Is from The Other McCain, and it is a good one. Thought provoking, compelling, and best of all, educational. The Problem With Sexual Rights will make you think, and if you are a Liberal that is a great thing. Go read it all, but, the opening, to me, perfectly describes the one reason we can not hold real debates with Liberals
“Seizing on the triumphant narrative of the black civil-rights movement, liberals adopted the habit of framing political debates in terms of minority ‘rights’ versus majority ‘discrimination.’ . . . To disagree with a liberal, to oppose his latest policy proposal, is to invite comparisons to Bull Connor and Orval Faubus, so long as the liberal can make ‘rights’ the basis of his argument.
” ‘Rights talk’ allowed liberals a means of preemptively delegitimizing their opponents and thereby to avoid arguing about policy in terms of necessity, utility and efficacy. If all legal and political conflicts are about ‘rights,’ there is no need to argue about the specific consequences of laws and policies. Merely determine which side of the controversy represents ‘rights’ and the debate ends there.”
– Robert Stacy McCain, “Gay Rights, Gay Rage,” The American Spectator, Oct. 17, 2008
YES! That is absolutely correct. Every Liberal cause, is transformed into a crusade for civil rights, rather than an issue to be openly debated. Thus, emotionalism is elevated above thinking, and we see where that leads. Stacy McCain also sums up another key problem with debating Liberals, their “Progressivism” has no limits
Liberalism has no fixed goal. We will never reach a point at which the liberal will say, “enough.” Grant all his demands today, and tomorrow the liberal will return to demand more.
Take for example the federal budget, which is $3,796,000,000,000 for the current year. Could we go to our liberal friends and get them to specify an amount — say, $5 trillion — at which the federal budget would be big enough? If we could ever get liberals to stipulate some final number, some ultimate limit to the remorseless expansion of Washington’s power over us, then we might be able to negotiate a settlement. But what liberals demand is always more, and so it’s like negotiating with a shark about how much of your leg he will eat.
How true, and I have come to believe that the “more” the Left always seems to want is because they want nothing short of absolute control of everyone and everything. There is no “nose of the camel under the tent” with the Left, the nose, is followed by a hump, followed by the entire camel, and behind that camel, are hundreds of other camels.