Common Myths Promoted By Unhappy People - And Response

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

True or False   

If you believe in a marriage commitment, you must hate unmarried homosexual or heterosexual  partners. 
False
Studies show that a happy marriage is not a bad system for raising children, maintaining health, psychological wellbeing and longevity. If two same sex adults want to live together outside of marriage, they can do that. If they want to marry a same-sex partner, they can find a state that recognizes it and marry there. Tennessee is not one of those states.

In those states, rights and responsibilities for same-sex go hand in hand. The Tennessee rub comes when two unmarried same-sex or heterosexual live-in couples expect all the rights and privileges of marriage and ignore the legal responsibilities required of married folks. Legally, my wife's  bills become my responsibility too. Are your girlfriend's bills affecting your credit score? If a married woman wants a mortgage (and her husband doesn't want to sign) see how cooperative the bank is. If single female applies for a home, and she has a live-in boyfriend, you won't see the bank require his signature on the loan. Let's be fair. If you want married rights, accept legally recognized married responsibility first. 

If you disagree with President Obama, you must be a racist.
False
Regarding his specific racial identification, I fail to understand why anyone refers to him as "black."  His mother had light skin and his father's was darker.  His features are as much Caucasian as they are African. A person's natural skin, eye, or hair color have no affect on cognitive ability or judgement. Referring to anyone as white or black has become an almost meaningless term. If President Obama was blond, blue eyed, and had fair skin, he would still go down in history as the most illogical president to serve in the last 50 years. It's never been about his skin, it's about his erring policies and his failure to productively lead domestically and internationally.

If you resent having to support people who can work, but refuse to work, you must hate poor people.
False
I don't hate poor people. I've been poor.  First job, warehouse work. Second job, food service. I do resent working to support my family and the heads of family households that can, but don't work. As my wife and I labor daily, millions of healthy people lay snuggled in bed, watching the shopping channel and waiting for the government check to arrive. If you are young, healthy, and have the cognitive ability to buy and chew gum, you ought to work at some legal occupation.  If you are capable of working, and personally decline to work, please don't think me cold hearted if I don't enjoy supporting you.

If you don't think street drugs should be legalized, you are out of touch with the times. 
False
Look around, the U.S. has no shortage of substances that are mind altering. Alcohol is a legal drug. Taking recreational drugs may put you out of touch with current popular habits, but it also leaves you out of touch with reality.  However, if you are an adult and want to do drugs, knock yourself out. The taxes I pay will pay to help you get over venereal disease. My taxes will pay for your prenatal care and day care. Just don't expect me to sit by and like the consequences of your personal habits. If I am to help clean up after  habitual poor choices, don't be surprised if I maintain a negative opinion about legalizing the drugs that facilitated your poor decisions.


If you voice conservative ideas, you must be a member of the Tea Party.
False
I'm not and have never been a member of the Tea Party.  


If you voice conservative ideas, you must hate liberals.
False
I have close friends who are liberal thinkers and support ideas that differ from mine. We have interesting discussions and get along quite well.  

If you voice conservative ideas openly, you can expect to be belittled, berated, and barraged by people who are more unhappy with themselves than they are with you. Unhappy people are prone to lash out. 
True
Please pray for those who would seek to persecute you for your faithfulness, for they know not what they do. We (conservative people) can (and should) love the people who dislike us, even if we don't agree with how others behave. 

John Pierce

Chattanooga 

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Here are a few facts, not myths: 

If you believe homosexuals living together or even marrying somehow affects the sanctity of your third marriage, you might be a Republican or a Conservative hypocrite. But I repeat myself. 

If you disagree with President Obama, you might not be a racist.  But if you disagree with all his positions since day one, even though many of them were Republican ideas such as Romneycare and health insurance mandates, or you call him silly names like Muslim, Socialist, Marxist, Kenyan, Communist, or "Barack The Magic Negro"  then you got some splainin to do, Lucy.   

Mr. Pierce says, "It's never been about his skin, it's about his erring policies and his failure to productively lead domestically and internationally." 

What world do you live in?  Red Bankistan? 

President Obama has done a great job both domestically and internationally.  He took over in the middle of the worst recession in 75 years and has turned the economy around.  The stock market is at an all-time high, business is booming again, banks are loaning money, housing is up, unemployment is dropping, the American auto industry has been saved, women get equal pay, and millions of people can now obtain health insurance.  Osama Bin Laden is dead and we don't have planes flying into our buildings. 

And yet somehow he is a failure?  I'd say he is the most successful President ever. 

If you stereotype all people who may need some help as people who are lazy and "refuse to work" then you might be a Conservative.   

Go tell the 900,000 veterans who are on food stamps how lazy they are. Let us know how that works out. 

As for differences between Conservatives and the Tea Party, I see few of them.  One is a subset of the other. 

Lastly, if you voice conservative ideas such as religious bigotry openly, you should expect to be belittled and berated by liberals, but not because we are unhappy.  Because you are wrong.
And if anyone is being judgmental it is the Conservatives, who consistently attack anyone who doesn't agree with their holier-than-thou nonsense. 

Liberals want everyone to be treated equally.  What's wrong with that?  Conservatives sit around all day trying to think of ways to take away something from someone else, whether it is domestic benefits, health insurance, food stamps, unemployment benefits, equal pay for women, equality for gays, unions, fair pay, or even the right to vote.  And you are the victim?  Child, please. 

Conservatives oppose anything that will actually make life better for some people unless they are the ones benefiting.  As proof, just look at the last few years and the single-minded Conservative effort to prevent millions of Americans from obtaining health insurance.  Fortunately, people are now finally starting to wake up and see through the Conservative lies.  There is hope for our country after all. 

Bret Douglas
Chattanooga


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