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NutmegYankee

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Home country: USA
Current location: Oakdale, Connecticut
Member since: Sun Aug 5, 2007, 01:35 PM
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Nutmegger is a nickname for a resident of Connecticut. Been a member since 2002, changing username in 2007 with permission from a moderator. My old name was based on my old state.

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I wonder if the people who are calling for murdering the idiots in the building understand terrorism

At the moment it's just a pathetic bunch of racist trash brandishing firearms to pretend that they have power. Eventually they will leave and be arrested. If we instead kill them, all that will do is radicalize their family and other like minded individuals and then we WILL have terrorism - the kind where someone parks a truck bomb outside of a building.

We learned this the hard way in Iraq.
Posted by NutmegYankee | Sun Jan 3, 2016, 12:09 PM (6 replies)

The main reason to oppose such laws is the lesson learned from the war on the Right to Choice.

The circumstances are very similar. A group of emotion driven people who so disagree with a civil right, even one clearly upheld by the SCOTUS, will never stop in their quest to destroy that right. A woman's right to choose has been picked apart so thoroughly by a strategy of legal regulation creep that some states no longer have a single abortion clinic to provide such vital health care. It started with small regulations, mere inconveniences we were told. Soon the waiting periods got even more invasive, but the laws still went ahead under a statement of "we aren't stopping women from getting abortions, we're just protecting minors, etc..." The regulations began to subject woman to indignities, like mandatory ultrasound rape wands as the fanatics moved to make the procedures too expensive for anyone to afford. Rather than discuss the actual medical procedures, the fanatics chose to remain ignorant of the medical terminology and use their own terms like "partial birth abortion" to ramp up support. The final act was to regulate the clinics so harshly on building design, location, and so on that few could stay open. And so while the right to choice still exists in the books, few women in some states have the ability to exercise it.

The lesson is clear - Authoritarians will never be sated with a mere morsel of the flesh of liberty. They will keep biting away until the victim dies from blood loss.

You have to look at the history of a woman's right to choose.

The anti-choice side has very deliberately changed the common terminology to justify further and further intrusions onto the right to choose. Conflating a fetus with a child is one of the most common methods. If a fetus is a child, and that child must be protected, then laws can be passed to restrict the actions of woman such that they are slave incubators without the choice of how to live their lives. This isn't surreal - it's the gritty nasty battlefield of the war to defend freedom.
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