Note: The word, "progrethive" in the subject line was typed with a lisp in order to give it a a little pinch of flavor.
I have witnessed angst and strife recently, regarding the motives of social conservatives and our desired role of government in personal lives. Traditional values have no business being voiced and even less business being considered when political hacks gather to impose legislative, judicial, regulatory, or confiscatory burdens on society. Well, perhaps traditional values can be considered as a litmus test... if the legislation, for example, does not oppose societal norms, then it passes.
As I sat down to write this, I saw a tweet from The Drudge Report linking to a story that succinctly illustrates the gross hypocrisy of the progrethive left. It would appear that although it is not acceptable for Catholic Charities to consider natural (normal) gender combination of parents when dealing with adoptions, an activist federal judge in Seattle says it is perfectly acceptable, and not at all a discriminatory policy, for a Gay softball league to limit the number of straight players! Maybe the league can travel to Illinois and have a civil union celebration/softball tournament.
Now, the intellectual progrethive might suggest that if a conservative opposes gay marriage or its legal precursor, civil unions, then he must be doing so strictly because he is a bible-thumping racist (sorry, I get the accusations confused, but the progrethive intellectuals will tell you that being gay is the same as being black) who wants to force everyone else to join him in his religious system of beliefs. The intellectual progrethive is apparently not enough of an intellectual to see the logical conclusions at the bottom of the slippery slopes their crusades create. Perhaps the "progrethive" component of the "progrethive intellectual" overpowers the "intellectual" component. They cannot fathom the obvious intrusions and burdens their pet projects are likely to impose on the taxpaying citizens, business owners, and charitable organizations.
As a side note, I wonder if, by lisp-typing the word "progrethive", I could find myself in trouble due to the Thought Crime Law championed by Senator (then Representative) Mark "partial-birth-abortion supporting, Cap and Trade voting" Kirk. I should rethink my little attempt at humor if even the thtaunchly conthervative Cap'n Kirk theeth the light.
So, what valid reasons could the epitome of ickiness, the nasty social conservative, have for opposing the society-degrading, incremental plans of the progrethive left? I mean, of course, what reasons could there be that escape the progrethively intellectual grasp (or, if you prefer, grathp) of the intellectual progrethive?
Progrethive intellectuals seem to think "that somehow" (to quote Barry "Born Alive, Let Them Die" Hussein Obama... middle name used for those who despise the use of the man's given name) there is no taxpayer burden imposed by these glistening (not fisting czar Kevin Jennings' GLSEN) idols of progrethive dogma: abortion, gay marriage (civil unions), etc. One of the progrethive intellectuals should let the mayoral ballerina/fish messenger of Chicago in on the lack of taxpayer burden. Rahm seems to be laboring under the impression that "gay civil unions = free medical benefits + more."
Maybe the civil union partners being added to state or federal employees' insurance plans will be covered by employer (taxpayer) contributions that actually come from the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This thinking would at least be consistent with the progrethive intellectual thinking that informs the opinion that the millions of taxpayer dollars redistributed to Planned Parenthood Baby Butchery, Inc. aren't going toward the primary purpose of the abortion business. (At least they could wink when they make these assertions.) I suppose this reasoning helps explain how the same intellectual progrethives believe that there are invisible unicorns whose anal expulsions can be harnessed for "clean energy" to power all of our needs. Would shoveling unicorn droppings be considered a "green job?"
Of course, we cannot dismiss the predatory attorneys who seek to get their cut as the progrethive agenda is instituted. Private property, you say? No way! If you host wedding ceremonies you better be damned sure you hop on the civil union bandwagon or we will sue your pants off! You say you wish to help place children in loving homes while adhering to your moral convictions? We say nay, nay! No, of course we cannot simply use common sense and say that if a private adoption organization wants to cater to the homosexual, cross-dresser, or whatever else is chic, it can and if organizations wish to refrain, they can do so. Any organization, especially if it is something so rustic as a faith-based organization, that does not willingly become a party to the dictated progrethive perversions, will be forced into submission with fines, lawsuits, regulations, or a cocktail of all the above.
Maybe I should try to be a progrethive. It might be a relief to be so blissfully obtuse... No that won't work as progrethives aren't blissful. They are generally bitter and hateful, the very things they like to project on decent people, and take umbrage when somone does something like lisp-typing.