Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Perhaps I Can Explain it so even Senator Schumer can Understand

The Political Teen � Schumer: Abortion Is a Constitutional Right Because Free Speech Is (VIDEO) is something you must read because it exposes (for the 548,358th time) the utter stupidity of the senior senator from New York.
Here is how it works, senator. The Bill of Rights spells out certain rights which the founding fathers believed to be "inalienable" (yes I know that is from the Declaration of Independence so you can save your "gotchas" for something else). The very first amendment says:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,[emphasis added] or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
Now, senator read that carefully. What do you read there?
Very good, you see that the right of free speech is there for all to see. No ifs, ands or buts.
Now, show me where there is an inalienable right to an abortion mentioned.
Not there? Okay, let's go to the next amendment, that other one that you and your don't like, the second. Oops, not there either. Here's the entire constitution let's see what we find here. Not there either.
You see, Senator, the Constitution specificly protects free speech. It is there in the text. What is not there is a right to an abortion. That was interpreted into the Constitution out of whole cloth. The worst part is that you knew that when you asked the question. This shows me two things Senator. 1)There is no level to which you will not stoop for a cheap political ploy, and 2) it shows how little regard you have for the Constitution itself. Of course your career speaks for itself on that note.
More (and most likely better) coverage at:
Michelle Malkin
Human Events Online
Ankle Biting Pundits
Hugh Hewitt
Sister Toldja

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