In Florida Today Newspaper today 10-31-10, my short version explanation for why I left the Democratic Party for No Party Affiliation (NPA), is currently on view online. Please feel free to read the letter entitled “Democratic Party Has No Space For Pro-Lifer”, and add commentary if you wish. Follow this link (click on page 2): http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20101031/OPINION/101029024/1004/Your+views++Heading+into+the+homestretch+(Oct.+31)
In the letter I indicate that I don’t believe that either major party is prioritizing the Abortion issue, since it is either the genocide of unwanted, unborn children in their mother’s wombs, or it is just another medical procedure to help women. The witness of most “pro-Life” politicians in the Republican Party is typically very lukewarm. Where are the pro-life ads pointing out how the Democratic opponents are completely on board with the choice to kill unborn children? Even if this is not the most effective campaign strategy, why is it that after being elected to office, I hardly hear any Republican leader go out of their way to prioritize the Right to Life, and use the bully pulpit to educate Americans to the true nature of abortion procedures- to audiences that are not already pro-life convinced?
I understand voting for nominally pro-life candidates over rabidly pro-choice candidates- but what I don’t get is why so many Republican pro-lifers seem to barely push their successful political leaders in the Republican Party to put the Pro-Life agenda at the top of the agenda- both legislatively and through the means of the many media and educative opportunities available to political representatives? It leads me to believe that many pro-lifers are perhaps more Republican Party advocates than they are advocates for the unborn children being killed in numbers comparable to 9-11, every single day of the year. If Al-Qaeda was killing 3000 American children everyday- would this be a wedge issue of mild importance- mostly just during election cycles?
So- when, or if, the Republicans come back into power, is it going to be more of the same- with taxes, war, and immigration getting more passionate attention than the right to life for all unborn children? I don’t see a party platform assertion as being worth more than the paper it is written on, until I see a great wave of action coming out of the Republican side of things. If the Republican politicians were half as pro-life, as the Democratic politicians are pro-choice, I would immediately start respecting a Party I have never had any fondness for. If Republicans are looking for converts, this is one issue where they could possibly turn at least one person- me [maybe my wife, too]. I am very cognizant of Jesus’ statement in Revelation about the need for our ‘being hot or cold, the lukewarm- He spits out.