commented on The Late Saturday Morning News
You all can hate or mock the protestors all you want (I think I'll join you), but do you really and truly believe that being a rude ol' meanie (flipping off a cop) merits getting pepper-sprayed? Or that if a cop asks nicely and you refuse to move, then all bets are off?
Jan 30, 2012
commented on The Problem with "Marriage Equality"
I'm sure this is far too pragmatic for the lofty-minded, but which do you think is more likely:
That we chip away at existing inequalities in marriage codes, or
That we destroy the institution of marriage for everyone?
(Hint: It's the first one.)
Jan 25, 2012
commented on I Don't Understand the Response to the State of the Union
I still don't get the idea that it's only people in uniform (i.e. soldiers) who "protect freedom" (as Obama said once or twice last night).
Teachers don't protect freedom? Lawyers and judges don't? Parents don't? Activists don't? Artists don't?
It only counts as protecting freedom when you're an (armed) instrument of American foreign policy, I guess.
Oct 20, 2011
commented on Herman Cain, Choicer
@32: Religion—a choice—is different in that it's called out specifically in the Constitution. I don't think it's substantively different, but it is legally different. It gets its own explicit protection.