Make a stance Not all things are relative

You gotta respect a man with deep-seeded convictions—Rich Bond, former chief of the Republican National Party.

As he stepped down from his esteemed position last week, Bond chastised party leaders for holding onto silly things like moral convictions (i.e. abortion) in favor of the pure, noble political motives of the party (i.e. winning). Imagine the gall.

“Our job is to win elections, not cling to intolerances that zealots call principles, ” Bond sniveled to GOP’ers in St. Louis.

They talked about Clinton waffling. Heaven forbid anyone have principles that conflict with the interests of the GOP. “Thou shalt have no strange gods before the elephant.”

Basically, Bond was just whining about sour grapes, but there’s more. Remember how the Republicans moaned about those nasty, God-less Democrats “caving in and/or sucking up to” special interests groups? Bond knows better than anyone that the difference between winning and losing in politics is caving in to and/or sucking up to the right special interest groups.

That’s D.C. That’s politics. That’s bull.

There are a whole lot of things in this world that are either right or wrong. To compromise a strong moral conviction for any purpose is a cop-out. For those staunch Republican conservatives out there, Bond’s talk kinda makes you wonder whether the party really kept the pro-life position for votes or conviction, don’t it?

Bond wasn’t even ashamed of his transparent lack of ethics. That’s politics. No, unfortunately that’s a huge part of American culture.

It’s called R-E-L-A-T-I-V-I-S-M. Ever heard of it? You probably hear it everyday from most of your professors without even realizing it most of the time. It sounds like this: “Whatever floats your boat. Everybody’s doing it,” etc.

That’s bad philosophy at best, stupidity at worst.

Abortion is a very divisive word, obviously. The mere mention of it elicits an emotional response no matter what side of the issue you’re on. It should never be written of as simply a political position where votes are either gained or lost, but that’s what the GOP is well on its way of doing.

That kind of thing happens everyday. This society has become completely relativistic. Nothing is right or wrong anymore. It makes me want to puke. So does tuna, but that is relative—abortion is not.

You are either on one side or the other. You can word it however you choose, but it all boils down to a black-and-white issue Either the termination of a human fetus is murder or it isn’t.

One more thing. Abortion is not a question of a woman’s rights. Is a human fetus a human being with rights protected by the constitution? That’s the imperative question.

Are we supposing that a fetus will not become a human life? Perhaps it is only similar to a tadpole prior to birth. Probably not. What else could it be but human?

Slaves and women were not considered humans with equal rights under the original constitution. History doesn’t lie, but politics does.

I’ll close with a quote from Phyllis Schaffly, a well-known party conservative regarding Bond’s admonishment, “We don’t need advice from a loser.”