Sounds to me like Julia doesn't understand the checks and balances system of government either.
11/15/2009 5:45:33 PM
If only you stopped after the first sentence...
11/15/2009 6:03:52 PM
I don't think that Julia here understands the three branches of government.
And the Republicans aren't going to outlaw abortion because abortion is what keeps the Christians voting for them every 2 or 4 years.
11/15/2009 6:06:27 PM
"Pro-Life" is code for ANTI WOMAN.
11/15/2009 6:27:40 PM
People like this probably think Marbury v Madison was the biggest miscarriage of justice in history...
11/15/2009 6:35:23 PM
SCOTUS does not make legislation... but it does make law.
And yes, those pro-life legislators are cowards.
11/15/2009 6:36:37 PM
Correction: it'd take a constitutional amendment to totally outlaw abortion. And they get proposed all the time, but die in committee. And the Republicans won't force a total ban through because then they lose voters.
11/15/2009 6:48:34 PM
Why don't you fight against the Nineteenth Amendment while you're at it?
11/15/2009 6:51:19 PM
I'll admit I don't know as much about how the government works as I should, but even I'm getting the feeling that she has it wrong.
11/15/2009 6:55:42 PM
Things have changed since I was a boy.
11/15/2009 7:28:00 PM
J. Random Lurker
You know, though I am pro-life, I don't think you have a grasp on American democracy.
Roe v. Wade cannot be overturned by simple legislation because it is precedent set by the Supreme Court ruling such laws as against the Constitution. An amendment would nullify Roe, but you're not going to get two-thirds of each house of Congress plus 38 states to sign on to it.
Look back on history, people realised that a bill couldn't neutralise the effects of Dred Scott, hence the XIII, XIV, and XV Amendments passed at the end of the American Civil War and during Reconstruction.
Get thee to a civics course...
11/15/2009 7:44:36 PM
@WMDKitty: I thought it meant "punish the sluts". Oh, well, same difference.
11/15/2009 7:57:27 PM
They never have a clue how the government actually works. I'm surprised she isn't also ranting about "activist judges", another of their made-up concepts.
11/15/2009 8:00:37 PM
mad the swine
Actually, there's a compelling legal argument that Marbury v. Madison (the 1803 case establishing the principle of judicial review, on the precedent of which the Supreme Court relies when asserting the right to decide the constitutionality of any given law) was wrongly decided.
Not that Julia has ever been closer to a compelling legal argument than a Perry Mason movie on Lifetime, but whatever.
11/15/2009 8:01:54 PM
I would also like to point out that the more cynical conservative legislators have no interest in actually doing anything about abortion. Not only would it be impossible, but it's too good of an issue to snag the "values voters."
11/15/2009 8:27:29 PM
ALL ABOARD THE FAIL TRAIN!
11/15/2009 9:13:32 PM
How about both?
11/15/2009 9:41:19 PM
CORRECT! The Supreme Court is not a legislative branch! It does, however, have the right to rule any legislation unconstitutional!
11/15/2009 10:45:32 PM
You had Regan, Bush Sr. & Bush Jr., none of them did a damn thing to stop abortion.
They're not cowards, they just don't really give a damn about the subject. It is a great emotional topic to get the sheeple in to vote for them though.
11/15/2009 11:05:35 PM
AFA, you never cease to amuse me.
11/15/2009 11:29:21 PM
In short, it's about controlling women, controlling our fertility. So.... yeah.
11/16/2009 12:25:54 AM
Alternatively, they could just be spouting "pro-life" rhetoric simply to get your votes and have no intention of passing laws to implement your agenda.
11/16/2009 1:03:20 AM
11/16/2009 1:19:49 AM
Or there are so few people in Congress that want to see the coat hangers and unsanitary, illegal surgical abortions come back that no such bill would ever pass.
Or they're just milking the fact that abortion is still legal for all the votes they can get.
Or it's the Supreme Court that rules Congressional decisions unconstitutional, rather than the other way around.
Or all of the above.
Take your pick.
11/16/2009 5:12:04 AM
Either they don't understand the 3 branches of government,
...or you have the shiniest mirror ever.
11/16/2009 5:46:29 AM