Empathy is a big part of Sparkleponies, because it's also my belief (as a history and political science major) that societies that don't practice rational empathy inevitably collapse - either by fomenting conflict from within by oppressing a segment/s of their populace, or seeking conflict from without by taking from others and eventually getting into a fight they can't win.
empathy quotesbig quotespart quotessparkleponies quotesbelief quoteshistory quotespolitical quotesscience quotesmajor quotessocieties quotespractice quotesrational quotesempathy quotesinevitably quotescollapse quotesfomenting quotesconflict quotesoppressing quotessegments quotespopulace quotesseeking quotestaking quoteseventually quotesfight quoteswin quotes
To deny an entire group of people the ability to be legal couples is anti-American and anti-freedom. As a devoted husband and father of two, I can't imagine the state of Minnesota not recognizing my love for my wife Isabelle. We would welcome and respect the equal rights for gays to experience the same joy and privileges of marriage that we do.
deny quotesentire quotesgroup quotespeople quotesability quoteslegal quotescouples quotesantiamerican quotesantifreedom quotesdevoted quoteshusband quotesfather quotesimagine quotesstate quotesminnesota quotesrecognizing quoteslove quoteswife quotesisabelle quotesrespect quotesequal quotesrights quotesgays quotesexperience quotesjoy quotesprivileges quotesmarriage quotes
Think of a single word. We'll use soul as our example. How do you define soul? Is it the same definition I use? Can it ever be it? My soul is not your soul. Our souls, our definitions, are shaped by the singular and cumulative experiences in our lives, the emotional weight we attach to a concept forever locked in the space behind our own eyes.
This is more a personal quibble of mine, but why do you hate freedom? Why do you hate the fact that other people want a chance to live their lives and be happy, even though they may believe in something different than you, or act different than you? How does gay marriage, in any way shape or form, affect your life?
I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won't even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90 percent of our population ... you know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails.
assure quotesgay quotespeople quotesmarried quoteseffect quoteslife quoteshouse quotessteal quoteschildren quotesmagically quotesturn quoteslustful quotescockmonster quotesoverthrow quotesgovernment quotesorgy quoteshedonistic quotesdebauchery quotessudden quoteslegal quotesrights quotes90 quotespercent quotespopulation quotesmake quotesgays quotesfullfledged quotesamerican quotescitizens quotesfreedom quotespursue quoteshappiness quotesentails quotes
I normally don't initiate conversations with guys unless they want to talk about certain things - when I'm at the facility, I'm there to play football. If you want to talk about the meaning of life, games, whatever, I'm more than happy to, but when I'm in that building, I'm being paid to play football. Conversely, when I'm not at the facility, that's my life to live.