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Marco Rubio - Looking For Applause Lines; Not Consensus

Category: Roe v Wade
Posted: 03/14/13 17:56, Edited: 03/14/13 17:58

by Dave Mindeman

When you get these CPAC speakers revved up you get to see the reality of American Conservatism. It becomes a hybrid of libertarianism with a few shots of Christian right social conservatism.

Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are the flip sides of the coin and for now, they both get accepted. For now.

Marco Rubio made some statements on social issues....statements made as if they were incontravertible truth. They aren't.

Rubio: ?Just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way does not make me a bigot.?

Sorry, Marco, it kinda does.

If you are going to deny something to a group of Americans just because of their sexual orientation, that, my friend, is discrimination. You can argue the religious implications till doomsday, but as long as marriage rights and privileges are based on US law, you cannot deny them to a minority group.

No, sir, not in the United States.

Rubio: ?Just because we believe life, all life ? all human life is worthy of protection at every stage in its development does not make you a chauvinist.?

You might not be a chauvinist (for this particular reason), but you still have it wrong. And again, your conservative values are denying individual rights. Is that really what you want to be saying?

Rubio: ?In fact, the people that are really closed minded in American politics are the people that love to preach about the certainty of science in regard to our climate, but ignore the absolute fact that science has proven that life begins at conception.?

It would be greatly beneficial if Rubio would refrain from using the word "absolute" in reference to anything. Because again, he is wrong.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine represents fertility specialists in the United States and more than 100 other countries. The group's spokesman, Sean Tipton, says while a fertilized egg is necessary to make a person, fertilization alone is not enough to create a new human being. "A fertilized egg has to continue to grow, attach itself to a woman's uterine wall and gestate for nine months before it is born, and there are many potential missteps (that can happen) along the way."

Does that sound like a definition of life at conception? Not if you are analyzing the rational facts.

When Rubio says this type of thing at CPAC, he knows they will be good applause lines. But if he expects the rest of us to digest this in the same way....well, he is very sadly mistaken.

In fact, Rubio better check with his libertarian friends before he makes that kind of broad statement.
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