close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Civil Liberties Federal Judge: Parallels Between Abortion Rights and Right to Bear Arms

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Altaris, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Altaris

    Altaris

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    11,774
    Likes Received:
    6,406
    Location:
    Round Rock, TX
    Revisiting the issue in the court's Monday ruling, Thompson said, "The court was struck by a parallel in some respects between the right of women to decide to terminate a pregnancy and the right of the individual to keep and bear firearms, including handguns, in her home for the purposes of self-defense."

    Both rights are controversial, and there are opponents of each who, based on moral or ethical convictions, feel they should not be rights and deserve no constitutional protection. Each protected right is also held by the individual, but neither right can be realized "without the assistance of someone else," he wrote



    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/05/justice/alabama-abortion-federal-court-ruling
     
  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Messages:
    40,226
    Likes Received:
    6,514
    Location:
    Amarillo, Tx
    Freedom means people do things you don't like. As long as it doesn't pick your pocket or break your leg, butt out.

    Hopefully Texas gets its wee-wee slapped in the same manner.
     

  3. RagnarDanneskjold

    RagnarDanneskjold Senior Pirate

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    9,660
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Behind the Tofu Curtain
    Deleted.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014
  4. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    47,186
    Likes Received:
    21,904
    Location:
    S FL
    Interesting comparison although I wonder if both rights come from the same source.
     
  5. silentpoet

    silentpoet

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Messages:
    28,620
    Likes Received:
    15,088
    Location:
    This Old Caddy
    Baby murder is not a ****ing right.
     
  6. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,683
    Likes Received:
    1,125
    Location:
    The Left Coast
    The right of the people to kill their offspring in the name of convenience shall not be infringed.

    Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Unless you're in the womb. Then you're fair game.

    Now that I'm born, I'm pro-choice!
     
  7. TK-421

    TK-421

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    10,524
    Likes Received:
    1,057
    Location:
    Pflugerville, TX
    That's my take on it too.

    It doesn't affect you so keep your hands off.

    Too bad today's "Republicans" want massive government, instead of small government, like they're supposed to want.
     
  8. wizzi01

    wizzi01

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    397
    Location:
    Detroit,MI
    wah wah
     
  9. Lockback

    Lockback Polymerlicious!

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,018
    Likes Received:
    1,141
    Location:
    Ohio
    Some rights are actually enumerated in the Constitution while others are invented under the "penumbra" of said document.
     
  10. ColdSteelNail

    ColdSteelNail

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    168
    Location:
    Close To The Edge
    The judge got it right. The same reasoning will apply when the left passes a law allowing ammunition, gun powder, bullets and casings to be sold to and possessed only by law enforcement or military.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014
  11. RagnarDanneskjold

    RagnarDanneskjold Senior Pirate

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    9,660
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Behind the Tofu Curtain

    IX:

    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
     
  12. Lockback

    Lockback Polymerlicious!

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,018
    Likes Received:
    1,141
    Location:
    Ohio
    Roe v. Wade was a horribly flawed decision. Badly reasoned and written.
    Having said that, at this point it's better to win hearts and minds rather than change the law.
    As the saying goes nowadays, "It is what it is."
     
  13. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2002
    Messages:
    5,927
    Likes Received:
    622
    Location:
    California Sierra Mnts
    Objective truth.

    Well said.
     
  14. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    25,006
    Likes Received:
    3,034
    Location:
    Where the buffalo roam
    Sounds exactly like the signs held at anti-gun demonstrations. HH
     
  15. firefighter4215

    firefighter4215

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,163
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Kentucky
    The difference is he's correct.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Ohub Campfire mobile app
     
  16. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    25,006
    Likes Received:
    3,034
    Location:
    Where the buffalo roam

    Who's correct? HH
     
  17. wizzi01

    wizzi01

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    397
    Location:
    Detroit,MI
    Anti abortionists are probably worse than anti gunners.
     
  18. RagnarDanneskjold

    RagnarDanneskjold Senior Pirate

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    9,660
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Behind the Tofu Curtain
    This thread is not long for the Corral. :shakehead:
     
  19. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    25,006
    Likes Received:
    3,034
    Location:
    Where the buffalo roam
    Until anti-gunners start chaining themselves to gunstore gates, I'll agree. HH
     
  20. eccho

    eccho

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    7
    Are you saying there is not a difference?