W9WI.com - My Rant
Yesterday's action by millions of imbeciles across the United States has handed BinLaden the grand prize for his actions of Sept. 11th.
Where did it get the USA?Biggest deficit in national history? Millions of unemployed & homeless?
Well, if that's what W wants to accomplish, he's certainly put the country on the right path...
Any woman unable to safely carry a pregnancy to term will be allowed to die.
A government with a stated goal of overturning Roe vs. Wade will be given the opportunity to impose at least one Supreme Court justice on subsequent generations. In the likely case Bush's owners succeed in getting RvW overturned, America will have decided to kill thousands of its own women. (We used a "gaggle" of high-school seniors to help count election returns. As the numbers came in, I had to think - statistically, chances are fair that at least one of these girls will lose her life to the intolerance of this country...)
I suppose at this point, you think I'm talking about deaths in dangerous back-alley abortions. Nope. I'm talking about women for whom the procedure is a medical necessity, who will literally die without it. States have proposed anti-abortion amendments that carry no exemptions for the health - or even life - of the mother. Even with exemptions, who decides that a woman needs the procedure? Does there have to be a 10% chance of dying? 50%? 90%? 100%? (what if you choose 10% - and your sister ends up the one in twenty who should have survived the pregnancy but died an excruciating death instead?) What happens when Dr. Doe performs the procedure on a diagnosis that Ms. Roe stands a 75% chance of dying - and then the prosecutor challenges Doe's diagnosis? Will Dr. Jones be willing to ever perform the procedure knowing he might face capital prosecution if the government (with an incentive to kow-tow to right-wing "religious" conservatives) feels like it?
...and to the republic for which it stands...
(not me, not any more...)
(It was pretty obviously two nations last night, with the one that controls the "red states" obviously not giving a d**n about the one that controls the "blue states"...)
(forcibly, if necessary)
...with liberty and justice for all.
(who have enough $$$ to buy it)
Over the last 24 years, this nation has made it obvious it has no intention of respecting my values. It has no intention of listening to my values. Values shared by half the country.
If that's how America feels, fine. Just don't come along asking me to declare my loyalty to this country. Will I commit treason? No. No other nation or entity that has the desire to overthrow the U.S. government would do any better. (but in the admittedly rather unlikely case that a future Canadian government decides to reprise the War of 1812, you may find me on the "wrong" side...) Just don't expect to find an American flag on this website; don't expect to see me saluting a flag and reciting my loyalty to a nation that wishes to impose its values on me.
(oh, and do expect me to use my vote to harass this imbecilic government as much as possible.)
© D. Smith W9WI 2009