Curley: Sotomayor COVID lie is natural result of media fibs -Boston Herald
The poor expose their children, the rich kill the fruit of their own bodies in the womb, lest their property be divided up, and they destroy their own children in the womb with murderous poisons, and before life has been passed on, it is annihilated.
- St. Ambrose, circa 370. [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Abortion]
listened to as much of the Supreme Court argumentation over the Biden
vaccine mandates as can be stomached in a single afternoon, one is left
with the overarching question: why is it up to the likes of Sonia
Sotomayor, to point out that there is no suspension of the Constitution
during times of national emergency? So far, she is the only person whom
I hare heard say so. “Our side” seems to be relying, as usual, on
merely economic considerations, such as the impact on the workforce of
the projected attrition due to rejection of the mandates. Everybody, in
other words, agrees that the violation of the natural, American, and
God-given rights recognized by the Bible, the CDF, and the Constitution
of the United States—among other entities—is not a weighty factor here.
So let’s try this, shall we? If a pro-abortion, legal positivist of Sotomayor’s ilk can contend with a straight face that Biden’s naked power grab should go through unchallenged because those who have not had the shots stand to harm those who have, there is only one argument for us to assume. We must hold without exception, and on the basis of a precedent which the Sotomayors of this world unflinchingly recognize, that the Vaccinated are not Persons, in the Fourteenth Amendment Sense of the Term. After all, when we tell them that abortion should be illegal because the unborn are harmed by the “health care” choices of others, they answer that no one is being harmed inasmuch as the blobs of cells standing in the way of their bodily autonomy don’t count in the first place. Let’s talk to Sonia in terms she can understand—terms based on Roe v. Wade and the increasingly irrational debate that swirls around it.
Do the Vaccinated, for instance, feel pain? They must not, since they happily roll up their sleeves and allow themselves to be jabbed by needles which a sentient being would shrink from. The fact that many of them smile during this procedure, posting pictures and videos of this response on social and other media, only goes to support the conclusion that the Vaccinated are not Fourteenth Amendment Persons in the legal sense of the term.
Do those presently in voluntary compliance with the Biden agenda meet the IQ requirements which bioethicists like Joseph Fletcher and his spinoff, Peter Singer, use as the benchmark for human personhood generally? Obviously not, or the Vaccinated would not have submitted to experimental procedures with unknown long-term effects in the first place. Any pig (Singer, for one, characteristically justifies abortion and even infanticide by arguing that porcine beings have more smarts than their handicapped human counterparts) would know better. Holding a “green pass” should at least require the bearer to be able to define the term vaccine, which proponents generally appear incapable of doing. Fourteenth Amendment Persons? I don’t think so!
Are the Vaccinated viable? If they were, would they need extraordinary medical interventions like anti-Covid-19 injections to begin with? Viability, by which bioethicists mean being capable of surviving without artificial support provided by other people or by the health care system generally, cannot be imputed to the Vaccinated who, on the basis of the arguments of legal luminaries like Sonia Sotomayor, stand in danger of dropping dead unless we proactively prevent them from doing so. If a mother can’t be “forced” to carry her child to term, why can citizens be forced to preserve the lives of others? Let the Vaccinated survive on their own, if they want to survive at all! On the basis of Roe v. Wade, viability is a recognized test for measuring Fourteenth Amendment Personhood—a test which the Vaccinated manifestly fail.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what we get when we permit stark, raving nonsense to go unchallenged for too long. Any nation in which abortion is recognized as “legal,” and that for decades at a time, is bound to witness the eventual erosion of the rights of all. But will anyone point this out? No, because the mainstream pro-life movement adopted a pragmatic rather than principled approach a very long time ago, marginalizing the prophetic voices within its own ranks and permitting the goal posts to be moved in order to save face, time and time again. Now we are reaping what that compromise has sown.
Note: This piece was written by a friend of The Catholic Monitor.
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.