There has been much talk as of late about unity and compromise. It has been in relation to the differing factions of the GOP.
The question seems to revolve around whether the more conservative faction of the GOP should be willing to compromise their conservative principles. The more liberal faction within the GOP would tell us that the only way to win elections, is to give in to the Democrats on key issues. Such as social issues.
I have never made any apologies for my focus on social issues. I have stated time and time again that I feel that to ignore the pressing issues facing society, is to leave society to those who would see it ruined. That all issues are of equal importance. That all issues can be solved by applying conservative principles.
Those within the GOP who state their fiscal conservative creds, but who are willing to allow the Democrats and fellow liberals to carry the day on social issues, will tell us to drop these issues, to not choose candidates based on their stand on these issues.
The number one issue facing society in my view is abortion. If a society is willing to allow the murder of its most innocent, then what hope is there for the rest of us? If we will not protect those who cannot protect themselves, then who would protect us? If we make worthless these innocents, then we make ourselves worthless also.
Many have asked me why I am so unwilling to make a political compromise on this issue. Because I do not see it as a political issue. Though many do. It should never have been one, but the Supreme Court of the United States decided to whore itself out, when it decided that the taking of life could be considered a constitutional right.
Abortion is not a question of politics, but a question of right and wrong. How as a society can we on the one hand have laws declaring that murder is a crime, and on the other hand give the power of life and death to women, who in many cases are not in their right minds due to the stresses of their situation.
We are a society of laws. But those laws must have a sense of consistency. If the taking of life is wrong in any case, then it is wrong in all cases. And before someone ask the inevitable question, yes I consider myself pro capital punishment. But I would gladly ban capital punishment if it would save the life of even one of the innocent babies lost to abortion.
We have seen monsters who prey on children, such as former doctor Bradley. Who among us would not say that he is sick. That he deserves the most severe of punishments. Though he has not killed, he has destroyed the lives of so many. Would anyone argue that he should be allowed to do such a thing again?
All too often we have witnessed mothers who kill their young children after birth. In most cases the defense is some sort of mental illness. And of course how can anyone but think that any mother able to kill their child, is not suffering from some sickness?
So how do we as a society differentiate between a mother who kills her child after birth, from those mothers who kill their child before birth? In both cases the child is just as dead. In both cases the mother made the so called choice to kill the child. So what is it that determines whether a murdering mother will face a court of law for smothering her child, or simply going home to recover from having her child vacuumed from her womb? Society!
It has become socially acceptable to have a child vacuumed from your womb. We have accepted the idea that a woman has the right to kill a child in this manner, yet still hold a mother who smothers her child accountable to the law. Why?
I truly can’t answer why, because I can’t understand anyone who would murder the most innocent among us.
Let me return to my original point. Abortion is not a political issue. It is a question of right and wrong. Even the most ardent pro-abortion advocate must understand that abortion is wrong. And should be avoided at all cost. We can talk of education to reduce the number of abortions. We can debate abstinence over birth control. But at the end of the day, it will always be a question of right and wrong.
Those on the pro-life side of the debate are forced to work within the political system to attempt to turn the ever rising tide of abortion, because we allowed it to become political with the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade . We must attempt to right the wrong.
So when those within the GOP, who feel that abortion is an issue that does not deserve its equal place at the party table, ask those like myself to compromise. Remember this, it is a matter of right and wrong, and there can be no compromise on right and wrong. For if we compromise right for wrong, what is left for us to live by?