By SANDY PRICE
I want to cut through the crap on the Conservative Political Action Conference that just ended this weekend in D.C. This movement towards a new government power group is nothing but a force for Constitutional Amendments adding Prohibitions on the list of changes coming from the Christian Coalition. Letâ€™s look at these Prohibitions.
When Conservatives became the force behind the Republican Party it stood for a movement to clean up the morals of all Americans. They came up with their own Commandments of what Republicans would never break. The First Commandment was to Prohibit without excuses, any abortion necessary for any woman who is an American citizen. Our government even wanted to limit the amount of money sent to other poor nations if even birth control became part of their expenses. The refusal to finance birth control over seas would lead to banning birth control in America.
At the time of the new movement to legislate morals, many Republicans, including myself, left the party as we felt individual freedoms topped the agenda of the party since it took on the name of Conservative. Limited Government does not have room for a list of social prohibitions trying to change America as a whole nation.
The Second Commandment stated a prohibition of same sex marriages. There is nothing within the Constitution to ban same sex marriages and this prohibition should never be allowed in any Federal discussion or court of law.
The Third Commandment prohibits Embryonic Stem Cell Research and is based on the ridiculous theory that these embryos are babies waiting to be born. The absurdity of this is so ridiculous that we should send it out of the political scene forever.
The Fourth Commandment is to prohibit any Physician from issuing a prescription to end the life of a terminally ill patient in pain. We saw this in the form of disconnecting the feeding tube with Terri Shaivo. None of the Governmentâ€™s damn business!!!
I call these the Four Commandments being issued not by the jurisdiction of our Constitution but from the Holy Bible. Letâ€™s talk about the cost of enforcement. All these prohibitions were brought up and enforced during the time of the Inquisitions in Europe. The churches became the judges and the Priests issued the death warrants of anyone who dared to break the prohibitions. It would mean another Federal level of police that would handle the social sins of all Americans. How many federal prisons would we need to build to put millions of Americans behind bars? We already have more non-violent Americans in prison at this time on drug charges than any nation on the planet..
Iâ€™m watching CSPAN this morning where the actions and reactions to the Conservative Political Action Conference ended with Ann Coulter making a reference to John Edwards being a â€œfaggot.â€ Apparently unless one is a Social Conservative, one must be a faggot. The comment was bad enough but the response from the audience of these Conservative hypocrites was disgusting. These holier than thou fools believe they are the answer to a free and glorious America and we can only stay a free nation through prohibitions being issue from the Conservative part of the Republican Party. Horse pucky!!!
I want it to be known that many Americans are not part of this hypocrisy called the Conservative Political Action Committee and many of us will work against any party that uses Prohibitions as part of their agenda.
I was going to take a break this March from writing anything but listening to and watching the reactions to the most bigoted group of Americans on this planet boasting about the love that America has for these awful people stirred my goat this morning. We Americans repealed one Prohibition and we should not give support to any Conservative who gives support to the great unwritten Prohibitions coming out of the Bush Conservative groups.
Free Americans have the ability to choose whether to have an abortion or not. We do not have to marry anyone of our same sex if we choose. We can ask our physicians to not use stem cell cures on us just as the Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses refuse blood transfusions. We can also choose to live and die in pain rather than ask for help. We must stay Free Americans! We must not ask that our government set up a single prohibition against these Freedoms!
(Sandy Price began her political activism after finally getting cable in her area of the central California coast. She watched two hours of C-SPAN and realized she needed to get involved immediately. That was in 1993 and once she found the internet, it was just the beginning. She is now retired from working as a technical writer and costume designer and lives in Sun City, AZ.)