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Opening Arguments

Fluke not a fluke

Last week's Democratic National Convention, in a nutshell:

Sandra Fluke’s claim to fame, aside from provoking Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic ire, is that she chose to attend Georgetown Law School, knowing full well that the Catholic university's student health plan did not cover birth control, and then demanded that the policy be changed, under force of law, as a matter of "reproductive justice." Although Fluke could have picked a different school, she told The Washington Post last February, "I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care."

Fluke's sense of entitlement and her casual resort to the use of force made her an ideal speaker for last week's Democratic National Convention, where she was joined by many others who believe justice requires that they receive whatever they want (including automaker bailouts and cheap student loans), even if other people have to pay for it. This mentality is so pervasive among Democrats that they seem unable to distinguish between defending rights and soliciting subsidies.

It pretty well sums up the whole progressive mind set, come to think of it. Rights, to them, aren't something we're born with that governments are instituted to protect. They're privileges granted by government that take from some and give to others.



Wed, 09/12/2012 - 9:39am

By your line of reasoning, those uppity Negroes shouldn't have gone to that lunch counter. After all, they *knew* it was segregated and they wouldn't be served.

Just because a rule exists doesn't mean it's right and shouldn't be challenged.

Andrew J.
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 1:00pm

And those uppity blacks could have picked another school as well, because, hey, they are all separate but equal!


tim zank
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 1:29pm

Moral equivalency of free birth control pills and black people....


Yeah those two things are right on par fellas.


The stupidity is at an almost painful level....



Christopher Swing
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 4:19pm

And the village idiot chimes in because he thinks two wrongs have to have the exact equivalancy in order to be used in examples of standing up to wrongs... which is all he can do, because he knows he doesn't have a valid defense to the accurate analogies.