I’m counting down till November 6, 2012. That’s the day we can finally put the Obama Presidency behind us, take back the Senate and rescue the country from the financial harm that has been done. Standing in our way is the old liberal standard of fear. This is going to be part one of my 4 part series on the fear subjects liberals use to tip elections in their favor and how the next Republican candidate for president should handle it.
The presidential election, influences every other candidate on the ballot. Do not kid yourself. The top of the ticket has bumped or crashed more candidacies than anyone can count. So the response of the Presidential candidate to a few key issues can easily tip the balance.
On the fear issue of Abortion, here are the facts:
Currently, legalized abortion is the law of the land.
The Supreme Court ruled on abortion.
A constitutional amendment is required to change the law of the land to significantly change abortion law in this country.
The president has no vote in a constitutional amendment.
In order to pass an amendment to the constitution, 2/3rds of both houses of Congress have to vote to propose an amendment or 2/3rds of the state legislatures have to ask for the amendment to be proposed and then 3/4ths of the states have to approve of said amendment or 3/4ths of the states ratifying conventions must approve of it.
At no point in the process is the President involved. Yet, year after year the Republican Party falls for the same media and political trap of answering this question as if the President has a magic pen that can change the law on its own. Candidates dance around the question and state they won’t apply a litmus test to judges or that they won’t change existing legilation. Why do they do this? Because women under the age of 30 have been hammered by messages stating how the Right is just waiting to infringe on their body. They are taught early on how to act and speak on the subject and they are fed the politics of fear years before many of them have even had their first date, more or less the opportunity to get pregnant.
So what is the answer. The answer is honesty and to hit back. If a journalist at any time asks this question of a candidate for President on the Right he should answer it this way.
“The way the laws are in this country today, what I believe will not matter. It would take a Constitutional Amendment to affect any significant change in core abortion law in this country and as you and my opponent both know, the President plays no official part in the passing of Constitutional Amendments. Frankly, I’m kind of offended you would ask the question. The Supreme Court ruled on abortion already through Roe v. Wade and unless there is a change in the Constitution, that is the law of the land. Now I know what you are going to say. But I can nominate judges. But we know that federal courts can’t overturn a Supreme Court decision and we’ve already heard from the Supreme Court on the matter. To ask this question is to play the politics of fear and it’s demeaning to the argument. So unless you can get 3/4ths of the states to agree we need a Constitutional Amendment banning abortion, the question is moot. If you can get 3/4ths of the states to agree, then it’s really not much of a discussion now either is it. Any laws that deal with any subordinate issues of abortion that might reach my desk would have to go through the Senate and would have to pass the 60 vote test to get to me and again at that point would most probably be moot. I don’t see a lot of point stirring up the electorate on a subject I can’t do much about on my own.”
The reporter responds, “and given it comes to that?”
“I believe every child born and unborn is special. I would hope my opponent would as well because at that point, 3/4th of America believes otherwise.”
Don’t let this one issue become the issue. The politics of the left are confusion, fear and chaos. They live in a world of “what ifs”. Don’t let fear become the issue.
On a side note: How many of you have written your state representatives asking them to start legislation on a Constitutional amendment banning abortion? 38 states and the question is again moot!