Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Kevin Drum gives us another striking look at the lunatic Republican platform in Texas. If anything, he has been rather kind to the extremism implicit in this document. That's especially true of the anti-abortion plank,"The Party affirms its support for a human life amendment to the Constitution and we endorse making clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection applies to unborn children." Kevin glosses this as, "All abortion of all kinds should be permanently outlawed by constitutional amendment." That's true, but it's really much stronger than that. By stating that a fetus is a human life entitled to equal protection, this proposal not only labels abortion as a crime, but specifies what type of crime it is: first degree murder. What this proposal really amounts to is: "Women who obtain abortions should be executed."