While listening to CNN a short while ago I came across this blurb and recorded it. Why? Because this 15 second clip shows exactly how full of shit the Republican party is and has become. Now let me be clear: I DO NOT condone this program the NSA is practicing because it is an invasion of my privacy and I’m disappointed President Obama has continued on with Bush’s ‘Patriot Act’ nonsense that allows the government to spy on innocent civilians that are not in any way, shape or form committing a crime or suspected of committing a crime – which is the basic premise needed for conducting surveillance on someone.
However, as much as I don’t want to say I agree with Rand Paul, I must in this instance. But here’s my issue with Rand Paul and Republicans: Rand Paul put forth legislation called the “Life at Conception Act” which, as you can probably glean from the context, makes it LAW that life begins at conception and outlaws abortion completely – ultimately stripping women of their right to choose.
“The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known- that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore is entitled to legal protection from that point forward,” Sen. Paul said. “The right to life is guaranteed to all Americans in the Declaration of Independence and ensuring this is upheld is the Constitutional duty of all Members of Congress.”
The fact that Rand Paul is a physician absolutely appalls me. To suggest that one ten-thousandth of a second after a sperm penetrates an egg that life is formed and that that fertilized egg should now get all the rights a living and breathing human being has is absolutely ridiculous. How far do you have to have your head up your ass to tell women with a straight face that men have decided they don’t get to choose what happens to/with their body and then turn around and say how violated you feel by the possibility of Big Brother listening in on your conversations? If that’s not the epitome of full of shit, I don’t know what is.
Bottom line: Republicans you can’t have selective criticism! Especially since the illegal wiretapping began under the previous administration, a Republican administration, as part of the post September 11th “fight against terror” where miraculously no Republicans had an issue with the practice. So…what’s the difference Republicans?