April 24, 2012
"Flaming Parents Make Hotter Children".
Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 24, 2012 6:21 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
Dammit. Just dammit.
I probably will get over the urge to pull the whole thing down by this evening. Once the money really starts running out, and cities and counties have to make hard choices about what to spend law enforcement budgets on, say patrol officers or boutique hate crime enforcement, that's when the violent pushback begins. And continues. And sustains.
Oh, dear, did I just hope for civilizational decay?
Posted by: Mike James at April 25, 2012 10:27 AM
COLAGE just ruined my memories of that Nick Gilder song. Go get bent, guys. Wait a minute, no, you'd like that.
Posted by: Rich Fader at April 25, 2012 12:54 PM
Everybody hates Libertarians. Libertarians see this and say whatever dude, you want to raise your children non-traditional, knock yourself out. Sure it may be a crying horrific tragedy, or it may turn out all right. It depends entirely on your ability to follow your moral code. Moral codes are not equal, though. Some are better than others. And the only way to know, is to see the results.
Children got rights. And we ask our governments to make decisions about the tradeoff between securing the rights of adults, and the rights of children. And the rights of children are, to not be permanently damaged by the antics of adults, so that some day these children can decide for themselves what they are to become.
Posted by: John A. Fleming at April 25, 2012 9:56 PM
I wouldn't say that I hate Libertarians, exactly. As a governing philosophy, It leaves a little something to be desired, but it does become a little more attractive from time to time, such as when the Labor department decides to start regulating how farm families assign work on family farms.
But Libertarians do sometimes give off a vibe of being willing to hold still for any silly damned idea that knocks at the front door. What does "it" depend on, for instance--one's ability to follow one's own moral code, or whether your moral code is superior to another moral code? You're a bit muddled and confusing on that point.
We're in the middle of a great big social experiment. I know of no other civilization in world history which has ever taken this path. It may turn out all right. What if after a half century we look up and notice that we have a crying horrific tragedy in front of us?
Posted by: Mike James at April 26, 2012 8:14 AM