Friday, January 30, 2009

Choose Life

We were studying President Obama's Inauguration Address in my argumentation class today and I noticed that something was strangely absent from this passage,
"The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. "
What about the "unalienable right-to-life?" I guess to President Obama that right is no longer a noble idea worth reaffirming; despite the fact that our "better history" thought it important enough to mention it along with liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the Declaration of Independence.

But to be fair, Obama, a Constitutional scholar, did say that determining when a baby gets "human rights" was above his pay grade. Thankfully his mother, without a Harvard law degree, had enough sense to know exactly when and chose life so that Barack Obama could be free to pursue his full measure of happiness.

By the way, NBC refused to air this commercial during the Super Bowl this weekend. Which is ironic when you consider the types of ads they have run in the past, including more than 500 ads involving significant levels of violence, including gun fights, explosions and murders. (HT: Barbara Curtis)

The more we hope for change, the more things seem to stay the same.

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