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I was born and raised in the U.S.A. I'm a libertarian-moralist, with no political party affiliation. I favor a non-interventionist foreign policy. I'm not a church-goer. I'm a male (XY chromosomes).

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As of 12-16-2018, Google is blocking these two articles:

1. FAMILY MATTERS
Reviving the family is essential to society's future

2. EXAMINING TRANSGENDER
Is the word 'transgender' actually a misnomer?
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Family Matters [GOOGLE IS BLOCKING THIS ARTICLE]
Every child deserves a good mom and dad

The Left's Authoritarian Slippery-Slope
Most viable threat to freedom comes from the Left
https://tinyurl.com/ybt7gdzp

Moral Libertarianism Defined
Libertarianism depends on basic morality
https://tinyurl.com/yd8xxgms

Examining Transgender [GOOGLE IS BLOCKING THIS ARTICLE]
Is the word "transgender" a misnomer?


Defining Marriage
Beyond the birds and the bees
https://tinyurl.com/yctf9lfe


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NATIONAL DEBT ABOUT TO HIT $22 TRILLION
Federal Government is spending over $4 trillion annually

posted October 6, 2018

by Les Govment

When looking at the US Debt Clock, it becomes plain to see that if the Federal Government is ever going to balance its yearly budget and start paying off its massive debt, there will have to be a reduction in federal spending. And in order to achieve those goals, there will have to be reductions in federal spending across the board-- including Medicare and Social Security. (Disclosure: I am between 55 and 62 years of age.)

According to USDebtClock.org, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security combined total nearly half of all federal spending, and they're currently consuming over 60% of all federal tax revenues.

That level of spending is unsustainable.

I realize that people pay into Medicare and Social Security. But, concerning Social Security, many recipients collect considerably more in benefits than they actually paid into the system. So reducing benefits would certainly be justified.

It's also right to point out that Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme. The money one generation pays into the system gets doled out to another generation. Clearly, the Social Security system was immoral in its conception. And that serves as another justification for reducing benefits.

Failure to reform Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will guarantee that the Federal Government will continue to have a yearly deficit and a growing federal debt. (By the way, interest on the debt currently costs us $350 billion a year. That's $350 billion that is essentially being flushed down the toilet.)

To those who oppose reducing Social Security benefits, I ask: Don't you care about the economic hardships your children and grandchildren are going to suffer when the national debt breaks the economy?

I do. //
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GLOBALISTS ARE THE NEW AUTHORITARIANS

posted Sept. 21, 2018

The authoritarian Nazis presided over a system of National Socialism. Times have changed. The real authoritarians today are not nationalists; they're progressive-globalists.

Far-reaching, centralized governance is inherently authoritarian.
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DON'T TREAD ON ME

And don't tread on anyone else, either.
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(The following article is adapted from "FAMILY MATTERS")

DEFINING MARRIAGE
Rediscovering its Meaning

posted July 21, 2018 / modified Sept. 14, 2018

by Les Govment

I must admit that I was fairly surprised to see same-sex marriage gain the acceptance of a majority of Americans, and within such a short time span at that. Polls show that over half of all Americans approve of same-sex marriage. One reason for that is the Millennial generation’s broad support for same-sex marriage. But that’s only a partial explanation. I believe the larger explanation is that many Americans have fallen for the sexual revolution’s faulty premises about sex, and have simultaneously lost sight of what marriage is supposed to be.

The proper definition of marriage isn't determined by state legislatures; nor is it determined by what you or I tell pollsters. It's determined by human nature.

Opposite-sex marriage has been around in some form or another for millenniums, and the reason for that is unmistakable: heterosexual mating is firmly ingrained in human nature. In contrast, the concept of same-sex marriage has been foreign to humans for practically the entire history of the human race.

One-man/one-woman mating has a biological basis and is undoubtedly the result of intelligent design. The companionship of a member of the opposite sex can be quite beneficial to a person psychologically and emotionally-- which has a lot to do with why most people seek a mate, fall in love, and eventually marry at some point in their lives. In establishing a spousal relationship, a man and a woman bring together much more than just their physical characteristics; they also bring to each other the psychological and emotional traits typical of the biological sex each was born as. Their complementary traits have a direct influence on the differing roles they fill as they go about their daily lives. Human sexuality isn’t only about reproduction; it’s also about fostering marital closeness. Sexual intimacy isn’t just highly pleasurable; it also works to bond partners. That bond-- in the context of a mutual love-- is a feature of a good marriage.

Same-sex relationships don’t fulfill that formula.

In human nature, there isn’t any provision for same-sex mating. So-called "marriage equality" is a faulty political mantra that has been parroted by people who have overlooked the fact that the personal relationship concept of same-sex marriage doesn’t have any basis in human biology-- thus they are in conflict with science in this matter. Whether or not same-sex attraction is biologically-acquired is irrelevant to this discussion because, regardless of how same-sex attraction is acquired, homosexual relationships lack the psychological and physical complementarities that together form the basis of a heterosexual marital relationship (attempts by some gays to mimic opposite-sex complementarity notwithstanding). Same-sex partners can’t “complete” each other (in the opposite-sex sense) in the psychological realm, and they can’t become “as one” physically through genital coupling and in a face-to-face manner like a male and female. To be more specific about becoming “as one” physically, there isn’t any such thing as same-sex sexual intercourse. Gay females don’t have any natural way to join together in intercourse. As for gay males, anal sex doesn't equate to sexual intercourse because the rectum is part of the digestive system-- it isn't a sex organ.

Clearly, human nature doesn’t support the concept of same-sex mating/marriage.

Since marital relationships are rooted in human nature, marriage-- like choosing friends-- is a natural right. No one needs governmental permission to marry.

Some people have argued that same-sex marriage is needed, in part, so that gays don’t get discriminated against concerning various matters. I agree that gays have had some legitimate concerns, such as visitation rights at hospitals. Also, gays are sometimes targeted victims of crime (and wrongly so). But gays currently are not widely targeted victims of illegitimate discrimination. (Note: It’s perfectly legitimate for an entrepreneur to choose to not provide goods or services for a project or an event; that’s not the same as refusing to sell groceries to a person. A wedding is an event, not a person. Without any moral justification, some gays have initiated legal actions against business owners who, for religious reasons, chose to not provide goods or services for the plaintiffs’ weddings/receptions. The Thirteenth Amendment makes it perfectly clear that all Americans-- and that includes people who own businesses-- have a right to refrain from providing their services at their own discretion. No one has a constitutional obligation to service gay weddings-- any court rulings or laws to the contrary are unconstitutional and are inherently unjust.)

Government has failed to maintain the integrity of marriage. Just as divorce has already weakened marriage, the establishment of civil same-sex marriage will ultimately further weaken the institution. I’m not making the baseless claim that a gay couple’s “marriage” hurts the marriages of heterosexuals. That’s not an issue. The real problem should be self-evident: widespread acceptance of same-sex marriage will further weaken marriage as an institution, by critically distorting its meaning and diminishing its value in the minds of many, particularly in the minds of kids, teens and young adults.

I don’t plan to campaign to get state governments out of marriage, but I will point out that since government didn’t invent the spousal relationship, it lacks the moral authority to redefine marriage-- dictatorial rulings by federal courts and the constitutional illiteracy of five Supreme Court Justices notwithstanding.

I do believe that government should stay out of the bedrooms of consenting adult gays-- what they do in private is their own business. But homosexual relationships are not the same as heterosexual relationships. A marital relationship necessarily involves both sexes. A gay relationship excludes one sex, and thus is not marital in nature.

The human race consists of two sexes, each sex having its own set of nature-based, gendered traits. Adhering to the natural method, it takes one male and one female to conceive a child. Love, commitment and the sexual bond-- combined with good morals-- are basic ingredients of a good marriage. In turn, a good marriage is the core element that’s needed to build and maintain a good, close-knit family. // [995 words, 13 paragraphs]


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Topic: Sex Education
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/public-school-sex-eds-descent-into-madness/#comment-8511532

Topic: Antifa
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/antifas-handbook-a-sinister-primer-on-violent-illiberalism/comment-page-1/#comment-8434572

Topic: School Shootings
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/helplessness-the-santa-fe-shooting/comment-page-3/#comment-8500996

Topic: Middle East
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/israel-nudges-trump-towards-war-with-iran/comment-page-1/#comment-8493714

Topic: Gender Dysphoria
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/trans-tweens-gender-social-contagion/comment-page-1/#comment-8445735

Topic: Chemical Attack in Syria
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/donald-trump-is-samson-blinded-by-ring-of-delilahs/comment-page-1/#comment-8470439

Topic: Emotion-Based Politics
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-triumph-of-emotion-over-reason/comment-page-1/#comment-8453522

Topic: Globalism
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/globalists-vs-nationalists-who-owns-the-future/comment-page-1/#comment-8452695

Topic: Ranking Presidents
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-roseanne-rohrshach-test/comment-page-3/#comment-8464759

Topic: Transgenderism
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/manufacturing-reality-times-transgender/comment-page-2/#comment-8445746

Topic: War vs. Constitutional Rights
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-anti-liberty-boomerang-of-u-s-militarism/comment-page-1/#comment-8461659

Topic: Wars Of Aggression
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/social-justice-warriors-injustice-depauw-cal-poly/comment-page-2/#comment-8478258

Topic: Globalists Favor Big Government
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/commentary-to-trump-voters-drop-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-8452753

Topic: The Gender Confusion Agenda
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/rosemarys-theyby/comment-page-1/#comment-8466437

Topic: USPS and Amazon
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-postal-service-amazon-crony-capitalism-delivered-to-your-door/comment-page-1/#comment-8466248

Topic: Gay Adoption
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/kansas-republicans-christian-anti-catholic-bigotry/comment-page-1/#comment-8479928

Topic: Government-run Schools
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-hard-road-through-the-classroom/comment-page-2/#comment-8475628

Topic: Political Correctness Run Amuck
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/shania-twain-our-bs-woke-culture/comment-page-1/#comment-8482301

Topic: Marion Le Pen's Speech at CPAC
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/marion-marechal-le-pens-dynamic-speech/comment-page-2/#comment-8442588
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