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Molly Ivins has an excellent column on the Bush "culture of life" knee jerk. The last paragraph deserves much wider distribution
It's the old slippery slope argument. Look, all of law is a process of drawing lines on slippery slopes. The difference between misdemeanor theft and felony theft is one penny. The difference between misdemeanor and felony drug possession is one gram. For that matter, the difference between a pig and a hog is one pound. We're always drawing distinctions, and it is necessary to do so -- hunting rifles, OK; .50 caliber rifles, don't be a fool.
This is a don't-be-a-fool argument. "Culture of life"? Whose life?
She puts a pretty good smackdown on the Texas Legislature too. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys.
And she takes on so-called commentators who tell her what she believes and how ridiculous it is.
I want to be Molly when I grow up.