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Pete Sessions, Caring About Humans Until They Are Born

John Stracke makes an excellent point in the Diaries: Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas makes a big deal about restricting women’s right to end a pregnancy; even well before an embryo has any cognition or heart beat, Sessions has voted for “equal protection” legislation that would make aborting such an embryo legally tantamount to murder. And yet Rep. Sessions has been unwilling to vote for legislation that would give federal employees a mere four weeks to spend with their newly born babies.

Stracke writes:

Yesterday the House voted to grant federal employees four weeks of paid parental leave. If it becomes law, that means a baby born to one or more federal employees will have four weeks of extra attention, four weeks when their parent(s) will be able to get up in the night without worrying about being a wreck at work in the morning, four weeks of bonding, maybe four weeks of breastfeeding…. he favors creating unwanted babies, but he’s unwilling to spend a few dollars to help them grow up sane and healthy.

3 comments to Pete Sessions, Caring About Humans Until They Are Born

  • qs

    Yes! my political party. The Pirate Party!

    Political Party working for the abolition of Patent and Copyright laws.
    Sweden’s Pirate Party captures Euro seat

    TOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s Pirate Party, striking a chord with voters who want more free content on the Internet, won a seat in the European Parliament, early results showed on Sunday.
    The Pirate Party captured 7.1 percent of votes in Sweden in the Europe-wide ballot, enough to give it a single seat. The party wants to deregulate copyright, abolish the patent system and reduce surveillance on the Internet.

  • Tom

    Deregulation of copyright would be “legal” theft and abolishing the copyright system (flawed as it is) would allow manufacturers to take inventors ideas and make them in to products (for example) without paying the inventor for his work.

    You’re for that qs? The Chinese have been “reverse engineering” and outright stealing products and content from the U.S. for decades without these laws, so you have lots of company.

  • qs

    Yes I’m for that Tom.

    I favor slow phase out though so we have to honor existing copyrights and patents and maybe some immediate future ones. So if you’re writing a book in the next five years, the rules wouldn’t change, but if you’re planning on writing on 10 years from now things would change.

    Also I like the idea of a totally free internet.

    Computers and Xerox machines are real property. Ideas are fake property. You can’t enforce these patent laws (government given monopolies) without big brother involved anyway.

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