March 30, 2017

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I hate to say it, but Spencer’s is the only honest position (honest in that he’s being true to his ideology). He’s a man who wants to build a whiter and brighter world, and banning abortion would hinder that goal. I”€™m not saying he’s right; he’s just intellectually honest. Boreing, Simon, and the rest of the anti-Trump Friends of Abe necrotics? They couldn”€™t be more full of crap. “€œFrugal spenders”€? George W. was the biggest spender since LBJ, and yet FOA humped the leg of his administration like a sexually frustrated beagle.

And Beck? He’s the most intellectually dishonest of all. Beck claims that “€œpro-choice”€ can never be in line with true conservative principles. But Beck, and all of the politicians he’s championed over the years, speak endlessly of the need to overturn Roe v. Wade. This is a frontline issue to them. Well, I hate to be the turd in the punch bowl, but guess what? If you”€™re in favor of overturning Roe, you”€™re pro-choice. Sorry, guys, but that’s just a fact. All that would happen should Roe be overturned is that the issue would be thrown back to the states, so let’s examine what that means. California legalized abortion before Roe. Even when we were still red enough to elect Ronald Reagan governor and send him to the White House, we were pro-choice. Even when we were red enough to elect George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson as governor, we were pro-choice. Even when we were red enough to ban affirmative action and pass sweeping anti-illegal-immigration measures, we were pro-choice.

California: Abortion now, abortion tomorrow, abortion forever. Abortion rights are protected by our state constitution, and even attempts to enact meager restrictions like parental consent have been shot down by voters. A massive 17% of all U.S. abortions occur in California (157,350 a year, to be exact). We have 512 abortion clinics (only New York comes close, with 218). This state is one giant abortion mill. Forget bears; Our state flag should feature a vacuum aspirator. Florida is the nation’s No. 3 abortion state (75,990 a year), and in Florida, as in California, abortion rights are protected by the state constitution. New York (No. 2, with 119,940) is about to amend its constitution likewise (although, as Slate points out, such an action is moot due to how overwhelmingly pro-choice the state legislature is). CA, NY, and FL account for roughly 35% of all abortions in the U.S., and Roe being overturned will not alter that one bit.

If you think abortion is baby murder, but you”€™re cool with a minimum of 353,280 babies being legally slaughtered every year, well…you”€™re not really acting like you think abortion is baby murder. My apologies to every antiabortionist who’s made overturning Roe a matter of life or death. Turns out it’s just death. If overturning Roe is your thing, you”€™re as pro-choice as Tomi Lahren. Only an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a so-called “€œhuman life amendment,”€ would affect every state regardless of its own laws. Push for anything less than that, and you might as well join NOW.

Beck’s treatment of Lahren is hypocritical. He should take equal measures against anyone, be it a current or prospective employee, or a politician seeking an endorsement, who supports overturning Roe as opposed to lobbying for a constitutional antiabortion amendment.

People will continue to debate issues of ideological purity for as long as there are ideologues (Spencer), virtue signalers (Boreing, Simon, et al.), and sloppy thinkers (Beck). Last week’s failure of the “€œrepeal and replace”€ anti-Obamacare bill proves that the inflexible purists on both the hard and soft right can do a lot of damage to Trump’s agenda if they choose to. And you can bet they will.

Il meglio è nemico del bene. The best is the enemy of the good. One can only hope that while everyone else is brawling over who’s best, Trump can at least manage to be good.


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