Specifically, unborn babies. Whenever I encounter someone that is anti-life, I am astounded at the intellectual yoga they utilize to justify their position. I mean, I have to wonder about someone that sees killing people as a right. What's more is the absurdity of the position that, should some "medical professional" tear the baby limb from limb before it comes to term, that's okay. But if someone should do harm to that baby at birth + 1 second, now suddenly it's a cause for moral outrage. What would be comical if the subject weren't so sad is the way they sterilize the language to make it more palatable; it's not a baby, it's a "fetus", or the even more clinical sounding "conceptus". They don't kill a baby, they "terminate a pregnancy", they don't rip a baby to shreds, they "evacuate the uterus." It's all utter bullshit. I could at least respect them if they just took ownership of the act and said, "we kill unwanted babies." If it's such a benign thing, why try to obfuscate what is happening?
Plus, it's ironic that Planned Parenthood should have the support of so many people that claim to be humanitarians. Originated by the virulent racist, Margaret Sanger (a loathsome individual that subscribed to eugenics and white supremacy as heartfelt philosophies) it should surprise me that someone that associated with the KKK has become the darling of the left and that her organization has evolved to wield massive amounts of influence in society and government, but it doesn't. In fact, PP is a perfect example of the logical conclusion of liberal ideals; assembly-line murder. And, inasmuch as they claim to be doing the greater good, they are also addicted to the almighty dollar. Witness their battle to maintain their place at the government teat, even though they have been exposed as corrupt and lawless. There can be no denying it; abortion is a business and there is a lot of money to be made. And anyone that threatens that income stream will find themselves facing the full legal might of the PP lawyers. Heck, I don't know why they don't just campaign to make abortion retroactive and hire a bunch of hitmen.
There has been a war on the nuclear family for the last fifty years. It started with LBJ and his 'Great Society', which is a euphemism for 'Welfare State'. By instituting government support for unwed mothers, he essentially usurped the father from the family That, combined with the Sexual Revolution served to eliminate any financial and moral reservations a man had about impregnating a woman he was not married to. See, a family is where a child was taught right from wrong, was prepared to deal with the world at large, and provided stability until these things could be accomplished. In many cases, the family was a person's first consideration in all dealings social and moral. You didn't do things that brought shame upon your family whether it was sleeping around or voting for a Democrat.
However, social engineers schooled in Marxist thought saw the family as an obstacle to social progress. How could the government be the supreme power if people saw themselves as part of something that was closer and more important than government? In order for government to ascend to the place of primacy, it had to eliminate the competition by creating more disaffected people that could be easily manipulated. Those without a strong moral foundation are malleable and can be steered to do anything. LBJ played right into their hands by launching the welfare state which, over time, has imbued some people with an entitlement mentality. Moreover, this new paradigm has been reinforced by those progressives that influence the entertainment media and their fellow travellers in education. The end result is now we have a population that no longer believes that the nuclear family is important, but they can't articulate why, they just know it's so because they saw it on reality TV. The same media that ridicules men, sexualizes children, and depicts women as trollops and harpies.
Yep, I'm for guns. I think everyone should at least have a working knowledge of guns and what they can do. Maybe if they insert gun safety into the curriculum of schools, kids wouldn't be so eager to shoot each other. If the average citizen understood guns, then so-called journalists wouldn't be able to spread fear and loathing through their sensationalistic lies. Guns are the one thing that separates the USA from the rest of the world. In no other country does the citizenry have such free access to weapons. And nowhere else on Earth has there been so little violence with such a huge arsenal in the hands of the people.
As for the anti-gun crowd? When the Chuckie Schumers and Diane Feinsteins in our government begin their cowardly mewling about the evils of guns, it warms my heart. It means that those in government still fear us, and THAT is a good thing. If you want to know what happens to a citizenry when they are ruled by a government that has no fear of the people rising against them, you have to look no farther than ninety miles off of our southern coast at Cuba. Once a great country with a thriving economy, since 1959, Cuba has been under the iron fist of Communist rule. The people live in fear of their government and each other, well remembering the thousands that were stood against a wall and shot. In fact, if you look at the numbers compiled during the last century, countries where the people were deprived of the power of resistance resulted in the deaths of some one hundred fifty million people across the globe.
Oh I understand that the government won't come for our guns, and I know why. Let's face it; convincing law enforcement to go around and collect up the guns from the citizenry is a sure way to lose their political support. I mean, pretend you're Joe Cop. You've got a car payment, a house payment, alimony, child support, a couple of kids, a new wife, and a boat. You're looking forward to retirement so that you can spend more time with your family on your boat. Then the boss comes along and says, "Hey guys? We just got orders to go house to house and confiscate all the guns. So everybody get your game face on because it's going to be a big job." You put on all of that cool cop stuff that they give you and head out to do your duty. The problem is, people don't want to give up their guns. And while you might get the first half dozen or so houses by surprise, this is the age of the internet. By the time you're on day 2 of this duty, people will have heard about the operation and will have begun to get testy about having to hand over something that they worked hard to earn the money for. Meanwhile you could just as easily find yourself eating a couple of bullets from some gun owner that hasn't read the part of the script where he or she is just supposed to go along to get along. And how many of your friends do you have to watch get carried away in ambulances before you get the idea that the current administration that thought up this bright idea may not have your best interest at heart? Would you vote for them in the next election?
See, guns aren't just a means to apply force; they're also a deterrent. As long as the American people are awash in guns, we will continue to live in a non-genocidal, unoppressive country with a representative government. Once the deterrent is gone, those in government will become iron-fisted tyrants faster than you can say 'Chairman Mao'. It's human nature and no country is immune.
Believe me, I care about more than just these three things but everything else is an extension of these. I guess it comes down to this; I care about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.