I think we ought to remember what Emerson wrote 'The true test of civilization is not the census or the size of the city or the crops, but the kind of man (and I'd add women) the country turns out. The kind of national goal we ought to be thinking about is way beyond national product -- it is how do we as a nation help our children be the best kinds of people they could possibly be?
Have I mentioned...?
Chuck Winder, Idaho Lawmaker, Suggests Women Use Rape As Excuse For Abortions
Just before the Idaho's Senate passed the bill, which requires woman to have an ultrasound prior to obtaining an abortion, opponents of the bill pointed out that it makes no exception for rape victims, incest victims or women in medical emergencies.
Winder, a Republican from Boise, responded to those concerns by raising the question of whether women understand when they have been raped.
“Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this," Winder said on the Senate floor. "I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that's part of the counseling that goes on.”
Have I mentioned that Chuck Winder is an asshole? He is -- he's an asshole. And not just any run-of-the-mill asshole. Chuck Winder is a grade-A, government-inspected, groundhog's asshole. A 5-star asshole. Asshole Prime.
I did say he's an asshole, right?