Friday, January 27, 2017

Two Interesting Reads

Today, I've run across two essays which I've found very interesting.  The first was published in National Review and written by Frederica Mathews-Green, entitled "When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense".  The author points out that when Roe v. Wade was decided, she was a college student in favor of legalizing abortion, and a contributor to a feminist publication named Off Our Backs.  Her recollection of their view of the decision:
The first issue of Off Our Backs after the Roe decision included one of my movie reviews, and also an essay by another member of the collective criticizing the decision. It didn’t go far enough, she said, because it allowed states to restrict abortion in the third trimester. The Supreme Court should not meddle in what should be decided between the woman and her doctor. She should be able to choose abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.  [italics as in original]
To find out what changed her mind on abortion, read the first full story.

The other essay is a post on Ace Of Spades HQ entitled "How Losing My Political Values Helped Me Gain My Freedom [Warden]", by Open Blogger.  Whether Warden and Open Blogger are the same person, or Open Blogger is posting the essay on behalf of Warden, I don't know.  Here are the first two paragraphs:
There's a frustrating game that the left plays with conservatives. It's an Alinksy tactic called, "Make them live up to their values." Now, living up to one's values isn't a bad thing, but setting high standards ultimately means that you'll sometimes fall short.
The left loves to exploit these shortcomings--every Christian who falls short of perfection is a hypocrite; the social values candidate you voted for just got arrested for drunk driving. Haha, everything you believe and advocate is now discredited.
Warden/Open blogger discusses how he intends to use the left's tactic against them, particularly when they criticize President Trump.  Read the second full story.

No comments:

Post a Comment