When you put ideas above people, you turn them into things. (A ten-year old girl cannot consent to sexual intercourse. Likewise she cannot consent to carrying a child to term, an eventuality that would likely lead to her death in childbirth. The law preserves a child’s humanity better than this discussion does. And that is not praise for the law.)
That the care of a 10 year old girl who is pregnant is being debated and decided by politicians and not doctors and nurses in consultation with loving family is barbaric.— Erin Murphy (@epmurphymn) July 26, 2022
This is merciless work of dogmatic elected officials representing a minority of Americans. It is cruel. https://t.co/wJsMdRuRti
But still a grave danger to democracy, right? Like Steve Bannon?
TPUSA is probably the best example of the modern American fascist movement. Slick, loud marketing aimed at mean, stupid people. A cult of victimhood that rewards petty cruelties while standing for nothing but its own proclaimed importance. Just utterly vapid. https://t.co/AOANWH9umZ— Hunter (@HunterDK) July 25, 2022
If you think this is new and dangerous and never before seen in U.S. politics, then you are very young indeed. If you think this is a significant danger to democracy, MTG is just Steve Bannon without a podcast or a criminal conviction.
“Hate God” pic.twitter.com/nsSYcPw4qd— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 25, 2022
I’d take it back to William Bradford at least (Rhode Island, any one?). Everything new is old again.
Rachel, kicking things off with Gerald L. K. Smith and the roots of Christian Nationalism. The Cross and the Flag!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/XRqBZJvJdZ— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 26, 2022