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Tom Coburn: An American Patriot

Posted by Mark on March 4, 2009

Having spent an interminable amount of time with Barack Obama and Dick Durbin as my Senators, it’s such an honor to be represented by someone like this:

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who is also an OB/GYN, told CNSNews.com on Friday that many medical practitioners, including himself, will go to prison before agreeing to engage in medical practices they morally oppose, such as abortion.
 
Earlier that same day, the Obama administration had announced it was “reviewing” a Bush administration regulation known as the “conscience clause.” That Health and Human Services regulation protects health-care workers at federally funded institutions from having to engage in practices that violate their moral or religious beliefs. These practices include performing or referring abortions, performing sterilizations, or giving or receiving training in these practices.

Go Tom!

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Originalism

Posted by redsatellite on April 28, 2008

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was on 60 Minutes last night. Unfortunately, there is only ONE Justice Scalia. I wish there were 8 more.

At 72, Justice Scalia is still a maverick, championing a philosophy known as “orginalism,” which means interpreting the Constitution based on what it originally meant to the people who ratified it over 200 years ago. Scalia has no patience with so-called activist judges, who create rights not in the Constitution- like a right to abortion -by interpreting the Constitution as a “living document” that adapts to changing values.

He’s on a mission as an evangelist for originalism, at home and around the world. For example, he visited the Oxford Union in England. “Sometimes people come up to me and inquire, ‘Justice Scalia, when did you first become an originalist?’ As though it’s some weird affliction, you know, ‘When did you start eating human flesh?'” Scalia told students, who replied with laughter.

After listening to Scalia….I need to take a fresh approach in my enmity- my animus towards liberals.

“I attack ideas. I don’t attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas,” Scalia says. “And if you can’t separate the two, you gotta get another day job. You don’t want to be a judge. At least not a judge on a multi-member panel.”

I’ve got to remember that: there are ‘some very good people’ who have ‘some very bad ideas’. Now, could I apply that pragmatic goodwill to a John Kerry or a Howard Dean or an Al Gore?

Um…..on second thought, Justice Scalia is a better man than me.

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Abortion Averted

Posted by Mark on November 5, 2007

What a great story. Makes you wonder what God has in store for these little survivors.

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A Win for Right-to-Life: 8-0 Decision

Posted by Mark on February 28, 2006

Big, big setback for the abortionist lobby. The first of many, I hope.

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Roe v. Wade: Lock and Load in South Dakota

Posted by Mark on February 23, 2006

Well, here we go. All that’s needed is the Governor’s signature, and South Dakota becomes the first state to ban abortion since Roe v. Wade was decided. How did Tom Daschle remain a Senator in that state for so long?

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Anti-Abortion Law Passes Both Houses

Posted by Mark on February 10, 2006

South Dakota has fired the opening salvo in the next round of abortion wars. The Governor has said he will sign it. This case will wind up before the Supreme Court, hopefully soon.

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