Never has there been such a divisive dividing piece of legislation concocted by any legislature.
If you take the time to read the entire context of the syllabus and understand the history of the case, there can be only one conclusion.
The issue of division is not clear cut as one might think. The argument was bound to find its way up to the highest court in the land.
The reason the legislation is so divisive is this; they are debating emotions. Feelings are not substantive and cannot be legislated. We have them; they are part of what makes us ‘mankind.’
If the case were debated on facts alone, I think it would have never made it to the supreme court. The reality might be, do I have a right to kill my errant child at 2 years old? Most of America, not all, mind you, would say hell no.
The pivotal argument then becomes, when is it a human life?
To wrap abortion under the cloak of a woman’s health obfuscates the true meaning of the rule. We could argue that my errant child is driving me crazy; hence, it is a woman’s health. I should be allowed to take them out since I brought them into the world.
There are those that ‘feel’ that way and have killed their progeny for reasons that only they understand.
Regardless of your side, here is a challenge for you.
In the comments below, tell us which side you favor and then argue the other person’s side. I doubt many will do it, and here is why. We are married to how we feel. We can’t set aside our feelings for logic.
The problem with this inability is, as a Juror, you are manipulated by that inability to just look at the facts. Lawyers are actors in the truest sense of the word. They should have award shows just like those on the silver screen. To win a case, they must hook your emotions which will overpower your ability to disassociate facts from fiction.
If you follow any high-profile case, you will see them in action. Kyle Rittenhouse is the perfect example of emotions on trial. The jury found him innocent, but the public held him in contempt, and even though he was found innocent, his life would never be the same. The prosecuting lawyer was horrible, but the media had him convicted before it went to trial. They did the same thing to Nicholas Sandman. When you hear that the media is the enemy of the people, they are not wrong. What they do, they do for ratings that equal money.
While we could debate many facets of Roe vs. Wade, the decisions in 1973 and 2022, let’s focus on the issue.
- Pro-life or pro-abortion?
- Which way do you lean and why?
- Now, argue the other side. Use the same amount of energy that you used to come up with the way that you lean to make the argument why you are wrong.
Those of you who are so dogmatic that you cannot conceive that the other side is right are the people who need to dig a little deeper.
I believe that if more of us were not so inflexible in our views, we would be a much better country. Critical thinking is a lost art. We are too willing to call the other person out on how we feel. That, my friends, makes us easy targets for those who need us divided. If you split up the herd, we are easier to manipulate.
That is why the racist card is played so much in the media. That is also why they are working hard to call conservatives a cult, following a crazy man. I would make a wager that whoever decided to re-visit Roe Vs. Wade during the midterms did so to give the Democrats fodder to paint conservatives in a bad light. The timing is just too coincidental.
The DC establishment is deathly afraid of Trump. They have enjoyed a lifetime of raping and pillaging your tax dollars, and they don’t want that to end. There should be term limits in our government at all levels.
Want more proof? Look at the billions of dollars headed to Ukraine. I will be shocked if that isn’t a money laundering scheme of gigantic proportions.
If you want another conspiracy to think about, I believe that our own government killed JFK. Why? He was a populist like Trump. He believed that the government was there to serve the people… Silly man. He might have been the original MAGA.
I will end with an observation you should take to heart. I can go to a game, a public event, or even the shopping mall and have lovely conversations with almost anyone I meet. Their color, background, religion, etc., makes no difference. I constantly engage in conversation with people I fundamentally disagree with because I want to understand why they ‘feel’ the way they do. I would bet that you can and do as well.
I do this because what if I am wrong?
That is the purpose of this exercise. Set your feelings aside and see the facts as they are. What if you are wrong?
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