The US Supreme Court upheld a ban on later term abortions that do not take into account the health of the mother.
Personally, I see this as yet another step in law creation that is designed to protect the lawmaker over the people.
In the past year I have seen the following rights of the individual taken away:
rights to put money into playing poker online
rights to carry arms on a college campus to defend oneself
rights to have a medical operation than may be necessary to save oneself
It is far more important for the US bipartisan system to make a daily effort to polarize its inhabitants into abject apathy so that the control of government is firmly removed from its citizens hands.
The principle of popular election is a fatal folly; its results are visible in every so-called democracy. The elected man is always the mediocrity; he is the safe man, the sound man, the man who displeases the majority less than any other; and therefore never the genius, the man of progress and illumination. - Liber 194 - 10.
The average american (sic) no longer votes about issues they care about. They vote about polarized words they've been taught to take sides on.
Why does government even try to legislate school prayer when the actions of one person's religious beliefs should be untouchable by government? Why legislate the question of the life of the unborn child when the religious leaders of the world can't agree on the answer.
A government that has to legislate to protect against the expression of the destruction of its symbolic equivalent is a government that acknowledges that they are failing. Translation without big words: If you have to take away the first amendment rights of free speech to prevent people from burning the flag... you admit that people are losing faith in what the flag symbolizes.
Freedom, independence, liberty refer to an absence of undue restrictions and an opportunity to exercise one's rights and powers. Freedom emphasizes the opportunity given for the exercise of one's rights, powers, desires, or the like: freedom of speech or conscience; freedom of movement.
Personally, when the government makes laws that affect what I do with my life... when the government makes laws that turn personal activities criminal... I for one, don't feel a brimming sensation of freedom.
When it is outlawed, only criminals will profit.