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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Duncan trumps O'Connor and Holloway

On a Friday afternoon when the weekly news cycle prepared to avert the likely downshift for the weekend with the big breaking news that three "men" had been charged with the murder of Natalee Holloway in Aruba and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor tendered her resignation to the high (see "marijuana") court, another celebrity entered the news fray early Saturday.

J.E. Duncan, III, a pedophilic recidivist, has been arrested for kidnapping. He'll likely add murder to his list of personal achievements before too long.

FOXNews and CNN are granting generous airtime in its coverage of the thug of the moment, at a time when we could have learned what O'Connor meant when she said, "The woman's right to terminate her pregnancy before viability is the most central principle... (said at a 1990 speech at Washington University).

In this context "viable" is a convenient word as it has broad meaning. "Terminate" is rather sanitized too in its context.

Cable news may not get to dissecting O'Connor's words because of Mr. Duncan's ill-timed intrusion. Holloway's case may not get airplay until Greta's show returns on FOXNews Monday night.

Oh, and by the way, we're at war still too.

A quick observation here. Wouldn't it be healthier for children to execute pedophiles who murder and kidnap as opposed to rehabilitating them? The rehabilitation process is proven to be deadly to children.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A woman's right to "terminate" things before they are "viable" is definately one of the God-given rights we enjoy as American's. We employ it in our marriages, and other relationships. I prefer to employ it in my garden to thwart weeds. However, my "choices" are guided by God's Holy Spirit if I submit willingly to Him, not so with those who don't have this relational authority or submit to any objective rule by which to make their decisions other than emotions and circumstances.
Ms. O'Connor, truly legislated feminism from the bench. How is it that our balance of powers allows a court ruling to stand though they are not based on historical meaning of the law as intended by the lawmakers but interpreted by the law-of-the-day mentality?

6:56 PM  

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