July 24, 2009

Julaine Appling changes her tune

As demonstrated by the redoubtable Emily Mills.

Among the legal claims forwarded by Ms. Appling's quartet of attorneys (two of whom are neither Wisconsin residents nor are they licensed to practice law here) is one that seeks to denigrate the relationships between potential "domestic partners" for failing to genuflect before "purposes greater than the relationship itself."

Evidence for the latter is said be found on a DVD produced by the "Family Research Institute" (formerly the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality — what was on their DVDs, I wonder).

It's a fascinating allegation, considering that under different circumstances, the political notion of "statism" — the idea that individuals should subjugate their self-interest to the collective goals of the nation — is anathema to so-called social conservatives.

Only when convenient, evidently.

1 comment:

gnarlytrombone said...

the idea that individuals should subjugate their self-interest...is anathema to so-called social conservatives.

Rebuttal by Dad2...er, Giambattista Vico.