Monday, November 11, 2013

Winning ideas

One day I'd like to either run for office, or be a consultant for a politician.  The other day I was listening to Steve Lonegan debate Corey Booker and he was asked about his pro-life position.  Mr. Booker attacked Mr. Lonegan by saying how he wanted to take away the rights of women and conduct a "war" on them.  Mr. Lonegan responded by asking Mr. Booker what situations would he be opposed to abortion.  This is your typical back and forth on the issue, and it is a losing strategy for pro-life Republicans.  Here's the answer Mr. Lonegan should give:

Sir, I believe that all life is sacred.  I believe that life begins at conception and further, I believe that I should do everything in my power to protect and honor life.  In a nutshell, I am pro-life.  I hope you are too.

Personally, I'm okay with abortion.  Being against abortion because you cherish life is not a position to run away from.  It's a noble position if you don't impose it on other people.  If you try to persuade with that position, then people will respect you.  The only time somebody can get in trouble for being pro-life is when it's imposed on others.  We are the party of liberty, we can also be the party that places life in the highest regard possible.  These are not antagonistic positions unless you make them.

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Better Half

The other day my wife and I were watching a Canadian TV news show.  Their target was unlicensed day care facilities.  Were these shops up to the task of taking care of your tot?  Do they know CPR in case little johnny chokes on a gummy bear?  I never heard the answer, but given the ominous tone of the program, I was sure that my future tots were not safe in these kiddie dungeons.  But, when all hope was lost and I was sure that I would be forced to take care of my own damn kid, my wife, in a moment of clarity, asked if all parents know CPR.  My jaw dropped.  Brilliant!  Since most parents don't know CPR, then it's just as unsafe to keep them at home.  Huzzah!  No overwhelming feeling of guilt pawning them off to unlicensed and CPR-less baby boarding houses.  Problem solved, unless...they (the man) decide that everyone must learn CPR to take care of children.  Thankfully, I don't have kids (ominous tone here) yet.