So, my ideological transition went from Reagan Republican to Goldwater libertarian to Rothbardian Anarchist.
Personally, I am socially boring, somewhat socially conservative, and evangelically religious. I don't (politically) care what other people do to themselves; as long as they and their government don't do it to me or my family.
I've really given up on government as an entity that can create moral good in the world; it seems that historical attempts to have government play that role have turned out poorly, both for the people involved and the morality being coerced.
I've tried to explain where my head is at so you can try and tailor the message in a way I might understand.
Can you help me understand what the "war on women" rhetoric is about?
Assume that I'm an intelligent person, with degrees in Math and CS, and extensively educated in history, medicine, politics, and economics.
Yet, despite this, I cannot for the life of me understand how people with different ideas came to those ideas via any plausible mental process. It seems to me that there are fallacies all around - why aren't they seeing them?
I want to assume that they are acting with good intentions, but I am unable to debug or understand them and their decision making process.
So, this is a legitimate request for help, and not a thinly veiled attempt to demean or attack someone.
Will you explain what the "war on women" is in a way that will cause me to want to listen? Explain what things are included in this war, and what things aren't.
I mean, my inclination is to throw a flag on the play before it even begins; a political "war on women" appears to suppose that all women should think and want the same things politically, which is self-evidently insulting to women and denies their essential individuality.
For instance, the only people I know personally who are tireless anti-abortion activists (and I know several) are all women. Are they part of the war on women?
I'll stop, and hope you craft a well-intentioned response.