Thursday, May 25, 2006

NY Times Publisher's Short List of "Fundamental Human Rights"

Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times , had some interesting things to say as the commencement speaker at State University of New York at New Paltz on Sunday. Among his comments was this mind-numbing thought:
...we are still fighting for fundamental human rights, be it the rights of immigrants to start a new life, the right of gays to marry or the rights of women to choose.
Let's see, one definition of "fundamental" is:
Something that is an essential or necessary part of a system or object.
Yep . . . that's what Western Civilization stands or falls on: the unalienble right of every person to be allowed to engage in 1. International trespassing; 2. Same-sex marriage, and; 3. Abortion.

Mr. Sulzberger seems to fail to note that sofar as "fundamental human rights" go, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights are already standing at the head of the line.

Memo to Mr. Sulzberger and the New York Times: No cuts.