Warning, politics ahead. Look away if you don’t want to see a rant by a progressive/liberal against some local Tea party or 9/12’ers.
Today I learned that abortion is at fault for social security insolvency. Yep, that’s right, too many
people women getting abortions, means fewer people contributing to social security.
…believes the system is in danger because there are too few people contributing to it. The lack of contributors, he reckons, is due to abortion.
“If we’re aborting our kids that means we have less people putting into the system,” …
Might as well blame birth control too. Don’t forget to blame women who are having their first child later in life, or those that choose (gasp!) to remain childless. Perhaps, had I started pumping out the good little citizens when I was 20 instead of 37, there would be at least one or two more little Hamps contributing to social security today.
And on education?
“They have to remove history from school by taking God out of the schools. They literally cannot teach tons of the history of the founding fathers because there are hundreds of writings that deal with God and the founding of the country. They can’t teach that in school.”
I’ll tell you what I think has been removed from schools: critical thinking. Despite my overwhelming urge to debunk this ignorant statement I think I’ll not waste my time. Because frankly, I know that if this is what you believe then it doesn’t matter what I write here. What irritates me the most, is that some Christians can’t get past their own privileged long enough to understand that keeping religion out of public schools protects their rights even as it protects mine.
I’ll admit that I simply can’t relate to this kind of attitude. There’s an hypocrisy that I can’t get my head wrapped around. They claim to want the government out of personal lives but have no problem with government getting into spiritual matters. They are against government health care but many accept Medicare/Medicaid. They don’t want the government making health decisions (rightly so) for them, but are okay with legislating reproductive matters for women. Sometimes I think that I, like Alice, have fallen down the rabbit hole.