Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Wow, Voters we can Trust

Well, well, well. How do you like them apples? Big day today for the Good Guys. Ohio’s anti-union bill? Voted down. Mississippi’s anti-women’s rights amendment (a.k.a. defining personhood at conception)? Voted down. Arizona’s anti-immigration politician? Voted out.

We don’t have to wring our hands and worry that insane ideas will be passed into law and carried out as such. The people have common sense! The talking heads are wrong! Woo-hoo! There is still hope!

But as a side note, can you explain something to me, Republicans and Libertarians? Why do some people want “less government” and more “free markets” and then really support the opposite with the legislations they endorse? If it’s a free market, why can’t people join together in a union and make decisions as such? Why does government have to interfere? That’s more freedom, that’s less. If it’s less government you are after, why can’t people freely come in and out of our country? That’s not less, that’s more government interference. If you want the government out of our personal lives (like mandating healthcare), why can’t gay people marry and women make private decisions with their doctors? That’s not less, that’s a whole lot more. And as a dead serious question, just for Christians: how can you be a millionaire and be Christ-like? You can’t! “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” Jesus supported the weak and needy. He didn’t use his resources to pad his lifestyle. If you’re not going above and beyond to be giving and charitable, you’re not Christ-like a.k.a. not Christian.

I really don’t get it. As a student of Rhetoric, I just can’t leap past these gaps in logic and move on, like it seems most do. All arguments breakdown after that point. The entire thing loses its validity.

That said, it seems today is a victorious day for reason! Enjoy this feeling while it lasts.

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