I don't why conservatives fall for this leftist tactic everytime. Pelosi put this girl out there for a reason, and it worked..again. It's not even about contraceptives, it's about the victimisation of a poor young college girl. It's right out of the radical chronicles. Same thing with the poor college occupy crowd, which worked for awhile till they got stupid and now the lamestream doesn't cover them anymore. Ya gotta stop falling for this crap
Meet Sandra Fluke: The woman you didn’t (did) *hear at Congress’ contraceptives hearing
"Fluke came to Georgetown University interested in contraceptive coverage: She researched the Jesuit college’s health plans for students before enrolling, and found that birth control was not included. “I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care,” says Fluke, who has spent the past three years lobbying the administration to change its policy on the issue. The issue got the university president’s office last spring, where Georgetown declined to change its policy."
Meet Sandra Fluke: The woman you didn’t hear at Congress’ contraceptives hearing - The Washington Post
Hypocrisy on Capitol Hill: Deconstructing a Dishonest Speech About Birth Control
» Hypocrisy on Capitol Hill: Deconstructing a Dishonest Speech About Birth Control - Big Government"As a student at Cornell and treasurer of a a pro-choice organization at the school, Sandra Fluke, helped shut down a pro-life speech on Cornell’s campus by counter protesting. She argued that a pro-life organization at Cornell was about “manipulating [students'] emotions” with misleading statistics about abortion. But when it is her turn to speak on Capitol Hill, the third-year Georgetown Law Student demands she gets her say in a hearing that has nothing to do with birth control."
So she is 30 yrs old and can not afford to pay a 15 dollar co pay for Birth Control, She chooses this college in particular to attend to further push her activism and now you have a willing Media and administration that pushed this issue that no one was talking about to the for front. She can afford room and board for this school, yes even on loans, I wonder can she cut back on something else in her life such as cable, or cell phone service if this is such a pressing financial issue for her? Under Obama Care now all "Children" are covered till 26, so their Medical is now covered, that is not the Universities responsibility but now the parents.
Like I said she is 30 though and thus considered an adult. If as she says she requires it for a medical reason then she has the responsibility as an individual and adult to take care of herself and not to demand that the rest of society does it for her. There are many options open to her to currently obtain Birth Control, such as the vaunted Planned Parenthood. Is that not why we as tax payers already fun that organization in part?
If we will be required to provide this as a "entitlement" when does it stop? I don't care that they are using this as the catalyst to further entitlements, but when and where does it stop? Many like to say the part in the Constitution that states "General Welfare" covers all of these so called entitlements, but will we just keep moving on past contraceptives and require toothpaste, and vibrators be given out as an entitlement? Why because at one time doctors used them to sooth many medical "needs" of a women. How about we make it a "General Welfare" issue that the Government provides "Free" Food, Electricity, And heating for all citizens. After all it is a General need of all citizens and we all know what the government can give they can very easily take away. Why don't we just give up on personal responsibility all together and become wards of the State?
The Pill is relatively cheap in comparison to many other drugs, why don't we require all insurance company's and private organizations to provide folks with Viagra, Cielas, or Prozac? Condoms are even cheaper and no one has called for the banning of contraceptives all together to start with. The dispute is over the government mandate. If we are now going to have the government mandating this in the so called land of the free where do we stop on mandates?
This women is an activist in this field, that was her primary reason to choose Georgetown, she could have chosen many other law schools that are as equal in academic standards but she specifically targeted this school because it is a school that has religious standards. People are blind if they do not recognize that there is a war on faith going on, but I know those on the left say thats OK as long as an agenda gets advanced. Never Mind the fact that it goes against the freedom of them to decide or the freedom of religion guaranteed in our constitution. I keep hearing from the left, stay out of our body's and freedom of choice, but that only applies it seems to what they choose it for and everyone else be damned.
Saul Alinskey (Rules for Radicals)
Saul Alinksky, Rules for Radicals, Vintage Books, New York3. "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)
5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."
6. "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."
8. "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."
10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign."
And the one they use most often and in this case in particular
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.'...
"...any target can always say, 'Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?' When your 'freeze the target,' you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments.... Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the 'others' come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target...'
"One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other." (pps.127-134)
"Alinsky's second chapter, called Of Means and Ends, craftily poses many difficult moral dilemmas, and his 'tenth rule of the ethics of means and ends' is: 'you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral arguments.' He doesn't ignore traditional moral standards or dismiss them as unnecessary. He is much more devious; he teaches his followers that 'Moral rationalization is indispensable at all times of action whether to justify the selection or the use of ends or means.'...
"The qualities Alinsky looked for in a good organizer were:
ego ("reaching for the highest level for which man can reach — to create, to be a 'great creator,' to play God"),
curiosity (raising "questions that agitate, that break through the accepted pattern"),
irreverence ("nothing is sacred"; the organizer "detests dogma, defies any finite definition of morality"),
imagination ("the fuel for the force that keeps an organizer organizing"),
a sense of humor ("the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule"), and an
organized personality with confidence in presenting the right reason for his actions only "as a moral rationalization after the right end has been achieved.'...
"'The organizer's first job is to create the issues or problems,' and 'organizations must be based on many issues.' The organizer 'must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. . . . An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent.'"
In 1996 at the Gorbachev Conference held in San Francisco, Dr. Sam Keen stated that religious institutions have to take a primary responsibility for the population explosion. He went on to say that, "We must speak far more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control the population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren't enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage."
In many ways this all ties together with the words that Obamas Science Czar and Regulation Czar pushed prior to being brought into the administration where they called for population control. Margret Sanger the founder of Planned Parenthood publicly advocated the elimination of "human weeds" and "the cleansing of society." during the 1930's she even recruited Church's to push this agenda and advocated for the sterilization of African Americans. Yes the Same Planned Parenthood that today we Publicly fund that this lady could go to for free birth control pills if she so choose to. In the 1930's Margaret Sanger published "The Birth Control Review." In that magazine she openly supported the "infanticide program" promoted by Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Infanticide? Well now, as a State Senator in Illinois then Senator Obama also suported the use of Infanticied or after birth abortions.
2003 Health and Human Services Committee report recorded by Republican committee staff. It documents a unanimous 10-0 vote by the 2003 Illinois Senate Health and Human Services Committee, which Obama chaired at the time, to amend BAIPA to include the exact same language that was added to the federal version to protect Roe v. Wade. The committee report also shows a subsequent “final action” vote to determine if the bill should advance out of committee or be killed. The bill was defeated 6-4. Chairman Obama voted in the majority.
This means that, in essence, Obama voted to successfully amend the bill in a way that Obama has said would have enabled him to support it—before he voted against it. It also puts Obama further to the left of NARAL Pro-Choice America. According to a statement released by the abortion-rights lobby in the run-up to the U.S. Senate’s BAIPA vote in 2002, “NARAL does not oppose passage of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act … floor debate served to clarify the bill’s intent and assure us that it is not targeted at Roe v. Wade or a woman’s right to choose.”
For those who may doubt partisan records, the Republican committee report is backed by an Associated Press article that documented the 6-4 vote on the amended version of the bill
PICKET: Obama's bad moves on infanticide come back to haunt him - Washington Times
CNN Covers for Obama on Supporting Infanticide, Censors Info | LifeNews.comNRLC had just found Obama’s fourth vote on the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, in which he indeed voted against the identical version passed on the federal level. The first vote below is to amend the state bill to make it the same as the federal version. ”DP#1″ means “Do Pass Amendment #1.” “DPA” means “Do Pass as Amended.” Obama voted in favor of amending the bill and then voted against the amended bill…
Our country is going to hell in a hand basket and this is the issue, birth control and a comment made by radio talk show host, their going to spend their time and energy on. Here's your sign...
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