Stephen A. Douglas ????
Of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates ?????
In the slavery debate, the central moral question of the day, Douglas came down on the side of states’ rights as being supreme to the unalienable rights of human beings.
In the abortion debate, McCain, Ron Paul and others take the exact same position.
Saying “Let the states decide,” when you’re talking about the God-given and therefore unalienable rights to life and liberty of the people is at best a gross misunderstanding of what America is, and at worst a cynical ploy that serves as an excuse to ignore the demands of your sacred oath of office.
That’s what makes this piece of writing so horrid.
Judge Blackmun, the author of the majority decision in Roe v. Wade, said in the text of the decision that if the unborn child was a PERSON, they were therefore protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.
John McCain, by now saying that life begins at conception, is admitting that they ARE a PERSON, but in any numbers of his policy positions says that you can still kill them!
This is wicked, and represents the destruction of the very basis of our liberty as described in the Declaration of Indendence.
There’s no getting around it: McCain is WORSE than Blackmun.