I confess, I did not watch the Democrat Party Presidential Debate last night. After only about five minutes, and hearing Clinton state that her position had been consistent on issues, my lie-o-meter went off, and I flipped the channel. After all, a person can just take so much.
Instead of watching the debate, I watched my social media feeds that contained quotes from the candidates. For a step back into reality, however, I have watched parts of the debate today and am still appalled at the hypocrisy on display by the Democrat candidates. No, some of our Republican candidates aren’t much better, but I’ve already picked on them in a previous blog.
The part of the debate that has disappointed me the most came through a video question via Facebook. The question “Do black lives matter or do all lives matter?” shouldn’t be that difficult to answer, regardless of your political beliefs. The politically charged question, though, has been at the crux of candidates being booed, videotaped, smeared, and harangued into private meetings with activists.
Common sense (a flower that apparently does not grow in too many Democrat gardens) would indicate that every human life matters – all of them, regardless of race, gender, nationality, or physical health. If we are going to call any life on any other planet significant, then we need to be willing to say that life on this planet is equally important. A dichotomous position on the issue of life is hypocritical, to say the least. A life either matters or it doesn’t, and if one life matters, then all must matter equally.
Then one must ask how is it that a candidate is booed for expressing his position that all lives matter? Clearly, if all lives matter, that surely must include black lives, too.
How is it that finding evidence of life on another planet is significant, but seeing a life in a womb is so insignificant that it can be destroyed at whim?
How is it that black lives matter when they are treated unjustly by a criminal justice system, but the injustice of taking their life from them before they are born is acceptable?
How is it that “equality” is the watchword of the liberal left, but the same leftists are demanding more rights than those received by the majority? Wouldn’t that be unequal?
I am trying to determine exactly what the Black Lives Matter activists want to accomplish when they tout bilateral positions on life. All is not lost, however. There are black activists who are working hard to relay the truth of the matter to the public.
The National Black Pro-Life Coalition, led by Babette Holder and supported by Star Parker and Dr. Alveda King, among others, is working hard to show the black community that their culture and people are dying at the hands of abortionists. Their message is powerful. Their mission is “to end abortion by restoring a culture of life and the foundation of family in the black community.”
Let’s hope the message gets out to the very people who need to hear it the most. Black lives do matter, at every stage of life, just as much as any other life matters. The phrase “that all men are created equal” applies to every human equally.