Basically the US Constitution assumes that things are legal unless there’s a law against it. We assume the positive. That’s why we don’t have laws “legalizing” every single thing. We didn’t have to pass a law to make wearing hats or standing on one foot legal.
So when SCOTUS struck down the bans on same sex marriage, that made them legal. Assume the positive. But you hear people say that what they did isn't legal because nobody actually wrote a bill and signed into law anything making same-sex marriage legal. They seem to think that besides ending the bans, we’d have to take the additional step of passing a legalization bill. Something we’ve never had to do when SCOTUS has ended other bans or struck down other laws.
From the “assume the negative” standpoint, ending the bans isn’t enough. New legislation must be written and passed to actually make same sex marriage legal. By not requiring this additional and unprecedented step, the court has “written laws” something SCOTUS is not allowed to do.
But from the “assume the positive” standpoint, all is well. Ending a ban, legalizes whatever was banned, no need for additional legislation. We don’t have to pass a law to make something legal, anything not prohibited by law is legal by default. Same Sex Marriage joins things like wearing polka dots and sitting down backwards on a chair.
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True. Who cares about my lackluster border patrol skills? Wow, indeed, Mr. Trump, Wow indeed.
Personally, I'm kinda half okay being shirtless, half not.
On one hand I'm self conscious, as I don't think my torso is quite where I want it. But at 38, I'm starting to enter that group that says "If you don't like my body, then stop looking at it. Or look all you want, whatever. I don't care."
I don't "think" I'm ugly, but I often feel ugly, and in some ways that becomes a bit of an armor. Look, look at my ugliness and feel bothered, now run and hide! Run in fear you shallow people!"
Or something like that.
But I also think that it highlights just how pervasive the issue is, and how out of whack our standards are.
We make the assumption that if someone looks a certain way, they probably don't have body issues, and yet here we are.
In my experience, most people have body issues. And the more conventionally "attractive" someone is, it seems the more issues they have. I have not met anyone who's considered "hot" who doesn't have a bunch of other issues and problems especially when it concerns their body.
okay, I'm fine, no really.
The problem isn’t so-called political correctness. The problem is cowardice. People think merely speaking their minds is bravery. No. Bravery is speaking your mind and accepting whatever consequences come your way. Because you believe, so strongly, in what you have to say that it’s worth getting fired for it. It’s worth being boycotted. It’s worth losing those you love over it. THAT’S bravery. That’s what’s known as having the “courage of your convictions”.
It’s not stifling of your right to free speech to consider for a moment if what you have to say is actually worth the possible negative consequences. That’s just being an adult. It’s unreasonable to expect that whatever you say, no matter how rude, mean, thoughtless, ignorant, or false it is should only result in silence or approval. It’s unreasonable to expect that what you say should have no affect on how people feel about you and whether they want anything to do with you. That's not how anything works, least of all the public forum that IS the internet.
I have a less common take on social networking. I'm not interested in becoming famous for my Google+ posts, nor do I care to spread my "influence" far and wide.
Reasons I won't be circling you back:
-You're using an obviously fictitious name. While Google+ no longer requires real names, I prefer them. I find there's less trolling and drama when people don't get to hide behind a fake name.
-You're posting NSFW content publicly. I am often in places where others can see my screen, including work, and I don't want to have explain genitals to coworkers, bosses, or angry parents. Part of my job involves social media.
-You have no posts visible to me or no posts and no pictures. How am I to get a sense of who you are and what you're about if you don't have any posts?
-You've got hundreds or thousands of people circled. I value quality over quantity. I sincerely doubt you have the time to keep up with posts from hundreds/thousands of people, which means it's also unlikely that you will have the time to get to know me in any significant way. There's nothing wrong with circling hundreds of people, that's just not how I network.
-You haven't posted anything I can see in several weeks/months.
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