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Liberals Are Culture War Aggressors
Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 12/05/2013 12:37:55 PM PST by Kaslin

Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are the aggressors in the culture war? In the conventional narrative of American politics, conservatives are obsessed with social issues. They want to impose their values on everyone else. They want the government involved in your bedroom. Those mean right-wingers want to make "health care choices" for women.

Now consider last week's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to consider two cases stemming from Obamacare: Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius and Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores. Democratic politicians and their fans on social media went ballistic almost instantly. That's hardly unusual these days. But what's revealing is that the talking points are all wrong.

Suddenly, the government is the hero for getting deeply involved in the reproductive choices of nearly every American, whether you want the government involved or not. The bad guy is now your boss who, according to an outraged Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., would be free to keep you from everything from HIV treatment to vaccinating your children if Hobby Lobby has its way. Murray and the White House insist that every business should be compelled by law to protect its employees' "right" to "contraception" that is "free."

I put all three words in quotation marks because these are deeply contentious claims. For starters, the right to free birth control -- or health care generally -- is not one you'll find in the Constitution. And even if you think it should be a right, that is hardly a settled issue in American life.

The right to own a gun is a far more settled issue constitutionally, politically and legally in this country, but not even the National Rifle Association would dream to argue that we have a right to free guns, provided by our employers. If your boss were required to give you a gun, your new employer-provided Glock still wouldn't be free because non-cash compensation is still compensation. The costs to the employer are fungible, which means whether it's a pistol or a pill, the cost is still coming out of your paycheck -- and your coworkers' paychecks.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 0bamacare; abortion; birthcontrol; conservatives; culturewar; demonrats; hobbylobby; liberals
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1 posted on 12/05/2013 12:37:55 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Water wet.
Pope Catholic.
Bear... in the woods.

Film at 11.


2 posted on 12/05/2013 12:42:20 PM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Kaslin
Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are the aggressors in the culture war?

Who said we were? If indeed we were aggressive; there would be smoldering piles of ashes that used to be liberal places, things and even people.

 

3 posted on 12/05/2013 12:42:24 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Kaslin

Culture war need to go hot.

Libs need to go extinct. Very literally.


4 posted on 12/05/2013 12:44:15 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Hardraade

Liberalism is the political expression of the religion of humanism which will be with us until its author is flung in the pit of fire forever.

Now, they DO need to be irrelevant, I’ll give you that.


5 posted on 12/05/2013 12:48:02 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Hardraade

You said it


6 posted on 12/05/2013 12:50:15 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

duh

they have been on the assault for generations without any real response


7 posted on 12/05/2013 1:18:28 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals never give it a rest. We have serious economic issues to address in which we could probably find some compromise solutions. However, Liberals just can’t stop their demands to further “de-Christianize”, feminize, and “homosexaualize” this country.


8 posted on 12/05/2013 2:23:01 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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