Santorum Supports States Right to Outlaw Contraception

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Santorum Supports States Right to Outlaw Contraception
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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 12:51pm
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Yep. Those are the amendments that the Supreme Court used to make their ruling regarding the issue of states not being allowed to ban birth control.
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Well, IMHO, that's activism.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Huh. Then it must also be "activism" to give corporations the same freedoms of speech as individuals.

Which raises an intriguing question--do corporations have reproductive rights? Is there a contraceptive measure for them? Just wondering. They probably are welcome to reproduce as much as possible provided they back the "right" party, candidate, or legislation.

Jabberwocka

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jabberwocka wrote:
Huh. Then it must also be "activism" to give corporations the same freedoms of speech as individuals.
And why would that be? Is there some robot or non-human being that speaks for a corporation? I've only ever seen people with free speech rights doing the talking.

Which raises an intriguing question--do corporations have reproductive rights? Is there a contraceptive measure for them? Just wondering. They probably are welcome to reproduce as much as possible provided they back the "right" party, candidate, or legislation.
Huh.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Using the Constitution to make rulings on what states can and cannot pass with regard to laws violating citizens' rights is "activism"?
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I consider it activism when a court finds something that isn't in the Constitution, but claims it is there. I don't think they have the power to do what they did, although I haven't read the opinion so there may be something else there.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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They based their decision on the Constitution, those specific amendments I posted. That isn't activism. That's doing their jobs.
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:smileyvery-happy:

Jabberwocka

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JUst curious what is so wrong with activism? The 60's just wouildn't have been the 60's without activism. It raises awareness and helps put problems out there to be dealt with.

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The Republican Party has become a joke, a shell of its former self. They run around invoking Reagan, yet there is a lot with this current bunch he would not like. And Santorum, he's just a mean spirited jerk who spends his time insulting others, cutting down what he dislikes about them. Cuts down JFK, cuts down gays, and wait until gay soldiers in Afghanistan hear his latest insults.

I"m glad to see some people in this state openly challenging him on his crap. We have no room for hateful people in politics. See ya, Rick... go relearn your religion, because you missed a few basic lessons.