I support everyone's civil rights, including those I don't like, because whether I like them or not doesn't change the fact they are someone's rights. I do not support merely alleging that something is a right when it isn't. I do not support acting like a douchebag demanding everyone else accommodate the aforementioned nonexistent rights. I do not support creating rights from whole cloth just because someone has an issue with their feels. All of that cheapens actual civil rights to where they are granted by demands of the mob - meaning they can just as readily be rescinded by demands of the mob. Don't go there.

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