Voting Rights

Filed under:Uncategorized — posted by Sonja on November 28, 2006 @ 4:26 pm

Here’s a bumper sticker I wish I would never see again:

“I Vote Pro-Life”

I see those all the time.  It’s so antagonistic and supercilious.  It’s symbolic of how polarized the political conversation has become in our country.  We have to be able to get beyond one sentence declarations of our platforms.

I was stuck in traffic behind one shortly after the most recent election.  I decided I would like to make my own version of that bumpersticker:

“I Vote Anti-Death”


  1. interesting that. I always wanted to wear a shirt that says “human being inside” — we forget when me marginalize…

    love your layout – it is exquisite!

    Comment by Deb — November 28, 2006 @ 6:51 pm

  2. Amen.

    Comment by Songbird — November 29, 2006 @ 7:10 am

  3. sad that “pro-life” has degenerated to meaning only – anti-abortion. sad that politicians use this “plank” to garner votes and no politician has the cajones to actually do anything about it.

    sign me up for a “anti-death” bumper sticker.

    Comment by Doug — November 29, 2006 @ 9:34 am

  4. Yeah, I’ve always thought it odd that most “pro-lifers” are also in favor of the death penilty.

    I’ll take an anti-death bumper sticker, too.

    Comment by Liz — November 29, 2006 @ 11:32 am

  5. Did you see that recent post by The Hungarian Luddite? I liked how he talked about this as well in terms of a ‘consistent life view’, where pro-life is about more than abortion only, but also about war and more.

    Comment by John Smulo — November 30, 2006 @ 3:32 pm

  6. No, John … I haven’t had a chance to read that yet. I actually wrote this completely independently of his post. I’ve long felt that abortion is just one small piece of pursuing a consistent life ethic. It’s very difficult to be against abortion and for the death penalty. Or against abortion, and against health care for unemployed single mothers … for example.

    Comment by aBhantiarna Solas — November 30, 2006 @ 9:16 pm

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