Tuesday, July 26, 2022

People v. Ideas v. Things

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.) But still a grave danger to democracy, right? Like Steve Bannon? 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. I’d take it back to William Bradford at least (Rhode Island, any one?). Everything new is old again.

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