You won’t want to miss his press conference.
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Legally, logically, there is a distinction because the slave has the rights of a human being. Thus the personal choice of the owner is nullified by the right of the person whose life he wishes to constrain. However, the law does not recognize the fetus yet as a person — rightly or wrongly — and thus the choice of the mother may be said to prevail.
Ethically, morally, I submit to you that one of the highest privileges and responsibilities of a woman is as custodian for the rights of her child. The child cannot protect itself, in the womb as well as for some years after birth, and it counts on the mother as its protector. This is a high calling of womanhood, one that breeds great nobility of soul.
Without trying to use this forum to argue for changes in law, I would appeal to the conscience of woman as custodian. If you had custody of an older person’s assets and you frittered away the money, people would be scandalized. Yes, the right of choice is yours, but you exercise it not only in your own interest but as custodian for the interest of another. You should respect your position as trustee to make no choice to the detriment of your charge.
Q: Mister President, how long did you have to sit for that pose on the copper penny?
A: Nah, I refused to pose for a penny. I only posed for the five-dollar bill, then I made the penny guy copy from that.
Q: Mister President, as founder of the Republican Party, what message would you send to today’s members?
A: This party was founded to vest liberty in the citizen and to curb the excesses of the state. But liberty is not license and ought never be squandered on the base and the crude. God allows man — and woman — to choose the noble, the sublime, even the holy. If we wish the state to relax its fetters on our liberty, we must be prepared to provide ourselves the moderation bred in conscience.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?