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Oklahoma legislature overrides veto of abortion restriction bill, becomes worst state

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by sumit1207, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Aegis

    Aegis Deity

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    I was really confused by reading your excerpts. I had to read the article to understand his point, which is that couples who already know that they are going to lose their baby would be forced to have the ultrasound & have to watch it as the tech describe what's going on.

    I agree with Rep. Randolph in that this bill has unintended consequences which makes it reprehensible.
     
  2. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    It could be worse. The conservatives might soon try to require anybody who wants an abortion to first report to the nearest small government reeducation center.
     
  3. bhsup

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    I want a fiscally small, stripped to the bones, entitlement free federal government. That's what 'small government' means. You guys are totally altering the meaning of the phrase.
     
  4. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Small government reeducation centre is a brilliant phrase. I tip my hat to you.
     
  5. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    But you don't mind in the least that it is actually a bloated bureaucracy which largely exists to inflict your morals on anybody who disagrees with your own personal opinions and religious beliefs.
     
  6. bhsup

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    what bloated bureaucracy?
     
  7. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Ultrasound enforcement agents
     
  8. Aegis

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    "The uterus expands to meet the ever-expanding needs of the bureaucracy."
     
  9. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Small government means fewer laws, not more.
     
  10. bhsup

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    No, it means less expenditures. Has nothing to do with the laws on the books.
     
  11. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Isn't it supposed to mean a less intrusive government, thus less laws?
     
  12. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    You think that there are no costs associated with enforcing laws? if you were really for small government, you should be opposed to most of the laws currently on the books. TANSTAAFL.
     
  13. bhsup

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    Not in my book. Wipe away all federal entitlement programs and we'd have a MUCH smaller government.
     
  14. SS-18 ICBM

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    Well, you can still have laws. Just don't enforce them, I guess? Depends on how expensive they are.
     
  15. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Starting with the Lighthouse Act of 1789.
     
  16. Formaldehyde

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    In other words, you don't really want "small govenment". What you want is to selectively eliminate all the government programs which you personally disagree while keeping all the other ones. You likely want even more laws to inflict your own personal opinions on everybody else. That isn't small government. It is just the opposite.
     
  17. bhsup

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    So you deny that dismantling the Social Security Administration, the Department of Education, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, etc would make the federal government smaller?
     
  18. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    I agree. Myanmar is the best example in the world of a small government country.
     
  19. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    So you want totalitarianism sans welfare.... :crazyeye:



    Or, a much larger one. Lots more cops and prisons to control those people who can only currently afford food and shelter because of entitlement programs.
     
  20. GhostWriter16

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    No need to hold back info, or to lie, just ban murder anyway. The truth about it is, in the words of Kent Hovind, Christian Scientist, "Well what about rape? Is abortion then ok? Why kill the baby, for the actions of the rapist," he responds. Really, who is responsible, the rapist, or the innocent baby.
     

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