Originally Posted by Appliancedude
I DON"T SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE OR THE LEGALIZATION OF DRUGS. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR A LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE AS LONG AS THIS IS THE STANCE OF THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY.
By the way, just as a personal note of interest. This will be the last election I will vote in as a Republican. Come the first of the year I will be a member of the American Independent Party
I don't support gay marriage either. I think it's deplorable.
But God gave us freedom. He allows us to live our own lives as we choose, even if we choose deplorable sin.
Having the government recognize homosexual marriage doesn't make homosexual marriage any more moral or "right"; it's simply the government admitting that it exists. And it does
exist, whether our governments recognize it or not. It existed before it was ever legal here, and it will continue for as long as sinful people exist.
And there are two good arguments for removing criminal penalties for drugs. First, it's your own life and your own body; if you aren't allowed to control those, you are a slave.
The second argument is based more on realism than on principle. It's not an argument that drug use is good or right. It's simply an assessment that the so-called "War on Drugs" has been more destructive to our society than the drugs ever were before they were banned. The War on Drugs has been the steroid to the development of a police state, and it is the cause for the total destruction of family structure in several minority groups.
I do support the decriminalization of illicit drugs, but I won't use them if they are made legal. Not my thing.
I am a libertarian (the lower-case "L" there was intentional, as I am not
a supporter of the Libertarian Party). I believe that people are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, including liberty. People are free to reject God, and it's horrible, but if He gave them that freedom, it's not my role to use the force of government to strip that from them.