An im­por­tant slip of the tongue

Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

FROM: DAVID E. BOWER NORTH EAST

Just a slip of the tongue. “The un­born per­son doesn’t have con­sti­tu­tional rights”, said pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton re­cently on “Meet The Press.” This state­ment got her into a lit­tle trou­ble on both sides of the aisle.

The key word here is “per­son”, a word which the abor­tion lobby does not want ap­plied to that lit­tle child in the womb. The pro- choice think­ing is that as long as they can think of it as a fe­tus or “a mass of tis­sue”, it takes away some of the guilt they have to ob­vi­ously feel about abort­ing a fel­low hu­man be­ing.

This kind of think­ing took place in Ger­many dur­ing Adolph Hitler’s reign. The Jewish peo­ple were re­ferred to as sub- hu­man or no bet­ter than an­i­mals. When they were be­ing rounded up and hauled away to ex­ter­mi­na­tion camps, their neigh­bors said noth­ing, some out of fear and the ma­jor­ity ac­tu­ally ap­plaud­ing the govern­ment’s de­ci­sion to com­mit mass mur­der. If they felt any guilt, they masked it very well. As long as the Jews were not re­ferred to as “hu­mans” or “per­sons”, the pop­u­lace could con­ceal within their sub­con­scious mind any guilt they might feel. I guess you could say they also had no con­sti­tu­tional rights. Truly a holo­caust.

Amer­ica has it’s own holo­caust and it is on­go­ing. Mrs. Clin­ton has now re­ferred to the aborted child as a “per­son” and I will give her credit for ac­ci­den­tally ut­ter­ing the word.

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