Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Train Wreck Coming

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
― C.S. Lewis

Daily I’m getting more pissed about these moralistic Republican men with their abortion/personhood/birth control mania trying to impose their views by legislation. Not by the force of their persuasion, but by force of law.

Yes, I get it. They equate abortion with murder. They think birth control, other than abstinence, is a sin. At the very least, they don’t want to pay taxes to facilitate what they oppose. They spend enormous time, money, and political capitol on the defense of marriage.

I have no problem with anyone pushing their point of view. Picket abortion clinics? Fine. Billboards along the Interstate with graphic messages? 1st Amendment. On the airways? 1st Amendment. Focus on the Family? Knock yourselves out. Occupy movement? 1st Amendment.

Where they cross the line is when they try to give their views the force of law. I see no difference between them and the gun grabbers when it comes to these tactics.

Homosexuals? Why should I worry about how 5-10% of the population get their rocks off? None of my business. How they live their lives is not my business.

I’m opposed to abortion in general. That said, I don’t think any man should tell any woman what she will, or will not, do with her body. Roe vs. Wade was exactly right. It is a privacy issue.

What these fanatics are doing is insuring Obama gets a second term. Women are angry. While they might not vote for Obama, they won’t get out and work for Romney. As someone who is more than casually involved in politics, at the local level, I can state women make up the bulk of volunteers.

Romney is, rightfully, trying to make the economy the focal point of the election. The Progressives will make the “Woman” issue the focal point. It will be a winning strategy.


Old NFO said...

Probably... sigh...

Colleen said...

Very Good Points, Favorite Brother!!! You have very eloquently expressed my feelings & our discussions over the past several months. I would SO enjoy & back a Presidential candidate that said "I can't do anything by myself but will work with the Congress for what is best for the country". Not expecting that to happen anytime soon.

Most people do not remember that it is the 500 members of Congress who pass the laws in the United States. The President either signs them into law, allows them to be law without his signature or vetoes them. Then they go back to Congress for action on a possible override of the veto. Civic 101

Look to the Congress for the action necessary & hold them accountable for what you would like seen done in the United States. And the way that you do that.....VOTE!!!


Well Seasoned Fool said...

@ Sisty. We agree on something? Thanks for the nice words.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

@ I hope I'm proved wrong.