Sometimes I get really frustrated with politics, which has become so much about denying, oppressing, and outspending the other viewpoint rather than debate and consensus. GovTrack received this question through the bill Q&A system:
Why does anyone think our government has the right to allow women to murder their children? What can be done to ensure this bill never passes?
and it just makes me want to shut the site down and move on with life. As it happens, I disagree on the policy. (Sorry folks, I am human and have opinions.) But that’s not my point. No one
thinks the government has the blanket right to allow women to murder their children
There’s more. Our government doesn’t work on the principle that the constitution gives the government rights
so that it can in turn give individuals right
. The constitution gives the government rights to restrict
. What isn’t regulated is permitted.
The honest and respectable version of the question would have been phrased “Why doesn’t everyone think our government has the right to restrict women from killing a fetus?”
I can understand the submitter’s position, and emotional position. But I wish the submitter would talk with
the other side rather than trying to “ensure this bill never passes” and quash the other side.