Your gun rights come from the Constitution, and not from the NRA.
“Your right to speak freely stops before it reaches my nose.”Protiguous, 2020
I mean this literally. As in what you just said, “stinks“.
And as a play on the popular phrase, “My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins.”
What stinks? Anything presented as the truth when it fails rigorous fact-checks. Fact-checks as done by Experts on the subject matter, by the proper Scientists, and/or unbiased Journalists.
You have the right, the duty, and the responsibility, to yell “Fire!” in a building where others could be harmed or killed by a fire.
However, the fire must be a real event. If there is no fire (“calling wolf!”) then you must also bear the burden of consequences for your action.
I am a huge believer in the innate gift of the right of Freedom of Speech for all Beings.
However, if you abuse that right by spreading falsehoods (lies), then you will suffer the consequences. Think of it as “Karma in Action”.
If Facebook, Twitter, newspaper, media, company, business, or whatever platform fact-checks your statement and finds your statement is spreading falsehoods (lies), then they have the right, the duty, and the responsibility to add a warning label upon or near your statement.
This is NOT censorship. This is not “taking away your right to free speech.” as some morons are claiming. This is NOT political.
This is them attempting to diminish the harm your foolish statements could (will) cause to others.
The fact that morons even have the right to protest these warning labels should realize that they are using that same right they are protesting about being violated!
Hypothetical: Bob buys an advertising space for a road-side banner proclaiming that your vehicle can save gas (increase MPG) by driving double the current posted speed limit.
Jane, as an experienced responsible driver with many years of accident-free history knows this to be false and even worse: dangerous, then she has the right to place a banner immediately before, above, below, left, right, or even after your banner proclaiming that Bob’s banner is wrong and you should NOT raise your vehicle’s speed above the posted speed limit.
What are your thoughts on this? I’d love some civil discussion..
Hah, did the title fool you? Were you like, “What the heck is that?!”
Answer: I have no idea. Lol.
I want to get straight to the point: I am not a liberal, republican, democrat, conservative, Left, socialist, Right, or Independent.
I am what I am. I research to the best of my abilities. I look out for weasel words. I research known biases of websites/publications/media. I compare numbers and quotes from “official” sources against “media” sources. I think.
Over time, of which I don’t have enough of, I finally build an informed conclusion.
I wish you all to do the same. Think for yourself. Come to your own conclusions. Don’t blindly believe what ANYONE tells you to believe.
Oh, and FYI: Hillary Clinton does NOT eat babies.
That is all.
I don’t care what your gender/preference/orientation is.
LGBTQIAP+ .. whatever.
Really. I don’t care. We all have preferences. You are no different than the rest of the world. We [should] all have the same rights.
I don’t care if you ‘come out’ or if you keep it ‘locked up’.
It doesn’t matter to me what you like to poke it in, or like to be poked from, or with, or where, or not at all.. as long as it is mutually consensual (and both are reasonably aged, you goddamn pedophiles).
But: I am so tired of hearing it on the news, seeing it on TV, movies, plastered over social media.. so STOP SHOVING IT IN OUR FACES! (Here’s looking at you, Star Trek’s: ‘Discovery’! If I wanted to see two men making out in the engine room, I’d go join a ship again or fire up PornHub!)
If God has a problem with your preference: He will take that up with you in the afterlife.
If Nature has a problem with your preference, she will intrinsically breed out of existence that which does not propagate.
So I tell you this: It is not our/society’s place to shun or promote any choice related to mutually consensual sex of reasonable ages.
My, deeply personal, opinion is that ‘gay’ marriage is an oxymoron.
I believe two people of the same gender cannot truly love each other the same way a man and a woman love each other. Lust? Sure, easily. But Love? Nope. I just haven’t seen any proof yet.
But I will NOT stop you, or put you down, or in any way not allow you to live your lifestyle choice, as long as what you do is totally mutually consensual.
I’m sure some asshat will take a warped view of my comments as “your way allows [insert nasty bigoted view here]!”.
NO, it does not. Consensual implies informed.
Alcohol, drugs, and youth all impair one’s judgement.. and that prevents the ‘mutually’ consensual part.
Abusing trust, authority, responsibility, or lying is not consensual!
What a load of horse pucky! What part of the Fourth Amendment do they not understand?
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
That “court” is wrong. They cannot just change the DIRECT meaning of the words.
Freedom of expression is like the air we breathe, we don’t feel it, until people take it away from us.
For this reason, Je suis Charlie, not because I endorse everything they published, but because I cherish the right to speak out freely without risk even when it offends others.
And no, you cannot just take someone’s life for whatever he/she expressed.
Hence this “Je suis Charlie” edition.
Abortion is murder. Please read this page through to the end.
Are we both in agreement about the definition of murder?
Good. Glad we agree.
So then what is abortion? We all know what the act itself is.
To kill a baby. An innocent baby.
A life that you started.
By whatever means, planned or unplanned, You had some role in its creation.
Even if that act was instigated by an evil act/person.
Sad, but true. Every choice in your life led up to that moment of conception. Whether you walked through the park, or drank too much at the party, or whatever. If You had made another choice, chosen another option (decided to NOT have sex), You would have been somewhere else and not gotten pregnant.
BTW, I firmly believe rape is one of the most heinous & wicked crimes one can commit against another person.
BUT, that evil act does not make the baby bad, or disgusting, or a bastard, or any other vile word you can think of.
The baby, that human, is innocent. Why would you punish that little bundle of life, of joy, for something two other humans did? It has committed no crimes, harmed no one. All that it knows is that life -until now- has been good.
If you’re arguing to the likes of “It’s her body!“.. Doesn’t that exact same logic also apply to the baby also? It has its own body. You can’t apply one level of sanity to yourself then deny another life that very same right.
You might try to rationalize that abortion is okay because the baby hasn’t been born yet. What the freakin difference does it make if the baby is inside the mother or outside? Just because the mother is removed from around the baby, the baby doesn’t suddenly become self sufficient! The child is totally helpless inside or outside.
Kind of arbitrary to declare any person has a right to live or die because they changed housing.. Don’t you think?
You might to to rationalize that abortion is okay because the baby isn’t alive yet. (Uh.. what?? Who really thinks that?)
Growing, moving, reacting, laughing, and thinking.
Sure seems alive to me.
Oh, “babies don’t think yet” you say..? (Science says they do.)
Is your compassion for someone limited to your estimation of their intelligence?
BTW, babies do think. Try talking to your child. Yes, now.
Look into its eyes. (That is, if you don’t murder it first.)
You might to to rationalize that abortion is okay because ‘the mother wasn’t planning it’.. or it’ll be ‘tough on the mother’.. or ‘the world is too tough/horrible/bad/evil’.. or that ‘she’s not ready to be a mother‘.. or that ‘she had other plans‘.. or that ‘its her body‘.. In the words of Penn & Teller, “BULLSHIT!“.
Hardly a human on this earth is prepared to take care of another new life.. at first. But we all can learn from each other and our mistakes. The world is literally getting better every year. Crime is falling, nations are rising, technology is helping everyone connect.
But all tend to manage. We live, we love, we survive.
Please don’t murder children.
They have as much right to live as we do.
There are two times that I can fully understand the need for an abortion.
1: Where the mother’s life is at stake. It’s up to her to decide the fate.
2: Where the baby will not be able to live to birth. Again, it’s the mother’s choice.
I will argue until the bitter end, beg of you, to please make the right choice. Let the baby live. Give it up for adoption if you must!
But, I am not without compassion and understanding.. I will not shame you for deciding what must be the hardest decision you will ever make. I will still be your friend.
Heck, I might even drive you to the clinic.