Friday, April 20, 2007

The Culture of Life

"The partial-birth abortion ban, which an overwhelming bipartisan majority in Congress passed and I signed into law, represents a commitment to building a culture of life in America," - George "Dubya" Bush commenting on the the Supreme Court's ruling on "partial birth abortion".

"Because a society is measured by how it treats the weak and vulnerable, we must strive to build a culture of life. Medical research can help us reach that goal by developing treatments and cures that save lives and help people overcome disabilities." - GWB

"To build a culture of life, we must also ensure that scientific advances always serve human dignity, not take advantage of some lives for the benefit of others. We should all be able to agree on some clear standards. " - GWB

"It's important to promote a culture of life. A hospitable society is a society where every being counts and every person matters." - GWB

"I will lead our nation toward a culture that values life -- the life of the elderly and the sick, the life of the young, and the life of the unborn." - GWB

"I believe that life is valuable, even when it is unwanted, even when it is physically imperfect. I believe our society has a responsibility to defend the vulnerable and the weak." - GWB

How can you be pro-life and yet want to go to war as a first or second option and not your last?

How can you be pro-life and support torturing people?

How can you be pro-life and let let thousands of people be left stranded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?

How can you be pro-life and want to cut taxes to save rich people money and cut programs for the poor?

The Republican Party is a marriage of fiscal conservatives and Christians. How do they live under the same roof? If you're a hard-core Christian, wouldn't you be pretty close to socialist? Wouldn't you hate war?

I mean, GWB talks like believes life is sacred and yet he's made decisions that resulted in literally the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. On top of that, he doesn't appear to show any remorse at all.

These people will go all out to ban abortion but it seems like the second you're born - you're on your own.

1 comment:

Faith said...

Well said.

The thing that has always frustrated me about Dubya and his wing of the Republican Party is that they always make the claim that they're against big government and they want the government out of their lives and out of their pockets and they're always accusing the liberals of wanting government in every aspect of our lives. Conservatives don't want to be told what to do, they want a hands-off approach....unless someone's doing something they disapprove of and then they want to mandate and legislate and rule on the issue until they get the desired outcome (see: abortion, gay marriage, evolution, sex education, any other number of other things most Conservatives find offensive). It makes very little sense to me that a bunch of men think they should get to sit around and decide that they know best how I (and all women) should handle my body regardless of what I (or my doctor, or my significant other, my parents, my clergy of choice) have to say about it.