Republican senator Tom Coburn says that the “The greatest moral issue of our time isn’t abortion, it’s robbing our next generation of opportunity ... You’re going to save a child from being aborted so they can be born into a debtor’s prison?”
That is, in a word, stupid. There is no doubt that the spending of the federal government is obscene. But worse than killing people? Hardly.
Furthermore, it could be argued that Coburn's argument is misguided since if there are more babies born into this country, the greater the tax base of the future will be. So by encouraging abortion, we may be actually decreasing the possibility of paying down the national debt.
This kind of argument about money vs. life reveals not the financial bankruptcy of our country, but the moral bankruptcy of it. When murder is excused by saving people from the national debt, we have a serious lack of a moral compass.
Coburn continues, "If we have only 11 percent support, are we a legitimate government?” He then added, “The 11 percent who have confidence in us, what hole are they in?”
It is a question worth asking, particularly for the state of Oklahoma. How can you have confidence in this guy?