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Could've used those math textbooks

1. Should Roe v. Wade be overturned this summer, 13 states are set up with "trigger laws" that will outlaw abortion at the state level immediately. At least another 10 will have similar or same on the books shortly after.

2. Today, a 59% majority of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 39% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases (Pew Research Center survey, conducted April 5 to 11).

3. Written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and in operation since 1789, the United States Constitution is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government. Its first three words – “We The People” – affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. The supremacy of the people through their elected representatives is recognized in Article I, which creates a Congress consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives (United States Senate).
https://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm

1+1+1 isn't equaling 3 and until it does, we live in a nation that controls [i]us[/i]. If you don't like the idea of your elected state representatives assuming they can read your mind, text/write/call/contact their office and remind them about the "serve" part.
justanothername · 51-55, M
Much like prohibition of alcohol back in the day, the outlawing of abortion will create more problems than it’s supposed to be “ solving”

I’m a parent who lives in a country with probably the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the developed world. Abortion is also legal in our country but, as you can probably guess with a very high rate of teen mums going full term, not every girl or woman who is pregnant I under difficult living conditions will choose to abort their child just because they are not in a stable relationship. Most keep their child. Some abort.

ALL women should have the right to choose. It’s a difficult and horrible decision emotionally but it’s still a choice.
Graylight · 46-50, F
@dakotaviper Mentioning your name isn't calling you out, you drama queen.

Please quote a piece of misinformation I've posted.
dakotaviper · 51-55, M
@Graylight Well you want name, location, and date, which means you want to harass the person (s) that did do it for birth control. Drama Queen I'm not. But I am a threat to you since I practice Free Thought every day.
Graylight · 46-50, F
whowasthatmaskedman · 61-69, M
Actually that wont work in the US because the people your representatives serve are the people who contribute funds to their re election campaigns. Either change that or find a new place to live, where the government belongs to the voters😷
redredred · M
@whowasthatmaskedman Campaign contributions mean very little for a politician running for re-election. The real money is in being paid for influence

whowasthatmaskedman · 61-69, M
@redredred True.. But you have to get elected first. And then look after those "Special interests".😷
redredred · M
@whowasthatmaskedman yes but unelected candidates have nothing to offer
ozgirl512 · 26-30, F
That's one important fact you overlooked... You stay the thirteenth is there to serve the people.. What about the people serving the government?
Half of you, nearly half anyway, don't like voting but then complain about the result.
You voting system itself sucks and is wide open to manipulation via the boundaries that are drawn.
Did those things to and then you will have a representative government
justanothername · 51-55, M
@ozgirl512 People don’t serve the govt. the government’s job is to work for the people.
dakotaviper · 51-55, M
@justanothername but some people, even those on this site believe otherwise. That's what I don't understand.
ozgirl512 · 26-30, F
@justanothername when half the people can't be bothered voting, it's not working!
Voting is serving your Civic duty....
Maybe if I donate $20 million, they'll take my call?
Peaches · F
It wouldn't do any good to write them.😔We ARE being controlled. I don't think voting really does much good either. Our rights are slowly being taken away. We're faced with a system that is so secretive and so wildly out of control that the vast majority of us have no earthly clue as to what is going on, on this, the planet we inhabit.
REMsleep · 41-45, F
There are a few concepts missing from your writtings here.
1. We must remember that although our elected representatives exsist to serve " the people" if those people don't engage enough that the system won't work. Democracy only works as hard as its citizens do.
2. I believe that the Roe V Wade decision being overturned isin't really about abortion but is about state's rights. In other words whether or not on the national level the government has the right to tell each state what to do regarding this matter. Same as with the death penalty. This idea upholds the Constitution.
3. Laws and our understanding ebb and flow. The pendulum swings one way too hard sometimes but we all work together as a society to get it right.
Graylight · 46-50, F
@REMsleep 1. Already stated.
2. RvW isn't about state's rights at all. It's about power through sexism; that's what it's always been about and it's the boulder keeping the cave of moral legislation contained.
3. The pendulum continues and we will get it right again. But in the past, that's ebb and flow has taken centuries. America [i]is [/i]the Great Experiment; there was never any guarantee we'd last forever.
Gusman · 56-60, M
The women in those states that adopt this despicable law need to leave that state and move to states that will not adopt that law. Send those states with that law into economic melt down
Allelse · 31-35, M
Come on now, you don't need math when you have the bible.
SunshineGirl · 36-40, F
Great advice. However imperfect the system is, you must engage with it as deeply as possible or you cannot complain about the consequences. The current situation is upsetting and confusing, but moaning about it will achieve little.
RedBaron · M
And like clockwork, here you are to wring your hands about it. As if it will make a difference. Too predictable.

 
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