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No, but the idea of giving stuff to people who didn't do anything to warrant it was. And they disapproved of that. The federal government was not supposed to do anything but protect our rights to life, liberty and property (changed to "pursuit of happiness" in the final draft.) In the Constitution, they provided for a military, a postal service (having individual states do that hadn't worked well), and oversight of interstate commerce (ditto). They also had the power of making and enforcing treaties with the Indian nations. EVERYTHING else not specifically enumerated in the original document was reserved to the States, or to the people. Family planning did exist in the 1700s. Mothers breastfed their children for 2-3 years, which naturally tended to spread out children. There was a high mortality rate, so parents tried to have as many children as possible. That was the plan. Unmarried people were shamed into not producing children, which was a good plan. Public information services existed, but the federal gov't didn't pay for it; the states or local entities did.
PP was started by a eugenicist who wanted to reduce the "inferior" population. Abortion was a mainstay of that agenda from the first. Birth control was originally conceived of as sterilization, not pills. Sanger didn't want ANY minority babies being born. She said it over and over, in speech after speech, and convinced many black ministers to help her in her war on minority women. She wrapped it up in glowing words like "manageable family size" and "preserving the health of the mother." But it was all about death for as many poor and minority human beings as possible. Look it up.
They look too loose and stretched....saggy. Used, definitely used.
It's not the tribal system that's the problem there; it's the dictator statist Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe was doing very well under the colonial system because the Brits let them more or less rule themselves. When colonial rule was removed, the criminals took over, drove away the white landowners who were growing all the food, and gave the land to the blacks who supported them, none of whom were farmers, or any other kind of productive worker. The economy has been in freefall ever since, and the traditional tribal leaders have either been absorbed into the dictatorship, killed or driven from the country. The ones outside the country are waiting for Mugabe to die so they can go back and repair the damage to their beloved homeland.
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Gays for Late Term Abortion?

rita182 Wrote: Jan 27, 2014 7:18 PM
Monstra! Non mores, non egerunt pœnitentiam super interfectos. Abominatio! You're welcome.
Oh, they'll still vote! Over and over and over again......
'Scuse me. Sec'y of Defense.
"Two words, Mr. President. Plausible deniability." Sec'y of State to the President in the movie Independence Day. Obama doesn't know anything...until he's forced to admit "yeah, there's a glitch."
Yeah, the "transparency" is getting a little deep around here....
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Pelosi Says Obama Has Been "Brilliant"

rita182 Wrote: Sep 22, 2013 4:07 PM
“He’s brilliant … He thinks in a strategic way in how to get something done … and he’s completely eloquent. That’s a package that they don’t like,” Pelosi told POLITICO. "Pelosi claimed Obama has been “open, practically apolitical, certainly non-partisan, in terms of welcoming every idea and solution…I think that’s one of the reasons the Republicans want to take him down politically, because they know he is a non-partisan president, and that’s something very hard for them to cope with.” Hmmm...Brilliant, a strategic thinker, eloquent, open, apolitical, non-partisan....yep, we're all jealous of His Highness, Barak the 1st. He's also drop-dead gorgeous, has teeth that sparkle in the sunlight, and is an absolute stud-muffin. He wins Nobel prizes just for existing; women swoon when he strides into a room, and men shrink in stature in his august presence. His shining countenance affects all who come within its purview (which might explain why so many Democrats are looking so ragged and aged after 5 years of working with him. Hard radiation is tough stuff.) Excuse me, I need to go vomit.
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