Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Right To Fly a Flag, Inviolable. Ownership Rights Over One's Own Body, Not So Much.

Mike Huckabee tells white supremacists in South Carolina that people who don't want the Confederate flag displayed in public should have a flag pole shoved up their ass:

"You don't like people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag," the former Arkansas governor told a Myrtle Beach crowd on January 17, referring to the Confederate flag. "If somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we'd tell them what to do with the pole. That's what we'd do."

It's fine and good, however, for Mike Huckabee, who isn't a woman and who isn't gay, to tell Americans who are women or gay, or both, what they can and cannot do with their bodies. In fact, he proposes to amend the U.S. Constitution to force women to bear children and to deny gays and lesbians the right to marry and create families.

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