Monday, January 24, 2011
On Being Civil
Since the tragic shooting in Tucson which left 6 dead and several more injured including the intended target, Cong. Gabrielle Giffords, nearly every politician in the land has proclaimed that we all must be more civil towards each other. It must be reflected in our speech as well as our actions. As an example, several congressmen and senators from both sides of the aisle with be sitting with each other in an attempt at showing their civility and willingness to cooperate with each other. A noble gesture, perhaps, but a gesture that has very little, if any, meaning. But that is fodder for another time.
It is all very well to speak of being more civil, more tolerant of each other but until we become more civil towards the weakest and most defenseless of our society, everything else seems rather inconsequential.
In the shadow of the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling Roe v Wade which formally legalized abortion, I would like to point out that we have hardly been civil to the over 53,000,000 babies that have been aborted before having the chance to be born. This slaughter of the most innocent among us sure must rank amongst the most inhospitable act any one society has shown toward a segment of its population in the history of mankind.
Only recently, with the arrest of the abortion doctor and his staff in Philadelphia, has there been any real outcry about this continuing abomination and we certainly have not heard one story about this nightmare in the mainstream media (ABC, NBC, CBS). The violence of abortion stuns those who first begin to understand how abortions are performed. The mere thought of someone killing an unborn child is simply too much for most to fathom. But the fact of the matter is is that abortion is pure and simple an act of butchery.
So Mr. and Ms. politician, until we can find a way to be more civil to those who have no voice and no choice, you can sit together all you want. You can tiptoe through the tulips night and day. You can hum "Everything Is Beautiful" at all hours. However, no one in the world would ever believe you meant it as long as the abortion mills continue to produce the horrors that we witnessed in Philadelphia.
I am sure your actions will be praised by the President of the United States during his State of the Union Address this Tuesday night as an example of civility and cooperation. Meantime, across town in some abortion clinic or "Women's Health Clinic" a child will be killed before having the chance of being born. How civil are we really if this continues unchecked?