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Climatehoax

I do have the right determine someone else’s reproductive rights when I pay the bill for the abortion

PhysicsIsFun

According to the Hyde Amendment no federal funds may be used to pay for abortion except to save the life of the woman, or if the pregnancy arises from incest or rape.

oldhomey

Here is another column that our friend D could profit from if he would read it carefully and take it to heart.


DMoney

Have the government determine worth, ownership of private property, and regulate "fairness". No thanks. It's been tried and it fails every time.

oldhomey

This is the nubbin of Mr. Malzer's excellent essay, D, and apparently you did not digest it:



"Lurking behind the politics is 'hyper-individualism.' Viewing community as unimportant, it’s a philosophy that sees society as nothing more than a collection of disconnected individuals, all fighting each other to acquire the most wealth."



Nobody is campaigning for the government to determine the worth and ownership of property. We embrace capitalism and its extraordinary power for change, invention and creation of wealth. If you want a model of when it worked best for all of society in this country, look to the 1950s. People who invented and developed new products got impossibly rich, but they also got taxed accordingly, and those taxes underwrote services for the entire population, giving kids from poor and lower middle class families like the one I came out of a chance for a college education. It built infrastructure that made the rich richer, like the Interstate highway system and the airline industry, but it also made the middle class and working class richer in a significant way, too. It was not a Kumbaya time, but nevertheless it was a community time when we did not look at life as a race and a contest to accumulate the most money at the expense of everybody else.

Climatehoax

Stay in school, don’t get pregnant, don’t get arrested, keep your pants pulled up, wear your hat properly, learn to speak understandable english, follow the norms of our society and you’ll do just fine.

oldhomey

Climate, how do you feel about all those PhD scientists who followed your strictures, have led lives that you would find exemplary in terms of industriousness, comportment and in personal morality, but came up with overwhelming scientific evidence that we are heading for the worst calamity in human history because we cannot wean ourselves from fossil fuels. Would they be doing just fine in your mind? And don't you think (assuming you are a male) that it is a bit ridiculous for you to be moralizing on getting pregnant, particularly if you are against women's control over their own bodies?

DMoney

See the hypocrisy there? If certain politicians had it their way, Wealth and private property would be fair game, a tool to help balance inequalities. But how dare we comment on a person's reproductive choices, that's THEIR RIGHT.

oldhomey

Of course wealth should be a tool to help balance inequalities, D. That was the premise of America from the start. All for one, one for all, but in a capitalistic system that rewards innovation and invention handsomely, giving people the impetus to reach for excellence, but making sure ultimately the profits of excellence devolve into all corners of society. There is no hypocrisy, and nobody is going to come after your house OR your Glock. Nobody has a right to them, the same as you do not have the right to determine anybody else's reproductive choices. To argue otherwise would make you a hypocrite.

DMoney

Bingo.

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