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The “libertarian” theocrats

There are lots of obvious reasons to conclude that most of the local right-wing think tankers are frauds when they claim to be “libertarian conservatives.” All you have to do is check out the constant anti-choice, anti-LGBT drumbeat from the Pope-Civitasers to remind you that these people may be conservatives but they sure as hell aren’t libertarians. 

Now, today, we have another reminder of this truth — this time on the blog of the wig and knee-breeches lovers over at the Locke Foundation. According to a staffer at the Pope Center for Higher Education, you really can’t be for sexual freedom and against sexual violence. This is from the provocatively entitled post “Why is rape wrong?

“Indeed, we are forced to admit that there is something unusual about the nature of sex. The laws of human nature dictate that sex is supposed to happen in one way and not another.”

The author goes on to inform us that fixed laws handed down by God are the bases for all of our human rights and happiness. 

In other words, it’s the same old story that we’ve grown used to with the modern American right wing: these people may be “libertarians” when it comes to government regulation of favored economic players, but when it comes to privacy and individual human rights, they’re almost always theocrats.  

 

5 Comments

  1. David Esmay

    August 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    When fascism comes to the U.S., it will have the flag in one hand, and the bible in the other.

  2. Victor

    August 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Wow, I just followed that “Is Rape Wrong” link and I am 12% dumber than I was before.

    What a bunch of jackasses.

  3. Rob Schofield

    August 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Troubling, isn’t it?

  4. Nononymous

    August 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Eh, this blog might be interesting if it offered anything beyond demonizing their political opponents. Except, tax and spend is all liberals know besides always being on the attack.

    David, I’m sure that’s a quote from somewhere else. Any original thoughts, or you just thought it pertinent?

    Victor, you’re a jackass.

    Rob, intelligent crowd you have here, you all agree.

  5. Ralph

    August 28, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Thanks for the article.

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