Young and foolish

Trump Pushes Young Republicans Away. Abortion Pulls Them Back. - The New York Times

Fair enough. I was young, idealistic and naïve once, too.

First, I won’t be voting against Trump becase I prefer Democrat policies. I’ll be voting against him because his narcissism deadens any ability he might otherwise have had to carry out the duties of a president in the manner the Constitution requires.” He is a menace unlike any other President of my long life.

Second — and don’t dismiss this with a wave of the hand — abortion rates have been going down, down, down, under Republican and Democrat administrations. A Human Life Amendment will never happen without a change of the nation’s heart. I concluded more than 30 years ago that legislation was a dead end, but that pregnancy resouce centers could save lives — and they have, but I think they’ve also changed hearts.

Third, pro-life” is more than anti-abortion. Trump’s constant the cruelty is the point” savaging of others should not be ignored even if he was otherwise fit.

Fourth, the GOP doen’t really care about the abortion issue. They care about your vote. Yes, it pissed me off mightily the first time an ex-Republican pro-lifer told me that, but I filed it away. You should file it away, too.

May 7, 2020

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