(Mark Noonan) – According to the “Elko Daily Free Press”, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the proposed “personhood” ballot initiative. This initiative seeks to define human beings as anyone who has the human genome. As this would include babies at the moment of conception and elderly people even a minute away from death, such an initiative – if passed – would constitute a ban on abortion and euthanasia in the State of Nevada.
One can be for or against such a thing (personally, I’m in favor of it), but regardless of how one views the matter, no American should ever be afraid of having it debated in public and voted on by the people. We are either a free people who decide for ourselves, or we’re not. For the mis-named (and mis-begotten) American Civil Liberties Union, we’re not – to them, we’re not allowed to vote on such issues because we might vote the wrong way.
This is the liberal way – don’t trust the people; don’t let them vote. Ram things through via friendly judges and then file lawsuits against any American who has the unmitigated gall to try and change things.
Do keep in mind that this initiative would have to be passed twice by the people of Nevada. There would be nearly four years to debate the issue and decide with deliberation just what we want – do we want to be a strongly pro-life State, or do we prefer to maintain a libertarian attitude towards such things as abortion and euthanasia? It’s a fair question which deserves a fair hearing – but not if the liberals get their way.
What we are fighting for is the concept that we, the people, rule our State and our nation. Not un-elected bureaucrats, judges and legal busy-bodies. Here is our battle – here is our line in the sand. The particular issue to be voted on is much less important than the fact that we get to vote on it – and everyone, pro-life or pro-choice, who is a defender of freedom should join together to ensure that a lawyer and a judge don’t decide what we’ll vote on.
(Mark Noonan writes for Blogs for Victory)