David Axelrod was on Fox News Sunday last week where he displayed the left’s main debate tact by misrepresenting the conservative point of view. He argued we object to funding things like Planned Parenthood based solely on the fact that our government can’t afford it. He should know that is not our only objection. His misrepresentation must be a lie or a stupid mistake for a man in such an important position. Therefore, he is either a liar, incompetent, or so ideologically blinded he is incapable of listening to what his opposition is really saying.
The fact is we believe in the concept of a limited federal government. States and localities are capable of coming together to address the variety of circumstances which are common to all. There are only the few enumerated powers that our federal government needs to worry itself about, substantiated by the fact that there are numerous quotes of our founders clearly stating that charity is not the business of the federal government. They believed when the people began to vote based on what they could get from the treasury, our republic was doomed. Sadly, we are proving them correct.
When it comes to Planned Parenthood, specifically, it is sad to see this nation force its citizens to finance such an evil organization – one which makes its profit off the destruction of innocent human life. In other words, the left believes you should have the freedom to snuff out the life of an innocent person, but you can’t be trusted with the mundane choice of what organizations to support independent of their guidance.
The left has no problem distorting our objections to their big-government solution. They won’t argue the point that we believe state and local agencies can do a better job with the vast majority of government responsibilities than a massive federal bureaucracy.
Let’s hope Americans don’t fall for these cheap debate tactics.