Absolutely. We in the US have taken "ownership" to an extreme. We have privatized culture, making it pay-to-play - I was a composer before I went deaf, and the idea that I "owned" the music I wrote seemed insane and immoral to me.We declare private ownership of ideas, seeds from plants (something that used to be shared freely), music, art, all aspects of culture.
We have taken the very process that brought humans from being hunter-gatherers to developing agriculture, art, culture itself - and in the last 100 years have decided to toss out the model that created that - sharing - and replace it with "ownership."
Dave Camp was my congressman for all his terms, and he often spoke to the ALEC meetings that hosted all the other GOPers from my state and so many others. When I called him out on it, he replied, "ALEC is only concerned with state issues. I am a national Congressman, so I don't deal with ALEC." Right. And Camp's buddy, John Moolenaar, who used public dollars to pay his ALEC dues, is now in Camp's Congressional seat. Just like that. But I'm sure he would disavow knowledge of ALEC as well. This group should be shut down before they take away a woman's right to vote.
Exactly - What? One can't talk about their sense of the dynamics, including sex, between man and woman in a 'worldview' context? Only in the eyes of these puritanical hypocrites is there a problem here, and ironically it's their hypocrisy regarding their public stance on sexual/moral values/mores, that shines the light on them in the media and elsewhere, once they're caught violating the very values they try and wear as exhibiting their fitness for office and superiority. That's precisely why their 'transgressions' garner the attention they do. Maybe the fact that they seem to be oblivious to this concept is partially responsible for their penchant of find themselves within it. The rest I'll chock up to them thinking they're either above they're public statements or that they've repented and are redeemed and their creator has forgiven them, thus so should everyone else, once their caught with their hands in the cookie jar. Hypocrites the lot of them. As CaptainKaangaroo notes, they don't do nuance.
Republicans didn't mind electing a drunken, coke snorting blue blood who was still doing those things a few years before he ran for President...Of course I'm talking about George W. Bush, nor did they mind electing his evil side kick Dick Cheney who had back to back DUI's in his youth but they feign concern over this...
Conservatism is a mental defect...
Sex in '72 was in full swing.