The “Family” Research Council claims to have been defending family, faith and freedom for over 20 years and also claims to be one of the most influential social policy establishments.
But for some reason, I get the feeling they really have no interest in defending my freedoms, my family, or my faith because, basically, my family, faith and vision of freedom doesn’t mirror theirs. If fact, they are responsible for restricting more freedoms than defending them. They are great at defending their faith, Christianity, and probably like the idea of being a nice white affluent Christian family with 2.5 kids that are taught to demonize other kids who don’t believe the way they do.
So here are the FRCs core principals:
1.God exists and is sovereign over all creation. He created human beings in His image. Human life is, therefore, sacred and the right to life is the most fundamental of political rights. No, there is no god and I have more evidence supporting my claim than you do of yours.
2.Life and love are inextricably linked and find their natural expression in the institutions of marriage and the family. So what you are saying is that there is no love without marriage and family? How many “in love” happily married couples do you know, last I checked 50% of all marriages end in divorce.
3.Government has a duty to promote and protect marriage and family in law and public policy. No one wants to make laws saying you can’t get married, except you! Marriage and family don’t need protection because no one is attacking them, you are paranoid. The only thing that threatens marriage is divorce.
4.The American system of law and justice was founded on the Judeo-Christian ethic. Which ethic was that? Thou shall not kill? That and don’t steal are the only 2 of the 10 commandments that made it into our law books. There’s a lot more to our laws than 2 commandments.
5.American democracy depends upon a vibrant civil society composed of families, churches, schools, and voluntary association. And separation from church and state and the freedom from religion, and freedom of speech and expression, the freedom to watch the movies you want to watch, the freedom to listen to the music you want to listen to, the freedom to develop your own sense of morals that are logical and come from the heart, not from the pages of some old book that has been written and rewritten for the last 2000 years.
Here are some quotes from their web-site (http://www.frc.org):
This is an important provision that will increase tenfold fines for indecent behavior on public airwaves - something desperately needed in this day of Janet Jacksons and Howard Sterns. This language MUST STAY within the bill, or the FCC will lose a powerful weapon in this fight.Additionally, the "hate crime" legislation included in the Defense Authorization Bill MUST BE STRIPPED. If allowed to pass, this provision could be used to stifle free speech by individuals and churches, as has happened in Canada and on college campuses. Mere thought will be punished and open debate will be eroded on the issues important to us all.
It’s almost like they are saying we don’t want people to say what they think but we should be allowed to say we want. Hitler had that same exact idea.
The United States is in the midst of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) epidemic. We have the highest STD rate in the developed world.
We also have the highest murder rate in the western world, why don’t you address that since you are so concerned with life, hypocrites!
On Feminism and the suburbs:
In 1960, 75 percent of all American households were "married couple households" and average household size was 3.4 persons. By 2000, though, married couples comprised only about 50 percent of households and average household size had fallen to 2.5. All the growth was in the never-married, divorced, and "childless cohabitating" categories. Indeed, if the suburban family model of 1960 could be magically imposed on the American populace of 2003, the U.S. would actually need 28 million fewer dwelling units than it now has. Put another way, marriage and larger families actually prove to be more environmentally friendly than singles and childless couples. Why? Larger families--on a per capita basis--use less land, building materials, fuel, food, and supplies; they are more efficient.
No, you morons! If all these people that currently don’t have 1.4 children had them, we would be a nation of 350 million instead of 250 million. It’s good that we don’t all get married at 19, and are able to live a productive life for ourselves. Otherwise, we could all end up uneducated with a bunch of angry, suburban brats who cry about everything only to end up shooting up their classmates and blowing up their schools, leaving their 2 kids behind because you thought condoms were a bad idea, because Jesus supposedly said so! If my girlfriend and I, who aren’t taking any resources away from society, such as welfare and school tax money, and live together without children, in a small condo that consists of 26 units in the same amount of space as your one house with a 2 car garage, then how are we less efficient than you and all the suburban NASCAR dads who have 4 kids that contributes to burdening the school systems and may or may not be sucking up other societal resources such as puplic aid? Not to mention all the resources used in driving all these brats around to soccer practice and doctors appointments. What not having kids means for us, a “childless cohabitating” FAMILY , is extra money to buy things such as new hybrid cars (most likely made in the U.S. and, therefore, contributing to society) as opposed to you having to buy cheap baby toys and strollers from Wal-Mart that were made by slave labor in China?
The latter just shows you how retarded and uneducated they really are, or how brainwashed they would like the rest of us to be. Think of the Taliban or a place like Afghanistan where you don’t learn history, math, or anything about the humanities and instead all you learn is scripture and what someone else thinks your particular “god” thought about a particular issue that didn’t even exist at the time when that part of your “Bible” was written.