Such moves are occurring in most states and in Washington D.C. at the federal level
by Peter Stern
The sonogram bill forces any woman who wants an abortion to first view a sonogram of themselves.
I have said it before and I'll say it again. Government has overstepped its bounds in many areas and has no right to interfere into our personal rights and liberties ensured by the U.S. Constitution as put forth by our founding fathers.
Thomas Jefferson stated quite astutely: "When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all powers, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."
Today, Federal and State governments are acting more intrusively into our private lives. Our forefathers would be sadly disappointed in the political power-plays we now see every day at the Federal and State levels. Our inalienable rights are being questioned and rescinded by our supposed representatives in Washington and at the State level.
Sadly, we American citizens are losing more of our rights and privileges than ever before. We are being told what we may and may not do. Quite simply: Federal and State governments need to back-off. We need to live our individual lives individually. No group or organization, no Federal or State government should be able to tell us what to do with our very individual lives. This is the exact reason why we broke away from England and King George. That's why we have a Constitution. Our representatives have forgotten their responsibilities. They have forgotten that they are supposed to represent American citizens and NOT to determine and then tell us what we must do and how we must live.
The Constitution provides all American citizens with the right to live our own lives the way we want to. Currently "very lost" legislators at the Federal and State levels are trying to change our constitution, adding amendments via bills to give governments more power over our private lives. Legislators can't even perform the jobs they were elected to do, so instead they try to dictate what we can and cannot do.
This sonar bill not only sucks, but it tries to take away the rights of all women to choose the right to live their lives as they determine. It is NOT the right of ANY LEGISLATOR to determine what a woman may or may not do. Sid Miller of Texas is NOT a King, no matter what he believes. He does NOT have the omnipotent right to tell women what they must do.
Legislators like Sid Miller need to step-back and see that they are over-stepping their constitutionally provided responsibilities. That's why he is pushing for a new law. It's not provided in the constitution. If Miller persists with his resistance to private liberties, then he should leave the legislature and start his own business, where he can be the King that he wants to be.
Sid Miller and others like him are an affront to American Representative Democracy and a major threat to our civil liberties. I don't respect people who try to take away our constitutional rights and liberties --- and neither should you.