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Our Broken Confirmation Process

July 1st, 2010

Ralph Reed declares our Supreme Court Confirmation process to be broken and he is certainly correct. The question is why?
The answer is one word: abortion. Actually, it is abortion and all its ill-begotten progeny, the entire sexual revolution. This is because the abortion rights fanatics are attempting to create something that simply cannot be: an entire society based on the premise that sex is a sterile activity, as I explain in my article at the National Catholic Register.

The New Contraceptive World Order holds these tenets: Sex is a sterile recreational activity. “Safe” sex (meaning sex with a condom) has no significant negative consequences. Marriage is not necessary for either sexual activity or childbearing. And unlimited sexual activity is an entitlement for everyone old enough to give meaningful consent.

But there is a serpent in this man-made paradise: All of these tenets are false.

It isn’t true that sex is a sterile activity. Contraception fails — regularly. Even the pill only reduces the probability of pregnancy, but not all the way to zero. Uncommitted sex has plenty of negative consequences that cannot be prevented by contraception. Marriage really is the best place for both sexual activity and childbearing. And, because we have been convinced that unlimited sexual activity is an entitlement, we have sex in relationships that cannot possibly sustain a pregnancy. When the inevitable pregnancies result, we fall back on abortion to continue clinging to our belief in the New Contraceptive World Order. Thus, the attempt to create this new society cannot succeed.

The New Contraceptive World Order is an artificial creation of the state. It requires continual support and coddling from the state, including ever-increasing efforts to suppress dissent and enforce conformity.

Cheerleaders for this new heaven on earth insist that all doctors be trained in abortions, that all pharmacists prescribe all forms of birth control, that all employers provide contraception and abortion in their health plans. Suppressing the choices of doctors, pharmacists, insurers and employers makes no sense — unless the real goal is to create the new and unnatural society of sterile sex. …

This fundamental incoherence is also the underlying cause of the contentiousness of the Supreme Court nomination process. Since this new world cannot sustain itself by the ordinary actions of ordinary people making voluntary decisions, it has to be sustained by the continual applications of force by those in power. This explains why the stakes for seats in the judiciary are so high.

Everyone knows that Elena Kagan can’t admit her opinions about sex: abortion, homosexual activity in the military and same sex marriage are the hot button issues, but the subsidiary issues include the conscience clauses, freedom of speech on campuses and parental rights. This is the mess we have created with a court-created right to abortion: Heaven forbid the courts should create a right to same sex marriage. There will be no end to the obfuscation. The Supreme Court confirmation Kabuki Dance will only grow more intense.

Until we face the fact that there is something fundamentally undoable about what we are trying to do, that the sexual revolution that was supposed to be about freedom actually requires massive intervention by the state to sustain, the judicial confirmation process will continue to be a charade.

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  1. Ahunt
    July 2nd, 2010 at 19:08 | #1

    Ya know, Jennifer….the fact of the matter is that it only took three specific limb-lockings to give us our three, and you can absolutely believe that the vast, vast majority of our “couplings” these last 32 years were “sterile, to our mutual satisfaction.

  2. Richard Munro
    July 3rd, 2010 at 11:43 | #2

    Of course, Elena Kagan cannot admit her strongly held ideological beliefs on abortion, artificial birth control , homosexuality as a protected status minority group with preferred status for schools and promotion, homosexuality as a ‘recognized and accepted alternative lifestyle” etc. She is another stealth candidate just like Mr. Obama about which we knew nothing. But I did say at the time of Mr. Obama’s election that NEXT time he will have a record. I believe the American people realize how foolish it was to place a bet on such a dark horse. Mr. Obama is showing that he has no executive experience and he makes James Buchanan and Jimmy Carter look like titans in comparison. It can be argued that Mr. Obama is arguably the worst president of all time. Already he has done more harm to the economy than Josph Stalin or Adolph Hitler. Kagan’s appointment -it seems a sure thing-will just be another part of Mr. Obama’s legacy. I hope all stops are pulled to delay or stop her nomination until after Novemeber 2010. I feel in my bones that Kagan will one day be the majority vote endorsing Gay Marriage nationwide.. Already the Homosexual lobby is pushing to get access to the military. They don’t care if soldiers die or if we lose the war. They don’t care about anyone but themselves. In this time of economic crisis to demand such changes shows a complete lack of civic virtue. As so far as dud in the mud sex goes -that is ‘sterile” or contracepted sex I admit to having been a practioner. Personally I think this is a lost cause; the best we can hope for is that young people believe marriage means openness to children and that they decide to have two or three not just one or none. We have three children but of course I wish we had at least three more. Now I trust that our three children may make me a grandfather nine times over at least. But I am fully aware that I might have one or none. And for that I can thank Margaret Sanger and co. Make no mistake Margaret Sanger is one of the most influential individuals in Western History. But her effect has not be neutral. She has led to the killing and the prevention of birth than far more innocents than Hitler, Stalin or Mao ever did combined. And the Holocaust goes on day by day, year by year. To be indifferent to this great moral crime is to be indifferent to human rights. What greater right is the right to life of an innocent child?

  3. Lefty
    July 3rd, 2010 at 14:08 | #3

    @Richard Munro:

    It can be argued that Mr. Obama is arguably the worst president of all time.

    Of course, it’s also possible that you simply dislike man, and are no fair judge, as you eagerly blame him for anything and everything:

    Already he has done more harm to the economy than Josph Stalin or Adolph Hitler.

    Okay. So, President Obama…

    deregulated the banking sector, touching off the cancerous growth of speculation and financialization, which lead to successive bubbles and meltdowns, requiring a series of government bailouts to stave off the outright collapse of the economy

    turned the United States from the world’s largest creditor nation into the world’s largest debtor

    instituted a series of trade deals that boosted the trade deficit to previously unimaginable levels and decimated the livelihoods of middle- and working-class Americans

    and turned a budget surplus into a deep deficit with a tax cut that primarily benefited the wealthiest while utterly failing to create prosperity as promised

    all long before even taking office!

    Hey — maybe people didn’t dare vote against him, since if Obama is the one who ruined the economy, then he clearly would have to have super powers.

    Already the Homosexual lobby is pushing to get access to the military. They don’t care if soldiers die or if we lose the war. They don’t care about anyone but themselves.

    What a nasty thing to say. Why not just discuss your policy concerns without slandering the people on the other side?

    But I am fully aware that I might have one or none. And for that I can thank Margaret Sanger and co. Make no mistake Margaret Sanger is one of the most influential individuals in Western History. But her effect has not be neutral. She has led to the killing and the prevention of birth than far more innocents than Hitler, Stalin or Mao ever did combined.

    In large part, people seek to control their fertility because it’s both technologically possible and economically sensible for them to do so. Scapegoating Margaret Sanger — or some other Boogeyman Of The Day — does not change that.

  4. Lefty
    July 3rd, 2010 at 14:15 | #4

    Errata:

    There should be a “the” between “dislike” and “man” in my post above.

    “Lead” should be “led”.

    Sorry about that. Wish I could edit.

  5. nerdygirl
    July 3rd, 2010 at 17:17 | #5

    Richard, you godwined.

  6. Heidi
    July 5th, 2010 at 14:42 | #6

    The cat is out of the bag, and no one wants to go back to the days when women were baby-making machines and trapped in the home. Of course, if you want that life, it is totally your choice! Isn’t freedom wonderful? People get to make their own private decisions about sex, birth control, children, marriage, and the course of their own individual lives. Wow. What a concept. In the few months I have spent reading these posts, I still have not understood the need to control and/or coerce the private choices of other people. It is one thing to try to convince others to believe as you do. It is quite another to try to prevent people from living their own lives as they see fit. It is quite another to use the law to discriminate against those people who make choices that you don’t like. For the record, the courts do not need to “create a right to same-sex marriage.” The courts simply need to enforce the promises contained in the United States Constitution of equality under the law and liberty for all!

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