Gary Johnson and Abortion
Damn it Dale! You're making me think!
I have been friends with Dale Romine for years. I respect his opinions; even the ones I disagree with. One can't dismiss Dale out-of-hand. One has to think to have a conversation with him. Dale has been reading my posts about Gary Johnson. He considered my information and came back and said he might have rolled for Johnson, but Johnson was pro-abortion and Dale could not abide that. The same thought has crossed my mind. This was my response to Dale:
I have given your last message a lot of thought today. I reject abortion on demand or abortions of convenience. They are the most barbaric abrogations of responsibility we've ever seen. I rank it up there with honor killing and forced clitorectomies. I can't believe a civilized society accepts it. However, on this subject, I think we have little to fear from Johnson. I'll post the reason I say that tomorrow.
I am going to go out on a limb here and assume that Dale's views are rooted, at least in part, on Church teachings. Mine are not. I have absolutely no truck with the spirit world. But that doesn't mean I take the killing of babies for convenience less seriously. Yes, I said babies. It's not a tumor. You can make up terms that allow you to feel better about yourself, but it's a baby. You don't call a small corn plant a rock and a big one corn. A row of corn is a row of corn, even before it has matured. Once the little booger has fingers and toes intellectual honesty demands that you recognize what it is. It isn't a zygote. It isn't a blastula. You can call it an embryo, but that does not disqualify the term baby.
As for Johnson, I have read his statements about abortion. I have seen him in situations where interviewers would bring up abortion in a tone that almost says. "Boo! Hah! I got you there!" His position on abortion is passive. He isn't against it. But I imagine if not in a presidential campaign, where he is trying to gain the favor of EVEYBODY he'd likely say abortion is not the government's job nor is it the taxpayers responsibility. That would be in tune with his central message.
Now, we are not going to see a change in the abortion laws in the next four years. There isn't a solid enough majority in congress to pull that off either way. And abortion as a critical issue isn't on Johnson's radar. As I always say about Johnson, he will say and do things that piss me off. But this won't be one of them. We don't agree on everything. But his overarching trajectory, lower taxes, slashing regulation, growth, free markets are what this country must have if the American Experiment is to survive. And it is on life-support right now.
Serious Americans Need To Read This!
Are you one of the 60% who disapprove of the two "major" candidates? Would you like to take control back from the ruling class. Are you a Democrat sickened by the prospect of voting for Hillary? Are you a Republican who realizes "the Donald" is a clown and a fraud? Would you like to do something about it? Let's see some guts!
Trump talks of growth, and then speaks of tariffs if businesses choose to do business elsewhere. Can you say trade war? He lowers taxes a little bit and talks of running the government better. There is no talk of dumping entire agencies. He is recently sounding quite liberal with his new gimme-gimme policies. He is both Johnson and Hillary lite. But I guarantee the reader one thing. There will be no anti-abotion campaign in a Trump White House. He voiced four different opinions on the subject in one weekend after saying women should be punished for abortions. And his stand against abortion, like most of his conservative positions, is new-found.
Hillary? She's beneath mention in this context. The only thing we KNOW that will happen in a Clinton White House is a storm of "progressive" policies, a lot of lying and endless graft.
I'll say it again. Johnson will piss off honest people on both sides of the political aisle. And he will please people on both sides. But he is a better human being than Trump or Clinton. He is less of a populist, he is more honest and has a real track record. Ignore these facts at your peril.
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