When The Government Plays God: The Slippery Slope From Abortions To Executions

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Wed May 11 22:03:43 PDT 2022

Women are free citizens or they are slaves.  Roe said they were citizens.  Now they will be slaves again.

A clump of cells is not a person, let alone a citizen.  Even a mostly formed baby is not a person or citizen. There is no memory, no 
cognition.  That it will become a baby is not much different than observing that sperm & eggs can become a human.  Now, we could 
create a human out of a stem cell, from the skin perhaps.  Are those cells humans?  Citizens with rights?  Doesn't make any sense.


On 5/11/22 9:49 PM, grarpamp wrote:
> When The Government Plays God: The Slippery Slope From Abortions To Executions
> https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/when_the_government_plays_god_the_slippery_slope_from_abortions_to_executions
> https://doi.org/10.1108/01443339910788712
> http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html
>      “Abortion on demand is the ultimate State tyranny; the State
> simply declares that certain classes of human beings are not persons,
> and therefore not entitled to the protection of the law. The State
> protects the ‘right’ of some people to kill others, just as the courts
> protected the ‘property rights’ of slave masters in their slaves.”
>      - Ron Paul
> The government wants to play god.
> It wants the power to decide who lives or dies and whose rights are
> worthy of protection.
> Delve beneath the rhetoric and spin that have turned abortion into a
> politicized, polarized and propagandized frontline in the culture
> wars, and you will find a greater menace at work.
> Abortion may be front and center in the power struggle between the
> Left and the Right over who has the right to decide—the government or
> the individual—when it comes to bodily autonomy, the right to privacy,
> sexual freedom, the rights of the unborn, and property interests in
> one’s body, but there’s so much more going on here.
> The Left would suggest that unborn babies do not have constitutional
> rights and the only right that matters is a woman’s right to privacy
> in choosing whether or not to abort a pregnancy. The Right, while
> fixated on saving the lives of unborn babies, seems less concerned
> about what happens to those lives from birth to death.
> What few seem willing to address is that in the 30 years since the
> U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, the
> government has come to believe that it not only has the power to
> determine who is deserving of constitutional rights in the eyes of the
> law but it also has the authority to deny those rights to an American
> citizen.
> This is how the abortion debate—a politicized tug-of-war over when an
> unborn child is considered a human being with rights—plays into the
> police state’s hands by laying the groundwork for discussions about
> who else may or may not be deserving of rights.
> Even if (as a leaked draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson
> Women’s Health Organization suggests) the Supreme Court overturns its
> earlier rulings recognizing abortion as a constitutional right under
> the Fourteenth Amendment, that will not resolve the larger problem
> that plagues us today: namely, that all along the spectrum of
> life—from the unborn child to the aged—the government continues to
> play fast and loose with the lives of the citizenry.
> Take a good, hard look at the many ways in which Americans are being
> denied their rights under the Constitution.
>      American families who have their dogs shot, their homes trashed
> and their children terrorized or, worse, killed by errant SWAT team
> raids in the middle of the night are being denied their rights under
> the Constitution.
>      Disabled individuals who are being strip searched, handcuffed,
> arrested and “diagnosed” by police as dangerous or mentally unstable
> merely because they stutter and walk unevenly are being denied their
> rights under the Constitution.
>      School-aged children as young as 4-years-old who are leg shackled,
> handcuffed and strip searched for violating school zero tolerance
> policies by chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun and playing an
> imaginary game of cops and robbers, or engaging in childish behavior
> such as crying or jumping are being denied their rights under the
> Constitution.
>      Unarmed citizens who are tasered or shot by police for daring to
> hesitate, stutter, move a muscle, flee or disagree in any way with a
> police order are being denied their rights under the Constitution.
>      Likewise, Americans—young and old alike—who are shot by police
> because they pointed a garden hose at a police officer, reached for
> their registration in their glove box, relied upon a cane to steady
> themselves, or were seen playing with air rifles or BB guns are being
> denied their rights under the Constitution.
>      Female motorists who are unlucky enough to be pulled over for a
> questionable traffic infraction only to be subjected by police to
> cavity searches by the side of the road are being denied their rights
> under the Constitution.
>      Male pedestrians and motorists alike who are being subjected to
> roadside strip searches and rectal probes by police based largely on
> the color of their skin are being denied their rights under the
> Constitution.
>      American citizens subjected to government surveillance whereby
> their phone calls are being listened in on, their mail and text
> messages read, their movements tracked and their transactions
> monitored are being denied their rights under the Constitution.
>      Homeowners who are being fined and arrested for raising chickens
> in their backyard, allowing the grass in their front yards to grow too
> long, and holding Bible studies in their homes are being denied their
> rights under the Constitution.
>      Decorated military veterans who are being arrested for criticizing
> the government on social media such as Facebook are being denied their
> rights under the Constitution.
>      Homeless individuals who are being harassed, arrested and run out
> of towns by laws that criminalize homelessness are being denied their
> rights under the Constitution.
>      Individuals whose DNA has been forcibly collected and entered into
> federal and state law enforcement databases whether or not they have
> been convicted of any crime are being denied their rights under the
> Constitution.
>      Drivers whose license plates are being scanned, uploaded to a
> police database and used to map their movements, whether or not they
> are suspected of any crime, are being denied their rights under the
> Constitution. The same goes for drivers who are being ticketed for
> running afoul of red light cameras without any real opportunity to
> defend themselves against such a charge are being denied their rights
> under the Constitution.
>      Protesters and activists who are being labeled domestic terrorists
> and extremists and accused of hate crimes for speaking freely are
> being denied their rights under the Constitution. Likewise, American
> citizens who being targeted for assassination by drone strikes abroad
> without having been charged, tried and convicted of treason are being
> denied their rights under the Constitution.
>      Hard-working Americans whose bank accounts, homes, cars
> electronics and cash are seized by police (operating according to
> asset forfeiture schemes that provide profit incentives for highway
> robbery) are being denied their rights under the Constitution.
> So, what is the common denominator here?
> These are all American citizens—endowed by their Creator with certain
> unalienable rights, rights that no person or government can take away
> from them, among these the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of
> happiness—and they are all being oppressed in one way or another by a
> government that has grown drunk on power, money and its own authority.
> If the government—be it the President, Congress, the courts or any
> federal, state or local agent or agency—can decide that any person has
> no rights, then that person becomes less than a citizen, less than
> human, less than deserving of respect, dignity, civility and bodily
> integrity. He or she becomes an “it,” a faceless number that can be
> tallied and tracked, a quantifiable mass of cells that can be
> discarded without conscience, an expendable cost that can be written
> off without a second thought, or an animal that can be bought, sold,
> branded, chained, caged, bred, neutered and euthanized at will.
> It’s a slippery slope that justifies all manner of violations in the
> name of national security, the interest of the state and the so-called
> greater good.
> Yet those who founded this country believed that what we conceive of
> as our rights were given to us by God—we are created equal, according
> to the nation’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence—and
> that government cannot create, nor can it extinguish our God-given
> rights. To do so would be to anoint the government with god-like
> powers and elevate it above the citizenry.
> Unfortunately, we have been dancing with this particular devil for
> quite some time now.
> If we continue to wait for the government to restore our freedoms,
> respect our rights, rein in its abuses and restrain its agents from
> riding roughshod over our lives, our liberty and our happiness, then
> we will be waiting forever.
> Already, the politicos are beating the war drums to herald the next
> phase of the abortion wars.
> President Biden wants voters to elect more pro-abortion rights
> officials to ensure that “a woman’s right to choose is fundamental.”
> The Senate plans to vote to codify the right to an abortion into
> federal law. Chief Justice John G. Roberts is opening an investigation
> into how the Supreme Court’s draft abortion ruling was leaked. And
> polling indicates that the majority of the American people want
> abortion to remain legal.
> Like clockwork, we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of yet
> another political circus that could get scary, ugly and overwhelming
> really fast.
> Before you get too distracted by this conveniently timed diversion
> that has everyone forgetting about spiking gas prices, inflation,
> housing shortages, and warring empires, remind yourself that no matter
> how the Supreme Court rules in Dobbs, it will not resolve the problem
> of a culture that values life based on a sliding scale.  Nor will it
> help us navigate the moral, ethical and scientific minefields that
> await us as technology and humanity move ever closer to a point of
> singularity.
> Humanity is being propelled at warp speed into a whole new frontier
> when it comes to privacy, bodily autonomy, and what it means to be a
> human being. As such, we haven’t even begun to wrap our heads around
> how present-day legal debates over bodily autonomy, privacy, vaccine
> mandates, the death penalty, and abortion play into future discussions
> about singularity, artificial intelligence, cloning, and the privacy
> rights of the individual in the face of increasingly invasive,
> intrusive and unavoidable government technologies.
> Yet here is what I know.
> Life is an inalienable right.
> By allowing the government to decide who or what is deserving of
> rights, it shifts the entire discussion from one in which we are
> “endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights” (that of
> life, liberty property and the pursuit of happiness) to one in which
> only those favored by the government get to enjoy such rights.
> If all people are created equal, then all lives should be equally
> worthy of protection.
> There’s an idea embraced by both the Right and the Left according to
> their biases that there is a hierarchy to life, with some lives
> worthier of protection than others, but there is no hierarchy of
> freedoms.
> All freedoms hang together.
> As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the
> American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair
> Diaries, we must never stop working to protect life, preserve our
> freedoms and maintain some semblance of our humanity.
> Freedom cannot be a piece-meal venture.
*Stephen D. Williams*
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