Thursday, October 06, 2005

Some Questions for the Rights

There are two major arguments going on right now that I'm really confused by:

1. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is already off to a horrifically asinine start. The case in question is about whether or not people should be allowed to end their lives peacefully. I'm having a really hard time seeing the moral grounds for denying the right to die, especially when it has been approved by voters. It doesn't have the comforting "who killed all the innocent children" angle of the anti-abortion screed. It is in line with the states' rights of federalism. So, what's the deal? It's not your life they're trying to take. Now, if Oregon decided to legislate the Right to Die By Causing a Cataclysmic Accident in Which Thousands Die in the Process, I would stand up and say "Oregon, you are out of line!"

2. I'm baffled by the rampant anti-intellectualism when it concerns positions of power. The idea that "latte drinking, gay-loving" New Yorkers are out of touch with the Midwest, and that that is a bad thing, is acceptable to me. They are out of touch with the Midwest because FUCK THE MIDWEST. Personally I don't really care what they think of the Midwest, but okay, Johnny Tard-seed, you don't like it. It offends your sense of worth. Yer feelin's. Okay. But when it comes to, say, the President or the Supreme Court, I want someone better than me doing those jobs. If someone asked me to be President or Supreme Court Justice I would refuse BECAUSE I'M A FUCKING IDIOT. Seriously, I just don't get it. Parents, would you send your children to a school filled with teachers who had no higher education and no particular skill sets for dealing with shortened attention spans and a developing intellect, based solely on the fact that you were pretty sure the teachers had good intentions? Would you want to go into surgery with the simple reassurance that while your surgeon did not have any medical training, he firmly believed that good health was a positive thing? You assholes. Let them crack a book so you don't have to.

2 Comments:

Anonymous DOOTHY said...

you should probably write editorials

1:58 PM  
Blogger CosmicMojo said...

"Parents, would you send your children to a school filled with teachers who had no higher education and no particular skill sets for dealing with shortened attention spans and a developing intellect, based solely on the fact that you were pretty sure the teachers had good intentions"

ya, it's called homeschooling

3:30 PM  

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