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Friday, February 24, 2006

Within Normal Limits...

The Supreme Court will soon have its work cut out for them. South Dakota has pretty much issued a challenge for the highest court in the land by passing a law that bans abortions within the state.

I think that the lawmakers in South Dakota who voted for this law are courageous. It takes guts to stand up and make a statement like that.

South Dakotans should be proud of them.

Finally, a challenge for a politically correct law.

It's about time.

Do you remember when I wrote on my blog about Christian DeJohn and the difficulties that he was having in getting his master's degree?

Mr. DeJohn feels that his degree is being withheld because he spoke against a liberal viewpoint that was held by one of his professors.

There seems to be growing evidence that professors are infringing on conservative students' rights to free speech.

In this case, I presume that there is enough evidence that the issue is going to go to court.

Penn State and Temple University face lawsuits for imposing restrictive speech codes on campus. The suits are being filed by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), a pro-family legal organization based in Scottsdale, Ariz., which says the schools' policies target conservative and Christian speech.

Colleges and universities across the country have similar codes, and ADF lawyers warn they could face similar challenges.

Finally, a challenge for politically correct campuses.

I suppose that everyone has heard by now about the autistic high school senior, Jason McElwain, who was the basketball team's manager, but had never played in a basketball game.

To me, this is the feel good story so far of the year.

McElwain, who's autistic, was added to the roster by coach Jim Johnson so he could be given a jersey and get to sit on the bench in the team's last game of the year.

Johnson hoped the situation would even enable him to get McElwain onto the floor a little playing time.

He got the chance, with Greece Athena up by double-digits with four minutes to go.

And, in his first action of the year, McElwain missed his first two shots, but then sank six three-pointers and another shot, for a total of 20 points in three minutes.

Not only was this Jason's first and only game, he set a school record.

They caught it all on video.

You have to watch it.

The kids on the team, as well as the students in the bleachers, just go nuts when Jason makes the last three-pointer at the buzzer.

Finally, proof that being who you are should be good enough for anybody...


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Blogger x said...

Wow, aren't you a smug little cock. Maybe you should be raped and impregnated by your stepfather, and give birth to a headless baby in a complicated pregnancy that leaves you in a coma.

Then you can go to Souix Falls and thank South Dakota that you couldn't get an abortion.

February 25, 2006 12:44 AM  
Blogger x said...

Wow, aren't you a smug little cock. Maybe you should be raped and impregnated by your stepfather, and give birth to a headless baby in a complicated pregnancy that leaves you in a coma.

Then you can go to Souix Falls and thank South Dakota that you couldn't get an abortion.

February 25, 2006 12:45 AM  
Blogger Moof said...

TJ ... about the PC colleges ... I can attest to that. Two of my sons each went to a different college, one in Maine, one in NH, and both have told me that to pass certain classes, you have to parrot what the teacher wants to hear politically.

IMO, college professors, in particular should have to teach the course material, and not their personal opinions.

Great post, TJ! Keep them coming! Blog-hugs!

February 25, 2006 5:13 AM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

I'm so sorry "x" that you are so unhappy with your life, lacking the confidence in yourself, that you can't even stand up for what you believe in without being anonymous.

Making vehement, anonymouse*, comments are easy to do.

People who are unwilling to take responsibility for their lives and actions, those who want others/the government to take care of them, those who wish they were someone other than 'themselves'...

Where's their pride and sense of responsibility?

Most abortions aren't due to rape, incest, or complicated pregnancies. Most abortions are because the individual didn't want to be responsible.

If people want to be permiscuous and not practice birth control, well, I suppose that is their right.

But don't ask me to support them, their lifestyles, or their choices.

Abortion has been used as alternative birth control. This is wrong, any way that you look at it.

Where are these people's consciences?

If they could look that child in the eyes, would they be able to hold a gun to its head and kill it?

Abortion ignores the principles of life. Just like anonymouse* comments, you're unwilling to look at the issue and have a "face to face" discussion.

Are they so selfish that they cannot think of anyone but themselves? Do they not want to be part of a responsible society and secretly wish that they were one of the 'chosen aborted babies' and had never been born?

Is that what you wish, that you had never been born? Who was in charge of your life? Are you glad, or are you sad?

If people choose to only be responsible for themselves, and beholden to no one else, then they should practice responsible sex.

25.5% of women deciding to have an abortion want to postpone childbearing.

21.3% of women cannot afford a baby.

14.1% of women have a relationship issue or their partner does not want a child.

12.2% of women are too young (their parents or others object to the pregnancy.)

10.8% of women feel a child will disrupt their education or career.

7.9% of women want no (more) children.

3.3% of women have an abortion due to a risk to fetal health.

2.8% of women have an abortion due to a risk to maternal health.

Millions of healthy individuals are being killed because of convenience.

Without the convenience of abortion, perhaps people will start making better and more responsible choices, instead of making me, a tax payer, taking responsibility for them.


February 25, 2006 8:30 AM  
Blogger Moof said...

TJ ... I don't know why I didn't see that comment from X when I posted my own. I would certainly have had something to say - not the least of which is their apparent cowardice when it comes to standing up for what they believe.

Depending on if the South Dakota subject raises enough attention, I may include it on the Concordia Discors blog ... if I do, I'd like to ask you to consider allowing me to include your own post, and the pertinent comments.

Hang in there TJ!

February 25, 2006 3:22 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Moof, you've been a good friend, and you have always given credit where credit is due.

Feel free to post whatever you want from my pages.

As far as missing the commenter 'x', you didn't. They had commented after I had gone to bed last night and the comment was hanging in limbo awaiting my approval for posting.

I guess because of the time stamp yours was posted second? I had approved your comments first.


Either way, I did sit and think about whether or not to let this anonymouse* poster's comments make it to my page.

It was their 'tone' and 'attitude' that really tempted me to hit the delete button instead.

Thanks for visiting Moof.

Chat with you...


February 25, 2006 4:07 PM  
Blogger Pundit Princess said...

T.J. Thanks for talking about Christian DeJohn's situation and the lawsuits against Temple. I am a writer at Accuracy in Academia and have been writing about this for awhile now. Glad to know some bloggers are interested.

February 27, 2006 11:59 AM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope that you enjoyed your visit.

And sure... I am more than glad to talk about the Christian DeJohns in this world.


February 27, 2006 5:50 PM  

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