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Monday, June 17, 2019

That pesky First Amendment to the Constitution.

I believe that there is one thing pro-lifers just don't get.  No matter how much reality smacks them upside the head, they still don't get it.  I have actually talked to at least one who still supports donnie because he has said things that they interpret as being supportive of their cause.

The thing they do not understand is that their stance, being based on mostly religious reasons has no place in politics or government.  They do not understand that they have no right to demand, or request that laws be passed to support their religious fervor.

What they most significantly do not understand is that, despite the many years of GOP politicians always saying things that they believe means those politicians will work to overturn Roe v. Wade, those politicians do not now, nor have they ever intended to lift one finger to change reality.  The politicians know that there is no place in law for a ban on abortion, or for controls over access to female healthcare.

All these politicians want is to get elected so that they can jump on the money train, and become millionaires like the rest of Congress.  They don't care about you or me.  They just want the money.

Even after taking office, like that son of a bitch who is in the white house now, they will say things that suggest support, yet continue to do nothing that will change anything in this area.  Partly because they know that these people believe their lies, and somehow think that laws are changing, when in fact they are not!  And, you pro-lifers will keep on voting for these same liars, and nothing changes!

It is just like the ERA.  Remember that?  It was a no-brainer, right?  But, after all these years, only 35 of the necessary 38 states have ratified it.  (You can find out which states have failed to ratify it here: )

You think that overturning Roe v. Wade is easy?  Believe me, if not enough states support true equal rights, then not enough will support your minority view.  And, that is the bottom line.  Your religious belief does not give you the right to force others to follow it!  That's not what the Constitution says!  Never did.  Never will.  Y'all need to learn and remember that freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.  And, especially remember that not everyone in the country is either Catholic or any other kind of religion that shares your belief.  For that matter, why do you suppose the majority of the people on this planet are still not Catholic, or even Christian?!

And, finally, this is what that darn First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution actually says:  "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

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