Skip to comments.The Democrats' Fake Freedoms
Posted on 09/12/2012 4:50:16 AM PDT by Kaslin
Sandra Fluke's claim to fame, aside from provoking Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic ire, is that she chose to attend Georgetown Law School, knowing full well that the Catholic university's student health plan did not cover birth control, and then demanded that the policy be changed, under force of law, as a matter of "reproductive justice."
Although Fluke could have picked a different school, she told The Washington Post last February, "I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care."
Fluke's sense of entitlement and her casual resort to the use of force made her an ideal speaker for last week's Democratic National Convention, where she was joined by many others who believe justice requires that they receive whatever they want (including automaker bailouts and cheap student loans), even if other people have to pay for it. This mentality is so pervasive among Democrats that they seem unable to distinguish between defending rights and soliciting subsidies.
The 2012 Democratic platform includes 1,400 words on "Protecting Rights and Freedoms." Among the alleged rights that the Democrats promise to defend: freedom from "discrimination in the workplace and other settings," "paycheck fairness" for women, "job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons," "evidence-based and age-appropriate sex education," government subsidies for Planned Parenthood and taxpayer-supported health care, including "free access" to "prenatal screenings, mammograms, cervical cancer screening, breast-feeding supports and contraception." These items all amount to promises of other people's money or demands that they be compelled to enter into contracts they would otherwise eschew.
Even "putting Americans back to work" -- a rather vague mandate that presumably means whatever President Obama says it does -- appears in the section on "rights and freedoms," specifically as a women's issue.
Why? Because "the challenges of supporting and raising a family are often primarily a woman's responsibility." All right then.
The platform does mention a few real rights, including "the individual right to bear arms." I also give the Democrats credit for "freedom to marry," since they argue (persuasively, in my view) that equality under the law means the government should not discriminate between couples based on sexual orientation.
Similarly, "a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion," is based on a constitutional argument -- not a very sound one, at least as laid out in Roe v. Wade, but nevertheless an argument about the proper relationship between government and the individual. True to form, the Democrats immediately add that women have a right to obtain abortions "regardless of ability to pay," once again conflating freedom from coercion with a claim on other people's resources. If the right to arms does not entail a right to gun subsidies, why would a right to abortion entail a right to abortion subsidies?
This fundamental confusion about rights was on display throughout the Democratic convention. Although Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, opposes legal restrictions on contraceptives, Fluke warned that a vote for him would be a vote for "an America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it." Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards likewise claimed that if you question government subsidies for her organization, or if you think insurers and employers should not be forced to offer health plans that cover contraceptives, you "want to end access to birth control."
Nancy Keenan, president of the National Abortion Rights Action League, declared that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shows Obama "believes in a woman's right to make her own decisions." Yes, as long as the woman is not an insurer, an employer or a consumer interested in a health plan that does not meet the government's specifications.
Keenan also praised Obama for defending Fluke's "right to tell her story." At last: an actual right! Fluke surely should be free to tell her story, but that does not mean we have to listen.
Sandra, you are over 30 and have done nothing but attend school. Why should anyone listen to you? Get a job. Oh, wait...not so easy with Obamanomics, is it?
Advice from a professional student.
About as useless as teats on a boar hog.
I also give the Democrats credit for “freedom to marry,” since they argue (persuasively, in my view) that equality under the law means the government should not discriminate between couples based on sexual orientation.
It IS NOT discrimination. The perverts have exactly the same right as you or I to marry. What they want is a government endorsement of their perversion. If you believe that this is discrimination then what about age? Why can’t a 12 year old marry? Or what about quantity? Why can’t 3 or 4 or 5 people marry?
Real freedom is “freedom to ...”
Democrat “freedom” is “freedom from ...”
Yes, the truth of the matter is, if Sandra isn't a slut herself, she is demonstratively a slut-promoter.
Her choice was to attend a religious institution whose staunch byword is pro-life, anti-contraception. (To an extent that I don't appreciate myself - but I chose not to join the RC church, and I chose not to buy insurance from a RC institution)
Her choice was to bring Catholicism down, rather than lift herself up.
Birth control ia free - just keep your pants on! It ain’t that hard and it costs NOTHING!
The question is: why does Sandra Fluke need birth control?
There are some women who are so ugly in body and in spirit that the just thought of having sex with them is just nauseating.
Sandra is one of them.
Yeah, but I’d still hit it.
Will Townhall publish Kathleen Parker next? This is drivel.
done nothing but attend school...
Well,no. She has been pretty busy.
Sandra Kay Fluke - Wiki:
Fluke is a native of Saxton, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Pennsylvania’s Tussey Mountain Junior/Senior High School in 1999. She graduated from Cornell University’s Program in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2003. She co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ victims and teens. She was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence. She worked in New York City for Sanctuary for Families, which aids victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
She is the 2011 recipient of the Women Lawyers of Los Angeles’ Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, which supported her production of a video on how to take out a restraining order. She also “represented numerous victims of domestic violence and human trafficking” and also worked to help “child victims of domestic human trafficking” in Kenya. Sandra Fluke graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012 and served as president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice. While at Georgetown University Law Center, she worked on issues that involved domestic violence and human trafficking.
So she has been busy doing the dirty work of stirring the divisive political pot. It is amazing she has the time to attend school. So did she ever get a real job? And if she has graduated why is she still a student with no medical benefits? If she actually “accomplished” all the wiki stuff someone, somewhere was feeding and housing her. Or if she was earning a living doing all these things why does she need any government funded medical assistance? How does she travel and speak with no funding? Does she just stay at the Salvation Army when she’s in town? I bet not. Follow the money...it has to be there somewhere. Yet she presents herself as a poor student. A Fake Fluke. The woman is not what she pretends to be.
Nothing in that list of accomplishments sounds like a paying job. Not impressed.
If someone else is forced to pay for it, it is not a right.
Sandra Fluke, just another socialist human toilet.