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Boulder Colorado to Pass “Nature Rights Law” Giving Flowers a “Right to Life”
Life News ^ | September 12, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith

Posted on 09/12/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT by NYer

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LifeNews.com Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.
1 posted on 09/12/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Abort humans; save carrots, ping!


2 posted on 09/12/2013 2:04:15 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

Modifying ecosystems is our nature.


3 posted on 09/12/2013 2:06:22 PM PDT by marron
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To: NYer
"ANT: You almost stepped on my you stupid bitch!"


4 posted on 09/12/2013 2:07:00 PM PDT by Dick Cinnamon
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To: NYer

Maybe they should pass a law protecting floods like what happened last night.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 2:09:47 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: NYer

i like flowers too
will the bees get arrested if they visit the flowers?

maybe if this works for the flowers, it can be extended to human babies?


6 posted on 09/12/2013 2:11:06 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: NYer

Idiots.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 2:11:21 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: NYer

so will they start arresting cows and animals for eating?


8 posted on 09/12/2013 2:13:10 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: NYer

There are no words.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 2:14:55 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: max americana

Not so much loving nature as loathing humans.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 2:15:39 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: NYer

Couldn’t the womb qualify, in some sense, as an eco-system?


11 posted on 09/12/2013 2:17:52 PM PDT by ChuxsterS
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To: NYer

And they wonder why those five counties want to leave Colorado.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 2:17:58 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Dick Cinnamon

That girl has a Rosary.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 2:18:21 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: max americana
so will they start arresting cows and animals for eating?
No, only when the half-processed food comes out the other way as flatulance, as there is a high level of methane, a greenhouse gas, they are releasing into the atmosphere...
14 posted on 09/12/2013 2:19:57 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: NYer
From my first book, published in 2001Natural Process: That Environmental Laws May Serve the Laws of Nature:
Finally, the projection of persona, spirit, or rights upon anything other than citizens is little more than a twisted democratic power play. It is a claim of an exclusive franchise to represent an artificial constituency. Maybe those plants do need protection; but who gets to decide by what means, and to what end?

A biocentric perspective projects the spirituality of being into everything. To a deep ecologist, a rock would have a rock’s spirit, a rock’s consciousness, and thus deserves civil rights equivalent to human beings, which they alone purport to represent.

This is a debilitating thing to do to one’s own mind, much less to a republic. To claim to represent the rights of rocks is to project a subjective human impression of a rock’s preferences onto rocks. What if they were wrong? Perhaps the rocks might feel more appreciated by a mineral geologist who would want to make aluminum cans out of them? Did anybody ask the rocks? You guess.

When activists of any stripe demand rights for animals, rocks, or plants, what they are really doing is demanding disproportionate representation of their interests as self-appointed advocates. Unfortunately, to enforce a right requires the police power of government, because it is assumed to be a disinterested arbiter of competing claims. History suggests the opposite, which is why limiting the number of enforceable rights is as important to securing liberty as constituting them as such.

When government gains the power to confer rights to any constituency, it acquires the means to confer power upon itself as an enforcing agent. There is then no limit to the power to dilute the rights of citizens. Agency respect for those rights then exists not at all.


15 posted on 09/12/2013 2:19:58 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: laplata

You know what, I completely misinterpreted that pic, at first glance I thought it was the typical hippie enviro-nut.


16 posted on 09/12/2013 2:21:23 PM PDT by Dick Cinnamon
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To: NYer

Does this mean that the vegans will have to drive out of the area and then smuggle their groceries back into town?
Does this mean no flowers at weddings and no corsages at prom? What about long stemmed roses on Valentine’s Day?


17 posted on 09/12/2013 2:21:57 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: NYer

nourishment

19 posted on 09/12/2013 2:22:08 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NYer

New signs for the Boulder area:

“KEEP OFF THE LAWN, GRASS-KILLERS!”


20 posted on 09/12/2013 2:23:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NYer
Last night I heard a carrot cry.

Being serious for a moment their action is based upon Hindu conceptions i.e. do not even step on a bug! Watch your family starve to death while fat cows walk the streets in perfect safety. Oh Lord!

21 posted on 09/12/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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I give Colorado a few more years to come to their senses.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 2:24:11 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Dick Cinnamon

Did the same thing. Got to watch that jumping to conclusions thing!


23 posted on 09/12/2013 2:26:22 PM PDT by refermech
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To: marron
Modifying ecosystems is our nature.
And obviously Colorado is turning into a San Fran of the ountains.;
24 posted on 09/12/2013 2:28:36 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: NYer

Quite fascinating what smoking all that dope will do to the human brain. Just don’t allow them in any position of power. They’ll hurt themselves as well as others.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Dick Cinnamon

You know what, I completely misinterpreted that pic, at first glance I thought it was the typical hippie enviro-nut.


Same here. I jump the gun sometimes.

That’s a great sign she made. She has a great cap, too.


26 posted on 09/12/2013 2:30:18 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: ChuxsterS

That is a good point!

AND how many T.S.A. are gay? Is there a test?


27 posted on 09/12/2013 2:31:23 PM PDT by Therapsid (Communism has killed 50-60 Million people in only 50 yrs.)
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To: NYer

Yet tearing babies from wombs is perfectly fine. These people are certifiably insane.


28 posted on 09/12/2013 2:31:29 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Wiser now

“Stay Off The Grass”

They’ll be throwing rocks at lawn mowers.


29 posted on 09/12/2013 2:32:57 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
"That beautiful girl has a Rosary."

There. Improved it for ya! No charge.

30 posted on 09/12/2013 2:35:28 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: rockabyebaby
There are no words.

Actually, there are. Three. The first one is "Reaaaddyyyyy....."

31 posted on 09/12/2013 2:36:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“That beautiful girl has a Rosary.”


That’s right. Lib baby killers are easy to spot.....they’re nasty and mean looking.


32 posted on 09/12/2013 2:37:15 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Yep, and a beanie that says Pro-Life. Looks like she’s making a statement that greenies should look at an unborn child as if it were a tree, and thus would want to save it. :-)


33 posted on 09/12/2013 2:37:47 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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So if you try to trim branches off of trees in your yard, can you be arrested for mutilating another being, like chopping people's arms off?

How about buying vegetables or fruit or meat at the grocery store, and eating it. Or, buying live plants or trees at a nursery? Sounds like slavery to me.

What if you really DO accidentally kill a bug? What if you accidentally squash one on your windshield while driving? Can you be arrested for murder?

This is total insanity. But, sounds like a MAJOR boondoggle for lawyers, and for communist pols who'd like ammunition to arrest and destroy anyone they don't like or agree with, using extremely easy grounds for arrest to start.

34 posted on 09/12/2013 2:38:12 PM PDT by MCH
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This is exactly the kind of thing I expect from any state that legalizes dope.


35 posted on 09/12/2013 2:38:35 PM PDT by greene66
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To: andyk

That’s an excellent, hard hitting sign.


36 posted on 09/12/2013 2:38:43 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: faithhopecharity
maybe if this works for the flowers, it can be extended to human babies?

That's crazy-talk.

37 posted on 09/12/2013 2:43:43 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: laplata

If they pluck and use marijuana, are they MURDERING it?????


38 posted on 09/12/2013 2:46:05 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: NYer; All

Cities and states have the 10th Amendment protected power to make such laws as long as they respect constitutionally enumerated people rights. Or if voters don’t like such laws then they can get off their couches and elect new lawmakers who will repeal such laws.


39 posted on 09/12/2013 2:46:48 PM PDT by Amendment10
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At what point did the people of that town realize...



THAT YOU WERENT SUPPOSED TO ELECT MORK AS YOUR MAYOR!
40 posted on 09/12/2013 2:47:46 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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I get a different message from her sign. She is carrying a cross and has a picture of an unborn baby. I think her message is pretend the baby is a tree and you heathen tree huggers should care about the unborn more than a tree.


41 posted on 09/12/2013 2:49:52 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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All the while supporting the right to kill 55,000,000 babies before of immediately after their birth. Makes sense to me /s


42 posted on 09/12/2013 2:51:49 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: NYer

These people have way too much free time on their hands.


43 posted on 09/12/2013 2:52:40 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: hal ogen

No, they use selective indignation.


44 posted on 09/12/2013 2:55:01 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: NYer
NO MORE LAWNMOWERS!

45 posted on 09/12/2013 2:57:03 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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More evidence that leftists are in fact genocidal against human children. They don't actually believe any of their silly "personhood" arguments.

Can somebody PLEASE explain to me again why we are allowing leftists to continue breathing oxygen?!
46 posted on 09/12/2013 2:58:27 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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You know what, I completely misinterpreted that pic, at first glance I thought it was the typical hippie enviro-nut.

Good to see a pretty young lady who is an actual person rather than yet another leftist rat.
47 posted on 09/12/2013 3:00:34 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: PistolPaknMama; Dick Cinnamon

It’s crystal clear to me that you’re correct PPM. The girl is just trying to bring a bit of sanity and morality to the crowd. She’s one of the good guys.


48 posted on 09/12/2013 3:05:27 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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LOL! Serves ‘em right, because nearly everyone (all political parties) in some locales have robbed good ranchers and farmers of all that they had with false accusations and pretenses about animal rights. Enjoy Fido and the relatives.


49 posted on 09/12/2013 3:13:35 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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Stop eating the vegetables, they have feelings also!

Stop Michelle's Vegetable Thanatos now!

50 posted on 09/12/2013 3:20:16 PM PDT by Lockbox
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