You forget where me and my guys have been, so excuse me for speaking from experience in already knowing where you're coming from 15 years back.
Besides which, intellectual arguments are the thing the bears wipe their asses with - for reals. Unless something means making congressmen more money (gay marriage for instance), or saving the state dollars (like reducing the restrictions on SORs), both the bears and the legislative bigwigs will just enforce the status quo while screwing prepub prostitutes with our tax dollars.
In your case, to make it simple - as I told EE many times: stop being a statistical parrot and start listening to your own damn self. Society can play catch-up later.