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40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73)

Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:07 am

CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite gets a phone call in the middle of a newscast confirming the death of former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.
...as it happens....interesting stuff.



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Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:22 am

I was watching his presentation of the Apollo 11 landing last week....superb anchor.

Re: 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73)

Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:30 am

TCB-FAN wrote:CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite gets a phone call in the middle of a newscast confirming the death of former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.
...as it happens....interesting stuff.



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Johnson died nine years and two months to the day President John Kennedy was ambushed in Dallas, Texas.

Re: 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73)

Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:04 am

It was also 40 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court decided and legalized abortion.

Since then, 54 million babies have been killed...legally.




RKS

Re: 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73)

Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:16 am

RKSNASHVILLE wrote:It was also 40 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court decided and legalized abortion.


Not quite. The legal restrictions changed.

Your comment is off-topic -- the topic is about the anniversary of LBJ's passing, confirmed on network TV.

Despite this, here are some facts regarding your odd post:

Roe v. Wade
Supreme Court of the United States
Argued December 13, 1971 | Reargued October 11, 1972 | Decided January 22, 1973


Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. Decided simultaneously with a companion case, Doe v. Bolton, the Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that right must be balanced against the state's two legitimate interests in regulating abortions: protecting prenatal life and protecting women's health. Arguing that these state interests became stronger over the course of a pregnancy, the Court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the trimester of pregnancy.
...

Regarding the Roe decision as a whole, more Americans support it than support overturning it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade



It should further be noted this high court decision was made during a Republican administration in Washington, D.C.

Re: 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73)

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:09 am

TCB-FAN wrote:CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite gets a phone call in the middle of a newscast confirming the death of former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.
...as it happens....interesting stuff.



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I remember seeing Johnson in the crowd at a football game (on TV) just a few months earlier; as I recall, he looked small and alone.

rjm

Re: 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73)

Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:26 pm

rjm wrote:I remember seeing Johnson in the crowd at a football game (on TV) just a few months earlier; as I recall, he looked small and alone.


In His Final Days, LBJ Agonized Over His Legacy
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/12/lbjs-last-interview.html

Re: 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73)

Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:33 pm

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Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:34 pm

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Re: 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73)

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:51 am

RKSNASHVILLE wrote:
It was also 40 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court decided and legalized abortion.


drjohncarpenter wrote:
Not quite. The legal restrictions changed.



Before the Supreme Court decision, abortion was illegal in many States. The Supreme Court's decision made abortion legal in every State - Constitutionally legal - granting women the "right" to an abortion.



drjohncarpenter wrote:
Your comment is off-topic -- the topic is about the anniversary of LBJ's passing, confirmed on network TV.



The title of the topic is 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73).

I was merely commenting that it was also 40 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court decided and legalized abortion.

I never realized that LBJ's death occured on the same day as the Supreme Court's historic landmark decision.



Roe v. Wade
Supreme Court of the United States
Argued December 13, 1971 | Reargued October 11, 1972 | Decided January 22, 1973

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. Decided simultaneously with a companion case, Doe v. Bolton, the Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that right must be balanced against the state's two legitimate interests in regulating abortions: protecting prenatal life and protecting women's health. Arguing that these state interests became stronger over the course of a pregnancy, the Court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the trimester of pregnancy.
...

Regarding the Roe decision as a whole, more Americans support it than support overturning it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade



I Can't believe you still reference wikipedia since most know it is filled with mistakes.

As for the portion you pulled from wikipedia: the Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion

Here is the "Due process clause" of the 14th Amendment: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.


If this is what the Court based it's decision on, then it should have decided the other way. With it's decsion, the Court is depriving a person life (the baby).

An activist Court "found" a 'right to privacy' in the 14th Amendment - which there is not.



drjohncarpenter wrote:
It should further be noted this high court decision was made during a Republican administration in Washington, D.C.


Zero relevance. There are 3 seperate branches of Government. The Executive branch and the person or party in office has nothing to do with the Judicial brach's decision's.


Here is a link to a much more informative (and correct) website for Constitutional Education. Maybe the Supreme Court Justice's as well as the President and Congress should take this free course before being sworn in to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

http://constitution.hillsdale.edu/




RKSNASHVILLE

Re: 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73)

Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:48 am

RKSNASHVILLE wrote:
RKSNASHVILLE wrote:
It was also 40 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court decided and legalized abortion.


drjohncarpenter wrote:
Not quite. The legal restrictions changed.


Before the Supreme Court decision, abortion was illegal in many States. The Supreme Court's decision made abortion legal in every State - Constitutionally legal - granting women the "right" to an abortion.

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Your comment is off-topic -- the topic is about the anniversary of LBJ's passing, confirmed on network TV.


The title of the topic is 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73).

I was merely commenting that it was also 40 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court decided and legalized abortion.

I never realized that LBJ's death occured on the same day as the Supreme Court's historic landmark decision.
Roe v. Wade
Supreme Court of the United States
Argued December 13, 1971 | Reargued October 11, 1972 | Decided January 22, 1973

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. Decided simultaneously with a companion case, Doe v. Bolton, the Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that right must be balanced against the state's two legitimate interests in regulating abortions: protecting prenatal life and protecting women's health. Arguing that these state interests became stronger over the course of a pregnancy, the Court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the trimester of pregnancy.
...
Regarding the Roe decision as a whole, more Americans support it than support overturning it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade


I Can't believe you still reference wikipedia since most know it is filled with mistakes.

As for the portion you pulled from wikipedia: the Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion

Here is the "Due process clause" of the 14th Amendment: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

If this is what the Court based it's decision on, then it should have decided the other way. With it's decsion, the Court is depriving a person life (the baby).

An activist Court "found" a 'right to privacy' in the 14th Amendment - which there is not.

drjohncarpenter wrote:
It should further be noted this high court decision was made during a Republican administration in Washington, D.C.


Zero relevance. There are 3 seperate branches of Government. The Executive branch and the person or party in office has nothing to do with the Judicial branch's decisions.

Here is a link to a much more informative (and correct) website for Constitutional Education. Maybe the Supreme Court Justice's as well as the President and Congress should take this free course before being sworn in to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
http://constitution.hillsdale.edu/

Also of "zero relevance" is drjohncarpenter's senseless, shameless, hateful rhetoric on such moral issues.

smt131 Thank you, RKS, for making this forum a better place!!



::rocks

Re: 40 Years Ago Today (1-22-73)

Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:48 am

RKSNASHVILLE wrote:I Can't believe you still reference wikipedia since most know it is filled with mistakes.


:D