It didn't hurt or anything, but I did it. I didn't know it was possible.
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First, if it's a lot I come to frequently, I always have my area. I don't have a particular favorite spot (at least not when that one tree doesn't have leaves). Then I see whoever else is already there, and how much empty space there is. You've got to leave an empty space between you and the other cars. Today, I noticed that in my favorite area of the lot, there was no spot with 3 empty spaces in a row. So then I had to decide who I was going to park by! Let's see, there's a green Honda and that faded blue minivan. Hmmm. The minivan is Diane's, and I don't want to park next to a stranger, so I'll park here next to Diane.
Am I crazy?
I'm talking about the wholesale giving-over of our children to the school system (this isn't the government's fault, it's the parents'). I'm talking about the push to nationalize health care (if your phone bill isn't safe now, imagine when the gov't OWNS your medical records). I'm talking about how every time you turn around, control has been given from the state to the federal government, and from county to state, and from city to county, moving your say further and further up the chain, further from your influence. I'm talking about the myriad ways our freedom of religion is being taken from us. I'm talking about the wholesale slaughter of how many hundreds of thousands (millions?) of innocent fetuses in order to prevent a few thousand hypothetical back-alley abortions.
They strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.
For example, let's say that Osama bin Laden is arguing with me over who should die. He says that infidels need to die, and I say that we should let people worship how, where, and what they may. These are not compatible, and unless one of us gives in (he loosens his stance, or I convert to Islam), we are going to probably have trouble. So what can we discuss? I know bin Laden is wrong, but how do I show it? I really believe in my ideas of right and wrong. So who am I to judge bin Laden? Who am I to stop him from doing his thing?
Another thing. If there is no 'right' or 'wrong,' then do all value judgements go away?