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Robert Yates on the Sandra Fluke “controversy”

09 Mar

It “becomes clear through Ms. Fluke’s testimony that we live in different moral universes that appear to be entirely incompatible.” He notes that she says “‘we expected women to be treated equally, to not have our school create untenable burdens that impede our academic success.’  One may easily reply that women are treated equally: men don’t have access to contraception coverage at Georgetown either.”

Now for the anti-feminist part, even if not made explicit:
“Ms. Fluke actually presented a rather long list of what she and her cohorts did and did not expect, and they all amount to this: we expected to be given exactly what we demanded, immediately, without reservations and without any consideration whatsoever for the consciences or concerns of anyone else.”

Women have become Rumpelstiltskin! They’ll just stamp their little feet and we’ll comply. That time is over. 

A great summary of what “law” (meaning positive law, not Natural Law) means: “The law, contrary to some opinions, is not the foundation of society. On the contrary, the law exists to patch up the areas of society that have become more or less dysfunctional. Friends have no need to invoke their rights or the law in order to enforce a claim; people who generally tolerate, if not respect one another should only sparingly need recourse to the law. Moreover in a free society, there ought to be many extra-legal remedies available for the vast majority of disputes. ” (emphasis added)

On tolerance: “Catholics have become accustom[ed] to a much different operating principle than that of Ms. Fluke.  For the past two centuries she has been accommodating the forces of liberalism and modernity, to the point at which it appears to some that there is almost nothing left to give without sacrificing something essential, something without which the Church would cease to be the Church. Pope Leo XIII, in his encyclical Libertas, argued that the Church and the state could and ought to tolerate certain evils for the sake of a greater social good, though we can never call something that is evil ‘good’, even if we do tolerate it. “

Read the whole thing here.

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17 responses to “Robert Yates on the Sandra Fluke “controversy”

  1. Svar

    March 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    They’re not going to win this. Sandra Fluke is lying bitch and that has been made obvious to everyone.

     
  2. Svar

    March 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    We should ask IANS if we can borrow his Holy Shillelahawk. Fucking leftie-swine.

     
  3. Will S.

    March 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    A turning point has clearly been reached, but as to which direction things will go, remains to be seen…

     
  4. Svar

    March 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    A turning point? Where would this turning point be?

     
  5. Will S.

    March 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    With this battle; whether the administration will in fact be able to get away with this sort of thing henceforth, or whether Christians will be mobilized enough to force them to back down next time they try it.

     
  6. Samson J.

    March 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    we expected women to be treated equally, to not have our school create untenable burdens that impede our academic success

    This is the kind of statement that convinces me of what blogger Mark Shea is always saying: sin makes you stupid.

     
  7. Svar

    March 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I see. Hopefully, this leads to a huge backlash and gets Barack Hussein Osama out of the Presidency and via the wonderful and miraculous process of Democracy replaces him with some other bastard.

     
  8. Svar

    March 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    “This is the kind of statement that convinces me of what blogger Mark Shea is always saying: sin makes you stupid.”

    LOL. It’s so true.

     
  9. Will S.

    March 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    “I see. Hopefully, this leads to a huge backlash and gets Barack Hussein Osama out of the Presidency and via the wonderful and miraculous process of Democracy replaces him with some other bastard.”

    Tweedledum or Tweedledee; not much of a choice…

     
  10. Sunshine

    March 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “‘we expected women to be treated equally, to not have our school create untenable burdens that impede our academic success.”

    Virtually every word that comes out of Miss Fluke’s mouth makes me pray that the Nineteenth Amendment will somehow be repealed. If politicians did not have to pander to the (perceived) “women’s issues” voting bloc, we would not have to listen to such absurd crap.

     
  11. Will S.

    March 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Female suffrage was a mistake, indeed.

     
  12. Saint Velvet

    March 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I’m not sure which is more alarming, that she’s the best a prestigious Catholic(ish) U can turn out, or that there’s a possibility that she won’t have access to birth control, lots of it, though I suppose her children could be redeemed for Rome, assuming anyone wants to actually touch her. Yikes, she oozes the kool-aid.

     
  13. Svar

    March 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    “Yikes, she oozes the kool-aid.”

    I doubt that’s the only thing that oozes out of her.

     
  14. Saint Velvet

    March 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    gruhs, Svar.

     
  15. Svar

    March 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    LOL, ya should have seen that one coming, Saint Velvet.

     
  16. ElectricAngel

    March 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I think the Church loses this one. I think they continue to lose until they decide that the State must be avoided at all cost. Not one dime of social services money may they take. Who pays the (organ) piper calls the tune.

     

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