As I keep saying as First Speaker for the Pink Pistols: We do not just want gun rights. We do not just want gay rights. We do not just want gay gun rights. We want *everyone* to have *all* of their rights, *all of the time*.
July 22, 2013
Comment to Quote of the Day – Mark Steyn Edition
[Frequently when I say something like this I get the strangest looks from people. It’s like it doesn’t compute that all civil rights are equal and important. I think they really believe that if I support the right to keep and bear arms then I must be a woman/black/gay hating bigot.
Another one is that since I am opposed to recreational drugs being illegal I must either use them or would if they were legal. It’s pretty rare that I even drink a little bit of wine and when I do it’s mostly for medicinal purposes. I have never even taken a single puff of a cigarette, cigar, or other recreational drug. And I have never paid someone for sex and have no interest in doing so even though I have been near locations where it was both legal and available. Yet some people cannot imagine why I would want those things to be legal if I didn’t want to take advantage of them.
I can only conclude that a large number of people have no principles and they project that onto others. This is of significant concern to me because for a long time I thought that most people surely must have principles but I just wasn’t smart enough to figure out what they were. I suppose it must be a lot like being told there is not a Santa Claus or an Easter Bunny (my parents never lied to me about those things so I don’t know what it is really like). The truth is painful and I’m embarrassed to realize almost everyone figured it out long before I did.—Joe]