Sunday, October 17, 2010

Is Ken Buck for Real?

Michael Bennet, Ken Buck by Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA

Okay, so here I go again. While a self proclaimed "independent conservative", and proud, very proud of it I am aghast at Ken Buck's characterization of homosexuality as being akin to alcoholism.

Even given the fact that homosexuality is not a chosen "lifestyle" (who by choice would {chose}to be different than 90% of society)this guy has chosen to stick his head in the sand for purely religious and or political reasons. It matters not which it is as this nation has much greater issues confronting its survival. I therefore ask... Shouldn't a candidate for the U.S Senate be focused on issues of constitutional integrity and proper and limited government rather than the issue of a persons sexual orientation?

As further argument I offer the following as a proper constitutional resolution to this emotional and obviously distracting national issue. See "An Independent Conservative's View of Gay Marriage."

Excerpt from Buck's remarks on this mornings edition of NBC's "Meet the Press"

"In a debate last month, you expressed your support for Don't Ask, Don't Tell [and] you alluded to 'lifestyle choices.' Do you believe being gay is a choice?"

Buck replied, "I do." Gregory followed up, asking, "Based on what?" After initially pretending not to understand the question, Buck added, "I guess you can choose who your partner is."
More idiocy:
Gregory pressed further, asking, "You don't think it's something that's determined at birth?" Buck replied, "I think that birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism and some other things, but I think that basically you have a choice."
This is the sort of extreme right wing lunacy that contributes to the fallacy that conservatism is out of touch with reality and therefore doomed to extinction. Bu then again I suppose if conservatives in mass buy into these outdated beliefs we very well may be doomed to extinction.

I leave it to you my fellow conservatives to decide.


Via: Memeorandum


  1. Far too many care more about social issues than anything else. I agree, this is not the time to be worrying about this stuff.

  2. Get real, guys. Any physical act done by man other than an involuntary reflex (breathing, etc.) is a choice, even if there's some sort of organic predisposition in that direction. Otherwise, people couldn't lose weight, kick their habit, or control their anger.

    It was still an unwise statement for a politician, but hey, that's nothing new.

  3. Why are conservatives against the free association?

    Freely entered relationships are the bedrock of conservatism...

    Well not really, that may be the paeans sung to delude those who vote for Republicans who are more interested in using the always destructive coercive power of government to limit with whom a supposed free American may choose to associate.

  4. Les,
    You said:
    "Bu then again I suppose if conservatives in mass buy into these outdated beliefs we very well may be doomed to extinction."

    I had to laugh at this statement, because homosexuality isn't exactly known for pro-creation. But heterosexuality is all about planting seeds in a fertile field, (nudge nudge, wink wink).

    Simply looking at this from a non-religious viewpoint, the final result of homosexuality is indeed the extinction of the species. I mean, guys want to bang guys and girls want to much it up with girls. Not a lot of sperm-meeting-egg going on there, now is there?

    Just making a passing observation.

    Donald in Bethel, CT
    ps: IF anyone wishes to be pissy about this, please understand that since this is the blog of Les, and I am not Les, I refuse to engage in meaningless back-and-forths about homosexuality as a choice or not. It's not as if we are really going to change one another's minds, now is it? :) Peace.


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