Tuesday, July 5

Would overturning abortion doom conservatives?

The problem with the courts has nothing to do with the legalization of abortion, but with the interpretation of the constitution and the role of the courts in our government.

The courts have exceeded their boundaries time and time again. I read an LA Times article (subgscription required) today, and various posts on WorldMag Blog that provoked these thoughts.

From Peter Wallsten:

Strategists worry that overturning Roe would make abortion a top-tier political issue again, galvanizing liberals and moderates who have long assumed that the issue was settled. At the same time, it would eliminate a major organizing principle of the evangelical movement that gained prominence in last year's elections. And Republican candidates, who have long sidestepped the issue by assuring moderate voters that judges have the final say on abortion, would suddenly be forced to say how they would vote on a woman's right to choose.
About the article, I think it is a lie meant to scare moderate conservatives into complacency, and weakness. The truth is overturning Roe v. Wade would not fix the problem--a nation that has disregard for objective moral standards. If a people will not rule themselves, they must be ruled by tyrants.

The question at the root of the abortion debate has always been, and will continue to be, "When does life start." When you answer that question, you set the parameters and delimitations for the entire abortion debate!

Try it! Next time you get into an argument, focus on the question what the person you are speaking with believe in regards to when does life begin. Then, take their response and give it a reality check. For example, if they say, "Life begins when the baby can live/breath outside on its own" then we can argue that any person that cannot live/breathe on his or her own should be killed. Watch them squirm.

On a final note: Liberals have taken their eye of the Hispanic population. While many Hispanics can have an entitlement approach, wanting more and more welfare, more and more are responding to the vote-your-values message and going back to the root of their heritage and culture. 2006 will reveal a new growing movement of conservative Hispanics that will shift the direction of this nation. Watch for it! We don't approve of abortion. We are having more kids than the mainstream Americans. Guess who will have the majority of the votes give 20 years or so?