Obituary: Norma McCorvey, the mother in Roe v. Wade (1947-2017)

ap090728018889-620x590Norma McCorvey, the mother who sought an abortion in the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade case in the US Supreme Court passed away on 18 February. The case in which she was referred to anonymously as Jane Roe ended in a ruling by the activist court which deemed that the US Constitution guaranteed a “right to abortion”, something found nowhere in the text, thereby striking down all laws by individual states which banned abortion. Continue reading

US Elections: What is really at stake

0412trumpclintonmissouriThe stream of incredible news about US presidential hopeful Donald Trump seems endless. We seem to have already grown use to his coarse language, and to his promises of shutting the frontier to Mexican and/or Muslim immigrants. The latest news is that he wants the US to leave the World Trade Organization (!) and that he does not consider it worthwhile to support Estonia or other NATO partners in the (hypothetical) case of a Russian aggression.

Both suggestions are of course nonsense. Dangerous nonsense. Dangerous both for the US and for the rest of the world.

With regard to Hillary Clinton, the (Western European) mass media seem far less critical. This is unfortunate. While there is no doubt that the possible election of Donald Trump should be a reason for concern for any serious-minded observer, the election of Hillary Clinton would hardly be better. Continue reading

The double standards of “anti-discrimination”

Given the eagerness with which the European Commission and certain lobbies are pushing for a quick adoption of the controversial proposal for a “General Equal Treatment Directive“, citizens are well advised to inform themselves how such laws are applied in countries where they are already in place.

One interesting question in this context is whether those laws give equal protection to all, or whether they give special privileges to certain pre-ordained “victim” groups. Continue reading