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2 years ago  ::  Aug 12, 2015 - 10:56PM #21
mountain_man
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Aug 12, 2015 -- 9:42PM, in_my_opinion wrote:

Sure, happens all the time, with all sorts of choices.


No, it doesn't. A judge, a representative of the government, does not have to right, morally or legally, to force religion, or marriage, on anyone. Period. End of discussion.

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There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.   Isaac Asimov
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2 years ago  ::  Aug 13, 2015 - 8:11AM #22
in_my_opinion
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Aug 12, 2015 -- 10:56PM, mountain_man wrote:


Aug 12, 2015 -- 9:42PM, in_my_opinion wrote:

Sure, happens all the time, with all sorts of choices.


No, it doesn't. A judge, a representative of the government, does not have to right, morally or legally, to force religion, or marriage, on anyone. Period. End of discussion.




What you don't get is that it was a deal. A deal can be refused.


Discussions don't just end because someone is uncomfortable with other's choices to accept (what is in their eyes) a lesser consequence.


An agreement that isn't acceptable to all parties, no matter how unpallatable, is not a deal.


What may seem a negative big deal to one, may be a great compromise to others.


It is quite likely that all of the principals in the arrangement would be upset if anyone tried to rescind it externally, and wouldn't even want to risk a renegotiation.

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2 years ago  ::  Aug 20, 2015 - 9:38PM #23
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