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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Stealth Policy

(Fox News) - Amnesty International is trying to keep secret a decision to condemn as human rights violators countries that do not provide broad abortion services or try to punish abortion providers.

The Weekly Standard writes that details of the new policy are on a members-only section of Amnesty International's Web site. "The policy will not be made public at this time," the Web site says. "There is to be no proactive external publication of the policy position or of the fact of its adoption issued."

Even though it is trying to keep a lid on the policy — the Web site offers media talking points to members — including an instruction to deny that the new policy promotes what it calls "a human right to abortion." It says Amnesty International takes no position on the legality or the morality of abortion.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Margaret Sanger would be proud. By all means, we need to make sure we keep those third world darkies from breeding.

Aside from the obvious stupidity of this decision, there is a darker side of it. For the most part, Amnesty International advocates in third world countries where paranoid dictatorships engage in all sorts of unsavory behavior to keep the populace in line. One is left to wonder why AI would have a vested interest in population control in these countries.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:20:00 PM  

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