Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Definitely Dodged a Bullet There

It's surprisingly late and anonymous but JJV has weighed in on my previous post. I'd like to address a couple of the points raised: first, that I treated Karimov and Schlafly with "moral equivalence"; and second, that the ERA represents "cultural Marxism".

Regarding the first point, I suppose I should clarify that I consider both of the recently deceased very bad people, but for different reasons. One fought to deny basic rights to 30 million people, while the other fought to deny basic rights to 150 million people. To her credit, Schlafly probably never wanted to boil anyone, so I get that there are nuances here.

As for the second point, behold, in its awful entirety, the cultural Marxism of the Equal Rights Amendment:
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
My. God.

My greatest joke ever is below, but you have to read JJV's comment first. No peeking!


OK, here we go.

 Q: How did the ranks of pinkos get serried?

 A: Pinko shears!

Thank you and good night.


JCC said...

Serried ranks of pinkos? Don't look at me, man - I just stop by here for the Comics Section.

Dave S. said...

That's what they all say. (does the "eyes on you" thing with two fingers)

Anonymous said...

Sorry Dave, I'm a lawyer. There is no constitutional warrant for same sex marriage, abortion, transgender nonsense or any other acknowledgement that men and woman are by birth and nature different in important ways that a free people (both sexes can vote) should be able to acknowledge. The ERA was an effort to take the law away from the people and give it to Judges who believe, like you, that whatever they want is a "basic right" and everyone else is disenfranchised. Sorry no dice. Men and women are different. The Constitution that requires states to allow same sex marriage but prohibits them from allowing same sex bathrooms is a crock. None of these things are "basic rights." If they were basic we would have heard about them before 1970.


Dave S. said...

JJV, how is your table holding up under all that pounding?

Let the record show that the cutoff for new thinking about the human condition is 1970. Makes sense given the JJV is pro moon landing but anti Roe v Wade. On the other hand we should all try to get to Canada ASAP as we have retroactively dodged the draft for some time now.

JCC said...

I wonder what JJV's take on the 13th Amendment is; those that opposed prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude under the Constitution felt that the proposed change so violated the spirit of the Constitution that it would not be a valid amendment but would instead constitute revolution.

In other words, remarkably similar to JJV's views on the Equal Rights Amendment.

Dave S. said...

No, JJV is cool with the 13th Amendment, as it was ratified before 1970.