sierraleone, on 16 November 2016 - 06:39 PM, said:
With the Republicans occupying the White House, the majority of the congress, senate, state governorships and houses too, plus possibly the USSC in the next 4 years…. Well, we are going to get to see what kind of policies they are going to easily push through. And we are probably going to see state houses copy each other a lot more. They may think that by the time it gets up to the USSC they may have a chance to win now.
I came across an article
today that says that the Texas government is already drawing up different bills to do 3 things:
1. Require women to cremate or bury the remains of a fetus following a miscarriage or abortion.
This has already passed in Mike Pence's state when he was a Governor, signed in March of this year, but which has been blocked by a Judge from going into effect. Other states have passed or written up such bills as well.
2. Require women that discover any severe fetal anomaly after 20 weeks of gestation to carry the pregnancy to term, including fetal defects that are life threatening.
3. Prevent and/or strip away LGBTQ rights recognized at the municipal level. It will not allow cities to create, or continue, laws they have enacted for their city, that prevents discrimination against people for being LGBTQ. This has been enacted in at least one other state, I remember hearing about it last year.
It would appear that Compassionate Conservatives are an endangered species.
This has nothing whatever to do with Conservatism. I am a Conservative. These people are small "f" fascists.
Someone posted the list of Republican aims from the 1960's a while back, and they are nothing like today's "Conservative" agenda.
That's why I posted the official "conservative values" from the Conservative website that speaks for the Republicans, and pointed out that they constitute a manifesto, and have nothing whatever to do with real Conservative values.
Here is a sampling of manifestations of real Conservative values: small mom & pop businesses, a social concern for the well-being of others, suspicion of the aims of any religion, resistance to mergers and the formation of large corporations, resistance to the stratification by age and demographic of society, small government, fiscal restraint, minimal government interference in both business and society except where warranted, vigilance where bigotry and social exclusion is concerned, resistance to socially disruptive groups and organisations, and so on. No coded language, no hidden agenda, no scripting, no nothing to be read into it.
People like the talking heads on CNN, who allegedly speak for Trump and/or the Republican party, are not conservatives. They're not even in the same ball-park. They're small "f" fascists who spew talking points because they believe the ends justify the means. They lie through their teeth because in doing so, they're playing games, trying to suck the so-called "Left" into playing their game. They believe, 100%, that their way is the only way, and that they're on a mission to stop the Left from doing any
thing. It's right there in their little fascist manifesto: "Liberal is a weakness", or some such nonsense, the upshot being that Liberal-minded people are somehow immoral or defective.
You can not
have a meaningful dialogue with these swine until you can force them to acknowledge the other side of the aisle as being part of the Human Condition.
When any of these swine talk, what they're really saying to the non-fascist audience is, "You are not legitimate. You are not legitimate. You are not legitimate."
As such, it's an insult to any thinking person's intelligence that they be given air-time to spew their b.s.
Edited by gsmonks, 17 November 2016 - 07:07 AM.
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