Archive for June 3, 2009

The best Tiller article…

Posted: June 3, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…I’ve read so far is from George Jonas called Thoughts from an ex-fetus

We consider the ancient Spartan model barbaric, for instance, although in some ways it was much like ours. Spartans, too, regarded letting children live or die a private choice, although they did involve father in the decision, not only mother, and extended it to born children, not just fetuses. Another difference was that Spartans, instead of relying on vacuum suction, threw unwanted children off a mountain called Taigetos.

For Spartans, “unwanted” meant “substandard.” For us, it means “inconvenient.” We don’t want standard or even super-standard children if they cramp our style.

Living in an epoch that is selfish as well as matriarchal, our lifeboats are no longer marked “women and children first,” only “women first.” We invent euphemisms, such as “choice” for killing, and sophomoric dilemmas, such as pretending not to know when life begins, to ensure that nothing hinders Virginia’s quest for Santa Claus. No obstacle must interfere with her goal of self-fulfillment — least of all an issue (as it were) of her healthy sexual appetite.

The whole thing is spectacular.

Apparently according to the appeals courts the 2nd Amendment doesn’t apply to states and municipalities.

A Chicago ordinance banning handguns and automatic weapons within city limits was upheld by a U.S. Court of Appeals panel, which rejected a challenge by the National Rifle Association.

The unanimous three-judge panel ruled today that a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year, which recognized an individual right to bear arms under the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, didn’t apply to states and municipalities.

I admit I’m not a lawyer but other than federal property that would seem to exclude a huge chunk of the united states.

I wonder if that is true for other amendments? Does the amendment forbidding slavery not apply to the states? Didn’t we fight a civil war over this? How about the first amendment that grants press , religious and speech freedoms?

I guess it’s the Chicago way.