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The War on Children [classic Mark Steyn]
National Review ^ | 8/25/2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 08/25/2012 9:21:33 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

We’re leaving them with a transgenerational bill unknown to human history.

The Democratic party, never inclined to look a gift horse in the mouth, does have a tendency to flog him to death. So it is with a fellow called Todd Akin, a GOP Senate candidate who unburdened himself of some ill-advised thoughts on abortion and “legitimate rape,” and put Missouri back in play for the Democrats. Less ambitious political parties would be content with that little windfall, but the Dems have decided to make — what’s his name again? Oh, yeah — this guy Akin the face of the Republican party. I mean, Mitt pretty much sees “venture capitalism” as a fancy term for legitimate rape, right?

California’s Barbara Boxer opened the bidding this week in her familiar low-key style. “There is a war against women, and Romney and Ryan — if they are elected — would become its top generals,” Senator Boxer told a Planned Parenthood meeting. “There is a sickness out there in the Republican party, and I’m not kidding. Maybe they don’t like their moms or their first wives.” Reichsmarschall Romney and Generalissimo Ryan are both still married to their first wives, so it must be the moms. No wonder Ryan wants to throw his off a cliff.

To win the “war on women,” the party’s general staff are planning their own Normandy invasion, adding to their convention line-up a host of stellar “pro-choice” speakers, including Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria, Planned Parenthood’s head honchette Cecile Richards, NARAL Pro-Choice America abortion supremo Nancy Keenan, and Georgetown Law’s contraceptive coed Sandra Fluke.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: children; marksteyn; steyn; war; waronchildren
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1 posted on 08/25/2012 9:21:41 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: JLS; neverdem; C19fan; Rummyfan; Zakeet; Sir Napsalot

Steyn ping.


2 posted on 08/25/2012 9:30:23 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria, Planned Parenthood’s head honchette Cecile Richards, NARAL Pro-Choice America abortion supremo Nancy Keenan, and Georgetown Law’s contraceptive coed Sandra Fluke.

Man .... with a lineup like this I'm going to go out on a limb an predict that NO ONE is in danger of being punished with a baby at that convention.

3 posted on 08/25/2012 9:48:36 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Servant of the Cross
They’re gonna need steeper graph paper.

Classic.

4 posted on 08/25/2012 9:57:26 AM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Servant of the Cross

” ... but, if I were a moderate, centrist, eternally indecisive swing-voter in a critical state and I switched on the Democrat convention to find a bunch of speakers warning about the threat to your abortion rights I would find it a very curious priority in the summer of 2012.”

Particularly & Perpendicularly

As usual, Steyn nails it. It’s way past time to climb out of the Akin litterbox and stop helping Democrats with this distraction, this non-issue.

Instead of continuing to worry and pick Todd Akin’s scab, there are only a couple hundred (or thousand) issues we should be pounding both parties on, particularly the Democrats, in the weeks to come.

Mixing metaphors, let’s take our screens, climb out of this litterbox and leave it to the Dims. There are no treasures to be found here.

The dhimmies are running with a `War on Women’ theme. We are fighting a war being waged on all of us (immigration, abortion, trade, and on and on) and particularly, as Steyn points out, our heirs.
You don’t have to choose between Paine and Burke here on this issue of hereditary rights and duties. There is no Tory/Labor dichotomy here; the difference between the GOP and the Democrats is one of degree, not of kind.

This isn’t between Republicans and Democrats. This is a death struggle between statists and the American people.

Defined further (if I am reading him correctly) the fight here is also particularly over the left’s narcissistic Keyneseian notion that we can continue to re-finance and max out America’s credit card because—in the long run we’re all dead so hey, who cares?

Oh, and as a postscript—screw the GOP-e. Line them all against a wall and screw them, perpendicularly.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 10:16:45 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed and angry conservatives)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Servant of the Cross.


6 posted on 08/25/2012 10:18:02 AM PDT by JLS
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To: Servant of the Cross

No taxation without representation.

We have been taxing our children, grandchildren and unborn great-grandchildren for the baubles we want RIGHT NOW. This is unspeakably immoral.

We MUST stop. First and foremost, we need to admit to ourselves that CANNOT continue to pay people just to exist.

We also need to stop killing (aborting) future taxpayers.


7 posted on 08/25/2012 10:26:13 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: layman

Still making women into second class citizens.


8 posted on 08/25/2012 10:30:44 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Servant of the Cross
total U.S. liabilities equivalent to about three times the entire planet’s GDP

DANG.

9 posted on 08/25/2012 11:09:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("total U.S. liabilities equivalent to about three times the entire planet’s GDP")
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To: Tax-chick

Let’s pray hard for God’s mercy on us rather than what we deserve.


10 posted on 08/25/2012 11:12:05 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Little Ray

Let’s add a twist: NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION


11 posted on 08/25/2012 11:52:55 AM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Servant of the Cross

I agree. My family is reading the Book of Jeremiah right now, and it seems very timely and relevant.


12 posted on 08/25/2012 1:53:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("... total U.S. liabilities equivalent to about three times the entire planet's GDP.")
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