Looks Like I Picked a Bad Week to Return to Twitter

 

I thought the meltdown over Musk possibly ending censorship on Twitter was ridiculous, but the response to the prospect of Roe being overturned is truly absurd.

Of course, people on Twitter don’t understand that not everything is mentioned in the Constitution. Some things just aren’t in there, things like “abortion” and “misinformation” and “freedom of speech” —

Oh, wait. Yeah, I guess that’s in there.

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  1. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
    Justin Other Lawyer
    @DouglasMyers

    Architectus (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):
    How that impacts the votes of the 59% of republicans who are pro-choice will be interesting.

    I, too, count myself among those in favor of school choice, believing that if we can rally that pro-choice educational majority we can make great strides in improving the future lives of our children and nation. Oh wait… were you talking about something else entirely?

    Oh—school choice. Whoops! I thought it meant 59% of Republicans were in favor of “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” type of choice. 

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  2. TBA Coolidge
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    @RobtGilsdorf

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    But “privacy” is in the Constitution, right? Someone on Twitter assured me it was.

    Well, no, of course “privacy” isn’t in there. But you have to be a bit more subtle to understand the reasoning of the Court when Roe was passed.

    While the words “privacy” and “abortion” do not occur in the Constitution, the phrase “for obtaining” does occur in the Constitution. It’s tucked away in Article VI.

    And, as every judicial scholar knows, “for obtaining” is an anagram of “aborting info,” suggesting that the right of women birthing people to be aware of their options for terminating a pregnancy was of paramount importance to the framers.

    Q.E.D.

    Anagram Constitution > Kabbalah Torah 

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  3. Henry Racette Member
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    Architectus (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):
    How that impacts the votes of the 59% of republicans who are pro-choice will be interesting.

    I, too, count myself among those in favor of school choice, believing that if we can rally that pro-choice educational majority we can make great strides in improving the future lives of our children and nation. Oh wait… were you talking about something else entirely?

    No, I think you misunderstand, @architectus. In this context, “pro-choice” means the favoring of the right to choose whether one will carry a handgun concealed or proudly visible. I prefer concealed carry, but I respect the right of others to be more flamboyant about it.

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