Personhood at Gunpoint


Conservative group Personhood Ohio is hard at work trying to get a “personhood” amendment on the state ballot that would define life as beginning at conception, effectively banning all abortions. Patrick Johnston, the group’s leader, recently penned an email blast with his newest fundraising effort, RH Reality Check reported:

“I’m selling some of my favorite things—some powerful rifles and ammo,” Johnston wrote.

“I’m a firm believer that the Second Amendment protects the future of freedom, but not as much as justice for the preborn,” Johnston’s email continued. “The shedding of innocent blood will bring God’s wrath on the land — and then you can wave freedom goodbye. So protecting Ohio’s children is more important than securing your right to keep and bear arms.”

What do guns and abortion have to do with each other? FUCK LIBERALS, that’s what. That’s all this is. Anything that pisses off liberals — restricting women’s medical care, careless use of firearms — is good, despite whether it actually tracks from one moment to the next.

These people have no issues. They’re basically sports fans, the worst kind, and fuck the other guys no matter what. They would rather be bullies than do anything about any one of the causes about which they claim to care so passionately, and there’s about as much chance of finding common cause or room for compromise as there is in convincing the two sides of a football tailgate that both teams have merit on the field.


3 thoughts on “Personhood at Gunpoint

  1. Yes, fuck liberals IS all they’ve got. Which on the one hand is depressing as hell — they’d happily drag us all down just because they can…on the other hand, I have to VERY grudgingly admit they’ve got a sort of intuitive grasp of (very crude) dialectics. Hating liberals means defeating liberals and that’s an end in itself.
    Not that I advocate blind hatred of conservatards — I think there are plenty of logical reasons to hate them (like that they’ll sell guns to fund anti-choice agitprop, for instance) — but I never see the same sort of fury or knee jerk rejection of conservatives from the “liberals” in Congress or the Obama administration. Which is too bad, because I think it makes the wingnuts even more willing to push the envelope, while on our side, the most “liberal” legislation of late is health care reform as designed by the American Enterprise Institute…

  2. The fire (and mouth)-breathing Mr Johnson wants the whole US to look like his ideal little bucolic hamlet of Zanesville, Ohio where all the women are servile, all the men are in charge; where there are no homosexuals, no abortions, and all the children mind their parents and are allowed to pray in school as long as it’s in Xian English and are taught creationism as god had intended.

  3. Some guy tried to hit on me a while back by telling me his ever-so-edgy political philosophy, which was essentially pro-choice and pro-gun, and boiled down to – explicitly – “I’m going to pick some positions that piss off everyone”. Wow, guy, I’m just wet in the panties at your well-thought-out political standpoint, which is in no way similar to anyone else’s ever! Guh.

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