Here is a quote that I came across. It especially makes sense to me after watching the Republican National Convention. To read the rest of this post, see Galla Creek Ephemeris.
I do believe the Republicans like to get our minds on things like a 'woman's right to an abortion' so they can change the focus of issues that count for most of us day by day. How is the right to an abortion going to affect most of us--not at all. What the President thinks about abortion is not going to help with the day to day issues that are choking us to death...
I also think it is a little ridiculous to say you value the life of a child but then don't care if he starves to death once he is on this earth. Don't care if he has food, clothing, shelter. Once grown the same ones who shout no abortion are often those who will send the young man to his death at 18 without a tear.
(Emphasis is mine).
That is certainly true, Clair. It's a little like the choice of saving the life of the baby and letting the mother die.
It is easy to see from reading all my favorite blogs this morning that we are all in the same mood, angered by the same things. Just what is this country coming to? What was said in that article has been my argument concerning abortion for many years. Thanks to all of you senior bloggers for saying what needs to be said, let's just hope someone is listening!
Thank you for calling mine one of your favorite blogs. You must know me pretty well by now because yes, indeed, am I ever grumpy! It will actually get worse over the next few days. Stay tuned.
By the way, congratulations on being named as one of the blogs to see on "Sunday Election Issues" 9/7/08 on As Time Goes By (http://www.timegoesby.net/).
You certainly nailed that. The thing is choice doesn't force anyone to have an abortion. That is then up to their belief set to decide but the far righties would change that. No, it won't touch me directly but only through my children or grandchildren someday. I remember the years when it was in back alleys and it won't stop abortion. It will just make it more dangerous. They say women are going for McCain because Palin is a woman. Which is fine if the women are against abortion, makes sense; but it sure doesn't if they agreed with Hillary a month ago.
"the same ones who shout no abortion are often those who will send the young man to his death at 18 without a tear."
My God! My dear God! Just because you do not share the same political philosophy with conservatives -- does it make you feel better and more compassionate perhaps to actually believe that some conservatives do not grieve for every soul this country loses in the war against terror? What kind of monsters do you think we are?
Just as I grieve for every unborn baby killed in an abortion, I grieve for the fact that it is necessary for us to lose our young men in order to prevent terror from spreading in the world.
If you think conservatives are as heartless as the above statement suggests, then we have nothing in common, and I will not be returning to this blog again.
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