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And once again, the good guy with a gun stops the...

Oh, wait.

Serious question about the Constitution...

First a caveat: I know that the current SCOTUS doesn't give a shit what the Constitution actually says. I'm just really curious if this argument has been made.

The fourteenth amendment says

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

It says "born" not "conceived". Doesn't this negate the five Handmaid justices' argument giving equal protection to the "unborn"?

Here's my stab at a XXVIIIth amendment:

When the Constitution refers to 'men' or 'women' it shall be understood as 'people'.

1. 'People' shall be understood as natural born persons. These include, but are not limited to
a. Women
b. Men
c. Children
d. People of any race, ethnicity, gender or ability

'People' shall be understood to EXCLUDE
a. Corporations
b. Guns
c. Ova, sperm, zygote, blastocyst or fetus unable to survive outside a uterus

2. People have a right to privacy and bodily autonomy. No state shall make a law infringing on any person's right to privacy and bodily autonomy.

3. This right is not absolute, but shall be assumed except in cases where Congress has deemed it invalid due to age, criminal conduct, or threats to national security.



Now, just to be clear...


1. Please don't tell me how naive I am. I know it has no chance. Just wishin' and hopin'.

2. I'm sure those lawyers out there can pick this apart like maggots on a corpse. That's fine. I'm just trying to help.

Been thinking about this song a lot lately for...some reason.


Okay, this is funny...


Sorry, but I'm going to repost this...

I have a chromosome abnormality. It runs in my family who all live in Texas. This decision is going to directly affect my family! It could kill people I love. This is not a hypothetical situation.


Marjorie Taylor Greene finally asked POINT BLANK if she requested a pardon



"Suprised she doesn't just yell 'Squirrel' and then run away."

I keep thinking about Jim Jordan's memory loss

compared with Hutchinson's excellent recall of the whole day. Guess she's just smarter than him.

In the old days...

When a woman was having a difficult delivery to the point where doctors had to decide whether to save EITHER the woman or the baby, they would go out to the waiting room and ask the husband/father which he preferred for them to save.

My guess is that the Handmaids' Five on SCOTUS don't see a problem with this.

This needs to be the scene now at every high school football game.



on edit:

or this


(thanks to BlueGreenLady)
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