The Republicans and abortion
By Jim Thompson
The Wall Street Journal has been recently opining that the Republicans need a new abortion message. What would that be? We are willing to give up children’s lives to win an election?
Count me out.
Thomas Sowell, in “Intellectuals in Society” and other writings, points out how down through the millennia, the elites of societies have turned on their children and the victims of crime, ignoring them for the sake of the perpetrators. We are deep in the throes of this attitude in the United States. As an example, he points out how the intellectuals cite the financial costs of incarceration but ignore the emotional and financial costs of letting convicted criminals go free. That says it all.
Discussions on abortion in this country focus on the mother, not the fetus. We are to have sympathy for the pregnant woman, not the fetus. Yet, when alternatives are provided that save the fetus as well as care for the mother, the noisy elites decry that this solution is not good enough. They are not satisfied until their blood lust to destroy the fetus is sated.
We see this in youth and adult crimes, too. The focus is on the convicted perpetrator, not the victims, living or dead. Justice is not served.
Now we have gender dystopia. Persons of one gender are subject to the appearance in their bathrooms of persons of the (only) other gender. Female athletes’ years of work and dreams are being stolen by men who got up one morning feeling like a summer’s eve. The elites, who claim to be the champions of the downtrodden, shut up and embrace the one whose feelings might be hurt over the ones who are actually wronged.
From fetuses to male swimmers in bikinis, these are all patterns of the same thinking. The innocent are ignored for the sake of some great "enlightened" thought process. If you don’t go along with their line of thought, you are cast as a dumb rube (and it is OK to call you a dumb rube, because you are not part of the “in crowd”).
You receive no understanding or sympathy regarding your views because you are obviously not one of the elites.
As we have slid down this terrible path, our major cities have borne the brunt of this craziness. Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York have become war zones at their core. Even some of their mayors, of the same party as the president, are saying, enough is enough.
In Albuquerque, the governor of New Mexico has issued a decree that even some of the staunchest gun control politicians have decried as unconstitutional. The Democrats are starting to eat their own.
Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi, 83, announced this past week that she will run for Congress again so that she can clean up San Francisco. Really? Just how many years have you already “served” San Francisco in Congress, Ms. Pelosi?
I don’t think the Republicans need to do anything. If they are smart enough to just sit on their hands and shut up, this sauce of destruction will eventually drown their opposition. The elites will discover their money is no good here.
Jim Thompson, formerly of Marshall, is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Duluth, Ga. and is a columnist for The Highland County Press. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.