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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect the Unborn?

Don’t laugh. This Earth-shaking topic was actually discussed by several Republican presidential candidates at the APP Palmetto Freedom Forum in Columbia, South Carolina. Yup, we keep going further back in time and the bar keeps getting set lower and lower.

APP stands for American Principles Project. The author of this article, Maggie Gallagher, is the founder of the National Organization for Marriage. The panelists included professor Robert George (who’s also a member of the National Organization for Marriage), Senator Jim DeMint (R—Inbred) and Rep. Steve King (R—Ku Klux Klan).

GOP presidential candidates included: Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain. They were asked if the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment applies to unborn human beings and, if so, does Congress have the constitutional authority to enforce this guarantee?

Michele Bachmann gave an unqualified “Yes!” (What’d you expect?)

Mitt Romney hedged and waffled. Damn it, I knew he wasn’t a true Biblehumper. He said he didn’t want a constitutional crisis, but he pledged to appoint justices who would interpret the Constitution “correctly.”

Ron Paul said it’s a “states’ rights” issue. The article doesn’t give Herman Cain’s response; only that he was “surprised” by the question.

And there’s still more good news from this article (if you’re a fetus-worshiper): Every GOP presidential candidate — with the exception of Rick Perry — has pledged to select a vice presidential running mate who supports life and marriage; i.e. fetuses are sacred and God Hates Fags.

Ready now — set your time machines. Twelfth century here we come!

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Blogger Lisa said...

Tell it to Biden he would be more than happy to have a one child per family policy. It would sure reduce our carbon footprint too.
Now there's a modern belief.

September 8, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Handmaid's Tale, I have said it before, here and other places, that is what they want to take us to. Slaggie Gilamonster's NOM funds are drying up, so she is branching out to who knows what. 12th century, you are really optimistic right there Tom. These idiots would take us back to a time where dinosaurs were being ridden to school, by Adam and Eve's kidlets carrying AK47s like supply side Jesus. Yeah I totally know all these things did not happen at the same time, but then I am not a bagger.

September 8, 2011 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

I'm actually taking a lot of hope from this presidential campaign. The GOP contenders are a great source of bad publicity for the party and they make the president look like a frickin' genius.

September 8, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Lisa, do you ever say anything that isn't mud-brick stupid? Are you capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time? Or wiping your own ass? Of all the idiots posting comments, you are the most inane that I know of.

As far as the Rushpubliscum candidates? It's the Lisas they are pandering to. What ELSE would they do?

September 9, 2011 at 5:00 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

When potential life inside a pregnant female should be considered human life in fact is a matter for serious thought, consulting conscience and discussion. It shouldn't be a matter for political pandering and grandstanding. It shouldn't be a political football. Given the organizer, setting and participants, I have a pretty good idea what Gallagher's get together was all about.

Fundamentalists and the political right should think carefully about going with a Fourteenth Amendment argument because it could come back to bite them. Equal protection must include the right of a woman to save her own life. From what I understand, courts have long and consistently come down on saving the life of the mother, when that was the choice.

September 9, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

JR-You are undoubtedly bad news. Please consider going the hell away

September 9, 2011 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: The Handmaid's Tale, was that just a novel? I thought it was a blueprint for America's future :)

J: I hope Democratic TV ads will highlight this bullshit. Social Security is unconstitutional, the 14th Amendment protects fetuses -- the public needs to know what kind of wackjobs are trying to take over the government.

SW: From my experience, Catholics (in general) are at least consistent in their beliefs. They're anti-abortion but they also care about people after they're born too. It's the various Fundamentalist sects (generally) that seem to want a corporate utopia where fetuses are sacred and once you're born you're just so much chattel.

Lisa: If you're going to leave trolling or off-topic comments at people's blogs, you'll be told off from time to time. I used to comment at rightwing blogs until I got tired of all the hysterical screaming and namecalling. I know you comment at Jenn of the Jungle's blog. Notice how liberal commenters get shat on over there?

September 9, 2011 at 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

End thought

Once again the Republicans are playing with the 14th Amendment some of us remember that the Republican party doesn't have a Civil Rights platform in defiance of Congressional Laws and Court Decisions that say the 14th Amendment allow Races to marry and bans Jim Crow

Look it up


September 9, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Tom, agreed about the difference between the fundamentalists and Catholics, although there are exceptions where the former have some strong charitable activities.

BTW, the end of my comment above should've been, ". . . courts have long and consistently come down on the side of saving the life of the mother, when that was the choice."

September 9, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They all claim to want 'smaller' government, less regulation of everything but at the same time they want to crawl up into your
womb and count all those spermatozoan

Fuccking morroons, who's yer daddy.

September 11, 2011 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Notice how liberal commenters get shat on over there?

Tom you ever see some of the comments the so called liberlas leave over there?

September 11, 2011 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Take us back to the 12th century? It's the time of Christ they want to take us back to, and they want us to have an entirely Christ-centered society. It's their mission, it's their crusade. Perry and Bachmann are leading the charge, and the Dominionists have more than just their collective foot in the door.

This is serious stuff. They can talk all they want about "creating jobs" and "saving the economy" but when it comes to people such as Rick and Michelle, that's just a cover for their desire to bring about Armageddon and the Thousand Years Peace. A vote for either of them is a vote for "Christ For President".

When we think about that, it is a future we don't want to contemplate.

What I'm curious about is how that crowd will reconcile itself with all the Ayn Rand worshipers.

September 12, 2011 at 6:48 PM  

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