New bear is the traditional bear

Putin’s address to parliament: healthy conservatism and robust defence

Nikita Sorokin | 14 December

In his annual state-of-the-nation address to the Federal Assembly earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin laid emphasis on social, economic and home policy problems. The Russian leader was especially emotional when discussing the moral health of society and Russia’s role in the modern-day world.

He delivered his address on Constitution Day, December 12th, when Russians marked 20 years since the adoption of the constitution. Putin said the constitutional provisions determining the rights and freedoms of man and citizen are unchangeable, even though some pinpoint changes may and should be made in other chapters of the constitution due to law-enforcement practice and the course of events.

The constitutional process also prompts the need for promoting political competition. Vladimir Putin is certain that new parties that will successfully emerge from local elections will soon challenge the political old-timers. According to the President, the State is interested in updating government agencies by appointing well-trained and responsible officials. Putin also pointed out the need for tightening public control of bureaucracy.  […/]

“The Russian President feels that many countries are revising moral standards and removing cultural differences and national traditions.”

Demands are made today that one and all not only recognize everyone’s fair right to the freedom of conscience, to political views and privacy, but that they also mandatorily recognize of equal value, however strange it may seem, good and evil, the notions that are opposite by their very meaning. We know that increasingly great numbers of people around the world share our stand on the protection of traditional values, the values of a traditional family, human life, including religious life, the values of humanism and world diversity. This is clearly a conservative stand. But in the words of Nikolai Berdyaev, the idea of conservatism is not that it prevents progress and upward movement, but that it prevents one from moving backwards and downwards, to chaotic darkness.

http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_12_14/Putins-address-to-parliament-healthy-conservatism-and-robust-defence-3949/

Wait, did  Putin just cleverly appeal to Humanists, Orthodox,  the civil liberty crowd, progressives, Christians and conservative traditionalists on the same platform? I think he did.  Did he alienate a large constituency? I don’t think so.  And a nice side note to the bureaucracy-weary and Constitutionalists. Does the bear have something up his sleeve?
[Part #1 – more … later]

RightRing | Bullright

Colorado stands up to protect Gosnell methods

Colorado Decriminalizes Gosnell Abortion Methods – No Rights For Unborns

By / 11 May 2013

In close coordination with Planned Parenthood, Democrat lawmakers have repealed the Colorado criminal abortion statutes which is the premise of the newly passed House Bill 1154 – prohibiting criminal prosecution of abortionists like Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell – making it legal in Colorado to kill a child, regardless of the circumstances surrounding his/her birth.

The bill simply decriminalizes any act perpetrated against the child and trivializes it to nothing more than property damage.

The bill states that

“nothing in this act shall be construed to confer personhood, or any rights associated with that status, on a human being at any time prior to live birth. Nothing in this article shall permit the prosecution of a person for any act of providing medical, surgical or any other type of care.”

According to WND.com the Democrats who sponsored and lobbied for the measure are led by Senate President John Morse, majority caucus chair Jeanne Nicholson and House Speaker Mark Ferrandino.

The bill repeals the Colorado criminal abortion statutes and in addition removes freedom of conscience – or, a health care workers right to refuse to be a part of an abortion procedure (so much for choice – so hypocritical). It also protects an abortionist in the case that a minor is brought in to have an abortion, perhaps by her parents or guardian, against her own will. In that circumstance the abortionist cannot be charged.

http://girlsjustwannahaveguns.com/2013/05/colorado-decriminalizes-gosnell-abortion-methods-no-rights-for-unborns/

Colorado Dems adopt ‘Kermit Gosnell Enabler Act’

Repeal[of] ‘criminal abortion statutes’ across state
Jack Minor – WND

On the heels of Kermit Gosnell’s extended abortion murder trial in Philadelphia, in which he was accused of killing infants who had been born alive by using a scissors to cut their spinal cords, majority Democrats in Colorado have adopted a strategy to prevent any such prosecution in Colorado

The Democrats are led by Senate President John Morse, majority caucus chair Jeanne Nicholson and House Speaker Mark Ferrandino. One opponent has come up with a striking name for House Bill 1154, which repeals certain state criminal statutes regarding the abortion procedure.

“Under guise of protecting pregnant women, this bill repeals the Colorado criminal abortion statutes, which in some respects, makes this the Kermit Gosnell Enabler Act,” Colorado Rep. Lori Saine, R-Dacono, told WND.

“In addition, HB 1154 repeals part of the statute that protects freedom of conscience – severing the rights of hospitals, doctors and medical staff to refuse [to participate] in abortions.” /…

To receive the approval of Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups, the  bill plainly specifies it does not consider the unborn child to be anything  other than an inanimate object on a par with any other property that is  destroyed by a criminal.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/colorado-dems-adopt-kermit-gosnell-enabler-act/#5RYGMOKt2IB3iv6K.99

Ah yes, so much for choice and freedom of concience. Anyone who thought Gosnell was just a blip on the radar isn’t paying attention. Where are all those who say what Gosnell was doing was clearly wrong and illegal?

“Shocked”. Should I say prepare to have your conscience shocked, seared, then extracted like a tumor? ‘Yea, that’s the ticket’.

Then there are Liberals carping away, Gosnell is not representative of the industry. Meanwhile, they want to enshrine him as the poster boy. And the crickets keep on chirping on the left.

It could be Gosnell’s methods just lack a great name like Abu Ghraib they can rail against. That must be it. Maybe it needs a place associated with it…. how about Colorado USA?

Liberal Instruction manual:

Remove conscience from its packaging,
dig a deep hole,
place seared conscience at the bottom,
cover with removed dirt.
*tamp down to desired consistency… Decorate to suit – optional