I was wondering: Isn't it enough power in your life to define those things for yourself - does it really diminish your enjoyment of family to know that some kid who wound up living with a grandmother for whatever reason
No man is an island....there is an interface between personal concepts/definitions and collective concepts/definitions. I was forged in the old way, and I can continue on in the old way mostly ignoring the new collective conceptualizations and definitions, but my kids cant. They much more than I can not escape from the current thinking of a family is what ever people want to say that it is, that their are no standards, and that no one has the right to comment negatively upon how others conduct the construction of their family unit.
Unless people who believe in standards as I do make a stand now when we die our approach and beliefs will die along with us. I think that this would be a travesty, because I believe that the "anything goes libertarian" approach to the basic building block of society (the family) is a road to certain disaster. There is no way that this goes anywhere but the continued breakdown of the family unit, and without the family strong enough to forge well the next generations there will be no way to produce individuals who are strong enough and capable enough to birth the follow on civilization to replace our currently deep into the death cycle civilization.
Don't you think it's unsupportable to want to deny the basic human rights of other people
defining the family is not an individual human right, in fact it is not an individual right at at, it is a matter for the collective. The collective has decided to withdraw any definition for family, has decided to make the term meaningless, which is foolhardy in the extreme. We are like wall street that has lost all understanding of the value of standards and lost all ability to measure risk.
How do you reconcile defending your rights with impugning others'? Made any movement recently with that issue?
I am not impugning other peoples rights because I claim that others never had the right to define family for themselves in the first place. If we still had standards people could make up their own definitions for family but they would not be taken seriously, their personal choice of definition would have no effect upon others. Re my sexual freedom, I maintain that the state has no right to regulate my sexuality, therefor the laws making vast swatches of sexuality criminal are an abomination, this is however different than saying that the individual has the right to define proper sexuality. I believe that the collective has the right to define proper sexual conduct, and the penalize those who refuse to uphold those standards, but the collective does not have the right to use the state apparatus towards those goals. For damn sure minority players such as the rape feminists do not have the right to take over the state law making apparatus and thus coerce the rest of us into following their directions on proper sexual conduct using our own police and criminal justice system against us.....and they support this effort with our tax money to boot, through the VAWA as well as several other like programs.