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Back in the 1970s, when I served on various Libertarian Party state and national platform committees, abortion was, then as now, a major issue. It was the Libertarian Party’s official position—with which I fundamentally agreed—that a woman’s right to control every aspect of her own body was unquestionable and absolute. However I do not believe that any of the committee members would have claimed there was some kind of right to leave a full-term newborn baby on a cold, granite countertop to die of exposure. Even the most bucket-headed of us had too much self-respect for that.

As in so many things (healthcare, for example, the fake plague, online censorship, and victim disarmament), the left has vastly (or at least half-vastly) overreached itself—as usual—and in so doing, has utterly destroyed its own position. If abortion ever does get prohibited outright in America (which it very well could be, now), it will be entirely the fault of the self-destructive left—including a couple of state legislatures—who proudly proclaimed that it was okay to murder perfectly viable human babies. When the infamous vote passed, politicians stood up and clapped and cheered, while everybody I know wanted to vomit on their shoes.

My longtime readers and friends understand that I am not a religious individual. If I revere anything, it is a quality of human consciousness called sapience. (A discussion I found online holds that, while a sentient being is capable of experiencing things through its senses, sapience is what most people have in mind when they say “sentience”: the ability to know things and reason with that knowledge. H. Beam Piper said that sentience is the ability to think, whereas sapience is the ability to think about thinking.) It is sapience from which, I am convinced, our very humanity and its attendant rights arise. So the question for me, with regard to abortion, has always been, at what point in gestation does a fetus acquire sapience and thus become fully human?

In a nutshell, forcing a female to carry an unwanted fetus is the worst, most invasive form of slavery (involuntary servitude) imaginable, but after a certain point—the development of sapience—getting rid of it is murder (the wrongful killing of a human being). Admittedly, this is a hard line to establish, and, admittedly, mine is a somewhat nuanced position, perhaps a little too nuanced for the average simple-minded Internet troll to comprehend.

With that understanding, I have been reading the obscene, salacious, and defamatory remarks made by many of the witches, floozies, and banshees of all sexes on the feminist left about Supreme Court candidate Amy Coney Barrett, anybody who supports her, the woman’s personal beliefs, her family, and, mind-bogglingly enough, her sexual organs. I had mistakenly believed that my capacity for being disgusted by these repulsive creatures had been exhausted at least two decades ago.

One of these execrable harpies even claims that the Republican Party’s view is that, since being a mother is such a wonderful thing, she herself, and every other woman—willing or not—should be forced to become mothers. No such thing, of course, is true. Nor would it be true if abortion were outlawed. What thoughtful individuals who value intellectual honesty are all actually arguing over is whether the living entity inside a pregnant female has rights, at what point it acquires them, and what is the wisest, least unjust way to defend them. My guide in these matters, Charles Darwin, would doubtless declare that none of these slinking, loathsome abominations should be mothers, since it would utterly fail to advance the human species and might just set us back a couple of million years.

I just forced myself to watch the Democrat Party’s real Presidential candidate under the 25th Amendment, Kamala Harris, pretending to question Judge Barret while she actually delivered a long, tedious campaign speech full of lies, half-truths, and innuendo.

Anyone who knows me understands that, all things being equal, I would have exactly the same opinion of Kamala Harris if she were a strawberry blonde, was white as new-fallen snow, had a smattering of freckles across her nose and cheeks, and was named Kammy O’Shaughnessy. She is without a doubt the worst prosecutor California has ever had. She is the worst Senator California has ever had (and that’s saying a lot). She freely admits that she slept her way into power—and the guy she slept with (and her own father, as well) says that she’s unfit to be President.

When it was Louisiana Senator John Kennedy’s turn to question Judge Barrett, and possibly clean up some of the excrement Harris had smeared across the inside of the screen. FOX News savagely cut him off before he could say a single word. It was simply the latest in a long, greasy string of recent insults. There can be no question remaining of that network’s decency or honesty. It does not exist.

But, where we go 1, we go all.



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