“I don’t believe in it, but I don’t want to impose that belief on others.”
Imagine saying that about slavery in a vice-presidential debate in 1860. Many people would have agreed.
Yet today, one hundred and fifty years later, those people are looked on with disbelief, even scorn. No one could be elected today saying, “I don’t believe in slavery, but I don’t want to impose that belief on others.”
The truth is that our country imposed a belief about slavery, and people died in support of that belief.
And now, that belief is part of our core national identity, though it is imperfectly lived out at times.
So why is this kind of belief okay today? Why can someone says, as Vice-President Biden did, “I don’t believe in abortion, but I don’t want to impose that belief on others.”
Why is he not run out of national politics with a vengeance? Why is he not an object of scorn and disbelief for such a backwards and intolerant position?
How long will it be until that unborn are accorded the same kind of effort as slaves were? How long will it be until the life of the unborn becomes more than political punchline to assure of one’s moral compass without having to actual live by that compass.
It is well past the time that we as a nation take on the forces of death. While we lament the 2000 deaths in Afghanistan in that least ten years, the 2000 deaths from yesterday in abortion clinics go largely unnoticed.
People will vote for the candidate who promises to get our soldiers out of harm’s way. But they will refuse to vote for a candidate who promises to get our least protected out of harm’s way.
Let us not buy the line that refusing to stand against abortion is some noble effort to impose a moral belief.
Refusing to stand against abortion reflects a moral belief that costs thousands of lives each day.
It’s time to be done, America.