I hate to continuously post images and anecdotes while the rest of the members of Ricochet put their thoughts together in prose, but... hopefully I can still make a substantive
contribution to Ricochet.
Enough of my blabbering- here's a funny graphic I saw on my Facebook page. It hasn't exactly "gone viral" as they say, but it's too good to pass up.
Even if you are for gay marriage, you have to have some intellectual honesty and recognize that for hundreds and thousands of years prior to Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, "gay marriage" would be viewed as an oxymoron.
That is, some people will always look at the word "marriage" and see a man and a woman at the alter. Why is that we don't hear this concession made by liberals? Why is that progressives expect their dissenters to simply nod their heads as they make up their own dictionary?
Similarly, if you were to look at what the framers of the Constitution viewed as "rights" and compare it to what progressives view as "rights," you'd see another glaring alteration. As a libertarian looking at a social issue, you'd shrug as the term "marriage" is used to describe a union between two men. As a libertarian looking at an economic issue, you'd scoff at anyone loon claiming a "right" to health care, or a "right" to employment.