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“Emotional Overcoat”

  • Pro-Choice

  • Pro-Life

Note: The order of the above words are presented alphabetically and not in any order of significance expressed or implied.

Now it is time to “pick” on the other group.

Let us consider Pro-Choice second only because it is listed on the slide first. Let us assume that the Pro-Choice group “wins” the debate regarding the abortion issue. But, as a condition of “winning” all Pro-Choice persons must register with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The agreement negotiated with Pro-Life persons required that Pro-Choice persons must pay additional taxes to fund the subsidized abortions. Let us assume that we can simply count the number of subsidized abortions performed each year and determine the total cost of these procedures. We would then take the number of registered Pro-Choice persons and divide it into the cost of subsidized abortions resulting in a surtax to be imposed on all Pro-Choice persons. This way, Pro-Life persons do not have their tax dollars going to a procedure that they oppose. Pro-Choice persons have legal abortions, but they pay the social cost of the procedures. How many Pro-Choice persons would register with the IRS? How many Pro-Choice persons would even agree to a “deal” that would require that they bear the cost of their convictions rather than imposing the cost of their convictions on all Americans?

How much are our “emotional overcoats” worth, and how much are we willing to pay for the convictions associated with them? I can’t answer that question for you. Only you can. What are things like honor, honesty, integrity, reverence and freedom worth? To some they are priceless, to some they can be purchased if the price is right.

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