Discussion in 'Current Events' started by TheDrip, Jan 17, 2008.
Disgusting, Why can't we fence off Kansas like George Carlin suggested and use the entire state as a prison. At least then it would be worth something.
Kansas can go fuck itself. First they try to teach religion in the science classrooms now they're prosecuting people who haven't broken the law. Kansas needs mandatory abortions.
Fixed it for you.
My girlfriend is from Kansas. She is a Kansas alum. She wants to get the fuck out of there.
Could someone tell me why there is such a anti-abortion thing in the USA? I don't get it.
Because the Puritan values that were brought over here when the Pilgrams landed on Plymouth Rock are still being forced down people's throats till this day. That's one of reasons.
Forced down peoples' throats? You mean like the Supreme Court deciding the issue?
I say let the people of each state vote in people who can decide the issue. What is good for Kansas may not be good for New York, but who is New York to impose its values on Kansas?
The reason every other country doesn't have this issue is because it was decided in a democratic way, not forced upon the people by unelected judges.
Make no mistake, the Supreme Court is the reason people are digging up 120 year old laws and asking for constitutional amendments for stupid shit like gay marriage.
I can see your point of view, but that is way too much of a risk. You're going to let hayseed voters elect hayseed leaders to decide on abortion. Because it won't stop there. Because then you will have bleeding heart liberal docuhes electing in bleeding heart liberal leaders who can decide on issues such as gun control. It might not be the perfect system, but I think the Supreme Court is more effective.
I wouldn't really call the Roe v. Wade forcing anything down people's throats. I merely said "You want one, go for it. You don't want one, that's fine too."
I agree though, let the voters in their respective states decide what they want.
It's the way it is. The Constitution was written in such a way as to make a weak federal government and to allow each state quite a bit of leeway in making it's own laws. That means that some states will suck. Some will be theocratic and some will be nanny-state societies.
Yeah I know. But here is an idea and I'm suprised nobody has ever thought about it. Maybe its time for another Constitutional Convention. There has to be some way to come up with a perfect balance between a strong federal government and strong states' rights. Or I think each state should take time and go over their laws and refresh some of them so they can apply to present times and present situations.
I'd say the second option would be MUCH better than a Constitutional Convention. Too many people are looking for the Feds to lead their lives for them. The power the Feds would gain in this day and age from that would be scary.
I'm a life long Kansan.
Look, we just got the right to drink on Sunday a few years ago. We might get gamblin in a few years too.
The blue hairs keep this place perpetually in 1880.
That said, this is old news around here.
I agree with this.
The decision itself may not seem like forcing anything but it bascially forced every state to legalize abortions. My point is that judges shouldn't be deciding this stuff at all.
and I completely agree with that!!!
I know we have a lot of people here who love the idea of states having more power but I think the balance is perfect as it is. The United States is only as strong as it is (the most powerful nation on earth in fact) because we are a union. You will not find one credible U.S. historian who will tell you different. The more separation we have the weaker we become. Therefore, while states are able to make some of their own laws there are others that we have to agree to as a nation is we are to remain powerful.