I have long joked that the anti-abortion movement should adopt the motto “kill a doctor for life”, but it seems they are now whining that Harlan Drake, an anti-abortion activist has been shot.
Of course, you can’t ask for gun control. Nevermind the Second Amendment was intended to prevent the militia formed under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution from being disarmed and no private purpose intended. Part of the use of abortion and gun control to keep the US political system as divisive as it is requires perpetuating the lie of an “individual right” (whatever that means) under the Second Amendment. And Heller didn’t say shit since the holding said that Heller was able to register the gun provided he passed the registration requirements.
Donald Granberg said it pretty well in his post found at http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=1315.
In a “pro-life” society, certain basic needs would be assured, including a nutritious diet, sanitary water, decent shelter from the elements, a safe environment, and humane medical care. Programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, public housing and food stamps are assertions that satisfying these basic human needs should not be determined by one’s ability to pay. Structural violence in society occurs when people’s basic needs go unfulfilled because they are too poor to purchase goods or services.
On the matter of health, it almost goes without saying that the “pro-life” person would refrain from smoking, oppose government subsidy of domestic tobacco production and sale to overseas markets, encourage physical fitness, and donate blood for transfusions to people whose lives might thereby be saved. Also, insofar as a surplus existed, one might also expect the society to provide relief to needy people in other societies in the form of nonmilitary foreign aid, directly providing goods or teaching developmental skills.
The U.S. is a violent society, as reflected in the statistics showing the very high rate at which we kill each other and the frequency with which we go to war. We are a nation armed to the teeth, in terms of civilians owning guns and in terms of the amount we spend on the military.
At both levels there are sincere and well-intentioned people who believe that having more weapons makes for more safety, peace and security. Statistics, however, do not bear this out. There is no evidence that would indicate that a family is less likely to die from gunshot wounds if it keeps guns in the house. In fact, the contrary is true.
What does that mean in practise?
Well, if you are truly pro-life, then you should be supporting health care and really concerned about gun control.
But the issue isn’t really “pro-life” or Scalia wouldn’t have put his name to that piece of shit called the Heller decision. It is anti-abortion.
So cut the crap folks: if you don’t want an abortion, then don’t have one.
BUT KEEP OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE’S PERSONAL DECISIONS: ESPECIALLY PERSONAL DECISIONS REGARDING MEDICAL CARE, WHICH ABORTION IS..
I have a serious problem with the US believing in gun rights, but denying the basic human rights of health care, housing, or education.
What is wrong with the situation where some asshole can show up at a rally where the president will be speaking with an assault rifle, scream tyranny and decry healthcare? Maybe we should send him to Iran or North Korea and learn about Tyranny.
Seriously, any other country and he would have been cuffed face down on the ground. In a tyrannical society they would have shot him without a by your leave.
That would have served him for being enough of an idiot to show up with a weapon. Maybe he will be more intelligent in his NEXT life.
Yanks are such cretins that they don’t realise that a couple of people with the same type of rifle carried by the cretin in AZ held the US capitol hostage for a couple of weeks. There are people running around openly carrying guns. These people allow for the carnage at LA Fitness by blocking laws that would prevent access to firearms by psychos because they are Psychos who know they wouldn’t be allowed firearms if registration were required.
Unfortunately, the US has this bizarre myth that requires them to attack and harm innocent people. On the other hand, there are people who go bankrupt from serious illnesses because the healthcare system in the states sucks. Yes, the US is #37 in the world as far as actual healthcare services go according to the World Health Organisation. Quote:
In spite of improvements, on various measures of health outcomes the United States appears to rank relatively poorly among OECD countries. Health expenditures, in contrast, are significantly higher than in any other OECD country. While there are factors beyond the health-care system itself that contribute to this gap in performance, there is also likely to be scope to improve the health of Americans while reducing, or at least not increasing spending.
What is wrong with the picture of a person carrying an assault rifle to protest people having health care? Is it just me?
The US has some serious problems if the Second Amendment allows for George Sodini the firearms to kill and maim at LA fitness, yet Heather Sherba, one of Sodini’s victims, has to have a car wash to pay for treatment.
Pro-life my arse.