|Re: Open Letter to GOP Chair: Republican No More|
Poster: WhosPlayin Posted: 2012/7/10 21:42:23
Brent, you have a really inaccurate view of what Democrats want. If you want to know what Democrats ACTUALLY think, you should ask one, or read our platform instead of making shit up, or regurgitating whatever you heard some pundit say. Not every issue can be bifurcated into liberal-vs-conservative, but that doesn't stop these fear-mongers from trying, since it lines their pockets.
This particular issue crosses partisan boundaries and has support from a majority of citizens on both sides, and in-between. It is not a case of right versus wrong; it's a case of competing interests, each of whom has rights and freedoms. Couple years ago, I was on your side in this. I just think the balance has tipped.
Once again, you are talking about things that do not exist and will not exist - like banning guns, and banning smoking everywhere.
As for making restaurants "do a better job cooking food", we do that already. You can't serve customers food that could make them sick. We don't regulate taste or mandate menu items, nor will we ever, but we do mandate safety, and that is what this current debate is about.
As for your assertion that Republicans are about individual rights, and don't try to ban things they don't like, I think you need to take a good hard look at your party and realize that this is exactly what Republicans like to do, and unlike proposals from the left of center, Republicans don't stop at your bedroom door. They want to regulate personal behavior and choices based on their own bigoted ideas of what is right, even when it doesn't concern them.