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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Brilliant

I'm usually not one to post song lyrics, but these just speak volumes on the state of America today:

"We're sung to sleep
by philosophies
that save the trees
and kill the children."

-Casting Crowns, While You Were Sleeping

That's just amazing and insightful writing.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jim H. said...

I don't get it.. I guess I really am a dumb jock :(... haha.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Matt Silverthorn said...

I think the point he is trying to make is that we live in a country where many people are more concerned with saving trees than they are with aborting children.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

So its a pro-life anti-environmentalist song? =P. Reasonable people can disagree on both issues... I see no reason why someone who is pro-choice and pro-environment is crazy or anything else... Personally I am in the middle on both issues... I don't think an outright abortion ban is the way to go, but I abhor procedures like partial birth abortion except in the most dire of medical circumstance. I care deeply about the environment, and feel it is one of the Republicans weak points - enough so I may change my vote at some point - but I certainly wouldn't go as far as the environmental-nazi-whackos out there.

That said, I find abortion (both sides) to be among the silliest political issues around, since the Supreme Court has decided the issue as a matter of Constitutional Law. Yes, there are conservative justices now, and yes, there is room on the "edges" of abotion to duke it out, but the core of Roe v. Wade itself isn't going anywhere. People can go back and forth all they want on abortion but for the most part there's nothing elected officials can really do about it.

11:09 PM  

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