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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tax Dollars Used to Promote Abortion

The current liberal control of the federal government, knows no bounds in its hypocrisy. The people and congress have repeatedly said that federal dollars cannot be used for abortion, but now Federal dollars are being used to change the terms of debate and promote abortion in the USA. Managing editor of NPR, David Sweeney, recently issued a memorandum to staff ordering them to use only the politically correct designations for the contending sides in the debate: abortion rights advocates is the approved way of referring to those who favor liberalized abortion; abortion rights opponents is the only way NPR will refer, from now on, to pro-lifers.

The Libertarian Party is generally considered a pro-infanticide (pro-abortion) group. It has a huge number of atheists and pro-abortion proponents. As a Christian Libertarian I believe that abortion is better termed infanticide and wrong; that the LP Platform position on abortion is misguided and wrong, but I also believe it most honestly reflects the true position of the American people. The LP Platform position on abortion reads: Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.

In no case should the government ever be promoting abortion. The official radio station of the US government National Public Radio in general should be eliminated. If it can survive on private donation from both corporations and citizens, or sell commercials to support its work it should be allowed to exist as it is. Spending tax dollars on it is wrong. It is and should be recognized as a federal propaganda organ not a real news source. NPR has been hostile to conservatives and traditional values and has a history of accepting and promoting opinions as facts, and of demonizing anybody who doesn’t accept the leftist line.

What is most objectionable is that NPR uses public tax money to spread pro-infanticide bias. Not only that but they have decided that “pro-life” terminology will no longer be used. Calling people, who believe that of all the rights, the right to life is sacred, anti-abortion rather than pro-life is propaganda of the Soviet style, designed to change an argument by controlling the language. “Pro-Life” is the positive view of human rights. The acceptance of the idea that all people have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, is not anti-anything. Americans want to protect, and do protect, the right to life. We should extend that protection to millions of genetically distinct living people who through no action of their own are denied their right to life simply because of their developmental age.

The government should not be allowed to have a leftist propaganda arm like NPR. NPR should be allowed to exist and have whatever obvious and shameless bias it chooses. It should however, like the NY Times, Newsweek, Fox News, or any other “news source” be allowed to make it or go the way of the Detroit News, Clearwater Sun, and a thousand other news sources that no longer exist because the people didn’t support them. The next time we have a Congress that listens, let’s demand that NPR do it on their own dime.

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