OK, I’ve been very conflicted on this, but the recent spate of nutjobs that are trying to push draconian rules against abortion through with the health bill have pushed me over the edge.
This is actually quite simple. First, the Constitution acknowledges that no person shall be less privileged in our country because or their choice of religion. This was further spelled out in ’74 with the Souter court, that asserted that no religion shall take any precedence over another, nor religiosity over non-religiosity. So from a primary perspective, your religious notions of why someone else shouldn’t get an abortion are un-Constitutional.
But much more importantly, I don’t want my tax dollars used to kill Afghans. Or even prisoners (actually, we can’t even have a debate on capital punishment until we grapple with the reality that it is a cash cow for lawyers, yet provides little real justice to families of the victims). So I’ll tell you what: if we can write a bill that says no tax dollar will be used to kill someone, then I’ll relax on my notion. But so long as you want the right to say that YOUR tax dollar can’t be used for abortions (even though I am perfectly willing to let mine be), then we’ll be at an impasse. Because I don’t want MY tax dollars used for a war of aggression in the middle east.
How’s that? Can we come to an agreement here? I realize that you righties have managed to prove that SOME life is sacred, can we go all the way and call it a day?