Friday, March 18, 2005
Another Controversy!

Sort of.

So Law Professor @ UCLA Eugene Volokh examined the Iranian system of capital punishment and came up with some startling statements vis a vis cruelty and its use in punishment. (That's a collected post page - just start at the top and read your way down). Now that the back-and-forth over Same Sex Marriage has subsided a little, I propose we move on to the topic raised by the professor - should make for some lively discussion!

[HatTip to Jeff Goldstein, who makes an interesting point in his response, as well.]

Comments:
In addition to suspecting Eugene is a tax or entertainment law professor (based on several statements he makes in his post) and unfamilar with constitutional law, I have recently found a post that i believe properlly illustrates social conservatives postion on a whole host of "life" issues. TO WIT:

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO LIVE IF YOU ARE...

-an unborn baby
-suffering from a horrific disease from which death is the only escape
-a stem cell
-A fictional, nonexistant woman in a Clint Eastwood movie
-brain dead

WE DON'T SEEMED TO BE TOO DAMN CONCERNED WITH PROTECTING THE LIVES OF...

-Criminals
-AIDS victims,including AIDS babies (but don't you dare abort them!)
-American soldiers fighting in Iraq('fraid its true. "SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS" won't stop RPGs as well as body and vehicle armor)
-Mooslims
-Endangered species, especially ones who live where there's oil.
-Starving African Children
-Starving African Adults
-Africans
-Victims of gun violence (God ordered us to let the assault weapons ban expire)
-Hundreds of kids who get sick each year because of pollution and contaminants in the water
-Hundreds of future adults who will get cancer and other ailments due to a lifetime of injesting said contaminants and pollutants.
-The homeless
-Drug addicts
-Homeless drug addicts
-Hedonistic Hollywood Limosine Liberal Atheists

WE WILL MAKE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO RUIN YOUR LIFE IF YOU...

-Perform abortians
-Are the judge who had Terri's feeding tube removed
-Are named "Clinton."
-Are gay and look at us the wrong way
-Keep pointing out the inherent hypocrisy of this third list.

CONCLUSION: Our organization's definition of "life" extends only to those who lack a concioussness. Fetuses, stem cells, vegtables and overgrown placenta (it COULD be alive) we're fighting for you!*

*Conscious humans need not apply- that includes decisions and statements made while said individual was alive and well as well.
(Looking forward to seeing what your reaction is)
 
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