Constitutional Libertarianism

Constitutional Libertarianism

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Slippery Slope is Already in Place.

Arizona is is the news again for another law they passed.

This one is to make it illegal to perform an abortion based on the fetus's race or gender.

Meaning, if the parent(s) don't want the baby because it's a girl or the girl is being encouraged by her parents to have the abortion because it's part part Native American or otherwise, that is illegal.

Surprisingly, that makes sense.  Not surprising in terms of preventing such discrimination, but in applying it legally to abortion.

First of all, to those people who don't think abortions should be regulated, you are also very often the same group of people who argue against 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms and push to heavily regulate that.

Prematurely ending a life is right up there in scale of importance, if not more so, than arms and  I don't think any sane person would question the need to regulate it so that it can be an option in life threatening and critical situations as well as making sure it's not done frivolously or with malice.

The slippery slope I describe is in action because Americans have already begun the practice of "regulating" Constitutional freedoms. On top of that, there are already products and practices available to people to reduce and prevent unwanted pregnancies. 

To say you forgot or didn't have access to said methods is hogwash because it is a publicly funded effort to make these methods available at little to no cost.

If you claim to not know or not be able to access, you simply made no effort whatsoever.

At which point, to not have acted to prevent a pregnancy, you have essentially consented to accept a pregnancy.

The exception being that if one can show, with evidence, that one did take medications and use methods intending to prevent pregnancy AND pregnancy occurred anyway AND it would create a critical or otherwise un-safe situation to parent and/or child  then an abortion could be considered.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Heading into dangerous waters

Now, bear in mind,  I am a self proclaimed isolationist.  If it were up to me, The U.S. armed forces would be nowhere in the world that wasn't a direct and present threat to national security in geographical terms.

Have we been seeing reports that our military is actively participating in the intercession of another, sovereign nation's activities?

It's pretty convenient the pro participation camp says that "we" simply must stand up to tyrants who would mow down their own citizens in cold blood, yet those same advocates have stood silent and idly by while the exact same thing is happening in several other countries.

What makes Libya more deserving of our intervention than those other countries?  I suspect, Libya has more oil clout than they do.  But hey, only George Bush and the Republicans think that way right?  not the democratic, liberal millionaires who own plenty of oil stocks just as well as the republicans do.

Sorry, both parties are pretty equally crooks, this only demonstrates it's the choice of victims and weapons that differ.

It's been bandied about on several "respectable" media sites online and in the print and television media that the president did not officially obtain congressional support or "permission" to engage American troops in battle with another sovereign country that posed no direct threat to our security.

People say that Bush lied to obtain permission to get into Iraq and the voting record is clear that he didn't need to convince anyone to go to Afghanistan, they were behind it all the way.  But you notice, whether accused of lying or not, he went to congress for the word.

I see no record of vote by congress to do similar in Libya even though it is American efforts that have been overwhelmingly been used to attack Libyan targets.

We are entering dangerous time and I am not just talking about wars with other countries.

That the president is not seeking the Constitutionally required approval of Congress to engage in military action against another sovereign nation and the abuse of the executive order, we are witnessing something that is fast approaching a takeover of the American government by the president.