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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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