Bob tried to spin this by saying that Democrats don't have any "standards" and therefore can't be revealed as hypocrites. Please, Bob. Don't insult our intelligence. The difference is that Democrats (and myself) typically don't try to force moral standards on the entire population using the force of law in matters that are private in nature. The Carpetbagger has a good article on this very issue.
But, just for fun, let me run down some examples of how wants the world to work contrasted with what I believe.
- Bob and his ilk want to use the power of the government to prevent people of the same sex from having sex. Conversely, I don't care what people do in private.
- Bob and his ilk want to use the power of the government to prevent same-sex couples from marrying. Conversely, I can see no reason why committed same-sex couples shouldn't enjoy the same benefits of society as opposite-sex couples do.
- Bob and his ilk want to use the power of the government to prevent women from having abortions or even using oral contraceptives. Conversely, I can't see why some strangers decision to end her pregnancy (or prevent it) effects me in any way, so therefore, I don't care.
- Bob and his ilk want to use the power of the government to tell my child that there is one God and that we, as a nation, are under Him. I think that religion, including the belief in God or gods, is a personal issue and shouldn't be mandated by the state.