Thank you for making this election so easy for me.
Trying to stay on top of hundreds of policy issues, domestic affairs, international affairs, wars, services, taxes, healthcare, kill lists, religious tolerance or lackthereof, government subsifized contraception, illegal immigration, the personal histories of politicians, fact checking, media bias, economics, education, labor issues, financial regulations, military funding, funding space exploration, civil unrest, affirmative action, the definition of marriage...am I missing anything?
The right to life.
That's the one I was looking for.
If it wasn't for the fact that Democrats were openly in support of allowing women to extinguish vulnerable human life, I might actually have to follow some if not all of those issues above. But, for the life of me, I still can't see how a single one of those issues outweighs killing babies.
Do we need to worry about terrorists getting us? We killed about 3200 kids per day last year (with very rough math). That's 9/11 and then some, every day.
That's about 50% more deaths per day than Americans died during the entirety of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Every three days, abortion claims more than twice the number of lives as American deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
It's almost twice the number of Americans who die each day from heart disease, and more than half the number of Americans who die each day from cancer.
The Guttmacher institute apparently claims there were 1,212,400 abortions annually from 2009-2011. The CDC claims that there were 2,437,163 deaths in the United States in 2009. Note that the CDC apparently doesn't include abortion among those statistics...otherwise it would outstrip heart disease as the number one killer (twice over). It would account for almost one-third of the recorded deaths.
The best argument that Democrats can come up with is that I'm supposed to believe that their economic plan and healthcare package will actually reduce abortions in the future...if it works. It sounds a bit like quackery to me.
Worse yet, it sounds like making a pact with Dracula.
"Yes, I'll protect your children from the dreaded Turk," says Dracula.
"Oh, thank you," say the Eastern European villagers.
"But I'll also be eating a very few of your babies, every now and then...in an emergency situation of course," inserts Dracula. "It's sort of what I do."
"But eating a few of your babies is better than having them all killed by invaders, right?"
"And how many babies did you say you needed to eat?" a villager inquires.
"Oh...well...a number...no need to really quibble over details. I'll try to take ones that no one would really have missed anyway."
"And how long do you have to do this for?" another villager asks.
"Forever," says Dracula. "I am immortal, after all."
"With all do respect, a few babies every year forever could add up to a lot of babies, Count," a villager concludes.
"I'd eat them anyway. But you'll all be safer under my protection than some lascivious heathen overlord."
"I guess that's true..."