Thursday, September 6, 2012

What the Fluke?!

As if the omission of "God" and "Jerusalem" in their National Platform and the subsequent on-stage vocal battle with the delegates wasn't bad enough, the brain trust that is the DNC actually trotted out Sandra Fluke last night to address their delegates and the Nation.  Is anyone really surprised that a Georgetown University post graduate student basking in her fifteen minutes of fame earned by begging Congress for birth control gets a prime time speaking slot.  I wish I could say I'm shocked.  Vice President Joe Biden is up Thursday night, and rightfully so.  The Vice President (yes even Sir Gaffe-alot) deserves a respectable speaking position.  But including Fluke in the lineup is sorta like a crappy house with a dilapidated fence and an unkempt yard in the middle of a posh neighborhood.  It tears down the credibility of its surroundings.

I'm not opposed to birth control or even abortion. I'd just prefer to not be forced to pay for it for irresponsible people who are too lazy to work for it; or in Ms. Fluke's case, too lazy or too proud to drive the 1.5 miles from her college campus to the Planned Parenthood clinic where she can get it for free.  Now that I think about it, if the contraception were guaranteed to prevent the birth of a self absorbed moocher like Fluke, I'd not only pay for it, I'd gladly administer it myself.

Ms. Fluke feels contraception is a Constitutional right.  I did a word search on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and failed to find the word "contraception" anywhere in them.  By contrast, the Second Amendment clearly prescribes our right to bear arms.  Interestingly enough, you don't find gun owners demanding the government provide them with free firearms and ammunition despite the Constitutional right to have them.  Maybe that's because most firearm owners aren't self absorbed moochers with an undeserved sense of entitlement.