Monday, July 2, 2012

Obama's preventative medicine

What’s New Today

Story #1 shows you the difference between Romney and Obama.  Who do you think is more in tune with the country?  #2 looks at the latest Obama emergency.  He needs more money.  #3 looks at the issue of abortion and asks if men should have any say in it?  

Today’s Thoughts

So is the mandate in Obamacare a tax or a mandate?  It depends upon whether you want Obamacare declared Unconstitutional or repealed.  The reason the Administration continues to call it both is because they want neither one. 

1.  Obama vs Romney with the emergency in Virginia

In response to this emergency the presidential campaigns handled it in this fashion:

First from the Romney Campaign through email:

The severe storms that ripped through Virginia Friday claimed at least six lives across the commonwealth and left thousands without power.  It could be several days before power is restored to those affected.
If you’d like to make a donation to the relief effort, please bring supplies to the Romney for President Headquarters located at 3811 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 750 in Arlington tomorrow between 10am and 7pm.

We will distribute donations to various relief centers in the area.

Here’s what we need:
  • Bottled Water
  • Non-perishable food items, such as beef jerky, granola bars, peanut butter, etc.
Bring your supply donations to our headquarters tomorrow and we’ll ensure it gets to your fellow Virginians who are in need on Tuesday.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Sara Craig
Virginia State Manager

P.S. We know that everyone wanting to help cannot make it to Arlington.  If you would like to donate to the Red Cross, please call 1-800-Red-Cross, or visit this link to make a donation online:

From the Obama Campaign Via Twitter:

Keep cool while you’re canvassing this summer, Our Vote Obama Tank Top is a stylish and fun way to show your support…

Give to your fellow Americans is Romney's appeal.  Give to Obama and get an Obama Tank Top.  

2.  Obama’s emergency—more cash

President Obama has spent more time raising money than any of his predecessors in recent history, crisscrossing the country on Air Force One to 175 re-election fundraisers so far in his first term.

His campaign, the Democratic National Committee and their joint accounts reported more than $173 million cash on hand at the end of May, $61 million more than rival Mitt Romney and Republicans.

And after smashing fundraising records in 2008, tapping $746 million from a historic donor roll of 3 million names, Team Obama has appeared on pace to do it again.

Still, Obama and Democrats are sounding the alarm for what would seem to be unthinkable: that they are poised to be outraised and outspent by Romney, the GOP and allied outside groups.

 “We see where we stand, and right now on a month-to-month basis, we’ve fallen behind,” Obama told a group of high-dollar donors Friday on an 18-minute conference call from Air Force One, according to the Daily Beast, which obtained audio of the call from a participant.

“We just can’t be outspent 10 to 1,” Obama said. “That’s what happened in Wisconsin recently. The Koch brothers and their allies spent more than the other side’s entire campaign, our side’s entire campaign…

Obama doesn’t seem to be able to get anything correct.  In Wisconsin Walker did outspend the Democrats and the UNIONS by perhaps 2 to 1 (not 10 to 1) and it is illegal for Obama to raise funds from government facilities. 

3.  Do Arguments have Testicles?

Recently, a student asked me whether I had a right to speak out on abortion given that I am a man and could never experience pregnancy. I countered by asking him whether arguments have testicles. The question drew laughter from other students who were listening to the exchange. But my point was serious and worth addressing at length. 

The idea that men are ineligible to speak out on abortion has at least six flaws, each of which should be understood and articulated by men who desire to speak on the issue. Those argumentative flaws follow in no particular order of importance: 

1.      The argument is sexist towards men. There have been 26 million males aborted in America since Roe v. Wade. Men have every right to speak out on behalf of those millions of males who were victims of violence at the hands of women….

2.      The argument is sexist towards women. We must also consider the effects of male anti-abortion advocacy on unborn women. An unborn woman has a right to choose simply by virtue of the fact that she is a woman. Or so the argument goes….

3.      The argument defeats Roe v. Wade. Feminists would like to see the two dissenting Justices in Roe v. Wade silenced because they are men. But the same argument would silence the seven Justices who voted in favor of Roe v. Wade. They were also men..

4.      The argument would also apply to other medical procedures. Women usually decide to let their male offspring live. When they do, they usually have their male offspring circumcised. As Francis Beckwith points out, a woman can never know what it is like to have a portion of her penis removed. So how can she be allowed to participate in both the abortion and circumcision decision while a man is excluded from the former?...

I only copied part of the six arguments.  Some are more persuasive than others.  The abortion issue is a serious one and unfortunately SCOTUS came in and interrupted the political argument we were having.  If they hadn’t ruled in Roe v Wade, we would have a solution that would be viable rather than one that is as unsettled today as it was 40 years ago.

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