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Gerry Connolly: Your Rights Are Subject To Expediency

By Greg L | 26 October 2010 | Gerry Connolly, US Congress | 13 Comments

Although this book was written by Gerry Connolly some years ago, he still won’t explain to voters whether he still holds these rather unconventional views.   Perhaps we can take his silence as our answer.

From “Gerry Connolly et al., The Population Activist’s Handbook

Take this one in the context of the ObamaCare bill that Connolly voted for:

Dubious also, in this view, is the right to live as long as medical technology can keep you breathing. Exorbitantly expensive methods of prolonging life now exist, but they cannot be afforded to all. We may have to ration our medical technology.

Or perhaps this one, in the context of the Cap & Tax bill that Connolly voted for:

Another disputable right is the right to consume as much as you can buy. It is obvious that you no longer have the right to burn soft coal in New York City, water your lawn in a drought, buy all the gasoline you want, or kill ostriches to wear their feathers in your hats, but we may soon have to ration such intrinsically limited commodities as apartment space in Manhattan.”

Does this lend us insight about the rationale behind Connolly’s support of government overreach into the private sector?

This brings into dispute the right to ownership. There will be a growing list of products prohibited to private ownership. The private production of commercial goods and services will inevitably be restricted by the expansion of publicly-controlled activities.

Take this in the context of your rights guaranteed under the First Amendment, especially if you live in an urbanized environment:

The right to privacy itself becomes dubious when population density reaches the saturation point.

Does Gerry Connolly still believe that the right of the people to seek redress of their greivances in Congress is subject to rationing?  Perhaps that explains his behavior when constituents went to his office to see him and were threatened with arrest.

And finally, we may have to change our minds about the right of access to all public places. Museums, the galleries of Congress, hospital waiting-rooms and courtrooms cannot accommodate all the people who may wish to exercise the right to visit them, and safety may require that this right be rationed.

Voters really should be asking Gerry Connolly whether he still believes this stuff.

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  1. Just the Facts said on 26 Oct 2010 at 10:40 am:
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    I clicked on the link to Connolly’s book Greg provided above. My McAfee software blocked the link, advised me not to proceed, and gave the following message;

    “This website has been reported as unsafe.

    This website has been reported to Microsoft for containing threats to your computer that might reveal personal or financial information.”

    This message is altogether appropriate for anything to do with Connolly. Everything about him is unsafe for taxpayers and anyone who wants just to live their lives and be left alone by the government.

    I would think that Greg had made up the quotes above, but know he didn’t having experienced Connolly as my Representative in Congress for nearly two years.

    Let’s elect Keith next week and avoid getting any more danger warnings about Gerry Connolly.

  2. Inside info... said on 26 Oct 2010 at 2:05 pm:
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    Axcually,he explained it rather well sat the Committee of 100 debate. fimian made the same bogus claim. He didn’t write the book, his article was in the same book as the article in question. Stuff like this makes me wonder why an Independant voter should trust anything the right has tonsay

  3. Greg L said on 26 Oct 2010 at 2:21 pm:
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    No, he ducked the question by saying that a book authored by “Gerry Connolly, et al.” was written by other people. Connolly never addressed the issue whether he believes the things that are in this book under his byline. If he doesn’t believe this kind of stuff, it would be darned easy for him to say so. Instead of answering the question, he dissembles about how he was the editor of the book.

    Just imagine, you (as Connolly claims) are “only” the editor of a book espousing a bunch of totalitarian neo-fascist views, and you dutifully go through every word and punctuation mark in it. You don’t withdraw from the project or suggest to the mystery writer they change their piece, and then you let it go to press with your name on it.

    By the same token, would leftists give someone a pass for “only” being the editor of a book published under their name that expressed admiration for racial segregation?

    Yeah, sure they would.

  4. PatB said on 26 Oct 2010 at 5:14 pm:
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    While Gerry Connolly was editing, not writing, a book, Keith Fimian was cooling his heels in jail, serving 30 days in jail, with all but 7 days suspended, for assault.

  5. USA said on 26 Oct 2010 at 6:00 pm:
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    your rights are subject to expediency.

    His perks are unlimited.

    Oh, my. Fimian was in jail for assault? Even if that was true, is that sorta like drowning an innocent girl in a drunken stupor?

    Just sayin.

  6. Dittyman8 said on 26 Oct 2010 at 7:57 pm:
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    Please tell me where you found this information on Fimian? It’s funny that I never see it on any biography of him, including ones from the MSM.

  7. Hunger Activist said on 26 Oct 2010 at 9:01 pm:
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    Fimian apologized for getting in a fight when he was 18. Connolly wrote a book at age 30 and then went to Congress and put his ideas on healthcare rationing into practice.

    It is so funny to watch Connolly turn red when Fimian brings up his crazy left wing views.

  8. PatB said on 26 Oct 2010 at 10:29 pm:
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    Fimian permanently injured a guy and got jail time. The News Messenger reported it in detail just before the primary in June. The story said they had copies of the public records.

  9. Dittyman8 said on 27 Oct 2010 at 4:32 am:
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    Ok, Fimian got into a fight when he was 18, over 20 years ago? Big whoop! Andrew Jackson (a Democrat) used to get in duels on a regular basis. I think that I can forgive Fimian over that rather than vote for someone who thinks that my rights can be easily taken away.

  10. Anonymous said on 27 Oct 2010 at 7:00 am:
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    Was it 20 years ago? Then hopefully he has changed…wait a minute…didn’t some of you guys trash Clinton and Obama for stuff they did over 20 years before? I know, I know, in their case it was a matter of character. lol

    Seriously, deep down we all know that people change and hopefully grow. Even so called conservatives who by the very definition are against change must change (grow) because things change. The comments right here though prove that it is all relative to whether they are on your “side” or not.

  11. Freedom said on 27 Oct 2010 at 7:08 am:
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    Ahhhhhhhh, wonder what YOU were doing at that time, PatB….never got caught, huh? :)

  12. Doug Brown said on 27 Oct 2010 at 7:53 am:
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    Fimian is a street fighter? A bar room brawler? Sounds like the perfect guy to send to Congress. Maybe we get lucky and he’ll take out Frank Wolf right on the House floor, I vaguely remember some Wolf kiss up on this site said the only way Wolf would leave Congress was to retire or feet first.

  13. All Your Base Belong To Us said on 27 Oct 2010 at 10:10 pm:
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    “All Your Rights Belong To Me.”

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