#CoverRIC Would the Equal Rights Amendment make circumcision illegal?

#CoverRIC Would the Equal Rights Amendment make circumcision illegal?
Patrick Seiter via Change.org change@e.change.org
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Monday, June 10, 2019, 18:33

Patrick Seiter shared an update on Please cover routine infant circumcision (RIC) in your main Last Week Tonight segment

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#CoverRIC Would the Equal Rights Amendment make circumcision illegal?
Yesterday, Last Week Tonight’s main topic was on the Equal Rights Amendment, to which I ask: would the Equal Rights Amendment implicitly make circumcision illegal in states where FGM is already illegal? John even referenced the mutilation of children in this episode: “That’s right, that’s right. Now, if one of the children is better than the other one, the Equal Rights Amendment says you have…

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Classifying Governments

So two of my passions are Political Theory/Philosophy and Comparitive Government. (Really anything Comparitive.) And my undergraduate degree is in the field of Government and Political Affairs AKA Political Science (Poli Sci). So I like to think that I’m at least more of an expert than the common person who has never studied government. This last point has been something of a point of contention with me since my expertise, small as it may be, is still there and I’m never given credit for that. When you have a degree in something, that means that you’re an expert in that degree field proportionate to the level of your degree. So when I describe something about government or how it works or why it works the way that it does, I am not telling you my opinion! I am telling you what is! If I’m telling you my opinion I will say that it’s my opinion!

So one thing that has irked me now is how people describe our government. It’s not a problem per se. But at can effect how someone understands our government. Which is necessary in order to vote non arbitrarily and informed. The United States Government, and all similar governments, are not Democratic Republics! Saying such is redundant, incorrect, and inaccurate. By nature, all republics are democratic. To describe our government, and other similar governments, the more accurate term is a Federal Republic. That is precisely what was created by Thomas Jefferson, who was one of, if not the, primary architects of our government. That is what makes us unique. The Federal Republic structure was literally created, from scratch, by Jefferson. No such thing existed before us (or rather US). The Federal Republican model is also the first modern democratic system, but that’s just de facto since the United States is the first democratic state in the modern era.

FDA Clears STI Assays for Throat, Rectal Samples | Medpage Today

Great news in Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) diagnosis. Unfortunately many doctors don’t offer any of these tests prophylactically (as a preventative measure). Being straight and/or monogamous does not make you immune to an STI. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the most common STIs, you can get them in ways other than sex, and both are easily cured, usually by a single dose of the respective antibiotics (since they’re both bacteria). Most common, easiest to cure. Know you status.

I know that that’s from the HIV movement. But really, it counts for every STI.


I really wish that the links I posted would replace the verbatim URL with an article preview (a la Facebook).

Answer to What do you feel about religion mixed in with politics?

I may sound very American for this view but I don’t think any good can come from mixing religion and state craft. This is especially the case when that state is not homogeneous. Meaning that the state consists of one culture, and the same faith. With absolutely no variation. With the natural diversity, individuality, and inquisitiveness of Humanity, that amount of homogeneity just can’t exist in Humanity. And to force that is not only against our nature as a race its inhuman. Such conditions only exist in a hive mind, which Humanity is not.



From one of my best friends I met in college who has his political science degree. “The ability to write laws lies solely upon the Legislative Branch. The President, who is the head of the Executive Branch, only has the power to approve or deny (veto) a bill from becoming a law. This is called the Veto Power and is a check on the power of the Legislative from the Executive branch. One example of the separation of powers and the check and balance system. Generally the veto power works under the idea of all or none, so a veto nullifies the whole bill or the whole bill is accepted. What the President is doing with executive orders is NOT making laws arbitrarily. An executive order is not a law, it’s a directive on how a specific part of the executive branch is supposed to function, or rather how the President wants it to function. Executive orders do not have any effect on the other 2 branches (Legislative and Judicial). They only have effect upon components of the Executive branch, like the military (through the Department of Defense), or the Diplomatic Corps (through the Department of State). And just to add, the Judicial Branch also does not make laws, including “activist judges.” These judges are fulfilling their duty as mandated by the constitution which is to determine how the constitution is to be applied to specific laws or in specific situations.”- Phil Bialor