WND Exclusive – What about the Sea Turtles’ ‘Reproductive Rights’?

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from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Sea turtles, and their eggs and hatchlings, are protected in Florida by some very strict laws and regulations. They are also protected under the 1973 federal Endangered Species Act.

Every two to four years, sea turtles make the long journey to Florida beaches to lay their eggs in the warm sand, where they are sheltered by these various laws and regulatory edicts. Simply put, one cannot possess, disturb, mutilate, destroy, sell, transfer, molest, or harass marine turtles, nests or eggs. Protection is also afforded to marine turtle habitat.

In other words, there are absolutely no exceptions to taking the life of an unborn sea turtle.

Rush Limbaugh, whose humble abode is set on a South Florida beach, has spoken, or rather lamented, about these many restrictions, including a moratorium on outdoor lighting during the egg-laying season.

Every care and precaution is taken to protect the unborn turtles so they may survive. And all these laws and regulations were devised by leftist do-gooders. Fines and jail time may await you, should you engage in any of the aforementioned misdeeds. As much as a $10,000 fine and five years in the clink.

It’s a common misconception that we on the right don’t care about protecting wildlife – that this is strictly the purview of leftists, that they are the only ones who wish to save the planet and wildlife.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. We would just prefer a little consistency.

It seems that only where wildlife is concerned, the sanctity of life is sacred to the left.

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Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).