Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The Political Agenda

Sometimes the social implications of a current event isn’t immediately obvious, however, I noted with great interest the “irony” of three headlines all posted within near proximity of each other on the Fox News website's homepage yesterday.

The first article was a follow-up article on Terri Schiavo and her husband’s fight to have her feeding tube removed. The last sentence of the article was a quote from one of her parents speculating the FL Supreme Court was “using this case in order to promote a larger political agenda.”

Right next to that article was a headline entitled something like, “Roe appeals to Supreme Court to reverse their decision.” The Roe here is the Roe of the 1972 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision.

The common thread woven between these two articles is the courts taking advantage of defenseless women that they don’t care about in order to aggressively pursue their own liberal agendas. Never mind the fact that the end result of their legistlation will mean the savage butchering of millions of human lives.

The third link posted to Fox News yesterday within millimeters of the Schiavo and Roe v. Wade stories was a story about Cheney visiting Auschwitz. Here’s a quote from that article:

He noted that the horrors of WWII took place not in a remote section of the globe, but in the middle of the civilized world.

Hitler didn’t come right out and suggest murdering six million Jews, he started by running for a political office and then enforcing minor little laws. Those minor little laws paved the way for a tragic slaughter.

Political agendas are like seeds. They start out as tiny little things buried under the ground that no one even sees, and thirty years later, you have a vast forest of trees. But you’d think after something as shamefully horrific as the Holocaust, we’d finally have the discernment to recognize the seeds.

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