A response to recent conservative attacks on liberals

Let’s take a look at what conservatives over time have opposed.

First of all, lets take a look at some of what conservatives opposed: The American Revolution, poor people voting, public education, compulsory education, the abolition of slavery, black Americans voting, anti-trust laws, labor rights, worker safety laws, child labor laws, the National Parks, Native Americans voting, ending prohibition, Social Security, the 40 hour work week, the eight-hour work day, paid vacations, the Interstate Highway System, civil rights, desegregation, inter-racial marriage, Medicare, unemployment insurance, workman’s compensation, welfare laws, environmental protection laws, the Endangered Species Act, family leave laws, banking and speculation laws, emergency loans to U.S. auto makers, the Affordable Care Act, and gay rights.

In all of these instances, liberals won, and this is no where near a complete list. I invite Jon Buss or Ted DeVol or any of the other conservatives in our area to provide a list of what the conservatives have done to make our country a better place to live, but I won’t hold my breath.

Now regarding Buss’ latest attack on abortion and his claim that the decision to allow it should be solely left up to the states — in the Supreme Court’s decision to allow a woman to legally obtain an abortion they cited, among other things, the 1st and the 14th Amendments to the Constitution, which entail being secure in your person and property rights, of which a person”s body is their most sacrosanct property, and the government cannot legislate what a person can do with their body, even after they’re dead. Therefore, the state has no right to legislate what a woman can do with her body in the first trimester of her pregnancy, and after that, the fetus may become able to live on it’s own outside the womb so in that case the state may be allowed to step in with legislation. So, yes Jon, the Constitution does protect a woman’s decision to get an abortion.

On another note, if Brian DiNeilli would give some details of why the Build Back Better bill will cause inflation and tax the common man instead of just voicing his (opinion) on why that may be so I would love to hear that also. The causes of inflation at the present time are supply chain shortages, labor shortages and increased spending, not government policies. I’ll just throw this in the mix as well, for all of the conservatives who think it’s absolutely terrible to tax the super rich on their investments — as far as I know property taxes across the country are based on the current value of ones property, which a person can only realize a profit from if they actually sell that property, yet we all get taxed on that value (every year). Would anyone like to explain to me how that is any different?

Just sayin’.

Larry Benson