I wonder if the media might investigate the group from California who are in town to train locals to be radical anti abortionist. Where do they get their money? Name names. And ask local religious leaders what they feel about such tactics. Can this be condoned?
There was some spirited comments in my comments sections on this subject a few days ago. One person called me a liberal. I guess I am. But no one should think I like abortion. It is a last resort which is decided upon by a woman and doctor. I wish they didn't have to take place. But, sometimes they do.
Here is an explanation of liberalism from Merriam's Webster Dictionary.
Political and economic doctrine that emphasizes the rights and freedoms of the individual and the need to limit the powers of government. Liberalism originated as a defensive reaction to the horrors of the European wars of religion of the 16th century (see Thirty Years' War). Its basic ideas were given formal expression in works byThomas Hobbes and John Locke, both of whom argued that the power of the sovereign is ultimately justified by the consent of the governed, given in a hypothetical social contract rather than by divine right (see divine kingship). In the economic realm, liberals in the 19th century urged the end of state interference in the economic life of society. Following Adam Smith, they argued that economic systems based on free markets are more efficient and generate more prosperity than those that are partly state-controlled. In response to the great inequalities of wealth and other social problems created by the Industrial Revolution in Europe and North America, liberals in the late 19th and early 20th centuries advocated limited state intervention in the market and the creation of state-funded social services, such as free public education and health insurance. In the U.S. the New Deal program undertaken by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt typified modern liberalism in its vast expansion of the scope of governmental activities and its increased regulation of business. After World War II a further expansion of social welfare programs occurred in Britain, Scandinavia, and the U.S. Economic stagnation beginning in the late 1970s led to a revival of classical liberal positions favouring free markets, especially among political conservatives in Britain and the U.S. Contemporary liberalism remains committed to social reform, including reducing inequality and expanding individual rights. See also conservatism;individualism.
I was also called to task yesterday for forgetting I campaigned against Dave Cargo when I won the Mayor's race back in 1997. I had totally forgotten that. Cargo had almost beat Marty Chavez four years before, but he didn't do well when seven of us ran for the next term.