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  •  Interesting juxtaposition (1+ / 0-)
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    Very Long Range

    Two diaries back to back by the same author, with a common theme, so the same comment can go in both. Kids, keep your moral compass consistent and remember:

    Activist Republican state legislatures seeking to restrict rights in the name of saving lives = bad/dishonest/craven

    Activist Democratic state legislatures seeking to restrict rights in the name of saving lives = good/honest/noble

    •  Clearly, you've never been pregnant or you (0+ / 0-)

      would easily distinguish the difference.

      There are many others who have never been pregnant who easily grasp the difference.

      As far as I know, all the state legislatures were elected not appointed. What do these attempted uses of a perjorative adjective even mean?

      Activist Republican state legislatures
      Activist Democratic state legislatures

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 07:50:09 PM PDT

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      •  The point (2+ / 0-)
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        annecros, andalusi

        So, if I say:

        "State legislatures are attempting to restrict constitutional rights at levels beyond the federal level, and doing so for apparently laudable reasons that huge minorities nonetheless disagree with."

        This is an undisputably true statement that accurately describes both gun control and abortion efforts at the state level.

        Do you think this legislative tactic is a good idea? Bear in mind that I will apply your answer to both subjects. I am pro-choice and pro-gun, so I can say I think it is a bad tactic and be morally consistent on both issues.

        How about you?

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