I could give two wet farts about Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner. But I’m amused at how disgusted the other folks in this video are at the suggestion that overly generous social programs can be a disincentive to work.
The fundamental thrust of any libertarian-ish ideology rests on two ideas:
- That people should be free to pursue their own happiness.
- To the extent that it can be avoided, nobody else should be compelled to subsidize or participate in another person’s pursuit of happiness.
What individual welfare entitlement programs have to do with being trans or gay or female or black or Martian is beyond my comprehension. It’s a rather annoying little trick that the Democrats play that if you’re anything other than a WASP then you should clearly be for socialism. And it’s particularly annoying because Republicans by-and-large let them get away with it.
Hillary just recently said that GOP noise about de-funding Planned Parenthood would “deny access” to women’s health services. Because everything which is not forbidden is compulsory.
As far as I can tell, nobody on the right said a fucking thing about Hillary’s ridiculous statement.
We’re not even talking about shutting Planned Parenthood down, we’re just talking about the concept that maybe some people don’t want their tax dollars funding a highly politicized criminal syndicate that traffics in baby parts for profit. If you want to murder babies and sell their organs, do it on your own dime.
But no, that simple, minimalistic argument is beyond the national GOP’s messaging scope.