You are akin to the high-schoolers from my heyday during the late 60s and early 70s who fancied themselves as rebellious because they wore long hair, bell bottom jeans and smoked a little pot. Only thing was, everybody was doing it. Those who did that weren’t “free-thinkers” as they liked to believe, they were just following the crowd, too gutless to realise that they (we, cuz I did it too) actually looked goofier than Nancy Pelosi without her Botox injections.
I mean really, have you seen high school yearbooks from the 70s? Wide collars, fat-assed ties, polyester suits, all the guys had goofy looking long hair, peace symbols, goofy looking long sideburns. Come on! Anybody with a lick of fashion sense should have been able to see that the 70s were hi-jacked by the dirty hippie movement.
We weren’t cool back then, we were mindless sheep going along to get along. No different from the young white punks now who talk ghetto and wear their baggy jeans down below their ass-cracks. I can’t be too critical of those bros now because I fell for the hippy-dippy crap back when I was a young punk. But I sure as hell can point out mindless followers when I see them.
I know that you think that I have digressed, but that was the set up to me making my main point, which is that many of you “fiscal conservatives” are “libertarian” on social issues because you are too gutless to stand up for what you know is right. You consider yourselves hip, savvy, with-it, and yeah, even “cool.” You have many friends who have little or no morals, and you’ve seen how social conservatives are shunned and made fun of by the same people with whom you desperately desire to fit in. So you take the chicken-shit way out–you take the position that though you personally oppose X, Y or Z you do not think that the government has any business imposing your values on others.
Yeah, I said “the chicken shit way out.” I’m not trying to persuade you, you are probably beyond persuasion any way. I am trying to shame you. You know I’m right. Or you would know it if you were man enough to see through your little charade. You are “libertarian” because you have this misguided notion that it’s cool. And because it buys you some cover with your socially liberal friends who would drop you in a heart-beat if you ever came across as a dreaded “So-Con.”
To help cloak your little charade in intellectual camouflage you tell yourselves that you really are carrying on the legacy of the Founding Fathers, as though they were all walking, talking libertarians, too. Okay, granted, Jefferson probably was very close to the libertarian point of view on many issues.
But here is a clue: the vast majority of our Founding Fathers were most definitely not “libertarians” when it came to social issues. They believed that it was perfectly fine and in fact quite necessary to “legislate morality.” They could and they did legislate against bigamy, homosexuality, bestiality, and any number of other so-called “victimless crimes.” They made laws dictating who could marry, and when, and they made laws making it difficult to dissolve said marriages. And the country prospered. Until idiot hippie know-it-alls came along in the 1960s and persuaded the nation to drop the old ways and adopt the hippie way of thinking. Ohhhh, wow, man, if it feels good, do it!
Many of you guys are one or two steps removed from those hippies. Sure, you yourself has certain morals, perhaps instilled in you as a youth by parents who raised you to be Christian. You aren’t as “bad” as many of your friends, but you sure as heck don’t want to seem to be condemning what they do. So you just say, “hey, that’s cool man. I’m a libertarian. I don’t choose your lifestyle, but if you want to do it, knock yourself out.”
Here’s what people like you and the progressives and liberals out there don’t get. An action or a thought that does not cause a concrete harm to any specific individual can still cause actual, demonstrable harm to society in general. Thoughts matter.
Society is composed of individual humans. Humans are animals. We need laws. We need justice. Civilization is fragile and can break down in just a few generations. Or even a few years, see, e.g., Nazi Germany or communist China under Chairman Mao.
The institutions that helped make our country are under attack by the left. Free enterprise. Capitalism. Business. Our educational system. Even our form of government. You know it, and do not need me to tell you that. But wait, though you oppose them on many issues, you are siding with them, or at least you are not actively opposing them as you should be, as this country desperately needs you to be, by your “cool” and clever and go along to get along libertarian views on social issues.
Leftists want to destroy the family, or at the very least, they are ignorant that their hippy-dippy modern views have the effect of destroying families. Destroy families and you make persons poorer and less happy, and you increase crime and dependence upon the state for sustenance. Free love, man. Well of course men will not marry if they can get women to screw them without having to marry them. And of course men won’t support children born out-of-wedlock if not forced to do so. So either the kids are poorer, or the state is left footing the bill. Or maybe the grand parents step in, as in the case of our Community Organizer in chief, while the parents run off and do there own thing.
I’m rambling, but society is fragile. Our forefathers created a carefully constructed society based upon many strong pillars. The family, and good Christian morals, along with laws to back up those two important pillars, played a vital role in making our country strong and prosperous. Now those pillars are under attack and have been for 50+ years by the leftists and hippies and progressives. And good people like you are sitting on your haunches not opposing them, or worse, siding with them and against social conservatives, all because your misguided belief that you and your libertarian views regarding social issues is “cool.” Well to that I say: “Grow a pair. Join the fight to save this great country.”
UPDATE: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air and David Harsanyi, both of whom I generally greatly admire, wave the white flag on the issue of homosexual marriages. Hey, we lost on the homo marriage issue, so let’s just call a general retreat and get the government out of the marriage business entirely. Sure, Ed, sure David, run like little girls. Give up the way that we have been sucessfully doing it for the past 300 years because you don’t have the stomach to fight. Oh, yeah, that’s the way to handle difficult issues. Cave. Go limp. Wave the white flag.