Asheville has become new Sodom and Gomorrah
Had I known six years ago when I moved up here that Asheville would soon become “Sodom and Gomorrah,” I definitely would have sought someplace else to move to.
And had I known the Asheville Citizen- Times would become nothing more than a “LGBT Rag Sheet,” I never would have subscribed to it.
Looking forward to the day that subscription runs out. And to the liberal City Council members that are gung-ho to allow intermixing of sex in the restrooms, I do hope they plan to put urinals in the women’s restrooms as no true woman likes to go in a stall where a “so-called female” has urinated all over the seat and floor, which it is well known that men do. And since they like to keep their “jewels” even though they claim to be a woman, this would certainly apply to them.
Martha Benton, Asheville
The Quantum State of Consent
Posted: 10 Feb 2018 04:34 PM PST
56% of younger millennials identify as Christian. 2% as Jewish or Muslim. 1% as Buddhist. And 36% as nothing. That's double the number that made up the "nones" among baby boomers. Being a "none" often means having no sense of purpose, except to seek personal happiness and make the world a better place by recycling, opposing Trump and calling out racism. It also means a moral code based on academic analysis of power relationships between races, genders and sexual orientations.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom," Benjamin Franklin cautioned more simply.
These aren't abstractions. Nor are they measured on some vast scale of civilizations. They define how we live our ordinary lives. They are why this debate is taking place.
Free people consent. But freedom comes from virtue. Freedom without virtue is anarchy. And anarchy ends in brutality and tyranny. That outcome isn't only expressed in riots in the streets. It emerges in smaller and more intimate matters, like the debate over consent.
Freedom of consent is failing. The left wants to replace it with brutality and tyranny. The brutality of online smear campaigns and the tyranny of campus kangaroo courts. But a secular right has no replacement for it either except the more libertarian brutality and tyranny of the individual.
What we forgot is that we don't truly have freedom of consent, until we have purpose.