freedomisntfree said"But GOProud doesn’t see Romney’s positions on gay rights as an obstacle. Like many other conservatives this election cycle, GOProud supports Romney in large part because he isn’t Obama. “Gay people are living in the disastrous failed Obama economy too,” said LaSalvia in a press release announcing the group’s decision."
Translation: "Who cares about silly stuff like freedom, equality, and universal human rights -- the bedrock principles of American democracy -- as long as I get a $50 tax cut?"
Anyone who would sell out their freedom for money deserves neither.
I have plenty of freedom. No complaints there.
Except that which we lose to overregulation.
You mean you have plenty of freedom for YOUR current needs. What if you had a partner who became terminally ill? Do you realize the hospital administration can legally prevent you from seeing your dying partner because you're not considered immediate family? Maybe that's not important to you, but it is very important for many people. Who knows....it might even be important to you one day. Be careful of sitting idly by as people neglect to give you every right as every other citizen. It can be a very slippery slope.
I would never enter into a partnership. I'm a sole proprietor and i prefer it that way. If i ever did something like that it would be as a LLC and only as managing member. The management agreement would cover those issues.
Awhile back I wrote a piece on gay republicans and marriage rights, basically outlining that they value money over people and relationships. This LLC answer is akin to Mitt's "47%" comment. Now we know what they're really thinking and its refreshing to actually see it in print . "A romantic partner? Why such a thought never occured to me."
As to Clinton and Carter's guilt regarding deregulation, I never said it was the republicans fault, yet your first response was "oh yeah, well look at what those guys did". A little childish dont you think? Kinda like telling your parents your brother didnt finish his chores to distract from the fact that you didnt finish your homework. There's plenty of blame to attach to both parties, but I wasnt speaking for a party, merely observing what has happened as a whole.
I liked Clinton but there were some things he did that just made me want to shake my head in dismay. However, it was your assertion that overregulation is inhibiting your freedoms yet we know from even the most cursory glance at history that left to their own devices, much will have more regardless of who gets hurt, even an entire country. One could also assume that if a person is in favor of deregulation and balancing a budget, then he would have to say that Bill Clinton was the best president we've had in the last 20 years. Unless of course that person was a partisan hypocrite.