Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Constitutional Rights? Wrong.

Oh no. The Right Wing has scored a major victory over anti abortionist extremists via the Supreme Court, the folks who brought you appointed resident George W. Bush.
Read this AP clip:
WASHINGTON (Feb. 26) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal racketeering and extortion laws were improperly used to punish aggressive anti-abortion protesters, lifting a nationwide injunction that barred people from interfering with clinic business...
...The court's ruling is a victory for Operation Rescue, anti-abortion leader Joseph Scheidler and others who were ordered to pay damages to abortion clinics and were barred from interfering with their businesses for 10 years. The ruling ends that injunction."

War is one thing, the abysmal economy is another. But if Dubya and his Right Wing buddies think they are going to chip away at Roe vs. Wade until abortion is no longer a woman's legal choice, they will have a civil war on their hands.
Little by little this administration is stripping away our rights. Under the guise of national security they have been pushing to have access to our every move. Nothing we do will be safe from the government's prying eyes and ears.
If we protest we'll be thought to be anti-American, subversive or even a terrorist.
Sooner or later this type of government interference will trickle down and effect even those who currently applaud and support Bush and his administration. By then will it be too late for the lemmings to join a protest?

This all reminds me of a piece written by Pastor Martin Niemoeller:

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

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