Frank Turek: Daddy, Can I Kill It?

If your back was turned when your child asked, “Daddy (or Mommy), can I kill it?” What would be your first question?

What is it?

A spider? Sure. Your baby sister? No.

Many of the problems in our culture stem from the fact that many people fail to correctly answer the question, “What is it?” What is the nature of the thing in question?

This applies in everything from abortion to Senate confirmation hearings, which, come to think of it, are really about the same thing. What is the nature of the Constitution? What is the nature of the unborn? What is the nature of sex?

It seems to me that the Left’s answers to these “What is it?” questions are wrong. And their wrong answers lead to wrongdoing.

What is the nature of the Constitution?

The Constitution is the supreme law of the land that expresses the will of the people, and, at the same time, protects the people from an overreaching government. It can only be changed through the amendment process (that’s why the amendment process is in there!). The will of the people should not be overruled by rogue judges who merely disagree with what the people have decided (that’s what overreaching governments do).

But the Left doesn’t care about the will of the people. They want judges who will impose Leftist policy preferences and will fight any judge who isn’t a Leftist legislator. That’s why they came out against Judge Kavanaugh immediately after he was announced back in July. It had nothing to do with any alleged sexual misconduct. This is about abortion.

Abortion is not, and never has been, in the Constitution. In 1973 seven unelected judges overruled the will of the people in all fifty states by inventing a right to abortion through their Roe vs. Wade opinion.

The Left knows that if a case rises to the Court that challenges Roe vs. Wade, a judge like Brett Kavanaugh might actually read the Constitution and join others to overturn Roe. That would put the question of abortion back to the states where people could actually vote on it. (Overturning Roe vs. Wade wouldn’t outlaw abortion—it would just return the issue to the states and allow the people in each state to vote on it.)

What is the nature of the unborn?

Why are Leftists afraid to allow people to vote on abortion? Because democracy and truth is the enemy of their pro-abortion position. An informed public might correctly answer the question, “What is the nature of the unborn?” and vote to restrict or outlaw abortion. Indeed, anyone who has ever seen a sonogram knows there’s an actual baby in there. It’s not just “a blob of tissue”, but a genetically unique human being from the moment of conception. That’s a scientific fact.

But for the science-denying Left, the nature of the unborn doesn’t matter. Power matters. Their wrong answer about the nature of the unborn leads them think it’s justified to use power to commit wrongdoing to get what they want. After all, once you’ve convinced yourself that it’s justified to kill the unborn, how hard is it to convince yourself that it’s justified to kill the reputation and candidacy of a conservative judge?

Daddy, can I kill it? Why not? It’s in my way.

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Source: Christian Post