John Mc

This is a collection of my thoughts. Some of the thoughts that I once had, I no longer do. Some thoughts I have now I have never had. Yet none shal be discounted. This blog is soley for the enjoyment of the author and the readers. On occasion the views expressed are overly exagerated in order to prove a point. Also there may be a dirty word or thought in some of the posts. Grow up and take this for what it's worth - a blog that barely anyone will ever see.


What's Up

I have been out of the loop lately. Many of you may have noticed that I haven't posted here in a while and that it's become rather difficult to get a hold of me on my phone and it takes me forever to respond to an e-mail or voice message. Sorry about that. I have been SWAMPED at work for some time.
It came down from the corporate offices that we would be going to satellight programming. We were ok with that because it would be nice to have SOME voice on the air when there wasn't someone on. As it stands right now, from midnight to 6am weekdays there is just music and commercials. This might be odd for you folks that are used to Chicago radio, but in smaller markets the finantial ability to have someone on 24/7 is very rare. Even a pre-recorded show like the stations in Joliet do.
We then found out that the format of our station would change as well. We would still be country, but we would be dropping the legends from our rotation. We would just play the current songs, but neglect the classics like Willie and Cash. Our audience would have had a fit. We fought that and got a format that is very similar to ours that mixes them up just as much as we do.
THEN we found out that they were going to drop the syndicated shows in inbetween our shifts. They would cut each of our shifts down by as much as half and bring in some jack-ass from Detroit or something. Then go to someone locally, then back to another random jack-ass. Why would they do this? The first obvious reason would be cost saving. But, when majority of your staff is salary, there isn't any money saving. So, it would be pure stupidity.
What does this all mean for me? Well, in one word: Hell. I have to program the computer to go to satellight programming and then go back to live shows and then back. This has to happen 11 times a day M-F and several times on the weekend. These programs have to be put in place the day before they go in, if they are installed completely before the change happens, then it messes up the entire process. We would half way go to the new schedule and it would sound almost as bad as it is projected to sound.
Also, I need to contact everyone and their brother to make sure that we change up our liners and sweepers. Those are the things inbetween songs that say "WBBM Chicago - B96" or "The Killer B - B96" on B96, for example. So, I need to write these, send them out. Have some nutjob record himself saying what I wrote in to him and then have it sent back to me. Then I put the music and the woshes, sweeps and explosions under each of them. I then have to catalogs them and store them in the computer under the right numbers so they are pulled up at the right time based on how long they are 3 seconds, 7 seconds or 10 seconds.
I have had to orchestrate this between several different sources and several different people. I've talked with their general manager, production guys, engineering staff and their cleaning crew - I think. I have been on the phone with New York, Dallas, Washington DC, LA and everywhere inbetween. Everyone has to be on the same page and with all the changes, the damn page gets turned nearly every few seconds! So, what I accomplished over here has to be destroyed and re-created under this heading so everything gels when it gets into place. If it ever does.
We also have an electronic sign for our station that has just crapped out on us, so I've been on the phone with their tech support to see if we can get that up and running. And all of this on top of what I have been doing usually. This include the updating and imaging of our AM station and staying in contact with all the contacts for that station. I just found that they are going to be dropping one of the shows that we carry and we have to re-submit a contract that has to go through my hands, my boss's hands and needs to be signed by the head of the company. He usually makes adjustments, sends it to them and then they send it back to him for a final signature to send it back to them. This process takes about 6 freakin' months. We need to have this ironed out by April. We either need to accept their new show or find our own. And he isn't going to find anything. And there is no way in hell that I'm going to start researching AM talk shows again to find one that would fit perfectly in the timeslot that has been left vacant by this pain in the ass that went AWOL while we were carrying his dumb show.
I then have been orchestrating all the production work for the station and maintaining the elements of that. There has been a great deal of crap that I have had to put off on the part timers because my time has been spent on the phone with or e-mailing headcases that I have never met before and who have no idea what I'm talking about. Their terminology and mine are different so to explain what I want and to find out what they need is such a chore. Everyone has a different name for certain elements and you need to keep up to date on who uses what word.
And of course there is the main computer system itself that STILL has some bugs that need to be worked out and it has been proved that if these things are left alone, they will get bigger and waste more of my time while they are fixed, so I either need to get on these soon or I'm gonna be screwed somewhere down the line.
So, that is what I've been up to. As you can see it wasn't something you said or did that prevented me from answering my phone when you called or why I started an IM conversation with you and then got up to put out several fires and forgot to get back with you. It is not intentional... well in some cases... no. Not intentional.
Well, I'll fill you in on everything else when I have another free 5 minutes... which from current projections will be September 2007.


Things You'll Never Hear

Paris Hilton is such a great role model to our kids.
George Carlin got funnier as he got more political.
And now, nationally syndicated radio host - John Mc. (HEY!)
And the Oscar goes to J-Lo.
Bill and Hillary are deeply in love.
The vice president of the united states shot a man in the face. (Oh wait... scrap that one)
Pat Sajack steps down as host of "Wheel of Fortune" to pursue his rapping career.
Local man encourages wife to "nag more."
I look to Hollywood to shape my political views.
Number three on the New York Times best seller list: "Hannibal Lector's 'Cooking Made Easy.'"
Non-psycho woman found in Effingham, IL.
The Olympic Committee votes to accept "Lawn Jarts" in the Summer 2008 Games.

More to come later.
Feel free to write your own. I will permit it.

Been A While

I know that it has been a while since I've posted. I've been busy as hell at work. And when I go home the last thing I want to do is look at a computer for another minute. Last week Gayle (my co-worker/boss/friend/etc) took a vacation. So, it was up to me to do her job and mine. And argue with management to maintain several jobs at our station.
It was a long, long week. But, things are starting to get back to normal.
I'm actually looking at taking a week off sometime in the near future. I'm owed something like 12 days before my May 9th start date comes up. Figure, I'll take 5-6 now and some more later... possibly.
I can't believe that I've pretty much worked every single weekday except for holidays like Christmas day and Thanksgiving day and two sick days and two vacation days. I can't remember the last time that I worked that much - and that consistently.
But, I'm one of the few people who gets the opportunity to work a job in the industry that I love. So, that has a lot to do with it.
Expect posts about what I did this weekend and more random thoughts really soon!
And less political stuff.
Oh, and a slight "P.S." - If you post anonymously on this site, please include your name. That option is left up for the people that don't want to go through the bother of registering with this thing. But, please include your name. Thanks! (Yes, I'm aware it goes against the definition of the option!)



Recently William Maggos wrote a response to one of my posts. You can read it below. Here is my response to his comments:

You are correct. I am against in vitro fertilization. This is a process where many children are created and one is selected by the doctor(s) to be implanted into the woman. The other embryos are destroyed. I am obviously against this. Essentially, any scenario where man is playing the part of God, I am against. We, being the ignorant beasts we are, (when compared to God) have no role deciding who lives and who dies. In the case of in vitro, abortion and embryonic stem cell research, we take this role, and I'm against all of these situations.
You then bring up rape/incest/health or life of the mother. All of these scenarios account for such a small percentage of all reasons for abortions in America. If that was all that we were permitting, what a great decrease of this evil it would be. Now, in cases of rape/incest - I think that the woman should bring the child full term. Adoption is ALWAYS a better scenario than death. ALWAYS. There is an argument that the psychological effects of doing this would be painful for the mother. "Enduring the pregnancy" and "seeing the face of the child" would be traumatic. I don't doubt that it would be. However, the psychological effects of an abortion, for whatever reason, are far greater. Plus the health risks of the mother who decides abortion are not factored into this.
You say that men and women do not equally share the "responsibility and additional burdens once conception has occurred." In one case, you are right. Men will never be pregnant for 9 months. However, once the child is born, they are just as responsible for this "burden," as you put it, as the mother is. Even physically, the child is a 50/50 make-up of both parents.
You also talk about the financial aspects of allowing a child to live. Many pro-life organizations have created free day-care, job assistance, housing, food and financial assistance for mothers who choose life. They have also created free counseling for mothers who made the mistake of abortion. I have yet to hear of a pro-abortion group (or pro-choice, if you prefer) creating any of these types of free assistance. Funny to think how "Planned Parenthood" does everything in its power to prevent parenthood in the first place.
You talk about the "illegal" or "back-alley" abortions that would occur should the day come when abortions are illegal. This is a popular argument. No matter what laws we have in place, insurance fraud will still happen. People will get mugged. Identity theft will occur. However, there would be a great number of those crimes, if they were legal. So, a law banning abortions would cut down on abortions considerably.
The legal aspects of going out of the country - I don't know. I HOPE that becomes a problem that we have to wrestle with. First, though, we need to make it illegal. And, I will not ever refer to anyone as "pro-choice." That is the biggest PC cop-out of terminology that I've EVER heard! What are you pro-choice about? Life and death. And, in some respects, I agree with Mark's response of there being no grey area. If you support a woman's "right to have an abortion" you are supporting her having the abortion as well. If I were supporting your "right to free speech" I am also supporting you being able to speak freely. That is why I won't delete any of your posts. I do understand that you aren't encouraging abortions. You don't rejoice when an abortion is performed.
And neither do I. I instead pray for the day that everyone is entitled to the other rights this country is founded on "LIFE, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness."

P.S. I don't mean any of this to be an angry, fist-clenched, rant. Instead just a statement to be evaluated. I understand that in print it is difficult to hear the tone that the piece is written in. Bill and I go way back and have discussed this several times. Oh, and Bill, I didn't write what I wrote to make you mad in my previous post. And while I have been listening to Rush a bit more recently - he has had little influence over my statement of facts. Hopefully the clarification I've given your comments has shown you that you can again have "faith in the American people to think about complex issues from others' points of view."

While We're On The Subject(s)...

While we're being political and everything, here is something I wrote a while ago. Perhaps this will clear up some stuff for you. Or maybe it will just waste your time. In any event, it starts with a TV commercial and ends with me running for public office. Go figure.

So, I’m watching TV last night when I saw a commercial for “Yellow Book.” In it a guy cleans up a mess of dried cereal or dog food or something by using one of those small pansy dogs. The kind that Paris Hilton would keep in her purse. At the bottom of the screen was a small note letting the viewers know that this was a trained dog and it was not harmed in the filming of the commercial. The commercial then cleverly noted that online you were able to find a cleaning service.
Why was there a small subtitle during that commercial letting us know that the dog was not harmed in the filming of that commercial? In nearly all TV shows, movies and commercials featuring animals, there is that small tag line letting us know that no animals were harmed in the filming. This is because groups like PETA would have a cow (pun intended) if an animal was at all injured in the production of the commercial, TV show or movie. However, I think of all the action movies that have come out from The Terminator to Lethal Weapon to Die Hard and even awful ones like The Chronicles of Riddick. I wonder how many stunt men (or women - it is 2006, you know) were injured in the creation of those films. How many broken ribs or burns were endured in the creation of these films, but there aren’t any advocate groups fighting for the rights of the stunt worker. What is the difference here? Why are we putting more effort into the protection of the Taco Bell dog over the trained stuntman who destroys a cop car in The Blues Brothers? What is more important? Where is the value being placed?The only main difference that I see is that the stunt worker has the ability to reason and think for him or herself. They can choose to not do the scene while most animals are forced to do it by their owners to pull in a few extra bucks. The question still remains, is there more value placed on animals in show business over people? And it extends beyond show business. We have all heard the cries from environmentalists who are strongly opposed to drilling in Alaska or who ask for the protection of the whales while we have things like capital punishment and abortion. Things like this are not fought for by the same people who are concerned whether or not the Geiko Gecko gets a hang nail.
What is the big picture? By paying attention to groups such as PETA are we losing the value that should be placed on human life? Would PETA rather see a cow turned into hamburger or a man put to death under capital punishment? I’m guessing option B. Which is sick and disgusting. Should you decide to be a vegetarian, good for you. Congrats, you tree-hugging hippie. I don’t want to hear about it. If KFC is harming chickens when they kill them, I don’t care. They are going to be killed anyway, why should they die of lethal injection or something that is more “humane?” Look at the root word of that term - human. That is where the priorities should be.
God said, (and obviously I’m paraphrasing because I’m too lazy to look it up) “Here’s the Earth, do with it what you want. The animals, the trees, whatever - it’s yours.” Yet many fight to “protect the Earth” but don’t fight to “protect man.” If we were created in His image, shouldn’t there be more value placed on us than a cow? It seems to make sense to those of rational thought, but not to those who are animal rights nuts.
Don’t get me wrong, we need to preserve our national resources and should condemn the rape of the natural world. We should utilize all the elements of nature that have been given to us. However, we should place a higher - a MUCH higher value on human life than we do.
That’s why I vote republican. It is not because I agree with all that the republican platform stands for; it is because they are closest to what I believe. Anyone who is Christian should also vote republican. Here is my main reasoning behind that: abortion. One out of every four pregnancies is terminated by abortion. One out of every four. Every 20 seconds in our country a child’s life ends due to abortion. Imagine if in Iraq one out of every four soldiers were killed. Even Bush would have us out of there in a heartbeat. That’s disgusting! But, because the unborn do not have a voice, this practice continues in America. We claim to be a progressive human rights nation, but when we still permit this, we are not. It is that simple. Any medical professional worth his or her degree on the wall will agree that medical science has proved that life begins at conception. Yet still this disgusting practice continues. It is an embarrassment to what this country was founded upon: The right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. It’s right there. The first one. “Life.” Yet, it has been taken away several times while you’ve read this by those too innocent to fight back.
I, as well as many of you, know someone who has had a child born before their due date. Sometimes dangerously too soon. With modern technology those children were brought to a state that will provide them all the advantages of a child born at an appropriate time. These children could have had their life terminated at the time of their birth. Under the current law, they could be without a mother and father.
Another disgusting aspect of American culture is the death penalty or capital punishment. We are the only Western Civilization that still practices it. Yes, the ONLY country that is considered “developed” that still practices this. Along the same lines as the abortion issue, who are we to decide who lives and dies? Especially after what George Ryan did for this state. In a re-examination of 15 individual’s cases in the state of Illinois that were up for the death penalty, DNA evidence overturned and found 8 of those cases to be innocent people about to die. EIGHT! Ryan commented that MORE than a flip of the coin would have an innocent man dead. This is beyond deplorable. Who is the state - who is we - to decide who lives and dies? What if the day after a man was executed he would have found the right path to Christ and would have been saved? Yet, because of our system he was denied that right. What if he could have become a productive member of society behind bars by educating himself and helping other rehabilitate themselves or assisting the general public in some way? We will never know, because we are all too eager to pull the switch.
That is why I wouldn’t mind a tax increase to cover the salaries of appointed psychologists to help rehabilitate all prisoners before they enter the streets once again. And the same type of treatment to those that would be serving a life sentence over death. It is rehabilitation that is just as, if not more, important than the punishment to criminals.
Now, I know what you are saying “The death penalty is something that the democrats are against and the republicans are for.” That’s right. But, I vote for the lesser of two evils. I would rather see the abolishment of abortion over the end to capital punishment. To have a man die at the hands of the state once every six months is a lesser evil than a child to die once every 20 seconds.
I have decided that should I run for political office, I will probably run on a democratic ticket. I know this would shock most of those who know me, but I am against big business, amnesty for illegal immigrants, the death penalty, guns and free trade. On the other hand, the republican views I agree with are the opposition to abortion, big government and welfare and social security reform.
Here are my views and reasons in a nut shell. No one who has entered this country illegally should be given citizenship. Mexican, Canadian, Iraqi - all should have to apply and be accepted like the rest of the immigrants. Just because they are doing remedial jobs for wages that are FAR beneath the minimum wage that assist big corporations and thus the economy does not mean that they can stay. If guns were outlawed, there would be less crime. Seems simple enough, doesn’t it? But, too idealistic, I know. That is why there needs to be limitations and restrictions placed on guns. No hand guns, for example. I understand the need for rifles for hunting. There are several families within our state who’s diet of venison is a main staple of their diet due to being unable to afford meat all year long. There should be hunters and they should be able to hunt. I have no problem with that. My problem comes with the hand gun. Who needs it? Besides, if a robber were to enter your home, the sound of a shot gun being cocked is one scary sound! Free trade has ruined this country. It started with Clinton with NAFTA. Jobs went to Mexico where their workers don’t have to be paid that much. Anyone who has ANY degree of business sense knows that the highest expense comes from the worker’s paychecks. To cut this in half or more would increase profits incredibly and to not have to pay tariffs, why not move to Mexico, or even worse - communist China like one of the companies in Effingham has done?! I say impose tariffs again and screw big business back into the good old U S of A. President Bush has a great idea for social security - investing it. Now, while this comes with great risk, a solid slow growth mutual fund base would be ideal for future generations. While we wouldn’t gain a lot on the investment, a slow exponential growth would be pretty much guaranteed. It is like investing in IBM. You aren’t going to see a huge return immediately, but over time, it will grow 2-5 % each year or two. This would not only boost our economy greatly (with the amount invested) but also provide a substantial amount of profit that would give my generation and future generations the ability to collect social security. With the baby boomers turning 60 this year (and with most of them with brains fried from the pot they did in the 60’s) we need to be thinking about this as a nation right now! One other thing that I’ve been thinking of is Welfare. This has become a huge national problem that is overlooked by both parties. It was a big deal when I was in high school and then it slipped away. The problem is multiple generations living on government hand-outs. And the recipients of welfare having children to create more income. Why don’t they just get a job and get off of welfare? It is because they would lose their medical benefits and make less money than they can receive for just sitting on their ass. We need welfare steps. To compensate for a job at McDonalds, we would still provide the medical benefits to the individual and their children and meet their previous income by giving them the difference between the two. We would do this for a year so they can become a productive member of society without giving up anything and while continuing to look for a better paying job. With each year, they would need to re-apply and prove that they were doing what they could to better themselves off of the system. It seems easy enough, right? I imagine there is something that I’m not thinking of that would make this difficult.
But, this is where I’m against big government. Democrats feel the best way to solve a problem is to throw money at it. And that has NEVER solved the problem, at least to my recollection. Look at the education system in America. It is awful. Look at how much liberal propaganda is being pushed in our public schools. It is atrocious. I went to a liberal arts college. And it was LIBERAL through and through. I went to a class called “The Radio Producer” which taught you how to run a newstalk show. The issues that would come up where primarily political. I was the ONLY republican in the class. The students would debate the issues, but mainly nit pick the platform of their beliefs without any substantial debate. They would then turn to me to see what I had to say about the issue on the floor. I would then point out the flaws in their logic and explain why my opinion was air-tight. The teacher loved me. Not for my political views, because she was so democrat she was nearly blue, but because I was willing to voice my opinion in a way that was non-confrontational and fully explained my case to the point were even SHE had difficulty diffusing it at times. When I would call the radio show she ran on WLS, I was let in EVERY time without question to debate the topic being discussed. But, that’s not why I brought up education.
You can throw all sorts of money at our education system with hopes that the future generation will be able to compete on the same playing field as the rest of the world, but it isn’t going to happen. All that’s going to do is give them better computers and better globes, which I understand is important to their education, but what would be more vital is better teachers! This tenure bull shit has got to go. Once teachers receive this, they give up. Teachers need to be evaluated by the state each year to prove that they are MORE than capable of instructing tomorrow’s leaders on the topic at hand. Whether that be history, calc or home ec. The requirements to become a teacher should be stricter as well. I know some real empty heads that are teaching in our elementary schools which scare the hell out of me. These are people who’s resumes were littered with spelling errors. If I am able to pick up on their spelling errors, it is a sad, sad day for today’s youth. I’m awful at spelling and I blame it on phonics. Arty that embodies all of them. And I see that as a good thing. It is idiots who follow one political party over another that are blind sheeple. Just because mommy and daddy voted one way does not mean that you should do the same. Think for yourself. I feel the same way about religion, but that is for another post.
Essentially what I’m saying (geez, this post got out of hand, didn’t it!) is more value needs to be placed on human life. The organizations that are pro-environment, for the most part, mean well, but must not loose sight of the true king of the jungle - man.
You would vote for me, wouldn’t you?


South Dakota Now Mississippi!

Who would have thought that South Dakota would lead the nation in a renewal of values and morals, but they have done just that. They became the first state in the union to outlaw abortion except in cases where a pregnancy might jeopardize the life of the mother. Mississippi has just followed suit as of yesterday.
These two decisions would go against the momentous Roe v. Wade case which made abortion legal. Eventually these could be contested before the Supreme Court. And with the new justices that President Bush has appointed, could result in an end to the most disgusting aspect of American culture.
The road will be long with many obstacles along the way. However, the potential for this to go through is there. Now it takes perseverance for those fighting the fight and the prayers of those who wish for America to become a better place.
I have found articles about this for you. (Because you won't hear about it in the liberal media. They'd rather talk about Dick Cheney shooting a guy in the face - which while is funny, isn't as important as what these decisions could potentially mean.)

The first article is religious. The second isn't.

South Dakota:

Pray friends. This could be the start of something great.

Getting Political

I don't really get into political stuff on my blog. Then I realized, it's my blog, I can write what I want. Not all of it has to be psycho women and fart jokes. Anyway, to get a little more political than usual, I am not republican. I'm not democrat. I take planks from each political platform and make up my own mind. But, one thing I do care strongly for is the pro-life issue.
I vote based on the abortion issue. This is an issue that is close to my heart. I was born in 1979. This was after that momentous Roe v Wade decision. Which means that several desks in my classrooms were empty because of it. Would we have this issue with social security that President Bush has been talking about if this decision was made with a moral conscious? Probably not. My generation would be putting into the system what was necessary to support the baby boomers’ social security. But, that’s not the reason why I am pro-life. It stems from something deeper. The ability to realize a moral obligation to the human race. As I stated in my previous post, it is obvious to any medical professional that life begins at conception. Not at the implantation of the human embryo, but at conception. So, any degree of termination of life after this constitutes abortion and thus, the elimination of a life.
This is also why I’m against the development of stem cell research. Not the development of stem cell research in general, but in embryonic stem cell research. The pro murder, I mean, pro abortionists are pro-embryonic stem cell research to further their cause. Let’s take a deeper look into their purpose. They feel that it is a woman’s right to an abortion and to advance this cause further they feel that by performing an abortion on a woman could also provide material for scientific study that might put an end to Alzheimer’s or other genetic ailments. However, this “material” has been determined time and time again by the respected medical community as a human life. And NEVER has embryonic stem cell research provided any advancement within the medical community. Instead adult stem cell research has done so. Both you and I have stem cells within us that have given science the ability to come up with new cures and at the very least, scenarios of potential cures for the current ailments of society. Even the placenta of a child contains a great deal of stem cells for this research. But, the cosmetic industry would rather have this to provide the basis for their “wrinkle defying creams” and such. So, to provide abortions for the development of cures for mankind is unfounded.
Therefore, should anyone argue the advocating of child murder for the benefit of stem cell research, ask them for documentation of embryonic stem cell research that has provided the medical community ANY medical benefit. They will be unable to. It does not exist. However, stem cell research has provided GREAT advancements in treatment and cures to the greater ailments of society such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. What a beautiful and remarkable thing the adult stem cell is. It is provided from the liver and other organs from an adult and can be examined for cures and treatments. How awesome is modern technology?!
Also there is a fringe demand for human cloning. I say fringe, because it is WAY out there. But, should the popular left gain hold of this issue; they would surely be for the continuation of human cloning. Other countries are already experimenting with this idea. This provides such a great moral and religious issue that it is nearly implacable that someone would even consider this. However, there are fringe groups that believe that should we clone ourselves, there would be a greater availability of organs and blood in case of emergencies. We would also be able to provide organs to children who might suffer without this new availability of body parts. We, as a people, need to put a stop to this. President Bush has already expressed his discontent for human cloning. In his State of the Union address heard recently he even expressed dissatisfaction to human/animal cloning. This means that some scientist might eventually think it is a good idea to merge human DNA with lion DNA or something. This may be in the future, but might also be feasible today. How disgusting is that?!
Human life is sacred. This is a belief of many religions. However, the popular belief of society does not comprehend that. Instead the use of human life for medical progression or experimentation is A-OK. We need to let our representatives and congressmen know that each human life is to be appreciated and not used for science. Each human life is a gift from God. Nothing less. I realize in a world of different beliefs and even an agnostic belief or an atheist belief that this might not be a popular opinion in the mainstream media. However, when 86% of America believes in God, surely they also believe that those who were made in His image are also of a certain degree of sanctity.
This is why I believe what I believe. Through a merger of science and religion I have come to the belief that abortion is the most disgusting attribute of modern man and I aim to put a stop to it. This is why I vote republican.
Now, it would be purely idealistic to believe there would be a day where abortion would be eliminated. Instead, I believe that through the gradual reversal of the pro-death agenda, I mean pro-abortion agenda, we will one day live in a world where the unborn would be given the opportunity to enjoy the life that we all do. This means the law of parental consent of those under the age of 18 to have an abortion. The girls who are under 18 have to have their parent’s signature to receive an aspirin from their school nurse, but not an abortion from their local abortion doctor. Where are our values? Then progress from there.
I would even be happy with a law that gave abortions to only those who were victims of rape and incest. This accounts for only 1/6th of one percent of all abortions within the United States. Even less in some cases. What is disgusting is that the abortion issue has been wrapped up in the woman’s right movement. And it is NOT a woman’s right issue. I am 100% for equal wages in the workplace for women. Heck that statement also lets you know that I’m also for a woman’s right to choose to be in the workplace in the first place! I feel that women should have all the benefits of men, for they are just as valued in today’s society on the status of human as man is. It would be disgusting if they were seen as less than men. Should this be the case, we would be on the same level as Iraq before we liberated it. (This is for a different post!)
However, abortion IS NOT a woman’s issue. Granted, it is women who carry the child to term, but that is where the issue ends. Genetics teaches us that the child that she carries is 1/2 the father’s child. However, while the child is within the womb, the father has no legal right to its well being. Should the mother decide to abort the child, the father has NO say. None. However, when the child is born, the father is expected to, at the very least, financially support his child. This seems fair? Of course it isn’t.
The child is not a part of the mother. There has never been an argument proving that the child is, in fact, a part of the mother. Instead the child is a separate living being. Both the child and the mother have a different genetic make-up. This making them different. The argument that the child is unable to survive without the support of the mother has also been tossed out. It has been proven with today’s technology that we are able to give a child the means necessary to survive a great deal before birth. Plus if this argument is used, when is the mother not necessary for the child’s survival? Are we able to put the child out in the woods once it is born to fend for itself? Most of us depend on our parents (especially financially - let’s be honest) well into our 20’s!
The other argument comes from those mothers who it would be inconvenient for them to have a child. They are in school or working a full-time job and are unable to become mothers. The waiting list for adoption in this country is outrageous. You might as well get on it as a teenager just in case your spouse has reproductive issues. The amount of time, paperwork and money necessary to adopt a child is outrageous. Start filling it out now! It is due to abortion that the waiting list is so long. Should the mother have the confidence and societal acceptance to carry the child to term, the waiting list would be a great deal less and, of course, less children would be murdered.
It is all there. I have yet to receive an argument for abortion that would justify me changing my opinion. I challenge you to find one for me. This is the primary reason why I vote the way that I do. I realize that this is an issue that won’t go away within a day or two, but will instead take several years to deteriorate. But, with an abortion taking place in America (and America alone!) every 20 seconds, this should become our primary objective. Read my other post for examples why.
Please respond if you think that I’m wrong. I would like to find a reason to justify the deaths of millions of children.