Just about every day there’s another item in the news, like this one, that refers in some form or fashion to issue of whether abortion should be legal when it’s necessary “to save the life of the mother.” That phrase reveals more than some people might intend.
A reader asked me an interesting question the other day. Why, she asked, does almost every political issue have a well-recognized “conservative” and “liberal” side? Why should the great majority of conservatives agree with each other on subjects as diverse as abortion, tax rates, capital punishment, gun control, illegal immigration, foreign aid, and campaign finance; and why can we count on the great majority of liberals taking the opposite side?
“The very definition of a republic is ‘an empire of laws, not of men’.” John Adams
Several of the founding principles of this nation have come under fire from liberals in recent years. One of them is John Adams’ definition of a republic. Adams and the other Founders all believed, as modern day conservatives do, that a nation should be governed by laws; laws written on paper, clearly defined, easily understood, and universally acknowledged.
Ronald Reagan once said “The most terrifying words in the English language are ‘We’re from the government and we’re here to help’.” The economic hardships America has been suffering for the last four or five years are a good example of what the Gipper was talking about.
Lots of interesting political news out there this week. The House Judiciary Chairman has warned Gangster General Eric Holder not to use a recent financial settlement from Countrywide as a political slush fund for the President’s reelection campaign. The chairman had better be careful about that. After Operation Fast and Furious, Holder has lots of heavily armed friends.