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Dear Mr. Friend

(Received via e-mail.  Adapted for use)

March 4, 2012

David Friend

Co-Founder and CEO Carbonite

177 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

 

Dear Mr. Friend,

I read about your intention to pull your advertising from the Rush Limbaugh show due to his remarks about Sandra Fluke while lobbying for free contraceptives.

It is not unreasonable to conclude that the primary reason for a woman to use contraceptives is so that she can have sex without getting pregnant. To need $3,000 worth of contraceptives would suggest that the individual plans on having a lot of sex. According to the American Heritage Dictionary:

Slut n. 1.a. A woman considered sexually promiscuous.

Was Mr. Limbaugh’s choice of words excessive? I would say so. However the subject was sex and contraception. Could he have used words more artfully to make the same point? I would say yes.

That brings me to another program that you sponsor, The Ed Schultz Show. On Schultz’s show he called conservative commentator Laura Ingraham a right wing slut. Let me quote Mr. Schultz. “But you know what they’re talking about: Like this right wing slut. What’s her name Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut…”

Where’s the outrage there Mr. Friend? Is it acceptable to you to call a professional woman a slut if it is merely a pejorative? How is it overstepping any reasonable bounds of decency to refer to a woman who is lobbying for free contraceptives, a woman considered sexually promiscuous, but perfectly fine as a smear for someone’s opinion with which you disagree ?

Why haven’t you pulled your advertising from that cretin’s show? As I am a strong believer in liberty, I say you have a right to purchase advertising time anywhere you wish. Similarly, I can buy whatever products that I wish and when my Carbonite subscription expires, I will not be renewing it if you place on the same playing field a somewhat crude but not inaccurate term to describe one woman with a baseless slur of another.

As you have encouraged your fellow advertisers to withdraw their ads, I will encourage my network of contacts to dump your product “to contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”

Sincerely yours,

Brian D. Bollmann

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2012 in Activism, Free Market, Liberals, Media

 

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Taxpayer Funded Contraception

On July 4th 1776 and September 17, 1787, our God-given rights were affirmed, not given by the government, in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

Clearly written into that verbiage, according to Barack Obama, liberals, progressives, and feminists, is the right to contraception.  This right. this ‘freedom’, according to Obama and his minions, includes the right to have that contraception paid for by taxpayers under threat of imprisonment by the Federal Government.

Nathan Hale clearly said, “”I only regret that I have but one life to give for my contraceptive.”

So, my question, why is it only in the 21st century that we see the feminists and Obama asserting this right?  All the way back in the 15th Century (that’s the 1400’s for the Occupy crowd), man (or woman) had invented contraception.  So, it was certainly available in 1776 and 1787.

h/t wikipediaWhy oh why, at the founding of our great country, weren’t they handing out government funded Chastity Belts on every corner and in every church?  Why weren’t women demanding their right to a Chastity Belt as a means to prevent pregnancy and demanding that the taxpayers fund it?  Why weren’t they screaming for their rights to be protected from pregnancy by the contraception of the day?

Why? Because the idea that the Constitution (and freedom no less) enshrined a right to taxpayer funded contraception is just as ludicrous as expecting the government to hand out Chastity Belts.

Only fools, proponents of the nanny state, and opponents of freedom believe that such rights exist in the Constitution.

People like Sandra Fluke and her ilk, who cannot take responsibility for their own purchase of contraception, have a God-given form of contraception.  It’s called keeping your knees firmly together.

There is nowhere in the US Constitution that says Sandra Fluke has the right to enslave me into working part of my day to pay for her contraception.  Her God-given natural born rights end where they start to affect me.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2012 in Activism, Freedom, Obama

 

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