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Friday, December 29, 2006

"Egalitarian Towards People" But "Elitist Toward Ideas"

From Dr. Laura's blog:
Not All Points Of View Are Worthy Of Respect

I love civility; wish there were more of it (yeah, here’s the "but"): but I don’t like the falseness of saying, "I respect your point of view," or, "I respect everyone’s point of view" when it is so far from the truth, it is stretched beyond the molecular limits!Not all points of view or opinions are worthy of respect. I don’t respect the point of view that babies can be sucked out of their mother’s wombs into a sink, simply because the woman’s boyfriend isn’t interested; I don’t respect the point of view of folks who think America should have no borders and no sovereignty; I don’t respect the point of view of those who think any retreat from their religion earns a death penalty; I don’t respect the point of view of people who believe that bio-parents who are addicted and abusive should be given chance after chance to straighten out, while their children are left to languish in foster care instead of being adopted by a healthy loving family; I don’t respect the point of view of single women, by choice, thinking they are equivalent to a mom and a dad, married and in love. Those are just a few of my favorite "no respect" things.

This issue came up on air during a recent call where the caller, like too many folks, was hesitant and intimidated out of stating and standing for her beliefs by her own need to be "nicey nice." Average, decent folk are being scared out of fighting back when confronted by bad or evil.

1 comments:

airforcewife 12/30/2006 05:00:00 PM  

The kerfuffle over the Dixie Chicks spoiled temper tantrums put something that many of us already knew out in the open... That the right to Freedom of Speech has been convoluted to mean that there is a freedom of consequences for one's speech, too.

One of the most utterly idiotic and asinine ideas I've ever come across; but also the reason that so many people are willing to shoot their mouths off rather than measuring what they say first. Why bother? We're not allowed to say boo about stupidity because that might stifle their freedom of speech.

Whiners. We give up our own freedom of speech so they can enjoy theirs.

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