Mass Shootings – They’re already against the law

Here we go again. San Bernardino, CA, Colorado Springs, CO, more innocent Americans slaughtered and wounded within the past week. The list of mass shootings is long: 355 this year to date. And what do I hear on the news? Gun control. More laws. Tougher background checks. Those who cry for disarming law-abiding Americans don’t get it. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

Killing people is already against the law.

Criminals don’t care about the law. If they did, they wouldn’t be criminals. There wouldn’t be mass shootings…or drive-by gang shootings…or domestic violence shootings and stabbings, and you name it.

Obama’s latest remark was about terrorists on the NO FLY list being able to purchase a gun. That has to change. WAIT A MINUTE: Syed Farook and Robert Lewis Dear were Americans. They weren’t on a NO FLY list. So how the hell does Obama’s comment have any relevance to what happened? It’s typical political rhetoric.

The truth is simple. It’s impossible to legislate mass murderers out of existence. It’s impossible to legislate crime off the planet.

There are those who tout better mental health care and treatment for those with SMI within the population. SMI = Serious Mental Illness. In 2013, there were an estimated 10 million adults aged 18 or older in the U.S. with SMI. Sad but true. So if we assume there are still 10 million seriously mentally ill in 2015, of which 355 of them (so far) went on a mass shooting spree, then you can figure .0034% of those SMI adults are the culprits. That leaves 99.9966% of those afflicted who do NOT commit mass shootings. How is it possible for mental health care providers to weed out those who might turn guns on their fellow citizens? Talk about a needle in a haystack.

The solution? Keep guns out of the hands of crazy people through more intensive background checks. Really?

Are stricter gun law proponents saying we should scrap doctor/patient confidentiality? Do they want doctors to report crazy people to the government so their names can go on a NO GUN list? What other freedoms do these idiots want Americans to give up?

On the other side of the aisle, the NRA and gun rights activists cry Amendment 2 of the Bill of Rights is under fire. Most people don’t even know what that amendment says. As ratified by Congress: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” A well regulated militia is a standing army, supplied by the states to defend the country. “Militia” in colonial America consisted of a subset of “the people”— those who were male, able bodied, and within a certain age range. State militias failed miserably, so on May 8, 1792 Congress established the Uniform Militia for National Defense, set the terms for drafting young men from the states, all of whom had to acquire and maintain their own weapons, which Amendment 2 provided the right to do so. We call it the Army now, and the army supplies the weapons of war, thus the Second Amendment is null and void.

Amendment 2 was never meant to guarantee the rights of the people ‘as a whole’ to bear arms, but the subset of the people: “Each and every free able-bodied white male citizen, shall be the age of eighteen years and under the age of forty-five years, shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia.”

It wasn’t until 2008 that the Supreme Court ruled (United States vs. Heller) the people ‘as a whole’ were deemed to be protected under Amendment 2: “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.”

That is a complete reversal of the Bill of Rights Amendment 2 as it was written and intended by our forefathers.

So there you have it, folks. The slop in the pig trough is deep and icky.

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Cosmos – An Eye on the Stars? Almost.

Cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson is over. If you missed the thirteen episodes of stunning imagery, highly imaginative content, and down-to-earth history, you can get it on disc, so don’t despair. I was especially touched by the story of Neil’s real life encounter and ensuing relationship with the originator of Cosmos, the late, great Carl Sagan. In my younger days, I admired Carl for his unique ‘voice’ and insights, and now I believe Neil has filled the man’s shoes snuggly.

So you’re probably wondering how Cosmos has earned a spot at the American Pork pig trough. It’s all about global warming, my friends. Neil, like Carl, stood in front of a camera and spewed the rhetoric of the human caused phenomenon that will destroy our planet. When Carl did it, I believed him. Carbon dioxide is a green house gas, and if we don’t stop burning fossil fuels, our planet will overheat and become the next Venus, shrouded in clouds with a surface temperature that will melt lead.

Back then, I was suckered into believing that we were doomed, but only because I didn’t understand the true motivation behind such so-called scientific claims. Money. That’s right. Money. I’m talking billions of dollars in research grants and project funding that would go away if the truth became known about the real cause of global warming.

Say you’re a scientist. If you want a piece of that pie, you have to get on that bandwagon. Oh, but once you’re on that bandwagon, and if you really believe we are heating up our planet you better give up your car, your heated home, your lighted rooms and city streets, and by god don’t you dare fly in a plane, ride on a train, or buy goods shipped by truck or vessel. Instead, live and work by candlelight and ride a bicycle made out of sticks. If you don’t, you’ll be just as hypocritical as Carl Sagan, Al Gore, and now Neil DeGrasse Tyson. They didn’t give up the very things they claimed would bring the earth to ruin.

Here’s the killer. Neil conceded that carbon dioxide is naturally produced in our environment. However, the carbon dioxide from manmade sources can be scientifically differentiated from natural carbon dioxide. He said that, folks, not me. But I’m here to tell you that statement is preposterous. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a molecule made up of one part carbon and two parts oxygen. Anything else would NOT be carbon dioxide. People watching Cosmos who don’t know that scientific fact will believe it’s possible to have different kinds of CO2.

Yes, the globe is heating up, on average four tenths of one degree Celsius since 1980, according to the IPCC. The increase in carbon dioxide traps that heat and warms the planet. That said, if CO2 is responsible for the surface temperature of a planet, then Mars, like Venus, with 96% CO2 in the atmosphere, would be hotter than hell. But it’s freezing on Mars, minus 80 degrees Celsius. The reason for the temperature variance is the planet’s distance from the sun, not the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. So common sense tells us that the sun is the determining factor in global temperatures, not CO2. What Neil didn’t tell us is that sunspot activity is at an all-time high, bombarding the earth with more solar energy than ever before. It’s the rise in temperature that causes the rise in CO2, not the other way around, as Al Gore and those money grubbing global warming scientists would have you believe.

The earth has its own built in CO2 ‘scrubbing’ system. Every plant, every tree, every blade of grass and wild weed consumes that CO2 and releases oxygen into the air. The biggest worry I have over this scrubbing system’s ability to function is the burning of our rainforests to clear land for agriculture. Neil and Cosmos did not address that problem at all. He and his producers and funders wanted only to alarm viewers of the consequences of burning fossil fuels. Thus, one of the greatest science shows ever produced managed to get in their political plug as if it were science fact. Shame on them. The CO2 in our atmosphere is miniscule compared to Mars and Venus, less than .04%.

Rest assured, everyone, this global warming fiasco is all about money. It’s the greatest hoax ever perpetrated upon the population. However, just like those naysayers, I’m not giving up my car, my heated home and city lights, my trips and cruises. I’ll not be clubbed back into the stone-age, nor will I feel guilty for enjoying the benefits of our modern way of life.

Granted, we shouldn’t be pumping billions of tons of CO2 (or anything) into the air. We should be leaning more toward solar and wind energy. One day the coal will be gone. The oil fields will dry up. Meanwhile we should invest in hydrogen fuel and ‘cold fusion’ technology. We should stop burning our rainforests. And even after all this innovation, the sun will still control the temperature of our planet.

Cosmos will not be back next season, but perhaps in another 30 years a new scientist will host a new Cosmos wherein he (or she) will be warning us of an impending ice age that we are responsible for causing, thus the alarmists can keep bringing in the bacon.

And that’s American Pork, my friends.

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My ignition switch turned off, oh my!

New Key design allows only one key ring, dead center to the shaft so any extra weight or force won't exert a twisting effect

This goads me to no end, all the hype over GM’s ignition switch (so-called) defect. Out of 1.6 million cars with this suspected switch problem, 31 have been ‘blamed’ for causing crashes that killed 12 people in the past 10 years. Mathematically, that’s .0019 percent divided by 10 = .00019 percent per year. You’re more likely to win the lottery than have your GM ignition switch ‘cause’ your car to crash.

And let the grandstanding begin. Senator Clair McCaskill, D., Mo, chairman of the consumer protection committee, says, “We have to get to the bottom of this. We need to find out who (at GM) dropped the ball and put millions of Americans at risk.”

Never mind operator error, overloading the key ring with junk or bumping the key with your knee. Never mind the fact you weren’t wearing a seat belt. Never mind the fact that you can’t drive a car without power steering and power brakes. Never mind the fact that you don’t think to look down and check your key position when your car quits running as you’re barreling down the road, drunk on your ass.

Sure, the key should not turn to the “accessory” or “off” positions while you’re driving, but come on, people, this doesn’t ‘cause’ the car to crash. The driver causes the car to crash. When the car quits, a normal reaction from a conscientious driver would be to twist the key to restart the engine. The simple act of returning the key to the ‘on’ position will reignite the ignition without having to crank the starter. Another sensible reaction would be to steer to the shoulder, put the transmission in neutral (or park) and crank the starter. Power steering and power brakes are not required to safely operate a car. It just takes more effort on the driver’s part, especially at low speeds. Also, power brakes have a ‘reserve’ vacuum supply and/or accumulator pressure to facilitate power braking should the engine die.

I loved it when I heard on the news that the snow storm and slick roads caused a car to crash into the Platte River during rush hour. 10,000 cars drove that very same road that morning, and they didn’t end up in the river. The driver caused the car to crash.

Hey, I’m just a sad as anyone when a life is lost in a car crash. My condolences go out to the families. What makes me sadder is that ‘personal responsibility’ goes out the window when people start playing the ‘blame game.’ Is this truly a safety issue? No. It’s a money issue. Lawyers are lining up to cash in. Settlements are being dished out like Halloween candy. The government is fining GM some $25 million. Now there’s a criminal investigation. And while everyone is screaming foul over the 12 people who died, cigarette companies keep killing Americans at a rate approaching 1,400 per day. None of this makes any sense to me.

So the pigs are at the trough again, scarfing down the slop and excreting pig poop in the name of ‘national safety.’ And that’s American Pork, my friends.

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More Gun Control? – Really?

And this is going to save lives? By making assault weapons illegal? What are we thinking? Criminals don’t care about the law. If they did, they wouldn’t be criminals. They’ll get their guns; they’ll kill people with their guns. That’s the way it is.

Case in point: Have you ever been driving down the highway at the speed limit when some yahoo goes whizzing by you doing ninety? That guy doesn’t care about the law. If he did, he’d be doing the speed limit. He wouldn’t be crashing and killing people. So tell me, is the solution to lower the speed limit? Won’t that save lives? NO! That yahoo is still going to speed, he’s still going to crash and kill people while we law-abiding drivers are driving slower and taking longer to get where we’ve got to go.

That’s punishing the lawful for the sins of the lawless. Where’s the common sense in that?

Keep in mind, assault weapons don’t kill people. Crazy people kill people. There is no way to legislate these senseless mass murders out of existence short of the Minority Report. If you look crazy, we’ll punish you before you do something crazy. Isn’t that what background checks are supposed to do now, somehow weed out crazy people and refuse them a gun? And who makes the determination? A doctor? A judge? No. A clerk conducting the background check. Good luck with that.

On the issue of smaller magazines: Less bullets means the crazy person just has to take an extra second to change clips. And even if large-capacity magazines are outlawed, you can bet outlaws will be the ones who have them.

We send representatives to Congress to run our country, not our lives. These guys can’t even come up with a budget to save our country, but they sure are quick to jump on a bandwagon for more gun control. The result is more punishment for those of us who obey the law.

That’s pig-slop in the pen, my friends.

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Debunking Obama – The Keystone Pipeline

Obama has been blamed for killing the Keystone Pipeline project, costing Americans 50,000 plus jobs and higher prices at the gas pumps, when, in fact, Nebraska legislators (bipartisan) rejected the proposed route of the Keystone XL project through the Sand Hills area over the Ogallala Aquifer for environmental concerns. Most people don’t know the Keystone Pipeline from Canada to Oklahoma and Illinois already exists and is in operation. It has suffered 30 leaks so far, some of which have yet to be cleaned up, so these environmental concerns have merit. On the advice of the Department of State and the EPA, Obama ordered environmental impact statements on 14 alternate routes. Republicans in congress, in an effort to give Obama a black eye over this issue, passed a bill in Dec 2011 to force him to approve the application for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline within 60 days or reject it. That didn’t allow enough time for the EPA to approve a new route so he was forced to reject it until further notice. Now he looks like the bad guy in all this.

Fact: The southern route of the Keystone XL pipeline is already under construction from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Houston and Port Arthur, Texas.

Fact: Halting the northern route from Canada to Steele City, Nebraska, did not cost Americans 50,000 to 100,000 jobs. The Department of State estimates it will take upwards of 6,000 temporary workers to supply and build the XL leg, and 20 full-time jobs to operate it.

Fact: The new timeline to start construction on the XL is projected for mid 2013.

Fact: The Keystone Pipeline will not bring down the cost of gasoline for American drivers. Oil companies sell oil to the highest bidder, and so far China has expressed the most interest in buying this oil from Canada. However, after reading the next fact, you may not want this oil anywhere near your car’s engine.

Fact: The oil (tar sands oil) is the dirtiest oil on earth, and Canada will pipe it across America’s heartland to Texas ports where it will be sold and shipped to China, Japan, and any other oil hungry countries. Remember, Canadians and the First Nations of British Columbia rejected the pipeline running across their territories to their ports, sighting the same environmental concerns. This dirty oil is harder and costlier to refine, thus it’s better suited for other uses than gasoline.

Fact: Mitt Romney has been saying that if he’s elected he’ll get the Keystone Pipeline project going again to create jobs and lower the price of gasoline for all Americans.

Now that you know the facts, you know Mitt Romney is just oinking in his pig pen. And that’s American Pork, my friends.

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Obama or Romney – Who will it be?

Romney or Obama

Who will it be?

My mail-in ballot has arrived. I now must make a choice before November 6th. During the campaigns, I’ve listened to the speeches and commercials and debates. I’ve done my research so I won’t form opinions based on rhetoric, spin, misleading claims, and flat-out lies. Each candidate is guilty of all the aforementioned dirty politics, twisting facts to meet their own agendas. It’s a pig sty of slop that’s hard to digest.

Simply put: Romney will reduce taxes for everyone by 20% but eliminate deductions so the government doesn’t lose revenue (which is slight-of-hand tax policy). He’ll balance the budget by making government smaller, reduce the federal workforce, and still create 12 million new jobs in four years. (He has a crystal ball.) He’ll kill Obamacare so insurance companies can regain control over our health care. He’ll reverse Roe v Wade, sending desperate women back into the hands of back-alley butchers, and return 716 Billion dollars to the health care providers who rip off Medicare.

Obama has failed to do some of what he promised during his campaign. Not for lack of trying. He’s had to battle against Republican filibusters and “The Pledge.” He gets the blame for the gridlock in Congress because he won’t compromise his values in favor of the rich by loading more debt on the backs of the middle class and elderly. Obama inherited two unfunded wars, had to save GM and a million jobs, shore up the failing banks who caused the collapse of the housing market and put millions of Americans out of their homes. Paying for these screw-ups, as well as a stimulus check for everyone, added another five trillion to the deficit. Obama gets the blame for that, too. He can’t get Congress to pass a budget. He can’t get Congress to put a limit on the deficit. We lost our 3A credit rating. He’s trying to fix the economy with his hands hogtied because the Republicans want the White House back. They will sacrifice anything and anyone to discredit Obama.

I now have to look past all this slop to decide which man I believe has the best chance of getting Congress to act on these issues. If Obama is reelected, it’ll be business as usual. He’ll face the same problems he’s battled the last four years, trying to work with a Republican Congress who wants him to fail. And he will fail again. It’s inevitable. And America will continue to suffer. Forget that he got Bin Laden, forget that he got us out of Iraq, forget that the stock market has recovered, that unemployment is going down, and forget that he’s the only President in history who was successful at reforming health care. But I can’t forget that I AM better off now than I was four years ago.

Still, as much as it pains me to say it, Romney may have better luck dealing with our dysfunctional Congress. Only Cngress can change the tax codes, the laws, and the spending, not the president, and our so-called representatives are well entrenched in their gluttonous ways. Our taxes won’t go down. My tax deductions are safe. Women won’t be forced back into the shadows. My health insurance company won’t be able to drop me, and I won’t get a voucher for my Medicare (when the time comes). Maybe he can get Congress to pass a budget, limit our deficit, and get our 3A credit rating back. Maybe not. Obama certainly cannot get it done, through no fault of his own.

So Romney will get my vote…on default.

Four years from now, when Romney has also failed to reduce the deficit, failed to create 12 million jobs, failed to fix the economy, failed to secure our boarders, failed to defend our embassies, and failed to stop the gun violence on our streets, then we can cry foul and call him a failure for not keeping his promises.

And by then, Obama will be retired and living in Hawaii. Good for him. He knows the truth. Congress is the problem. They are the pigs at the trough, slurping up the slop and getting fat and rich in the process. Romney has some hard lessons to learn about running off at the mouth.

That’s American Pork, my friends.

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Fiasco in Florida

Rally for Justice

I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut about the killing of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. What happened on that rainy night in Florida is really none of my business, but the more I think about it, the more I realize it is everyone’s business. Everyone who watches over their neighborhood to keep their fellow residents safe, everyone who peeps out their widows to keep an eye on their neighbors’ homes and properties, everyone who sees suspicious activity and calls the cops, everyone who thinks they should be their brother’s keeper, God forbid them to actually do something to protect their community…or ultimately themselves.

Common sense dictates what happened that night. George, driving through his gated community on his way to the store, spots a suspicious person in the area, stops and calls police. Trayvon runs. George gets out of his car and tails him to see which way he’s going so the police might catch him. They tell him not to follow the suspect, so George returns to his truck, where the blindside assault takes place because Trayvon is appalled at George’s audacity for following him, suspecting him of criminal activity, or calling the cops on him. Whatever the reason, for sticking his nose in Trayvon’s business, George deserved a bashed in skull, a broken nose, and a beatdown.

George finds himself on the ground, dazed and bloody, fists pummeling him. Fight or flight instincts kick in. Trayvon is on top of George, so flight is out of the question. He screams for help, but no one comes to his aid. The gun he legally carries is his only recourse, and as consciousness starts slipping away, as well as rational thought of the consequences of using the gun, he gets off a shot into Trayvon, not with the intent to kill him, but to end the beating. One bullet guided by fate or the hand of God, no one knows, takes Trayvon’s life.

The cops question George for five hours, determine it was self defense, and release him without charges. That sets off a firestorm of criticism and demands for justice and Zimmerman’s arrest. So in comes a hot shot special prosecutor with a second degree murder charge. This has to happen, you understand, to stem the possibility of violence in the streets, rioting, the burning and looting of stores, the beating of innocent drivers trapped in blocked intersections. George has got to pay for protecting himself. It’s for the good of the community, as a whole.

So let this be a lesson to you, or any civic-minded citizen who even thinks of volunteering to serve their community or insert themselves into a dangerous situation to help the police nab a suspicious person. If things go wrong, that same community is going to lynch you. No good deed goes unpunished.

And that’s American Pork, my friends.

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Is it any Wonder?

I’m not here to say that Robert Bales is guilty of the massacre of 16 men women and children in Afghanistan. And I’m not saying they died because of some kind of vendetta against Afghans in general. The point I want to make here is that the attitudes and actions of the Afghans against Americans is bound to create a breeding ground for revenge killings.

Think about how hard it must be for our soldiers to watch the Afghans run amok in the streets demanding “Death to America.” Our soldiers have to sit back and watch Afghans burn our flags. They have to box and bury their fellow soldiers, advisors, and the civilian contractors and aid workers who were killed trying to help Afghans build better lives for themselves. Is it any wonder that more soldiers haven’t fought back, gone rogue, and started blasting away?

They have the firepower and the manpower to mow them down by the hundreds. But they don’t. They tolerate the bad treatment, the disrespect, and the animosity. They persevere in helping the un-helpable, because our soldiers are honorable men and women, sent to a godforsaken land to do a thankless job.

Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan had the nerve, the audacity to say the bad behavior of the Americans must come to an end. He wants us to get out of his country. Our honorable men and women are, in his eyes, the bad guys. But did he reprimand, chastise, or condemn the bad behavior of his people, those who rioted in the streets, killed our people in the name of Allah, and murdered each other, as well? No. Not a word was spoken against his people and their bad behavior.

So we have to ask ourselves, did one US soldier take enough of this two-faced abuse? Did he reach his breaking point after three tours in Iraq, only to be sent to Afghanistan for more of the same? How many tours of duty can we force on our soldiers and expect them NOT to go rogue and start blasting away? American Pork isn’t surprised the massacre happened. There’s no mystery as to why it happened. It’s just a miracle it hasn’t happened more often.

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The Bullshit behind the Barbarism

The KoranThe latest outbreak of butchery in Afghanistan should serve to bolster our resolve to wash our hands of these heathens. We’ve all heard what happened. Afghan garbage collectors working on the Bagram Air Base witnessed soldiers throwing books into a fire pit. One Afghan recognized a Koran and jumped into the flames to save it. “The Americans are burning our holy books.” This set off a wave of rioting across the country and the killing of US soldiers, high ranking military advisors, and many more of their own. At last count, 29 Afghans and six Americans are dead. All this butchery over a burned book? What kind of bullshit is that?

And here it comes, folks. Afghans have nearly bankrupted our country, taken thousands of American lives, and stabbed us in the back at every turn, but this time they’ve gone too far. Their outrage over the burned Koran would be justified if those soldiers had gathered in the street and lit the Muslim holy book on fire in a deliberate act of disrespect to their religion, similar to the way Afghans gather in their streets and burn our American flags in flagrant disrespect for us, but that’s not how the Koran came to be burned.

This Koran was among 1,652 books, some also religious in nature, that were once in the Parwan detention library where militant-terrorist prisoners (the Taliban – our enemy) had access to them. Afghan interpreters discovered the detainees had written messages inside these books, in the margins, and passed them around to each other. Some of these messages were benign while others were written in a language that the interpreters could not say for sure didn’t constitute a threat. For everyone’s safety, the decision was made to destroy the books. The soldiers who trucked them to the fire pit were on a simple work detail and had no clue to the nature of the trash they were hauling.

This Koran burning was not a deliberate act of disrespect, but still, Muslim leaders around the world are calling for the public hanging of the soldiers involved, the “criminals,” and their commanders, but not a single Muslim has voiced a demand to punish the militants who had defaced the holy books in the first place. Just the Americans. Just the soldiers who put their lives on the line every day for the Afghans’ right to burn our flag in their streets.

The enemy of our enemy is not our friend…

Yet our top military leaders and even President Obama have publically apologized to these heathens in hopes of thwarting further violence. It’s not possible. Barbarians don’t understand the concept of peace and tolerance and freedom. They want blood, by golly, in the name of their God, and they’re going to get blood. American blood.

But we’ll continue to send them our young men and women (who come back in boxes or in pieces), give them our money, (while we go broke), build their highways (as ours crumble), and feed their masses, (while their farmers grow 90% of the world’s opium).

When will we learn that we can’t help those who don’t want our help? When are we going to crawl out of the pigsty and say we’ve had enough disrespect? I say leave them to their barbarism. Let them butcher each other. Oink, oink.

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Pro-lifers, tell me, what’s the solution?

Thumbs up for the Pro-life vote

Just the other day, a woman put Mitt Romney on the spot during a town hall meeting in Kalamazoo Michigan and demanded he take a stand on the abortion issue. His response: “We need people who recognize that pro-life is the way to go, and we’re getting more and more people joining our cause as time goes on. I’m a pro-life person, and I’ll be a pro-life president.”

Exactly what does this mean in real-life terms?

I hear it all the time: “Repeal Roe v Wade. Stop abortion now. We are a nation of baby killers.” Pro-lifers stand on their soap boxes and spew this kind of rhetoric time and time again, but not a one that I’ve heard, or heard of, or could find on the Internet, claims to have a solution to the problem of unwanted pregnancies.

A normal person would assume that Romney and Pro-lifers want things to go back to the way they were before Roe v Wade, when desperate women were forced into the hands of back alley butchers to get an abortion. Back to a time when both she and her doctor could be incarcerated for decades should it be discovered they’d aborted an unwanted pregnancy. Back to a time when women used coat hangers to do it to themselves.

Is this what Mitt Romney would have women do?

Abortion isn’t anything new. It goes back to Roman and Greek Empires where it was practiced freely. And the pros and cons have been debated ever since, by nearly every nation and every creed. In the United States, the death rate from illegal abortions created the need for anti-abortion laws to restrain women from subjecting themselves to a procedure that put their lives in such serious peril. Not to protect the fetuses, mind you, but to protect women from their own desperation.

What is the alternative to going backward in history? Should we force women to have unwanted children? Should we incarcerate and/or institutionalize these pregnant women to wait out the gestation period under state supervised medical care until the baby is born? Strip them of their rights as we strip any felon’s rights? Make them do things they don’t want to do?

Is this what Mitt Romney would have us do to our women, our teenage daughters?

And what about the unwanted children born into this system? Statistics range in the millions. According to the National Adoption Clearinghouse 500,000 people are waiting to adopt children. Should the state go into the business of adopting out babies, distributing babies? Or should the state set up a huge network of foster homes and orphanages? Who is going to pay for all this? We can’t even afford to educate the wanted and loved children we already have.

So then exactly what does Mitt Romney mean by his pro-life rhetoric? Remember, he was Pro-choice during his gubernatorial race in Massachusetts. Why the flip-flop now? Because he thinks he’ll get more votes from the pro-life movement than from the pro-choice people. He’s taking this stand for his own personal gain, not to protect unborn babies or women’s rights.

He’s a classic example of American Pork in action.

For those of you who want to know, here is a link to Roe v Wade, the actual rulings by the three judges. Don’t read the syllabus, read the words of the men who took on this debate and had nothing personal to gain by doing something about the problem of unwanted pregnancies. You’ll find no rhetoric here: Roe v Wade

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