So do you DEFEND Roe v. Wade?? What is your position on it? I see Roe v. Wade precisely as an egregious violation of the Tenth Amendment, the federal government (i.e., the SCOTUS) overstepping its bounds by taking away the states' right to have laws against abortion. How can you not be in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade?
The Tenth Amendment speaks only of legitimate powers, of the general government, the states, and the people.
But our free republic is premised upon the self-evident truth that all men are created equal, endowed BY THEIR CREATOR with certain unalienable rights, starting with the right to life. Notice that those rights are not granted by men, period. Not by our national government. Not by the states. Not by the people themselves.
Not only do the states have no legitimate power to alienate God-given, unalienable rights, they have a sworn obligation to protect them. It’s not optional. It is imperative. This is the primary reason these governments, these offices, all of them, exist.
“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.”
“No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
I find it amazing that one has to contend on FreeRepublic.com for the ABCs of American self-government.
No, I ignore it, just like I ignore Dred Scott.
It's nothing more than an immoral, unconstitutional court opinion in one particular case.
Romney, on the other hand, being the anti-constitution, anti-republican judicial supremacist that he is, thinks courts make laws.
But they don't. Article One, Section One of the Constitution grants that power only to the Congress.
The cold hard fact is that Romney's position, even constantly modified as it has been for political purposes, remains that of a pro-choice democrat.