Tuesday, April 30, 2013

To turn a liberal into a conservative

All you have to do is destroy everything he depends upon.

12 Shocking Quotes: "Marriage Equality" Spells the Death of Marriage:


Good without God? Not a chance

What is This Thing Called Virtue? | Crisis Magazine:

Every once in a while, even Crisis magazine becomes transcendent.  First an excellent explanation on why Lust is wrong, now an excellent explanation of why Atheism is incapable of Virtue.

Lust makes love into violence

The Primitive Cruelty of Modern “Love” | Crisis Magazine:

Yesterday I was once again trying to explain my belief in marriage to the moderns.  I wish I had read this article first.

The reason I see non-marital and non-procreative sex as rape is because lust is violent.  Lust is always violent, the only thing that makes it even somewhat acceptable is adding selflessness, sacrifice, generosity and commitment to it.

Homosexuality isn't self-sacrificial, and thus can't raise to the level of dignity and nobility heterosexual monogamy can.

Heterosexual polygamy also fails to be self sacrificial, even when it is serial instead of parallel.

And that's why heterosexual monogamy is the best and most complete anti-poverty program ever; both spiritual and material poverty is relieved by it.

Too bad we've largely lost chivalry.

Friday, April 26, 2013

PrawfsBlawg: Setting the Stage: The Explosion in Prison Populations

What would be the effect of just saying No to Nancy Reagan's war on drugs?

I would have guessed a 30% reduction in prison population, and I'm *FOR* the war on drugs.  Many libertarians have suggested far higher- citing the 1,175% increase in drug arrests since 1980.

A mathematician crunches the numbers- and the results are surprising to say the least.

PrawfsBlawg: Setting the Stage: The Explosion in Prison Populations:

Says that the real rise in prison population has been only 380%- and that eliminating the war on drugs, we would STILL have had a 300% increase in prisoners over the last 33 years.

He shows his numbers http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2013/04/some-more-evidence-against-the-war-on-drugs-hypothesis.html">here
, showing that because *violent crime* makes for *longer sentences*, non violent crime is simply NOT the most important segment in prison population growth.
Simply legalizing drugs will NOT pay the dividends most people think.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jesus Christ, hipster

Jesus Christ, hipster:

Which oddly reminds me of this from the movie Dogma:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Slippery Slope Defined



Almighty God, We Acknowledge Our Dependence Upon Thee, And Ask for Your Blessings, on Us, Our Parents, Our Teachers, and Our Country.

That's what kids used to say daily right alongside the Pledge of Allegiance. My generation did not learn those words. And today- we have abortion, divorce, gay marriage, and over 50% of children come from single parent homes. There is even a movement to remove pedophilia from mental disorders the same step taken with homosexuality back in the 1950s. And the Gosnell murder trial, covered almost not at all on a national scale shows the utter lack of outrage needed to force government to even make abortion sterile, let alone safe for the mother (it will never be safe for the child, thus I don't hold to the "safe, legal, and rare" in that aborition by very nature can never become those three things).

The slippery slope. Once thought to be a logical fallacy, proven by 40 years of direct experimentation.

Breaking news: Organic company wants to stay organic

The Oldest Natural and Organic Food Company in North America Files Suit Against the HHS Mandate, Outraging A Vocal Minority:

What is interesting about this is the comparison between Love Canal and Lifestyle Drugs.  Pollution is pollution, and using chemicals to change bodily processes has a rather wide ranging effect that some people just don't want to be forced to pay for.
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