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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

It's No Fluke

Because someone doesn't pay for my supply of X, that doesn't mean they are "denying me the right to X":

"Cost aside, the essence of Fluke's argument is that reproductive freedom requires free birth control. By the same logic, religious freedom requires kosher food subsidies, freedom of speech requires taxpayer-funded computers, and the right to keep and bear arms requires government-supplied guns."

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  1. I suspect that if she were as big a believer in these other rights as she is in reproductive freedom, Fluke would actually agree with the reductio. I've heard liberals say things that are tantamount to "freedom of speech requires taxpayer-funded computers" -- the quip that "freedom of the press only applies to those who own one" is certainly heard often enough. And it's not without a dollop of truth.

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