This past week I have been especially saddened by the rhetoric and zeal regarding the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the passage of Virginia’s new regulations that will essentially close almost all abortion provider clinics.
But that isn’t really what I want to discuss, what I want to discuss is the overwhelming disconnect I see emanating from social conservatives. Let me say this, as strongly as I can, being pro-life does not end once you “stop” an abortion. For those that so passionately advocate on behalf of those poor innocent “unborn”, where, I ask, where is that same compassion for human beings once they take their first breath, not only at the beginning of their lives, but along the journey of life, until, in the end, we all must make our final peace and move through that last cycle of life, death.
Where are all these social conservatives when social workers, whose job is to save children and the elderly from abuse, are underfunded but overworked? Where are all these social conservatives when critical programs like head start, which feed America’s hungry children, are cut? Why does compassion seem to end upon birth? Why are so many of our elderly choosing between medicine or food?
Are you a public employee? Have you ever been one? Are you part of the VRS, the federal retirement program or other pension fund? Do you get a matching 401k from a government agency?
All those who can answer yes need to pay close attention and watch things closely. When will someone go for your pension or retirement fund? When will you get cut out of that for which you have worked for years?
First they came for the Wisconsin Public employees. I didn’t do anything because I wasn’t from Wisconsin. Then they came for the union folks. I don’t have collective bargaining so I paid no mind.
You know where this is going……
Decent government pay means decent government!
Everyone needs to be concerned about the scapegoating of public employees and the attacks on civil servants.