Moral Contradictions

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Say wha?

My not-so politically aware boss made a very astute point. Why, in regards to abortion, is the government "state's rights", yet in something such as assisted suicides, newly seated Chief Justice John Roberts is worried about undermining federal laws?

As my boss said, "you can't have it both ways". You can't be for throwing Roe V. Wade back to the states, yet keep something like this out of the states' hands. You can't be against legislating from the bench, yet applaud when the rulings go your way.

"You gotta take the good with the bad - else they're proving their serving their own ideology instead of political principle."

Cloak it in fiscal conservatism or religion, I pray the American people will continue to wake up and understand the incredible arrogance and power abuse of this Adminstration.

6 Comments:

  • Nathan, Justices frequently ask "devil's advocate" questions, so it's both unfair and premature to draw any conclusion from this question.

    So your "not-so politically aware boss" didn't make "a very astute point."

    And BTW, the question before the Court involves the conflict between the federal government's authority to regulate drugs, and the State's ability to regulate the medical profession. So it's quite possible to be for throwing abortion back to the states, while prohibiting the State of Oregon from authorizing doctors to prescribe drugs in the manner currently before the Court.

    By Blogger James Young, at Friday, October 07, 2005 10:47:00 AM  

  • And one more thing about your very interesting blog: I guess I missed those criticisms of far Left theological types trying to mix religion and politics (Jesse Jackson comes to mind; my search suggests you haven't mentioned him). I suppose it's only a "moral contradiction" when the Conservative faithful express their opinion in the public square. Far Lefties get a pass.

    How's that for a "contradiction"?

    By Blogger James Young, at Friday, October 07, 2005 10:50:00 AM  

  • James,

    The Oregon case merely provided a contemporary vehicle for my boss and I to discuss the many issues that swing one way or the other - it's just peculiar that those nuances don't quite come out when a Republican runs as a "state's rights/small government" fellow...

    As for the far lefties, I come from a Religious Right background, so that's what I'm familiar with... I attribute the Far Left as just that... way out there, and I don't concern myself with them not because I give them a "pass" but because personally, I don't feel they're relevant. Folks that I criticize here are folks I used to respect, such as Dr. Dobson, etc, yet I feel betrayed by their actions over the past few years. Furthermore, you must agree that the folks I criticize here are significantly more vocal and wield far more influence on the present Administration than Rev. Jackson. Thus, since they place themselves in the national political news everyday, I'll blog about it.

    Believe me, should this country start turning toward the Left again, you might be surprised who I'll be criticizing then. I don't come at this blog from a "Left Perspective" - just someone tired of the crap justified in the name of God yet passed off as what all Christians believe.

    I hope you continue to read my "very interesting blog".

    By Blogger Nathan, at Friday, October 07, 2005 11:17:00 AM  

  • Nathan,

    I remember a time when I wouldn't miss listening to James Dobson. Many years ago he had a really good program. I can remember when he frequently had Al and Tipper Gore on his program witnessing their christian faith. Tipper led the way to put the lyrics of songs in tapes. However, I don't think they've been on his program for a while now. What's changed? certainly not Al or Tipper.

    By Blogger Marty, at Saturday, October 08, 2005 12:44:00 AM  

  • I wouldn't say that Al Gore had not changed. He once was very pro-life, but during his Presidential run, he certainly supported the far left pro-death agenda.

    By Blogger D.R., at Saturday, October 08, 2005 4:03:00 AM  

  • D.R.,

    What do you mean by supporting? As far as I know he hasn't changed his personal opinion regarding abortion. If that is what you mean by pro-life. Just the abortion issue, that is.

    By Blogger Marty, at Saturday, October 08, 2005 12:29:00 PM  

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