In the past I have written much and some have even said that I have been bad-mouthing Mississippi…..I guess I can see their points but I live in the state and have worked for the state and who better than me to write about the state?
This will be a post on abortion……there are many ways to debate the position whether pro or con…….I am not debating about the act of abortion whether good or bad…..I am talking about a new amendment that is being offered up to the people as an amendment to the state constitution……..
My daughter first brought this to my attention and thought I should write about it but I was hesitant…..for I believe that the act is a personal decision and therefore none of anybody’s business……but this new amendment has misogynist written all over it….and that is why that I decided to post on it….that and the fact that some mental midget came by my house and did everything but physically attack me because of my stand…..
This is the wording of the amendment……
Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Mississippi: SECTION 1. Article III of the constitution of the state of Mississippi is hereby amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION TO READ: Section 33. Person defined. As used in this Article III of the state constitution, “The term ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.” This initiative shall not require any additional revenue for implementation.
So are these people saying cloning of humans is acceptable?
Now here is the staff of the 26 effort……
Brad Prewitt, Executive Director – email@example.com – (662) 401-3431
Greg Sanders, Deputy Executive Director – firstname.lastname@example.org – (662) 523-6722
Jacob Dawson, Media/Website/Mail Coordinator – email@example.com
Phillip Morris, Northeast MS Field Director – firstname.lastname@example.org – (662) 538-3422
Reid Guy, Central MS Field Director – email@example.com – (601) 506-3660
Rev. Joseph Parker, African-American Coordinator and Campaign Chaplain – firstname.lastname@example.org – (662) 260-9123
Corey Ruffin, South MS Field Director – email@example.com – (601) 433-1130
I hate to be a downer….but where are the women leaders that feel this is a great idea?
Even Maddow of MSNBC has taken on this subject…..watch her segment…..it gets to the amendment after a while…….http://on.msnbc.com/nSfpo1
Now there are a lot of things that need to be addressed for the state of Mississippi like education, health care, poverty…….many things…… pick a list of states…..Mississippi is almost always at the top of bad situations and the bottom of good situations….so sorry but this is NOT something that needs to be addressed at this time…..and the politicians that are all for this amendment would be all for a pro choice one if it would help them get elected……
Remember these are the same people that hate welfare and medicaid and refuse to see the need for any form of rights for women in the state…a state which leads the country in misogynist thought….women are to be seen NOT heard in Mississippi! Or that 46% of Repubs polled say that inter-racial marriage should be illegal and 14% say they are not sure (personally, I think these think it should be illegal and answered as they did so they did not sound like a racist)…..and then these are the same voters that will bitch and moan about smaller government with less intervention…..it is all so damn silly! Either Americans have free choice or not and my guess it is….we do NOT!
Mississippi is the most conserv state in the union and for that reason this amendment will probably pass…..all I can say is think about the damage the 18th amendment did to the US……so do NOT be surprised when the government interferes into your life even more….this is NOT the end of the government telling you what you will do….by law! This is ALL about Roe v Wade and the right’s campaign to have it repealed…this is a religious issue…no matter how they package it.
The really sad thing about all this is once it passes the state will still have low wages, bad health care, high poverty, lacking education and all that will be accomplished is to massage the egos of people that care NOTHING for what is needed in the state of Mississippi. Letting religion run the state or country is NEVER a good idea.
Amendment 26 does NOTHING for the state….it just lets people who cannot mind their own business feel good about themselves. Lets quasi-religious morons tell people what to do and think….and there is where I have my biggest problem. If you ignore this turn of events then hold your horses because it is a good chance that if it is effective that it will be coming to a ballot near you.
For the record…I am OPPOSED to abortion….with that said…..it is NOT my decision to make and it is DEFINITELY NOT the governments decision to make! Unless you live in Mississippi!