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To: Tennessee Nana

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.


69 posted on 08/23/2008 1:53:20 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (So, how does the new Whig fit??)
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To: EternalVigilance

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.
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So does Romney......


74 posted on 08/23/2008 5:11:39 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: EternalVigilance

‘In the abortion debate, McCain, Ron Paul and others take the exact same position.”

I’ve never believed that McCain was pro-life, but I think that yours is a very superficial (and self-serving) analysis of RP’s (and Baldwin’s) position on abortion.

If Congress declares that life begins at conception, is it not true that states (such as SD) can immediately begin to pass legislation abolishing murder of the pre-born? What power have the states delegated to the federal government which would permit the executive branch to directly prosecute abortion doctors? Here is RP’s HR2597 which is the starting point - where are all the “conservative” co-sponsors?

http://www.covenantnews.com/abortion/archives/034987.html

The abortion holocaust did not drop from a meteorite, and it will not go away until many steps are taken at many levels of government (civil, church, individual and family). The very first step to end abortion - NOT to regulate it - is to declare the personhood of the pre-born. The next steps involve the state legislatures and state level prosecutors.

But nothing will change in the long run unless faith and family are restored. That will require a return to preaching the Gospel in our churches, the defunding and shuttering of pagan academies also known as communist government schools, the winding down of the welfare state, the end of confiscatory taxation etc. The federal gov’t - its size, its unconstitutional power grabs, its judicial tyranny, its aiding and abetting of the destruction of the family - is an almost insurmountable obstacle to the goal of restoring the right to life of the unborn.


88 posted on 08/28/2008 11:36:16 PM PDT by SecAmndmt (Arm yourselves!)
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