Their View: If Republicans win: Four predictions and one speculation (P2 of 2)
Posted in the Las Cruces Forum
#1 Nov 4, 2012
Twenty years later, as the Civil Rights Movement attracted national attention, racial prejudices persisted. Segregationists opposed desegregation with one argument and two motives. The argument: states rights, whereby states seek exemption from constitutional restraint in order to discriminate against, and to abuse, selected populations of their residents. The motives: the preservation of the Southern way of life, and the prevention of miscegenation and thereby the protection of the moral virtue and racial purity of white womanhood.
Today, such talk about the sexual pollution and racial contamination of white women by black men is rare or reserved. Political correctness requires self-censorship in the public square but not in homes, bars and diners. Only the na´ve think that such fears have gone with the wind.
Many people who have such fears are among the many people who define life as beginning at conception and believe that the unborn deserve the fundamental rights of the born. Not quite so many people, including prominent Republican politicians-Indiana Tea Party candidate for the U.S. Senate Richard Murdoch, among others-oppose, and would support legislation against, abortions in cases of rape. Murdoch probably speaks for most of them that a pregnancy resulting from rape is a "gift from God."
The right questions make clear the potential clash between enduring racial prejudice and anti-abortion purism. Would anti-abortion white women, white husbands of white wives, and white parents of white daughters think that a pregnancy resulting from rape by a black man is a "gift of God," give thanks for His "gift," and gladly carry the "gift" to term? If such a pregnancy is a "gift of God," would the woman, before learning whether she is pregnant, pray to God for this "gift"?
Negative answers expose the collision of bigotry and ideology. But my greater concern is that Republican rule and religious zealotry presage bad times for civil government and the enumerated freedoms under the Constitution.
Michael L. Hays (Ph.D., English) is a retired consultant in defense, energy and environment; former high school and college teacher; and continuing civic activist. His blog, First Impressions & Second Thoughts, appears on alternate Saturdays at http://firstimpressionssecondthoughts.blogspo... or lcsun-news.com .
#2 Nov 4, 2012
Hear the loser Michael Hayes whine.
His latest BS article in the s-c-u-m news is exactly that some left wing political hack
that informs no one about anything other than
his diatribe against anyone that stands against
anything that this clownbot thinks or stands
Michael Hayes - is it people like you that make
people sick with your "my way or the highway"
attitude and that which belongs to all libtard
progressive clownbots - the fact that you think you
are right and everyone else is wrong while you
try to dictact what happens in our everyday lives.
Tell us the truth Michael - you never were really
a defense analyst.... we can read thru your BS
and your nothing but a POS!
#3 Nov 4, 2012
You may understand english but you lack on history.
Here is information for you on the most racist political party in the last 100 years and the party that fought against women's rights at every turn.
Un-erasable history and facts are a bicth arn't they?
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