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September 02, 2008

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Marysienka

Being pro-life doesn't go along with my demographic (mid-20s, single, residing in a large Blue city, middle-income, relatively hip etc) ... I am the only person I know who is, apologetically and reluctantly, NOT pro-choice. It's incredibly unfashionable to be this way, and I avoid political/religious discussions as much as I can. I am never actually asked what I think - it is always assumed that, being the age, color, and gender that I am, I'm with the Left.

Sleeping Beastly

McCain's VP choice seems to have brought the issue out into the open again. I wound up getting into it with some of my coworkers yesterday. Perhaps I should have kept my opinions to myself, considering how unpopular they are in these parts. Ah well.

Thomas E. Vaughan

It is really interesting how easily freedom and license are confused. In just government, it would seem that freedom is properly based on the rights of the individual. When the state grants permission for someone to exercise his rights, then true freedom is respected. On the other hand, when the state grants permission for someone to violate someone else's rights, then the state has instituded a certain license that violates true freedom.

However, even if the proper distinction between freedom and license were clear to everyone, there would still be a major disagreement about abortion. Someone who believes that an unborn human being is not a person, not a being with rights, naturally concludes that the prohibition of abortion is a violation of a woman's right to control her body.

Only by recognizing that an unborn human being has rights can one begin to see that there is an issue of license. For me, this happened only after I shifted from nominal Catholicism to actual Catholicism, whereby I began to respect the teaching authority of the Church.

There are some independent persons, perhaps even some atheists, who are pro-life, but, in my opinion, there is little hope for the unborn without a general awakening, on the part of voters, to the reality of religious authority.

e.

Morning Minion of the infamous Vox Nova Website is now declaring Palin an apostate?

http://vox-nova.com/2008/09/03/palins-dangerously-distorted-christianity/

Considering this bit from The Wall Street Journal, it's no wonder why the likes of MM is doing his bit for the Obaman ticket!

The Beltway Boys

LINK:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122039719000892745.html

EXCERPT:

"Even as the Obama camp ponders how best to handle John McCain's veep pick of Sarah Palin, the high priests and priestesses of the media have marked her as an apostate. The Beltway class is in full-throated rebellion against a nondomesticated conservative who might pose a threat to their coronation of Barack Obama and the return of Camelot-on-the-Potomac."


After all, this is what Obama stands for:

Roe v. Wade Makes Campaign Comeback

The message echoed and re-echoed:
“Gov. Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton in a statement issued before McCain had stepped out on the stage in Dayton, Ohio, with Palin.

“She shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade,” agreed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi two hours later.

“Gov. Palin and John McCain are a good match because they both want to overturn Roe v. Wade,” chimed in Ellen Malcolm, a Hillary Clinton adviser and president of the Democratic group Emily’s List, which backs women abortion rights candidates.

“The last thing women need is a president — and vice president — who are prepared to turn back the clock on women's rights and repeal the protections of Roe v. Wade,” said Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which backs mostly Democratic candidates.

If McCain were to win the election but not serve out his term, it would be Palin nominating justices for any Supreme Court vacancies.

SOURCE: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26460555/

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