Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Captain Buhne Makes Recommendations

Captain Buhne, over at the Buhne Tribune, enters the political arena with his ballot recommendations for the November 8 election. Surprisingly, he takes a religious tack on the initiatives. Even more surprising, with the exception of Prop 77, his recommendations are the same as mine. I'm serious, though. Not sure if he is.


At 3:28 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Ok, I could see how you'd vote the way you'd vote (wrong though you are) on everything else, but how does a yes vote on Prop 73 jive with the libertarian view?

At 9:14 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Actually, 73's a touchy one. The Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee came out with a No Position on it. I was going to give the Humboldt LP position as Yes until one local LPer contacted me saying she was strongly opposed to 77. After that, I thought I sent our position to the HOPE Coalition as No Position but it ended up being published as Yes. Don't know what happened there.

As for myself, I tend to avoid the abortion issue like the plague as I don't think one can win arguing either side of the issue. In this case I followed Senator Tom McClintock's recommendation although I really dislike using his reasoning.

McClintock reasoned that, to paraphrase, "minors already need to get parental permission to use tanning booths or to get body piercings. Shouldn't they also have to get permission for abortions, which make tanning booths and piercings pale by comparison?"

That is certainly true, as far as I'm concerned. I dislike the line of reasoning because it uses pre- existing laws to argue the necessity for more laws. Kinda like people who say, since people have to have car insurance to drive, they also should have to have insurance to own a gun, and so on.

The bottom line, as I see it, is parents should have a right to know when a medical procedure is going to be performed on their child. I believe there are allowances in the initiative for court intervention when the parent's permission, or lack thereof, will cause problems.

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Oops. I meant to say prop 73 instead of 77 when referring to the local LPer in the first paragraph. I knew I should have read what I wrote before posting.

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

"...I don't think one can win arguing either side of the issue"

Here, here. It's a sad and tragic event either way: abortion or unwanted child.

Did you know that the vast majority of serial killers were adopted?


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