Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Punishment Due

Today in a stump speech in Pennsylvania, Obama expounded on his view of abortion. He made the statement that he has two daughters, and he is going to be teaching them morals. He then said that if one of them makes a mistake they should not be punished with a baby! Well this certainly establishes him as the moral authority does it not? Personally, I am pro-choice, but not for the same reason as most pro-choicers or as Barack. I think that this is one of those gray areas that you have to allow for. Incest, rape, instances where the mother's life is jeopardized, etc., in my opinion dictates that abortion should not be outlawed. I certainly would not advocate keeping abortion legalized for use as birth control or when someone, such as one or both of Obama's daughters makes a mistake. In some situations abortions should not be performed, but I have issues with Congress deliberating legislation on this subject.

Back to Obama, he really put his foot in his mouth on this one. Punished with a baby!! So the morality that he will be teaching his daughters is don't take responsibility for your actions. Don't own your "mistakes", learn from them, and then (especially in this example) make something good out of it. There is a great deal of Obama's moral character that can be extrapolated from this idiotic statement, and while the NOW gang and Code Pink may be celebrating this gross irresponsibility, reasonable, intelligent people (which discounts NOW and Code Pink) should be cringeing at the things that continue to come out about this guy. Finally we are starting to get a clearer picture of what goes on in this guy's head, and electing him President of the U.S. is about as irresponsible as his statement. Of course, if he should be elected, voters will actually have to take responsibility for their actions in January '09. There is no abortion or "morning after pill" for elected officials.

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