For the record, my personal political orientation is Libertarian, and has been since the emergence of that party/philosophy sone forty years ago. We have issues with both established parties precisely because both seek control of the state's (government's) monopoly on the use of force to enforce their version of things, Does this remind anyone here of the FDA, by the way?
But my greatest fear is of the emerging concept of Political Correctness. As I've pointed out before, this sort of thinking originates mostly in the mushy, oversanitized suburbs, where people with too much time on their hands become obsessed with a level of security that simply is not attainable on this side of the cemetery.
Since our national leaders, from both parties, recognize, despite the "love feast" atmosphere of the past few days in Washington, that some pipe dreams have to be ignored in the atmosphere of "realpolitik" the dreamers don't get too far. But what can't be accomplished at the national level can sometimes be forced, at greater cost, at the local.
Despite the "sexual revolution", there exists a hidden belief among some of the "oh, so sanitary" that those who struggle with handicaps, deformities, and poor body image aren't expected to have a sexual persona unless it's approved by the Politically Correct. A positive attitude toward nudity helped me to understand and overcome that.
But I can't help having this belief that within a decade or two, the societal pendulum will swing the other way, and the new Politically Correct of that day will be leading the charge for one-size-fits-all thinking.
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