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    Stop the bullying!

    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is still not pleased with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's (R) decision to veto SB 1062 late last month.

    In an interview with conservative radio host Lars Larson during last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, Bachmann said the downfall of the bill, which would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay individuals on religious grounds, illustrated how LGBT activists have "bullied" voters and politicians.

    "There's nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure," Bachmann said. "I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they've so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere."

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    Laws need to be better written, by consensus of the public affected,
    so there is no conflict and no fear of abusing them outside the agreed contract.

    These issues going on between beliefs about gay discrimination and beliefs about religious discrimination
    need to be resolved FIRST between people and their groups, so there is an agreed understanding BEFORE making or changing laws.

    People who cannot agree how to work together should step aside and let
    those who can facilitate mediation to forum a consensus: write and interpret the laws so clearly there is no one excluded and left objecting.

    If people can't agree on public laws, then separate under different systems, or change the wording where both
    sides can interpret it their way and not be in conflict with each other.

    Most of this is personal projection onto the political process.
    It will take a lot of work behind the scenes, to resolve conflicts different groups have with each other's values and approaches,
    before writing policies that equally represent and include all people of all groups and beliefs without imposing bias or conflict.

    Quote Originally Posted by manolete View Post
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is still not pleased with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's (R) decision to veto SB 1062 late last month.

    In an interview with conservative radio host Lars Larson during last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, Bachmann said the downfall of the bill, which would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay individuals on religious grounds, illustrated how LGBT activists have "bullied" voters and politicians.

    "There's nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure," Bachmann said. "I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they've so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere."

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    One problem with codifying into law just what constitutes bullying is the issue of how society as a whole has become oversensitized and interprets nearly anything and everything as bullying. To society at large calling others names is bullying. Hurting someone's feelings is bullying. Being offended is bullying. Being able to better succeed than others is bullying. Possessing a different and insensitive viewpoint is bullying. A little league football game where the score is ninety to zero is bullying.
    If one cannot have an argument without resorting to hyperbole, name calling and emotional rhetoric, then they have lost the argument from their first post.

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