TIME magazine has announced that Sandra Fluke is a finalist for the 2012 person of the year. Yes, a condom rights advocate could possibly join the ranks of some of the world’s greatest people.
The current vote leader is Mohamed Morsi, followed closely by Kim Jong Un and Bashar Assad. These men being nominated at all should speak volumes as to the discernment of the nominating committee. The fact is, Fluke is fairly low on the list and is being beaten by “Undocumented Immigrants,” but is beating Mitt Romney and Jay-Z. This only goes to show that TIME has once again made a mockery of what was once a great honor.
Granted, TIME’s person of the year has been awarded to some less than honorable characters. Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Ayatollah Kohmeini are all past recipients. We all agree that these men are not models of great and honorable leaders. They are, however, very influential people. They made a difference in the world. They did something, even if it was evil and against everything decent in the world.
What has Sandra Fluke done? She has complained. She came to Washington, D.C. and whined about how difficult it was, as a woman going to school, to buy contraceptives and pay for all of those other pesky things like living expenses. Testifying before Congress, once, about your “hardship” of purchasing birth control, is apparently grounds to be the most important person on the planet.
Her argument wasn’t even that birth control was hard to come by. It was that Georgetown University should be forced to pay for it in its entirety. A woman — who is studying for her Juris Doctorate — went to the US Congress and complained that her school of choice wouldn’t pay for her contraceptive. Note that Georgetown is her school of choice. No one forced her to go there. She chose that university, then wanted things done her way. This, of course, is now grounds to be nominated for the international person of the year.
TIME magazine has given us a wonderful list of choices for person of the year. Terrorist supporters, communist leaders, purveyors of genocide, and free condom advocates. This is what the nominating committee says is the best of the best. Can’t we find an honorable person in all the world who is deserving of this award?
Today, honor has a new meaning. Leadership has a new face. Heaven help us all.
- Oh Good Grief… Sandra Fluke Is Nominated as TIME Mag’s Person of the Year (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Sandra Fluke nominated for Time Person of Year (wnd.com)
- Sandra Fluke ‘honored’ to be nominated for Time’s Person of the Year, calls it sexist (twitchy.com)
- Vote For Sandra Fluke! (thecampofthesaints.org)
- Time nominates Sandra Fluke for ‘Person of the Year’ (politics.kfyi.com)