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The Sum of All Fears

May 17, 2009

We are merely hours away from experiencing the doomsday scenario that Fox News has been warning America about. That’s right – even after throngs of good Christians have made the ultimate sacrifice, the President of the United States is still going to accept the President of Notre Dame’s invitation to speak during the University’s commencement ceremonies. A total of forty protesters have been arrested in the past two days. OK, so maybe Fox News exaggerated the story just a bit…

But that’s what happens whenever you throw religion into the discussion. Conservatives have raised billions of dollars over the years to fight against “baby-killers”. At least, that’s the way they present the argument. Yet, five republican presidential terms after Roe V. Wade, abortion rights are still on the books. Despite several republican controlled congressional terms and a Supreme Court that’s been dominated by republican presidential appointees the entire time, the “baby-killing” hasn’t stopped. Why? Because if the war was ever to end, there’d be no further need to support those folks whose “sacred trust” is to “defend the unborn”.

It’s politics, plain and simple. If conservatives really wanted to help stop abortions, they’d be the first ones to want proper sex education. They’d want morning-after pills on every supermarket shelf next to the Advil or Scope. They’d want to personally hand out condoms at every high school dance. But these people are just like Muslim terrorists who fund their holy wars with drug money. It’s not about doing what’s right. It’s just a desperate attempt to cling to power.

As to what President Obama will say to the graduating class, I can only hazard a guess. I know that what unites us as a people is far greater than that which divides us. I know the President looks to find common ground with those who disagree with him. And I know Fox News will try to parse his message in the most negative way they can…

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 17, 2009 8:57 am

    If I had faith in most of the country, I’d say that this behavior would only marginalize Fox News until they became about as serious a news source as The 700 Club…

    I’ll have to wait and see if it doesn’t start convincing half the country that you have to be pro-life to run the country.

    • May 17, 2009 11:08 am

      Bill O’Reilly and Pat Robertson sharing the same stage…
      What a nightmare!

  2. May 17, 2009 9:37 am

    Good post. President Obama has faced controversy head on and he will this time. I know he won’t avoid the subject of abortion but I think he’ll keep his remarks succinct and about positive solutions to the root causes, while concentrating on the graduates.

    The abortion debate isn’t going to change many minds, but I hope for most people the debate has moved on to solutions.

    I’ll have to look around your blog. We may share more opinions. 😉

  3. May 17, 2009 11:10 am

    Thank you so much, I believe we do!

  4. May 17, 2009 11:29 am

    P of V, thanks for the bloggroll link.
    I must do a post in you honor!
    I know, after reading your ‘about’ page, I’ll list the ways conservatives will ‘be on you’.
    I’ll bring you back a linkie….when done.

  5. jammer5 permalink
    May 17, 2009 1:33 pm

    From the grand old party to the grand no party to the grand tea party the the grand negative party . . . there’s change one can believe in.

  6. wicked permalink
    May 17, 2009 11:32 pm

    Ah, a thinking and intelligent person!

    Good post, PofV. But just think how boring everything would be if political parties (and their followers) agreed. (Said in jest, of course. 😉 )

  7. May 18, 2009 2:42 pm

    Thanks, Wicked, love your avatar!

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