When will the GOP learn that principles should govern politics, and not the other way around? I fear, never.
The current debt ceiling debacle taking place in Washington DC is shocking some people, but not me.
I am a pro-life activist, first and foremost, and for my entire adult life I have seen how the majority of mainstream pro-lifedom (including politicians, mainstream pro-life leaders, and religious leaders) has flushed principle down the drain for the sake of “prudence”, “pragmatism”, and the lesser of two evils.
Pro-lifers have been programmed to parrot that “now is not the right time,” and “if you go for all or nothing, you’re going to get nothing,” and “it’s better to move the ball down the field.”
The pro-life movement has been in need of more supreme court justices, more supportive senators and representatives, etc. etc. etc. for 38 years! (See a detailed analysis of the trends in abortion over the last 38 years)
It is hard to believe this, but how many laws have been passed in 38 years challenging completely the murder of children in the womb … NONE! South Dakota momentarily passed a state law in 2006, and the pro abortion movement quickly referred it to the ballot. The pro-life establishement proceeded to attack the law as being a futile effort, sat on the sidelines, and the abortionists won.
Now, back to the debt ceiling. I am hearing from the GOP establishment that agreeing to add 2.5 trillion in unsustainable, unpayable debt is the right thing to do because the GOP only controls the House. Indebting our posterity is the price the base should accept in order to score a political victory that will allow the GOP to have the power to do the right thing … later.
Doesn’t this sound just like the people who agree to allow 1.3 million murders per year to go unchallenged for 38 years because they just need more power before they can do something?
Let’s face it, our politicians care more about power, than they do about principle, they care more about the next election than they care about our children and grandchildren, which, if they ever make it out of the womb alive, will be saddled with enough debt to pay for an ivy league education – not that anybody but a fool would want that.
When will the GOP reach the point where they realize that when it comes to fundamentals such as life and liberty a principled stance taken for the right reasons is NEVER wrong, and is in fact necessary.
It may be that this is how a great nation ends.
With a spoiled lifestyle allowing us to justify the murder of our children and our economy.