Classy. Hey Navy Vet - shut up now, before your personal bigotry damages the reputation of far better vets than you.
no sense being PC over life and death situations
the navy vet has as much right to say what he thinks as you, me, or anyone else
My words on a public forum will never damage the "reputation" nor the honor of Veterans better than me, and I so recognize many are. I've spent years and resources honoring those men and women. I still do as recent as Christmas, not to mention being a Patriot Guard Rider for our fallen military and Veteran memorials. You don't know me and what I do. But here's a clue, check out VetsCoR and see how I hurt the "reputation" of our Vets (\sarcasm).
You're wrong. I didn't create a "strawman". This entire issue is about their religious beliefs and refusing to obey State law regarding basic safety for all. Maybe I didn't need to get so crappy about it, but I am sick of people using their own personal beliefs (guess you didn't catch my acknowledgement of the Amish peaceful ways in contrast to Islamists) to break law, hate, fight, kill, and create wars.
Hopefully, you saw my post above about being a States' Rights advocate and this IS a State issue. So don't throw the federal Constitution at me. They are breaking law as set forth by the State, and should adhere to it as all must, unless it's changed.
And before you write back, just know I am also an advocate of lessor government and lessor laws. I'm as conservative as they come almost to the point of libertarian. Again, an individual's rights stop at the point that it infringes on others' rights.
Sheesh, let them put a sign or reflective tape on the back of their buggies so they don't get their innocent children killed or make someone else swerve off the road and get killed or maimed. This is basic safety and preservation of life, which takes priority over their religious beliefs, as it should.
Yes, I'm a bigot when it comes to religion versus the right to live! Maybe we should do away with the laws that prevent yelling fire in a theater, or like some poster above, we should be able to drive on the left side of the road because we so desire. Have the last say. I'm done.