Sometimes disrespect is the point

In my continued disdain for loaded language in lieu of actual arguments: Yes, the students who walked out on Mike Pence at the Notre Damn graduation ceremony were disrespectful. To say otherwise is to miss the point. There are varying levels of respect. There’s the respect you default to giving every person. There’s the respect you give to people who have done great things, in … Continue reading Sometimes disrespect is the point

Ignoring values (is silly)

A certain article on the Huffington Post is making the rounds on Facebook among those opposed to the current actions of the GOP regarding healthcare. The main point is that the author cannot argue for caring about other people on the basis of their being people. This cuts right to a common problem in popular discussions about most political problems right now: we have lots … Continue reading Ignoring values (is silly)