Anything past this space may offend you and I'm not trying to be nice today.
I try to understand people of different political persuasions. I really do. I understand why libertarianism appeals to some people. I get why people are fiscal conservatives. I understand why some people think that privatization is a good idea.
I don't have to agree with it for it to at least make sense to me.
However, I don't get social conservatives. Not even a little bit. Ultimately it comes down to the idea that to me, legislating morality is taking away choices from people. And honestly, I don't know that I'll ever be okay with that. Certainly there are things we can all agree are wrong. Murder comes to mind. But when a significant amount of the population differs from your beliefs, maybe we can agree that there's a grey area? That they might have a legitimate point? But no, for the social conservative, if you're against pornography, no one should ever be able to look at it or use it. If you're against same-sex marriage, no one should be allowed to marry someone of the same gender.
Me. Me. Me. I am right and the laws should reflect that.
Hey, I have huge issues with homeschooling*, but you don't see me telling anyone it should be illegal. I'm not a big fan of casual sex, but you don't seeing me writing legislation against it.
Ultimately it comes down to a rejection of the concept of any diversity of beliefs. Mine are right and none of yours are wrong.
And quite frankly, it's selfish and pisses me off.
*I went to school for five years just to teach one subject, but no, you're definitely qualified to teach your child just because you birthed them...