The following prophetic words came from Sojourners today. I get a regular mail from Sojourners and many days like today the quotes really speak to what is going on in my life or in our national political dialog. Today was no exception.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.- Proverbs 29:2-2
Recently I heard one party describing themselves as pro-life and another as pro-choice. The pro-life party seems to be unconcerned with life after birth. As long as your unborn you have rights, but after that your rights quickly fade. You’re not entitled to health care. It’s okay for ten million children to have no health care. It’s okay to forget about the health care of war veterans. Funding for more wars is all that occupies these pro-lifers. There is a well written piece at Just Plain Foolish that talks about some of these problems in more detail.These pro-lifers are pro-capital punishment, pro-war, pro-greed. The pro-choice seems perfectly willing to talk about choice but not really provide one. They use euphemisms like “veto proof” majority to evade their responsibility both under the United States Constitution and common morality.