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.