Through the selflessness of others our hope can be restored. Something as simple as the donation of a wheelchair and clothing can be life changing for someone like Nadia and her family. #Mormon #LDS
The simple fact of the matter is that there is no "glass ceiling" to be shattered anymore. There hasn't been in over 20 years. The only reason that America hasn't had a woman president yet is because no woman fit for the office has yet decided to run for president and made it all the way through the primary process. No one in America really has any problem with a woman being president anymore, inherently. We just don't want that woman to be president, because of numerous reasons that have nothing to do with sex. I can think of any number of women who would make far, far better presidents than Hillary Clinton. But few of them have actually decided to seek the office, and none of them have had the money and power to connive and cajole their way to either party's nomination until now.
Hillary is undoubtedly going to ride that woman train all the way to the White House, because Democrats don't care about anything besides filling another affirmative action quota, and Republicans decided to completely sabotage themselves by nominating an ignorant, repulsive buffoon whose qualifications are even worse than Hillary's. But she hasn't earned it, and her election will represent no great accomplishment for women. Aside from radical feminists who will likely get their "equal pay for equal work" without equal qualifications, and the right to kill their babies whenever they want, women will be harmed under Hillary Clinton as much as they would be under Donald Trump. Liberty benefits everyone, regardless of race or gender. And socialism and crony capitalism never do anything but hold people back and bring people down.
I've got to be doing more with my life, somehow. I know I am intelligent and talented enough to be like any of the rest of them. I just don't know where to get started, and I feel like I am just lost at sea, a spectator in a sport in which I should really be out on the field, playing. It's very frustrating and depressing. 😟
The 14th Amendment is often used by the courts to justify these laws, and to strike down discrimination in general, whether it be on the basis of race, sex, religion (less frequently), or, in our brave new world, sexual orientation/gender identity. The problem is that with the way that these laws are enforced, they in and of themselves create a constitutional dilemma. Anti-discrimination laws create "protected classes" of people, against whom discrimination is prohibited; these classes include the categories that I listed above, which are most frequently the basis for discrimination in our society. But the 14th Amendment explicitly states that every citizen must be given "equal protection" under the law. So really, to create certain classes of people that are protected against discrimination, while other classes of people are not, is in and of itself a violation of the 14th Amendment, rendering all anti-discrimination laws unconstitutional.
I and other libertarians make fun of Gary Johnson for saying in a debate that Jews should be forced to bake wedding cakes for Nazis, but if you think about it, he unintentionally has a point. In order to be intellectually and legally consistent, ALL forms of discrimination, even against groups that are universally hated, like Nazis, ought to be illegal, if we assume that discrimination is really something that people need to be "protected" against in the first place. It is completely arbitrary to make race, religion, nationality, and sexual orientation protected characteristics against which discrimination is a crime, but to leave things like political affiliation, class, profession of employment, or even secondary physical characteristics like eye color, hair color, and weight, open to discrimination. It's perfectly legal in America to discriminate against someone for being a Republican, or being poor, or being fat, or being a plumber, or having red hair and green eyes. I would argue that discrimination against a person for these reasons is about as hurtful or harmful as discriminating against them for being black, a woman, a Muslim, or gay. So really, Johnson's stance is the only one that is consistent with the law: if we are to provide equal protection to everyone against discrimination, then any form of discrimination, for any reason, ought to be illegal—meaning that basically everyone would be forced to serve everyone else regardless of their personal beliefs, convictions or desires, essentially rendering freedom of association and private property rights null and void.
I don't think it will be much longer before we find ourselves traveling down this particular rabbit hole, at which time perhaps, hopefully, society will decide that policing the thoughts and prejudices of human beings by trying to legislate discrimination out of existence is not the best idea. The free market will take care of bad actors if we let it: people will voluntarily boycott or protest a business if it refuses service to someone for a reason that they deem unacceptable, without the government needing to get involved (just look at what happened to Memories Pizza, which didn't even actually discriminate against anyone, but whose owner merely suggested that he might be unwilling to serve a particular group of people in an entirely hypothetical and unlikely scenario). And that business will eventually fold after facing competition from other businesses that are more tolerant and open in regards to their clientele. Freedom does work, if we would just give it a chance.
I will, Jerry. I'll be a fan forever, and hopefully one day my son will be too. Rest in Peace.
A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote against both of them, as well as a vote against cronyism, corruption, class warfare, xenophobia, racism, and religious bigotry.
No, Johnson isn't perfect. Yes, he supports abortion and forcing Jews to bake Nazi wedding cakes, and tons of other nonsense. But the other two candidates are not any better in this regard, and in many other areas they are much worse. And Johnson is the only third-party candidate with a chance of actually getting votes in the electoral college, locking up the election, and getting chosen by the House of Representatives.
There are no perfect choices in this election. Arguably, there aren't even any good ones. But Johnson is the only qualified and honest candidate in this election, and therefore we are morally obligated to support him. No one will get everything they want in a Johnson presidency, but no one ever does anyway. Johnson will give us all more than we could possibly hope for with the other two, and he will allow us to come out of this election with a mostly clean conscience, with a minimal amount of blood on our hands.
When given the choice between two evils, choose neither. The only vote that is "wasted" is the one you choose not to cast at all. Clinton and Trump would both do significant damage to this country (Trump's would be almost irreparable). So don't whore yourself out by voting for either of them. Enough with the two-party system. As Ted Cruz said, vote your conscience. Vote for liberty. Vote for American values.
Vote for Johnson.
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