Tag: abortion

Issues: No Dichotomy

The issue that first got many evangelicals involved in politics was abortion. After that, it was a threat to private schools from the IRS. Those were both in the 1970s. As the 1980s progressed, so did the “gay rights” agenda. That has increasingly received attention. All of these are sometimes categorized as the “social issues.” Commentators often talk about those being the hot-button issues for evangelicals because they are focused on problems of morality. I cannot argue with that. They… Read more »

The Wisdom of the Court?

The Supreme Court was never meant to be the ultimate authority in the land. That may surprise some people because we have operated on the premise it is the final word on all political controversies. As a nation, we’ve been conditioned to think that whenever the Court speaks, all shall bow before its wisdom. What wisdom was involved in a decision to make it legal to kill unborn children? Was it wisdom that later refused to rethink that decision simply because it… Read more »

Opposing Kagan: Let Me Count the Ways

Well, here we go again. It’s time for another round of  trauma as we prepare for hearings on President Obama’s latest nominee for the Supreme Court. She is current Solicitor General for the U.S. and former dean of the Harvard Law School. Thirty-one Republicans opposed her appointment for Solicitor General, so she is not without controversy regardless of the administration’s attempt to portray her as a legal moderate. So what are the basics on Elena Kagan? Why can she be… Read more »

Oxymoron of the Week

Perhaps the saddest spectacle in this whole healthcare fiasco was the revelation that some people who claim to be prolife really aren’t. It doesn’t please me to say this, but a true prolife Democrat, at least in this current Congress, is an oxymoron. When Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak folded on Sunday, accepting a promise from the administration that the president would issue an executive order disallowing abortion funding by the government, all hope of stopping this bill died. He and… Read more »

Full Steam Ahead!

Full steam ahead! That’s the word from Democrats on healthcare. And the pressure is on. Three more Democrats in the House have now decided to vote for the bill. One is Dennis Kucinich, who is more than a little flakey anyway. He didn’t vote for it the first time because it was too “conservative.” It’s the other two that bring a feeling of disgust: two House members who said they were prolife have now decided the language of the bill… Read more »

Obamacare Coming to a Head?

The word today is that this is THE week. Obamacare, according to Obama, will pass the Congress this time. Well, it might. It all depends on how many Blue Dog Democrats and those who say they oppose abortion cave under the pressure. Meanwhile, polls continue to show a large majority of Americans oppose this bill (if indeed a bill exists—that’s still a matter of debate). Yet Obama disregards the opposition. Why? He interprets his 2008 election victory as a mandate to do… Read more »