Friday, May 9, 2003

Laci and Conner Law

The Parents of Laci Peterson, working in conjunction with the National Right to Life group (and others) in supporting the federal "Unborn Victims of Violence Act." This law would make it a federal crime for someone to harm a pregnant woman and an unborn child at any stage of development. IMO this is a good and wonderful law, and we should have had it on the books numerous years ago. A human is a human at conception, just because the child is entirely dependent upon someone else doesn't matter. At some point in time everyone is entirely dependent upon someone else.

What's amazing is that those who are anti-life are fighting this law (even though the act, specifically excludes abortions from prosecution). They view it as an attack against Roe v. Wade. They view it as an attack on a woman's choice to kill an unborn human. What's sad is that this is not the case. This is the government trying to protect those who don't want their unborn child to be harmed by another. This is an actual instance of a good law (can't remember the last law I thought that of) and I support it.

Yet reading further, it gets even more amazing. Rather than believing that the Rochas (Laci's family) could actually support this because it is a good thing, than assume that the Rochas can't actually make a CHOICE through their grief. How can they say this, when the exact same could be said about those who decide to get an abortion. They could be so outside themselves through grief/guilt/fear/etc that they aren't making a valid decision. Yet this decision is federally protected, and they accuse the National Right to Life of exploiting the Rochas. What a sad, sad state of affaris.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Florida Finally Got One Right...

Well, Florida has finally achieved something it should have been doing all along. Ensuring that it's public high school graduates have achieved a certain level of education. Starting this year, students must pass the FCAT test to earn their diploma. What's sad is this test (generally held to a 10th grade reading/math level) was failed by 1 in 10 students in the state of Florida.

Kinda amazing isn't it?

Anyways, here's to Florida, having done some incredibly stupid things (a number of which I've chronicled on this site) actually holding those it's says have a certain level of education to ACTUALLY having that education.

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9th Circuit Appeals Court At It Again...

That wonderfully liberal 9th Circuit Appeals Court has yet again pulled off a brilliant activity. Known for the infamous ruling which declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional, they have now said that the average citizen cannot bear arms, and it is actually unconstitutional for them to do so (Reuters News Story).

Now, I can see that incredibly liberal section of the country, having 3 judges who just happened to sit on that particular court to say this. Yet once the ruling was handed down, the appellants tried to get it brought before the entire Appeals Circuit Court. Out of the 28 judges on the appeals court, only 5 of them think that this ruling is as stupid as it truly is.

Now let's look at the amendment in question:
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.

Hmm... it seems that the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. To me that actually means that there should be NO laws regulating guns and gun control, for any laws that the federal government places upon arms, is infringing my right to bear them. From concealed weapon to waiting periods. These all are infringing upon my right to bear arms. How can I say this? Well let's look at exactly what infringe means:
To hinder; to destroy; as, to infringe efficacy;
So with this definition, the second amendment reads "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 hindered."Makes a world of difference doesn't it. Remember this appellate court if and when someone breaks into your home. Remember this appellate court if and when someone hurts your loved ones, while all you can do is stand by, because you don't have the means to protect yourself and your loved ones. Remember that this appellate court, the liberal left and the ACLU (because they still have yet to defend the second amendment) all think that the common man is to stupid and careless to have guns. I personally think they're afraid we might get tired of their liberal agendas and finally overthrow this bloated government, and reinstitute our Constitution.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003

What's more important...

Tell me which is more important police and fire coverage or another lecture on diversity?

Much to my amazement I know which the government of Lansing, Michigan chose. In a fell swoop of laying off 21 police and fire fighters, their proposed budget include $140,000 in diversity programs (Lansing State Journal)

What type of liberal thinking would decide this? What stupidity? Are they thinking that just because they pay $150,000 to a PR firm to send out press releases, or $20,000 on a Harvard law professor, that crime and fires will amazingly handle themselves? That just because they spend a huge amount of money (espeically considering other towns of similiar size spend less or even nothing on programs such as these) that noone will feel the need to commit a crime?

This is an obscene liberal program, and I have to say that I am personally glad that I don't live in Lansing to feel the pain of less police or less firefighters.

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