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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I'm getting a kick out of seeing him booed in New Hampshire.
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Registered: 04-09-2011

As am I. He earned every one of those boos. I'm hoping Huntsman does better than Santorum.

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If you are talking about judicial activism, it's just plain wrong. Courts are not given that power in the Constitution, we have legislative bodies that are specifically given that power in the Constitution.

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

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I'm confused. I'm not the one talking about judicial activism...you are. The courts interpret the Constitution and determine if laws are constitutional or not. Banning birth control has been found to be unconstitutional under the 9th and 14th amendments, particularly respecting right to privacy. In other words, it is unconstitutional for the government to have a hand in someone's sex life and making decisions for people with respect to whether or not they can use birth control to prevent a pregnancy. Simply put, the courts have ruled that it is not the government's business.

Republican government: Small enough to fit in a uterus!
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I am still waiting for you to speak out against the judicial activism which resulted in Citizens United.

Jabberwocka

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They affirmed the first amendment, no activism at all.

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

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iluvkrat wrote:
I'm confused. I'm not the one talking about judicial activism...you are. The courts interpret the Constitution and determine if laws are constitutional or not. Banning birth control has been found to be unconstitutional under the 9th and 14th amendments, particularly respecting right to privacy. In other words, it is unconstitutional for the government to have a hand in someone's sex life and making decisions for people with respect to whether or not they can use birth control to prevent a pregnancy. Simply put, the courts have ruled that it is not the government's business.

Alas, none of this is in the Constitution. Right to privacy? Which amendment is that stated in?

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

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They affirmed the 9th and 14th Amendment. No activism at all.
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Not quite as clear cut as free speech.

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

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It's called "implicit rights," things that are not specifically in the Constitution, but are considered as guaranteed rights. http://www.usconstitution.net/constnot.html