Gee…what a shame!

by Rebecca Schmitz

It looks like there’s not enough wingnuts in Montana after all. According to NARAL Pro-Choice Montana, Rick Jore couldn’t find enough people with an overwhelming interest in controlling the genitalia of others; the “Montana Personhood Amendment”, aka CI-100, won’t appear on the ballot this November. I can’t say that I’m surprised, but still. It feels good to know Montanans rejected Jore’s far-right extremism.

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  1. goof houlihan

    I think that’s in line with the Montanans I know. Good to get a re-affirmation that darkness hasn’t triumphed, in a depressing time when people in both parties seem willing to trade freedom for authoritarian nanny states.

  2. It’s nice to have an issue we can agree on, Goof.

  3. goof houlihan

    What’s odd is I never saw collectors of signatures or their NARAL opponents.

    there were a few letters to the Chronicle for or against, but it really got no traction. Good job by Naral to take away the momentum.

    I think we fall in step on topics of revealed religion’s attempts to overturn the first amendment and reject the preamble to the Declaration of Independence.

  4. Matt

    I consider myself to be pro-life, but even I believe this initiative to have been misguided. It raised too many “What Ifs”, and didn’t clarify it’s intentions, nor did it make any exemptions, either.

    Not everything is black and white.

  5. goof houlihan

    That is good to hear, Matt.

    I am pro choice because I think that each person has the right to control and direct his or her own labor, and that governments are instituted by us to protect such basic rights. I don’t think society can make slaves of pregnant women and demand their labor against their will the way a feudal lord controlled the labor of his serfs, or even was able to force them and their families to stay on the land he owned, or demanded the right of first night with the bride of his serfs. He owned their bodies and their labor. We declared our independence from such notions 232 years ago.

    “Good” letter in the Chronicle today. I-100 is good because the Bible says so. Revealed religion IS black and white, hellfire or salvation, seventy virgins or Sheol, damnation to the unbeliever.

    Government is something entirely different, and…separate.

  1. 1 PoliticialJib.com » Blog Archive » Victory in Montana: C Ya Later CI-100!

    […] of CI-100 to present enough signatures to qualify the amendment for the ballot, and yesterday we learned that they failed… […]

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