Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Ken Connor penned an article for Center for a Just Society titled Free to Choose, in which he discusses the hypocrisy of the left in regards to "choice."

Mr. Connor begins by identifying the recent "right-to-work" legislation passed in Michigan, which predominately Democratic-supporting union members have angrily protested, basically, the right for a worker to choose whether or not to join a union. Okay, so Democrats are not pro-choice when it comes to organized labor. Got it.

What about education?

Surely they should be in favor of a system that allows parents the right to choose the best education for their children. Unfortunately, no. Turns out that Democrats care more about currying favor with the NEA than they do about ensuring access to quality schools for those children most in need of educational opportunity. Take the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, for example. This program enables inner-city children to use vouchers to escape the District’s failing schools and attend quality institutions like Sidwell Friends, where – incidentally – the Obama daughters go to school. Sadly, however, what’s good for the presidential goose is not so good for the inner city gander: President Obama and his cohorts in Congress have worked to kill this program since he took office. When it comes to education, the President and Democrats prefer to make the decisions for the children of the hoi polloi than allow parents to make the decisions for themselves. Uncle Sam and the teachers’ union have it all under control, thank you very much.
Nope. No choice in education. What about religious liberty?

Do liberals support the freedom to choose how you practice your religion in the health care arena? Again, the answer is no. President Obama and his Secretary of Health and Human Services see nothing wrong with limiting religious and economic liberty in the name of mandated free birth control and abortifacients for all.
So the truth is, the only choice supported by the left is: the choice to kill your baby.

Big Brother feels perfectly justified in telling us how big our drinks can be, what kind of light bulbs we can buy, where we can and can’t smoke a cigarette, etc… Heaven forbid we use the force of law to protect the lives of innocents who can’t make choices for themselves. That would be crossing the line.

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