Pro life & pro death

I have always been fascinated by the contrasting views expressed by the same people in the name of politics. For instance, it seems to me that the same people who are “pro life” are also “pro death.”

Let me start by saying that I believe that the 2 party system is broken and would love to see a viable 3rd party emerge, if for no other reason than the utter chaos it would cause. The blog post possibilities are endless! I like the idea of the Common Sense Party but I guess one person’s common sense is another person’s nonsense.

OK, let’s get back to the whole pro life and pro death thing. If you look at the sharp contrast in the current political environment today, the very same people who are pro life at inception are also for the death penalty. In other words, they are also “pro death.” They also tend not to want to have anything to do with a person once that person enters the world. As far as they are concerned, you are on your own. What they are saying is we will do everything we can to make sure you are born but once you enter the world, we don’t want to know anything about you unless you screw up and if you do, off with your head.

Going back to my Common Sense Party idea, wouldn’t common sense dictate that if you are pro life you really shouldn’t be pro death penalty. But who am I kidding…common sense in American politics today?  It will never happen and that’s the only sense I can make out of all of this.


About IraSez

I am the owner of Monarch Communications, a graphic design/advertising/website design firm in Millburn, NJ. You can take a look at some of our work at I started IraSez at the urging of my wife, a couple of friends and several facebook friends who actually encouraged me to write a book. They think I'm funny but some of my latest blogs have covered some rather somber topics. In my spare time, I run the local SU alumni club. I'm in the 9th year of a 3 year term or as us SU grads called "fuzzy math." I'm SU '82, wife is SU '83, daughter is SU '11, son is SU '14, even my nephew goes to SU. So yes, we bleed Orange. I like to play golf, watch the same movies over and over, and take long walks with my dog on the trails in South Mountain Reservation behind Old Short Hills. If you see a guy wearing something with an SU logo chasing after a dog named Cosmo, that's me!
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