"I would say it depends on how you define portable. If you mean portable as in something ou actually carry around with you, then I like your suggestion of the 1911 and probably the cell phone just based on how it altered our world. The ball point pen…"
"My mother is a christian and for many years I could not puzzle-out what she found so engrossing by "fellowship". It took me many years to find her meaning...i.e.;to be part of something greater than myself."
"Adultery is not illegal. Though it may be grounds for a divorce.
Incest certainly is in most cases - though you can make a compelling argument that consent is compromised due to family roles, as well as a compelling state interest in preventing…"
"We decide as a society which things are acceptable behavior. A consenting relationship between adults, is no business of mine or yours. And no reason to discriminate.
We draw lines legally surrounding issues of consent (and sometimes harm). A…"
"You are comparing laws and customs that yoked the lives of fellow human beings in involuntary solitude and chattel slavery, broke families, and put millions of people through hardships that you could never fucking fathom,
to the laws that say, hey,…"
"I'm torn on the issue. On the one hand, I consider sexuality in the same category as I do age, race, and sex - that is, things you are born with. Discriminating against someone because they are black, or a woman, or over 50, is pretty shitty.…"
"Opening up the door for legally obligated cake baking despite the baker's objections and convictions is similar to fundamentalist christian's efforts to "get god back in schools" or "teach the controversy", in that it…"