You know, I have already written on the fact that I am quite tired of the tactics of the far left in America when it comes to debate. The problem that I have is that the far left in America is completely unable to debate. Period. They just cannot do it. Their arguments are based on emotion, not facts. They rile up the masses using class warfare instead of telling the truth and finding a better way forward. They generally just annoy me. And when they realize that they are losing the debate horribly they resort to their fall back tactic… name calling.
We witnessed it a month or so back. The annoying and led around by the nose Kid Funkadelic decided to debate me on race relations in the United States. I tried to have a civil discussion and pointed out some of the realities that I had learned. I was willing to accept the mistakes of the past, but not pay for them personally (after all I hadn’t been the one to actually make them). And when he found himself getting eaten alive in logic backed argument, he resorted to the fall back plan…. He called me a racist. End of discussion. I didn’t have valid points. I was a racist and therefore my saying anything against his position was a result of the racist elements in my DNA coming out to play.
Enter Barney Franks. I make no bones about the fact that I think Barney Franks is a piece of trash. He drove the Fannie/Freddie debacle, pushing the government in the direction the company wanted to go in order to get rich, while simultaneously sleeping with a top executive. He went out and told America in July that Fannie and Freddie were sound investments and that America had nothing to worry about, 2 months before they collapsed, and took our economy with them.
The Massachusetts Democrat came out and called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a “homophobe” in an interview released Monday on a gay online news site, and said he hoped a challenge to a federal law widely disliked in the gay community will not be heard before the high court until new justices are seated on the bench. Frank, who is gay, made the remark in responding to a question about legal challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act. The 1996 law says the federal government and states have no obligation to recognize same-sex marriages even if other states allow them.
“At some point, [the Defense of Marriage Act] is going to have to go to the United States Supreme Court,” the congressman said. “I wouldn’t want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has got too many votes on this current court.”
I have two problems here. The first is that he called a Supreme Court Justice a homophobe. He did so because he cannot argue with Justice Scalia on the merits of the legislation. He did so because that is the default answer for every democrat that is losing an argument. Scalia is no stranger to personal attacks and is a favorite target for gays because of his dissent in a 2003 case that overturned the nation’s consensual sodomy laws.
In that case Scalia held the majority’s ruling represented “a massive disruption of the current social order.” He went on to conclude that “the Texas statute undeniably seeks to further the belief of its citizens that certain forms of sexual behavior are immoral and unacceptable, the same interest furthered by criminal laws against fornication, bigamy, adultery, adult incest, bestiality and obscenity.” Let me say this about Scalia’s position in regard to this case. Whether you like his opinion or not, he made what I feel is a very valid point.
His point was that if all these other mentioned things can be legislated by the state of Texas, then Sodomy deserves the same treatment. In that opinion I think he was absolutely dead right. It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of sodomy. He was stating that if the court feels it justified to legislate morality in those other areas, then they should be allowed to in this case as well. It is that slippery slope we always discuss, the second you agree that the government has the right to legislate sexual behavior in one area, you have given them the right to do so in other areas as well. That was his point, and I think he was right.
The second issue that I have is that these members of Congress are once again showing the ways that they want to manipulate the courts systems. He doesn’t want a court to hear the case he cares about until the members of the court are those appointed who are sympathetic to his side. It is a dangerous mindset. Does anyone think that the members of Congress who opening make statements like this would make any other decision for a replacement Justice who would be sympathetic to Democrat agenda items?
So they debate you and try to use their flawed language and arguments. When you disagree with you they do the one thing that they can always fall back on, they call you a racist or a homophobe because non one wants to be called that. The victim of this kind of attack would rather lose the argument than be accused of that type of thing.
We I am tired of hearing it. Just because I don’t believe what someone else says doesn’t mean that I am a homophobe and a racists. I simply have my opinion. But when they lose a debate this is where they fall back to. Additionally they have this class warfare thing figured out. They are playing the Wall Street versus Main Street think in a lot of ways, but the one consistent thing is that the things they tell you in order to get you to buy into their version of reality, are misrepresentations at best and outright dang lies more often.