least NATO support!"Leadership, not world bureaucracy!
"If Eastern Europeans think NATO will go to war to defend them against Russia, they're out of their minds!Ditto if Taiwan thinks the United States will go to war to defend it against China!"How do have any credibility or help in the world if in the end your going to hang them out to dry?
Saving the boulder darter was worth a few thousand jobs!
"Saving the boulder darter was worth a few thousand jobs!"Make work wonderful.
"Let's teach evolution in Sunday school!"Where did this come from? Doesn't separation of church and state run both ways?
"The military-industrial complex is a greater menace than most foreign nations!"What year is it?
"If Israel isn't out of the occupied territories in six months, we'll cut off all aid."If your going to take a hard line go in with troops and make it as fair as possible, or better yet make the sympathetic state adopt the Palestinians.
"Higher gas prices are good because they make everybody bike and take public transit like they should!"If you want stop really stop global warming go live in a commune or become Amish. I want to live in the 21th century not the 19th which is whats really required if you believe all of that nonsense.
"America isn't the greatest nation in the world. We think it is only because it's our country. Duh!"The second should be taken into consideration but it does not make the first less true.
"America won't be the world's most powerful nation forever. And you know what? Handing that responsibility off will be a relief!"Maybe, but it will and has lost power by its own doing. see last. That becomes self fulfilling.
"America's official languages should be English and Spanish!"Lose the Spanish. This society is complicated enough with out having to wait several more generations for everyone to learn Spanish. Lots of people can hardly speak English.
"I do not accept Jesus Christ as my personal savior! I don't even believe in God!What's so great about the Judeo-Christian tradition?"
Charity, forgiveness, Golden rule? There is a lot of crap to0.
"Big-city values are better than small-town values!"What are big city values and how socialist are they?
"I'm glad the Muslims whupped the Christians during the Crusades! Served 'em right!"Yes Christians can be wrong but look at the Muslim history especially recent history.
"We need a shorter work week!"Great! If You let me keep more of my money and make it worth more ie. stop running up the dept.
"Employees who work more than 40 hours a week should always get overtime."Leave it alone. If you don't want to work a salary job then don't but stop changing the rules.
"We're going to need affirmative action for a long time."Stop it now! It is not equal but at this point it is time to leave it alone and let it work itself out.
"We're undertaxed. Look at Europe!"That is the funniest thing, oh do they really mean it?
"Terrorism isn't that big a threat to America!"YES. Ignorance of history, logic and the full facts. (the truth not spin.) Are the biggest threat, said again and again America can only fall from within.
"I'm not a "progressive," for Pete's sake. I'm a liberal!I'm not a "liberal," for Pete's sake. I'm a leftist!I'm not a "leftist," for Pete's sake. I'm a democratic socialist!I'm not a democratic socialist, for Pete's sake. I'm a Communist! Just kidding!"Remove the just kidding part and that is were some are. Democratic Socialist. THE TRUTH
"It's not enough that the top 5 percent pays 55 percent of our taxes. Why not 75 percent? Believe me, they can afford it!"
As bad as trickle down sounds zero growth sounds even worst.
"Prostitution is a victimless crime! Don't outlaw it; regulate it, so we can arrest physically abusive pimps, limit the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and halt sexual trafficking in minors!"Flippant, but I generally agree.
"Many welfare moms kicked off the rolls by the 1996 welfare-reform bill are worse off in their crappy jobs!"I don't think so but I am from Missouri, Show ME.
"You want to know why George W. Bush was a lousy president? Because he's stupid!"Stupid, not so sure. No leadership and Piss poor communication and organizational skills yes.
"Pornography is good for your marriage because it teaches you new sexual techniques!"Flippant again, 1st amendment ect. and the taboo issue.
"The problem with public schools is private schools!"
Yes put the private school out of business buy having all public schools be the best most efficient public schools in the world.