Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm Grateful for the Women Who Came Before Me

Roe vs. Wade turns 39 today.

Can someone explain to me: why do otherwise rational, leave politics out of it libertarians like Ron Paul, also support pro-life movements? And at the same time, don't support welfare and programs that actually help kids who are here and need support. I really, really (really) don't get it.

Let's leave headlines like this to the Onion.

Supreme Court Overturns 'Right v. Wrong'

WASHINGTON—Striking down the judicial precedent that established the legal supremacy of right over wrong more than two centuries ago, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned Right v. Wrong.

The landmark reversal—a bitterly contested 5-4 decision that has been widely praised by murderers, rapists, bigots, usurers, and pro-wrong advocates nationwide—nullifies all previously lawful forms of right and makes it very difficult for Americans to make ethical decisions or be generally decent human beings without facing criminal charges.

"It is the opinion of this court that the Constitution was crafted in such a manner as to uphold and encourage practices that are not right and, ideally, are very wrong," Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the majority, which also in­cluded Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, and John Roberts. "Despite the compelling case for goodness, truth, and justice made by our predecessors in the case of Right v. Wrong, we firmly believe that malice, dishonesty, and injustice were the framers' original intent."

(p.s. the main headline link is to a really intense article in Mother Jones entitled "The Way It Was")

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