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  •  This goes beyond gays (5+ / 0-)

    Republicans in MANY instances regard the law as a statement of desired results rather than as a practical tool to enable a workable society.

    Sex education?
    Taxes?
    War in Iraq?

    What's important is that you mean well, not that you will achieve anything worthwhile.

    Where are we going, and why is this road paved with "good" intentions?

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 02:04:43 PM PST

    •  I don't know if (7+ / 0-)

      I agree. I don't even think they have good intentions or that they mean well. I think in a lot of cases Republicans play dumb, like Bush's "aw shucks I did authorize waterboarding but I was only trying to stop terrorists" thing.

      They act like it's for good reasons but they really do intend to hurt people.

      "If moral disapprobation of homosexual conduct is “no legitimate state interest”[...]what justification could there possibly be for denying the benefits of marriage to homosexual couples[...]?" - Justice Antonin Scalia

      by indiemcemopants on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 02:12:43 PM PST

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      •  Note that I quoted the word "good" (4+ / 0-)

        Basic point is that the law is a statement of their values, not a basis for jurisprudence.

        That some of them would cheerfully stone you I have no doubt, and they'd like to change the laws to permit that. That's their values.

        And that's not good.

        In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

        by blue aardvark on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 02:20:05 PM PST

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    •  Where are we going . . . (3+ / 0-)
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      Rogneid, irishwitch, kyril

      and what am I doing in this handbasket?

      "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

      by FogCityJohn on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 04:07:28 PM PST

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