Oh. I see you answered.
Philip Colston wrote:
Paul: I see that you continue to resort to ad hominem attacks and unsupported categorical assertions. Have you never heard that discretion is sometimes the better part of valour? It has become obvious that you were humiliated on the medical care thread over a year ago, and have harboured a resentment against me ever since. But you should have realised that it is just as impossible to refute rationality as it is to evade reality.
Incorrect. I harbor a resentment against all forms of nonsense on their own merits or lack thereof at the time they come up. I don't even remember the medical care thread. I have too many other things going on to bother to think about an exchange that long ago. Though I do notice that whenever I read some particularly egregious bit of right wing silliness in a Clubhouse thread it always seems to either have your or Gary Tayman's name attached to it.
“Liberty as a concept has a great deal to recommend it, obviously, but....”
—is grotesque. ......
blah blah blah tl;dr
I didn't say anything about compromising anyone's liberty.
Maybe if I phrase this differently you will have an easier time understanding.
If I invite you into my house, and you proceed to make yourself obnoxious to me and my other guests, and claim that I have to let you do so because if I didn't I would be infringing on your liberty, then I will take advantage of my own liberty to invite you to leave and not return. That way those of us remaining can enjoy ourselves. It's my house. Should I not have the right to decide what goes on in it?
"The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins."
As long as I'm quoting Holmes I may as well toss in another:
"The life of the law has not been logic, but experience.”