Compelled Birth and the Liberal Polity — The Electric Agora

by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ Abortion is now illegal in the State of Missouri, where I live. If my twenty-year-old daughter was to become pregnant, she would be required to carry the baby to term and give birth to it, under threat of a felony conviction. In a number of the states in which the…

Compelled Birth and the Liberal Polity — The Electric Agora

2 thoughts on “Compelled Birth and the Liberal Polity — The Electric Agora

  1. I would like to inform you that I have just submitted the following comment to Daniel’s post. The comment is still awaiting approval and will soon appear. Since the comment is addressed to both Daniel and you, I am also submitting it here as follows:

    Dear Prof. Daniel Kaufman and Dr E John Winner,

    Hello! I have enjoyed perusing this well-reasoned post entitled “Compelled Birth and the Liberal Polity”. Thank you very much, Daniel, for this timely post, which has been well-presented here, and which Dr E John Winner has reblogged. There is also a diversity of opinions expressed via the numerous comments, some of which seem to be quite heated, if not verging on incivility.

    I concur with you about the many sobering implications of the current state of affairs whose chaos and disruptions are very topical areas to explore the many outstanding tensions between (the sociopsychological states of) sanity/stability and insanity/instability, affecting not just reproductive freedoms but also the very existence and survival of humanity. There is plenty to explore regarding the many outstanding tensions between the two major parties. Any reasonable and discerning person can conclude that the USA has been plagued by ignorance, dogma, falsity, blind faith, spiritual stagnation and epistemological impasse . . . . .

    We have been witnessing so clearly the insidious nature of Trumpism, Machiavellian conservatism and inimical illiberalism perverting democracy for nefarious purposes and for justifying, obfuscating or muddying the waters of systemic racism, historical negationism, discrimination, marginalization and curtailment of civil rights. In a similar vein, one of my latest posts highlights not just the various traps awaiting us from the fallouts of the main event regarding the SCOTUS’ decisions on abortion and its striking down Roe v. Wade, but also how the capacity of laws and legislation to be legally valid, binding and enforceable in different contexts is both contingent (acceptable only if certain circumstances are the case) and circumscribed (restricted to certain roles or situations), given that the content, relevance and quality of laws and legislation are fundamentally filtered and moulded by class structures, social stratifications, cultural reproductions and communication frameworks as well as by the interaction between legal cultures, and the social construction of legal issues. Given your position and concerns, you are hereby invited to peruse my latest post entitled “🏛️⚖️ The Facile and Labile Nature of Law: Beyond the Supreme Court and Its Ruling on Controversial Matters 🗽🗳️🔫🤰🧑‍🤝‍🧑💉“, as I am certainly very keen and curious about what you will make of my said post published at

    🏛️⚖️ The Facile and Labile Nature of Law: Beyond the Supreme Court and Its Ruling on Controversial Matters 🗽🗳️🔫🤰🧑‍🤝‍🧑💉

    Daniel, given the quality and relevance of your post here, I am pleased to inform you that I have hyperlinked your post to my aforementioned post so that my readers can access your post from the “Related Articles” section of my post.

    Happy Independence Day to you and your respective families soon!

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

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  2. Once more, I would like to inform you that I have just submitted the following comment to Daniel’s post. The comment is still awaiting approval and will soon appear. Since the comment is addressed to both of you, I am also submitting it herewith:

    Dear Prof. Daniel Kaufman and Dr E John Winner,

    Hi! I have since added a long and detailed “Conclusions” section to my aforementioned post entitled “🏛️⚖️ The Facile and Labile Nature of Law: Beyond the Supreme Court and Its Ruling on Controversial Matters 🗽🗳️🔫🤰🧑‍🤝‍🧑💉“. The Conclusions also contain an in-depth discussion on conflict resolution as well as other pertinent matters.

    To give you a general overview or purview of the post, it is now published under the following Categories:
    Critical Thinking, Cultural Studies, Epistemology, Ethics, Facing the Noise & Music, History, Logic, Metaphysics, Ontology, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Social Science, and SoundEagle.

    In addition, the Tags are as follows: Abortion, Autonomy, Billings Learned Hand, Conflict Resolution, Constitution, Corruption, Daniel A Kaufman, Democracy, Education, Good Moral Character, John Dewey, Justice, Law of Excluded Middle, Law of Noncontradiction, Laws, Legal Culture, Legislation, Liberty, Manuel Garcia junior, Morality, Plato, Political Polarization, Prerogative, Reproductive Rights, Rule of Law, Social Constructionism, Social Polarization, Socrates, Stephen Richards Covey, Supreme Court, and The Spirit of Liberty.

    One could indeed say that we live in interesting times, but often for the wrong reasons.

    Wishing you and your respective families a wonderfully productive week doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most!

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

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