The Political Left’s view of people in one winners and losers bracket

The Political Left views people in groups, not as individuals.  This is why some people are more equal than others and why some people are more valuable than others (i.e., hate crime laws).  In so doing it is then possible to create divides among the people.  People lose their individual identities … [Read more...]

Trending Now: #DefineGOPin3words

This is the perfect follow-up to my previous post where I point out that the political left use hyperbolic language to paint their ideological counterparts as evil and unworthy of consideration.  The political left views the political right as immoral for holding the beliefs they do.  If you oppose … [Read more...]

How the Political Left views the Political Right, and why there will never be common ground

In the days of old, American politicians could disagree yet still compromise with one another and get the job done.  Unfortunately, since the election of President George W. Bush I have seen a dramatic change in discourse from those from the political left. It's not simply that the two sides … [Read more...]

Same Sex Marriage: History reveals a clear loser

Atticus is the author of the progressive-right political and lifestyle blog BlogTruth. His experience spans almost a decade providing business and consulting services to firms across the globe. Stop by his blog and say hello. **It should be noted that the ideas in this commentary do not reflect the … [Read more...]

Supreme to Marry Gay Couple

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the tiny liberal well-beyond the point of decrepitude, will be the first member of the high court to perform a same-sex marriage. Ginsburg will be first justice to officiate at same-sex weddingJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court … [Read more...]

Open Thread — Which will you vote for?

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Intentionally misleading chart of the day

Is this true?  Can you be fired just for being gay in these states?  The answer is yes but it requires some qualification.  It's because sexual orientation is not considered a protected class in these states.  A member of a protected class cannot be fired merely because they possess the traits of … [Read more...]

Thought experiment: Am I being discriminated against?

Same-sex marriage advocates routinely frame the debate in terms of rights deprivation.  It is argued that by disallowing same-sex marriage that you are somehow discriminating against homosexuals.  I reject this notion because it misunderstands what equal treatment actually means.  So let me present … [Read more...]

Gay Rights: A logical appeal — A response

In a previous post Atticus, a guest poster to this site, argued in favor of same-sex marriage as it relates to property rights.  This is my response. Atticus begins: Marriage is defined as between a man and a woman. That’s what the law tells us. So what about two individuals of the same sex? Why … [Read more...]

Gay Rights: A logical appeal

Atticus is the author of the progressive-right political and lifestyle blog BlogTruth. His experience spans almost a decade providing business and consulting services to firms across the globe. Stop by his blog and say hello. It should be noted that the ideas in this commentary do not reflect the … [Read more...]

How do we know what is and is not a right?

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Thoughts On Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court has finished hearing arguments on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. It’ll be weeks before a decision is released to the public, but regardless of their decision, a full-fledged discussion will continue. Nearly everyone has an opinion. Facebook and … [Read more...]

Haters, Haters Everywhere

The air is heating up with Republican presidential hopeful Mit Romney's religion making its way to the arena of public discussion.  Ever since Pastor Robert Jeffress stated in an interview that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) -- or, Mormonism -- is theologically a cult, there … [Read more...]

Will You Marry Me?

When it comes to the marriage issue, Christians who oppose same-sex marriage will point to the Bible to act as the guideline for marriage. What is usually implied, and sometimes said is, "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" or some other such slogan.  To this, many supporters of same-sex … [Read more...]