Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich - and Cheat Everybody Else - by David Cay Johnston
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« on: March 11, 2005, 04:19:21 PM »
It is a symbol that they live in a state that thought enslaving other human beings was more important than being a part of the United States. And they're proud of it. They should actually be so ashamed that they try to hide all traces of the Stars n' Bars...
« on: March 11, 2005, 03:57:21 PM »
I don't think the issue is whether the individual has the right to choose to suit her moral disposition, but rather the moral disposition of a society as a whole that allows the killing of fetuses as a completely unfettered right. It is the same as the death penalty, or killing in a war. Each of us carries the moral weight of the killing that is done in our name, or with our implicit blessing.
I think the government policy should be along the lines of 'safe, legal, & never.' While the option should be there, in the case of serious health issues, etc, our government should be spending money on education and the availability of birth control to reduce the number of abortions to as low as possible.
« on: March 11, 2005, 03:09:47 PM »
Again, I'm with Phanatic. To make some sort of exception because a fetus isn't a 'full-fledged life' is intellectually dishonest. There is something growing in there that will become a human being. Even if it isn't fully-formed, there is a moral question involved in terminating the pregnancy.
In terms of having someone else care for the newborn (in adoption, etc), I don't believe that charity creates a moral conundrum.
« on: March 11, 2005, 02:52:47 PM »
Phan, you've pinpointed the basic problem with the left's position on abortion in this country: it is seen as some sort of issue about rights, with absolutely no consideration at all is given to the moral consequences of the action.
I crafted my apps differently for different schools. I didn't have any information that I necessarily would mind them sharing with each other - it's all true - however, I tend to agree that it must be a violation for them to share the contents of my application with anyone except those intended to see it. I don't think I signed any waivers saying they could distribute the information to anyone, at their discretion.
In terms of matching the apps to anything I post here, well, that may be a waste of time & a little petty, but I can't expect any privacy posting to a board on the internet.