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As relayed to me and posted by shimmeringjemmy

The US Supreme Court upheld a ban on later term abortions that do not take into account the health of the mother.

Personally, I see this as yet another step in law creation that is designed to protect the lawmaker over the people.

In the past year I have seen the following rights of the individual taken away:
rights to put money into playing poker online
rights to carry arms on a college campus to defend oneself
rights to have a medical operation than may be necessary to save oneself

It is far more important for the US bipartisan system to make a daily effort to polarize its inhabitants into abject apathy so that the control of government is firmly removed from its citizens hands.

The principle of popular election is a fatal folly; its results are visible in every so-called democracy. The elected man is always the mediocrity; he is the safe man, the sound man, the man who displeases the majority less than any other; and therefore never the genius, the man of progress and illumination. – Liber 194 – 10.

The average american (sic) no longer votes about issues they care about. They vote about polarized words they’ve been taught to take sides on.

Why does government even try to legislate school prayer when the actions of one person’s religious beliefs should be untouchable by government? Why legislate the question of the life of the unborn child when the religious leaders of the world can’t agree on the answer.

A government that has to legislate to protect against the expression of the destruction of its symbolic equivalent is a government that acknowledges that they are failing. Translation without big words: If you have to take away the first amendment rights of free speech to prevent people from burning the flag… you admit that people are losing faith in what the flag symbolizes.

Freedom, independence, liberty refer to an absence of undue restrictions and an opportunity to exercise one’s rights and powers. Freedom emphasizes the opportunity given for the exercise of one’s rights, powers, desires, or the like: freedom of speech or conscience; freedom of movement.

Personally, when the government makes laws that affect what I do with my life… when the government makes laws that turn personal activities criminal… I for one, don’t feel a brimming sensation of freedom.

When it is outlawed, only criminals will profit.

Despite what folks may think, we don’t watch “A LOT” of current television in our household.

Actually, I think I can count the shows we watch on one hand. Most of it is science fiction. There’s Heroes, Doctor Who, and Stargate SG-1. All of which were on hiatus until this weekend.

Stargate left us hanging with a pretty big cliffhanger. For some reason however, when Friday’s new episode ran… the Tivo opted to ‘blow it off.’

I really hate having to verify that the system is going to perform the way it’s supposed to. You find a set of rules and you have to learn to trust them. If not that leads to what others call paranoia. Primarily, because you learn the holes in the system and become sensitive to the surprises.

So… now.. unless I check the Tivo… it looks like we may not get our planned entertainment.

So.. I guess I must put a call out to anyone who might have recorded Stargate SG1, “The Quest, Part 2” It doesn’t look like SF is rerunning it anytime soon.

The problem being that I need the episode with closed-captioning in tact. Oh, sure… SF-channel says, “Just go to iTunes and buy it.” But let me take a moment to rant.

That’s right. Me… Mac-man, the Apple fan. I am not buying a video iPod. I am not buying episodes of tv. I am not buying movies. And I really think no one else should either.

Quite simply.. none of the video is captioned. So.. gosh I can have the privilege of watching video and then reciting it to anyone who need captions.

So.. Looking for Stargate… with captions. psigh 🙂

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