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  •  Personally, I think "taxpayer" is just (0+ / 0-)

    the latest euphemism for "property-owner" in the ever elusive quest for some designation that would return us to the traditional social order where the owners of property (including wives and children) rule the roost.
    When you understand that's the definition, there's no hypocrisy, just deception.

    Let's not forget that children are the property of parents and, in objecting to the professional termination of a pregnancy, it's the property right of the male parent that's being protected by the state.

    That children are the property of their parents is a very sensitive subject that nobody wants to talk about.  Yet, it is a fact that children are "emancipated" at age eighteen.  If they're not emancipated from the ownership of their parents, what are they being emancipated from?  And then there's the evidence of the U.S. failure to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Why do you think it is that, alone of 195 nations (we won't count Somalia), the U.S. has refused to pledge to respect the human rights of children?
    Has Obama submitted it recently to the Senate?

    by hannah on Sun Apr 10, 2011 at 09:40:32 AM PDT

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