L. Neil Smith's
Regarding the term "pro-life" as used in the abortion debate.
If one is merely anti-abortion, but supports the death penalty (or at least does not oppose it) then one cannot be "pro-life," merely anti-abortion.
In order to be truly "pro-life," one must also oppose the death penalty under ALL circumstances.
Allowing people who merely oppose abortion to define themselves as "pro-life" is misleading and probably chosen to grab the moral high ground. Let's apply truth in advertising here. If you merely oppose abortion, call it for what it is. Don't prevaricate and imply a moral choice you have not made.
Barbara Cunningham CharlesB@mail.tca.net
I noted an article that quickly bounced around the papers (does anyone read them anymore or just look at the pix?) then hit the video newshawks about taking the guns away from the people of Afghanistan. Please tell me I'm not the only one bothered by this! That the US is using UN guidelines to make the newly free people of Afghanistan victims again is too much to bear!
By all accounts the climate of the freed nation is still a little "wild west", and likened by one chair-catching journalist as populated by "shakedown artists". Do our well armed high-tech conquerers need protection from individuals with personal, low tech self protection? Apparently so.
This is a little heartening for those of us that still harbor the belief that an armed population is the best protection from tyranny. But saddened in the fact that the USgov doesn't really trust such a population with its own weapons. I suggest that if this fact is bandied about, those doing the bandying would be considered "unpatriotic". We have to do all we can to protect the troops "over there". Bullshit. What is now happening in Afghan-land is a model for what steps will be undertaken inside the US once "dissident groups" internal to the US are identified.
The calls have already gone out to gather ATF papers as filled out for gun purchases "for review". Information about members of "gun rights" organizations like BRA, GOoA, JPFO, and the like could be used to create suspect lists for the purposes of gun confiscation. To make life a little rough for gun grabbers, I make it a point to "give" a subscription or membership to a liberal aquaintaince or enemy every year. It mucks up things, and strikes a blow for anarchy. It's fun too.
Jack Jerome firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to Jonah Goldberg's article which prompted my reply to him: www.nationalreview.com/goldberg/goldberg121801.shtml
Curt Howland Howland@Priss.com
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