Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Sanctity of Life: A Moral (And Political) Priority

To the extent that a nation values the life of each individual citizen, to that extent they will be blessed. If a nation is not willing to protect the lives if it’s citizens it forfeits legitimacy and destroys its most valuable resource.

We intrinsically understand this to be true when we call for the ouster of dictators such as Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin or more recently, Moammar Gadhafi. These are men who abused their authority as rulers through the abuse of their citizens. In the U.S. we say that our President governs with the consent of the governed, and on a basic level that is true of any government or at the very least by not killing its citizens. That is a chilling thought in light of the 50M plus children killed in utero since 1973...

More of John Malek's insightful discussion of "Social Issues vs Economics" right here at his blog In Pursuit of Reason.