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- Equal protection under law and right to privacy are also written into the Constitution, and that's exactly the grounds upon which Roe v. Wade was upheld. Neither you nor I are the authorities on what is Constitutional and what isn't... the Supreme Court is. You're attempting to differentiate the two on the basis of only one being a case of government attempting to contravene the Constitution without properly amending it... in fact they are both cases where legislators are attempting to overturn the Constitution to enact their own morality into law. This is precisely why we have a Constitution in the first place... moral views of the majority are not enough to trump basic guaranteed freedoms and protections. There's a process that must be observed to roll back those rights, and if it isn't followed, then the act of legislating against them is itself illegal.
Murder and assisted suicide are illegal in states because the state legislatures make them illegal. Abortion cannot be declared illegal by the states because doing so violates the Constitution. Work to amend the Constitution if you want that changed, because right now at this moment in history, it is explicitly illegal for a state or the federal government to get into legislating religious morality, and the Constitution itself says nothing of murder. Preventing murder does not require stipulating to a murderer what potentially medically necessary operations he may acquire at his own expense... if it did, then states banning murder would also be unconstitutional. Abortion=murder is a well-proven false equivalent and anyone who runs around spouting it has no regard for logic or law, but just wants to have his own moral code imposed on everyone else. That's the exact kind of thinking that allows government to usurp freedom by duping ideologues like yourself into voting against your own interests over some moral social wedge issue. And that goes for the left as well.
Yet another example of boiling away all the "small government" facade to reveal the true nature of most GOP voters: fundamentalist Christian right ideals trying to gain traction by pretending to be common sense, fiscally responsible platitudes. In reality, conservatives will support any degree of government overreach (as demonstrated by the Patriot Act) so long as it advances their social and moral goals.Aug 22, 2012
- And since you brought up respecting all forms of life, I'd be remiss to not point out that conservatives and the GOP only seem to care about the welfare of children until they are born... after that all bets are off and they'd happily have them starving in the streets while they cut social programs and give more tax breaks to billionairs to make themselves feel better.Aug 22, 2012
- Yes Republicans, they starve children and hate the middle class! Sounds like a good slogan huh. You honestly believe those things?Aug 22, 2012
- Those are truthful statements, as far as being clear foreseeable consequences of GOP policy positions...facts avoided and decried via incredible feats of denial, projection and regurgitation of party propaganda by ill-informed parrots...like you.
They would never work to generate support from people who are in actuality voting against their own economic best interests...like you do.
That is why the actual slogans and sound-bites are all lies spread about by hapless dupes...like you.Aug 22, 2012
- I wish they weren't true statements, but how am I (as a rational person, which you clearly know nothing about) supposed to reconcile the small government & protect the innocent rhetoric with legislative behavior that encourages the precise opposite? I guess I could just pretend like you do?
Or they could try proving me wrong. It wasn't even a century ago Republicans proudly called themselves "progressives" and went up against railroad, steel and coal tycoons over middle class workers' rights (and won). Oh how times have changed.Aug 22, 2012
- And no, I don't think that Republicans "starve children" intentionally, but murder by neglect is still murder. If you see a baby in a dumpster and keep walking, is that moral? That's exactly what conservative social welfare policy looks like.Aug 22, 2012