Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Answering My Critic -- Part 6

13. anonymous, You got some serious thinking to do. This is an issue of pride. This issue is about whether or not Gay or Lesbians will have the "pride" to be recognized as equal to any other Canadian under the law. We, the majority of Canadians, have made it clear we will not tolerate an "equal but different" mentality, That is a preposterous and backward view.

So this is about pride? I thought is was about principle. The principle of equality in a free society recognizes our individuality -- pride is self-indulgence.

Sorry Peg. Truth is self evident. Laws are not going to make anyone who doesn’t agree with SSM change their minds. As matter of fact, it will likely entrench positions. Try as this socialist state might, you can’t legislate thought, principles or values. You might not agree with my principles, thoughts and values, but passing a law that says they are wrong is not going to change them.

And, sorry to burst your bubble ‘Peg. But we are 'different but equal.' Isn’t that what multiculturalism, gay pride, feminism and asymmetrical federalism are all about– different but equal? Or have the Liberals been handing us a line of nonsense for forty years?

14. Bob, Before you say something, make sure it's not a load of crap.

When you come to my comments section, please don’t insult my guests. If you disagree, fine. Do so respectfully. I have allowed you your say (although why, if you are so passionate you didn’t just put it on your own blog, I don’t understand) Being rude doesn’t strengthen your argument, it just diminishes your credibility.

15. Mcguire, We are Canadians, not Americans, and we have absolutley no intention of becoming Americans. In order for a government to be considered "middle", the people have to agree with them.

In Hitler’s Germany, in Stalin’s Russia, in Communist China, in Amin’s Uganda – the majority of people went along with the government because it was the easy route. That doesn’t make it the middle. It doesn’t make it right. It keeps you from having to form your own opinion. It keeps you from standing out in a crowd. It makes it safe.

. . . and the band played on.

5 comments:

Les Mackenzie said...

"...the whole reason we have elected officials is so we don't have to think all the time. Just like that rainforest scare a few years back. Our officials saw there was a problem and they fixed it, didn't they?" - Homer Simpson

Remind me not to question your opinion C... Wait, that would make me a Liberal - great posts ;)

bob said...

Canadianna,
Whew!
PCK proved my point in spades in so many respects. The post was laced with ad hominem attacks. The one on me, I just consider the source. But the invitation at the end of his post was uncalled for, disgusting, repulsive. No gentleman would say that to a lady. Therefore... an apology would be in order. But, C, don't put off doing anything while waiting for it.
Cheers in return.

'Peg City Kid said...

13. But you can legislate YOUR principles and value? That doesn't seem quite fair?

14. Canadianna, your right. Bob I'm sorry, I respectfully apologize to both of you.

Just as a side note, this is something you might want to let the Conservatives in on.

15. That wasn't really my point, but o.k., your right.

bob said...

PCK, apology accepted. If you would stick to your ideas, you might actually be able to carry some of your points much better. (I know, I go over the top sometimes, too). Ad hominem stuff, as anyone who has debated can tell you, is a tacit admission that your point is not defensible or that you cannot attack the validity of your opponent's point.

Canadi-anna said...

As I said Peg, truth is self-evident. It is the gay and lesbian activists who have legislated their worldview. For thousands of years, spanning ages and cultures, the understood definition of marriage included an opposite-sex component. Maintaining the status quo in the face of its obliteration is hardly the same as changing it in the first place.