I would love to tell you that our system of justice makes sense, weighs the necessary intrusions as opposed to those which are unnecessary, and makes judgments as we all do, fairly and without prejudice. But the answer is that our mishmash of laws, regulations, prejudices and failures make us merely human. So it is that we have backed into some of what must be just the tip of the electronic, medical and moral iceberg that threatens us all, while merely doing what we do as well as we can do it, prejudices and all.
And let me provide you the initial admission that I too am guilty of some of the same transgressions.
After all, just how many times have I said that OJ Simpson is guilty? How in the world do I know? And can I say that I saw even a tenth of the evidence that the jury saw? Finally, was the glove itself enough? Seems to me that it could have been.
But back to the real issue here of prejudice, justice and American life.
We have a president who sat in on a preacher who preached prejudice from the pulpit. We have an attorney general who let some poll place intimidators go despite what seemed self-evident violations of law. And we have a system that faults those who do not follow a given path, that denounces those who dare to suggest something different, and who rage against the machine while allowing their own free-reign over our people.
So it is that black babies, systematically aborted even when live, are of less importance to our president than the female vote who demand abortions some of whom even supported the doctor of black baby death just convicted of murder. The grey areas of abortion plague us, but the fact is that many like me have changed our views of abortions over the years. I agree that "control over the body" is important, but saying that this must not include taking precautions when having sex is something entirely different. You made the baby.
Life cannot begin at any time other than at two points. Either it begins at conception or it begins when babies can survive outside the womb. And that means many babies we kill under the current Supreme Court standard are murders. Babies can survive who are born during the second trimester. Those abortions should be illegal. Period. For me, few abortions should be allowed. We can kill if we believe the mother's life is in danger, if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest and certain other very limited circumstances. No others.
And if we have these black babies, they must be safe. Not just alive, but safe from crime, from drugs and from fear. Safe. This means we all pay for them. We owe them for their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. We need to end crime in the inner city. We need to do much more for those who need our help.
Any less and we must recognize that intentionally or not the current abortion process results not only in murders, but also in robbery for those who are born. Robbery of life by their environment. Robbery of motherhood. And abject despair. But saying, as was said by many, that it is better to abort than bring children up in the ghettos of our inner cities is a moral choice of abysmal proportions. The children should be born and taken care of. To allow one mother to say in despair, "We cannot have another child because we cannot afford the child," or that it is too dangerous, is a Constitutional violation of equal importance to any others dealing with life and death.
While black babies are wandering around with little protection, Angelina Jolie and the breast cancer crowd have thrust themselves into the public eye again.
For a mere $3,000 or so, you too can find out if you have the gene she did, and believe the statistics provided by well-meaning doctors whose approach to breast cancer and mammograms are designed to save you from cancer and promote pink ribbons. Yet the darker side of the "early detection" monolith innocently begun in the early 1900s and moved to pink in the 1980s is also coming more in focus after Jolie's public admission.
Mastectomies are neither appropriate in most cases or worth doing in many. We have reached the point that the message overwhelms the facts. And while brave to admit to mastectomies, it is not necessarily a public service. More than this, it is not necessarily worth doing at all in many cases. So it is that two pieces in the NY Times and many others have tried to ensure that breasts are saved when procedures are either not appropriate or even contradicted by risk factors and facts.
So, it is nice to know about the test, but is it covered by our current health care insurance policies? What if every woman in the US tried to have such a test? For that matter, what about getting a complete (or as complete as possible) genetic test for every risk factor we all carry?
When put up our own form of genocide or even the huge moral question of what is right when waging war against breast cancer against the IRS, if we have any kind of moral compass we have to say that it is merely minor to have been targeted by our tax authorities. For those of us who have been targeted because we have challenged the decisions made by our president, or because we oppose abortions or for whatever reason, it is only money that most of us can afford.
Yet somehow the IRS is considered to be worse in its targeting than the black baby killers or considering what health care we can allow our people to get for free. The IRS strikes fear in everyone's hearts. Not those dead black babies. But maybe the breast cancer cures sought by half or more of our population.
These moral questions are more important than the IRS in my mind.
And so is Benghazi. The claim that this is just political is plain wrong.
The dead whose lives were made so minor by the lie about a video are important. It is not insulting to our dead to raise the issue about the truth of their death and previous distortions.
It is also not minor to kill Americans from the Oval Office. President Obama's death sentences and his lives of imprisonment without trial have been done through political neglect and for political capital. His political approach to life singularly for the good of his biographers. They are immoral and wrong. Period.
Life is not politics, it is hard moral decisions. Either we are moral or we are not.
And above all, morality is all about the truth. Clinton's lies about sex with a young lady, whatever "sex" means to you, are those that showed an internal flaw, but one that we confess is human.
President Obama's lies about Benghazi are not just "human" frailty. They are lies central to our country and they are wrong and should be punished. Even if they were not his at first, it does not matter at this point. These lies are far more important that Clinton's, yet Clinton faced impeachment for his lack of truthfulness. Will Obama?
It will be a shame to treat our country as more minor than a man's sexual peccadillo. But that is almost certainly the current nature of things.
Perhaps our politicians will be more restrained in the future when they consider using lies for their own advantage. But perhaps not. Only time will tell.
But what is almost certain is that we will be devoting far more money, time and other resources to largely empty claims of terrorism than we will be devoting to the millions who suffer every day in poverty and our ghettos, to the babies who will continue to die through unnecessary and even illegal abortions, and to those who rot away without trial. For them, life will be what it is. Abortion mills, death for black babies, and death by drugs, rifles and pistols.
And very few will care outside of Washington, DC, and none will care inside the Beltway. It is more important and far less controversial to worry about political action groups facing the IRS than about dead babies, the cost of health care for our genetic woes and probably even telling the truth to the American public. And it is something we can all agree upon.
Do not politicize the IRS. As for the rest, they can wait or not be addressed at all.