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22.10.08 Wednesday
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popcultureicon [22.10.08::10:04]
It's not that I feel there is "no such thing" as inalienable rights, it's just that they are relative, as most if not all things. The rights that we currently view as inalienable are not necessarily so because of an edict from God or man, but the basic lubricant needed to ensure our society operates smoothly while upholding the agreed upon social contract.

As for the Equality v Liberty question, Liberty is nothing without Equality.
Unlimited liberty for one entity means that the liberty of others is limited to the will of the first entity. Limiting my right to shit anywhere I want to a more rational "Anywhere on my property." means that you are spared my shit on your lawn. Sure, it's a reduction in my liberty, but an increase in yours.
It's a sliding scale, and liberty (as intelligent, responsible adults) just plain does not exist without equality.
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popcultureicon [22.10.08::10:12]
Also: When I find myself uninformed about a topic or candidate up for a vote, I prefer to inform myself. That includes the voter pamphlet, the for and against websites, the endorsements (weighing for the reputation of the endorsers), third party websites (like wikipedia and, and various peer reviews (for judges, etc.).

that being said, when it comes to municipal judges that actually have an opponent and no real information beyond which former governor endorses them, I usually end up voting for the one with the best name.
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tyrven [22.10.08::10:18]
I vote for the one with the best haircut.
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popcultureicon [22.10.08::10:39]
I also prefer the taller candidate.
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tyrven [22.10.08::10:56]
I prefer candidates who look a bit derranged. Like they might snap at any minute.
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silvergrrl [22.10.08::11:09]
That McCain/Palin vote makes more sense every time you post.
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tyrven [22.10.08::11:14]
Hahah totally. I'm pretty consistent :).