Jennie Rigg writes possibly the best blog post ever

responding to an anonymous comment…

… which has remained screened and will continue to remain screened for not sticking to my comments policy. I am going to pull out one point from it, however.

Anonymouse says: It just won’t wash to say – or to imply – that you think it’s morally wrong for homosexuals to express their love physically, but that you’re still a liberal because you support their legal rights.

No, no, no.

That’s EXACTLY what liberalism is. Liberalism is legislating for the rights of people to do things that you personally disapprove of, because as long as they aren’t harming anybody else it’s not within your gift to intervene. If you can’t grasp something this basic about Liberalism, then I’m sure everyone else can understand why I’m not unscreening the rest of your comment.

Liberalism isn’t about purity of thought, about everyone being in agreement, about Borg-like adherence to conformity. That’s the antithesis of liberalism. Liberalism is about defending the rights of people to do things you detest, because even though you detest their actions, they are not hurting anyone else.

You go girl! This post puts the “kick” in “kick arse”. (I have bolded the bit where “the Yorkshire gob” (for it is she) hits the nail on the head, and then some). You can read the whole post here.

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