Here’s my latest article for InsideCatholic. It’s entitled, Why Abortion and the War in Iraq are not Equivalent.
Take time to read the comments. It’s amazing how people read something into an article. The piece was a modest attempt at an analysis of the moral arguments that equate the unjust war in Iraq with the crime of abortion. It was not an attempt to support the Republican party. It was not an attempt to justify the war in Iraq. It was not a secret push for Annie Oakley Palin.
Alas, I fear we all see what we want to see…
Thank you for the logical, clearly stated, and compassionate article. The numbers themselves make what seems to be an irrefutable arguement. The comments are beyond understanding. They leave me with two considerations: many people devalue the life of the unborn, or many peoples’ lives have been stained by the sin of abortion and the guilt of that sin directs their current thought processes, or perhaps both.As a physician who watches the unborn daily by ultrasound, and now even their facial expressions with 3D/4D technology, I think I will forever been on their side. I wonder what the commenters think Bush could have done on the behalf of those destined for the curette, other than nominate the two justices he did? Congress passes laws, and what law stood a chance with the old court?
I wish a president would address using the power of our foreign policy to address these situations:http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2008/09/crime-against-humanity.html
Fr L,As I will mention in your other post, the President has FAR more power to use the military with or without congressional approval:KoreaVietnamYugoslaviaSomaliaBeirutPanamaThe list goes on. Political Science 101: The presidency, since Lincoln, has dramatically expanded the powers of the office. The president, with his so-called ‘war powers’ can and has used military intervention without congressional approval.That is what Ron Paul was trying to say. That we need to go back to the constitution. No congressional declaration of war, no war. He was also pro life. Ron Paul was a catholic dream candidate, but catholic conservatives, forgive me for saying, were simply too dense and bellicose on Iraq to wake up to that fact.Your article and logic misses this critical point. Yes abortion has a higher death toll than unjust war. BUT the president has far, far more control of the military than he does abortion. All he can do is nominate a justice. That’s it! And the senate will not confirm a justice who even smells like a pro lifer.
Ron Paul was a catholic dream candidate,We believe that the free market, reviled by people who do not understand it, is the most just and humane economic system and the greatest engine of prosperity the world has ever known.We believe with Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, and F.A. Hayek . . .That was taken from directly from his website and I think sufficiently dismisses the claim that he was a “Catholic dream candidate.”