November 28, 2012

Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week

This week's winner is Hockessin's Patricia Cavender who says that in order to "rise from the ashes," the GOP must change its platform:

The women of the 21st century are not meekly going to go back to the 1950s. And women vote.

If the Republican Party wants to rise from the ashes, they need to drop the anti-abortion and restricted birth control planks of the party platform. While it is perfectly Constitutional to adhere to one’s own religious beliefs concerning abortion and birth control, it is not Constitutional to force those beliefs on other people who do not share those beliefs.

No one is forced to have an abortion or use birth control if their religious beliefs are against it. However, trying to force those beliefs on others by law is no different than the Taliban trying to institute Islamic law in the Middle Eastern countries. Our founding fathers were all too familiar with having a state religion and voted to guarantee freedom from that kind of spiritual, intellectual, financial and physical mandate.

OK, enough with the bullsh** hyperbole already. First, anyone who believes the GOP would "take women back to the 1950s" is either an MSNBC 24-hour viewer or suffers from some serious delusions. Second, why isn't being anti-abortion a legitimate point-of-view, be it personal and political? These so-called "pro-choice" cretins throw that moniker around at will, except that the "pro" part comes apart when the topic turns to education, taxes and even speech. It astonishes me that so many "progressives" fail to realize that abortion frequently involves another living human being -- y'know, like a convicted heinous multiple murderer on death row. The difference is, these same "progressives" scream to high heaven about capital punishment!

Third and lastly, stop already with mindless comparisons of the GOP to the Taliban. For all the talk about "overturning" abortion rights, the best the GOP could ever hope for would be Roe v. Wade being overturned. And guess what? That in NO WAY means that abortion becomes outlawed. It means the decision goes back to being that of the individual states.

Hey, look -- I was right there saying that the GOP needs to modify its views, especially its social ones. But this mostly means they don't have to emphasize them, not drop them altogether. Again, being against Roe doesn't mean you want to outlaw abortion. It is an entirely valid viewpoint to believe in the limited government aspect that the states should handle that matter.

Posted by Hube at November 28, 2012 05:53 PM | TrackBack

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Another thing that makes liberals look complete hypocrites: they're the ones who scream "Don't tell me what to do with my body" when it comes to abortion, but they feel the need to tell us what we should eat by saying we need to "turn vegan" or the First Lady's "Healthy Eating" initiative.

Posted by: Carl at November 28, 2012 09:02 PM