Digger Cartwright - My Own Words
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7 Stupid Issues in America Today - Issue #1 Abortion
7 Stupid Issues in America Today
Americans and the media regularly debate a host of social, moral, and religious issues. It is alarming to see the emotion that many individuals have invested in these issues. Clearly, emotions have clouded the rational judgment and logic of these individuals. It is good to be passionate about what you believe in, but such passion is a detriment when trying to work to solve the problems of America and society and often leads to divisiveness and animosity towards those with opposing views.
The debates seem to intensify during each election cycle when the politicians are grilled on their positions and beliefs on some very divisive social issues. There are many clearly established laws that relate to the issues being debated. While it may be interesting to see how politicians or candidates feel about these issues in helping decide who gets your vote, their positions are largely irrelevant as their ability to change established laws is somewhat limited. Further, these issues are irrelevant when it comes to solving the greater challenges of America and restoring our greatness as a nation.
To me, it seems like there are seven stupid issues that people talk about, particularly in an election year, and to which they attribute too much importance.
Issue #1: ABORTION
· Abortion—Really? Roe v Wade clearly established laws on abortion in 1973 that supports a woman’s right to have an abortion up to the point of viability which is about twenty-eight weeks. Yet nearly forty years later, we’re still talking about this. Why must we as a society still be bombarded with people wanting to make abortion completely illegal? Are these people claiming to be God and know exactly when life begins? Give me a break. These are the same hypocrites that accuse pro-choice supporters of playing God and ending life. Guess what, folks, if you make it illegal it will still happen. We’ll go back to the days of coat hangers in dark alleys or unsafe practices that jeopardize the woman’s life. And I’m willing to bet that those people who are against abortions would be singing a different tune if their daughter or sister got raped or molested and got pregnant. Hmmmm…interesting, isn’t it?
But don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we should be more liberal on abortion. It shouldn’t be a convenient means of birth control which is what would happen if the abortion laws were more liberal. More and more people are broadly favoring a woman’s right to chose within the current legal framework while only a small percentage are abjectly opposed to abortion. Let’s quit debating this on a national level. To those who want to make all abortions illegal, guess what…that isn’t going to happen. It would be political suicide for your elected Congressman or Senator to vote to restrict a woman’s right to choose. And even if by some stretch of the imagination legislation were passed to ban abortions, the Supreme Court would probably strike it down. Roe v Wade isn’t going to be overturned, so let’s quit talking about this issue and move onto more important matter.
Look for Issue #2 coming soon!
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