Saturday, September 27, 2008

September 27, 2008

An ad has been running on local radio that kind of makes me cringe. It claims McCain is against stem cell research. The Obama campaign has plenty of ammo against the right’s constant sabotaging of medical and scientific progress. There’s no need to lie. It’s true that Palin holds this position. It’s also true McCain is against women determining their own physical rights.

Obama was supposed to take the high road in this campaign. I’d hate to see him turn into as big a sell out as McCain. Why isn’t anyone using the term flip flopper this election cycle. McCain has changed his opinion on almost every point that disagrees with his base.

Anyway, enough of that. I’ve decided to post random points as they occur to me:

There is no such agenda as "pro abortion"

Comprehensive sex education includes abstinence. It just doesn't exclude everything else. The "abstinence only" agenda is claiming false information is being spread about the effectiveness of condoms. This kind of garbage undermines a kid’s willingness to even use them. They work and help prevent the spread of STDs. Teaching a child “abstinence only” may work for 1% of kids but reason has nothing to do with the raging hormones of an adolescent. Witness the right's response to questions about Palin's teenage daughter, “You try to control a 17 year old.”

Why is everyone so convinced God is pro life? Every one of us dies.

Why is “single payer” health insurance evil but socialized banking is acceptable?

School vouchers miss the point. Pubic education is important for all Americans. People without kids have to pay for it too. An educated public benefits us all!

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