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Akin and His Critics

Bill1036 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 8:21 AM
this is what has happened in what used to be a free country. free speech includes the right of stupid speech. Stupidity does not disqualify you for an elected office. See incumbents if you think otherwise. A simple apology and explanation for his context is all that a reasonable society needs not hysteria and pc induced censorship which is inimicable to the first amendment.

Todd Akin would do his party and his country a service by stepping aside. The rest of the campaign will be dominated by this side issue, possibly denying Republicans a key Senate seat. To use the words "legitimate" and "rape" in the same phrase betrays a serious lack of judgment. Only about 1 percent of women undergoing abortions report that they were raped, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute. One percent is not zero.

That much having been said, I must offer a mild dissent to the widespread view expressed by both Republicans and Democrats that what...