instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In that day all their thoughts shall perish

I put my quotation of Psalm 146/145 under the snooty heading, "On the political question of the day," not to be coy about its relation to the passage of the health care bill, but because it's sound guidance on the political question of any day.

Commenting on the political question of yesterday, someone wrote:
Back in November of 2006 (yes, 2006), my pastor ... basically said that the election of Obama (or Hillary or any other Democrat or Giuliani) would lead to this eventuality: the slaughter of hundreds of thousands or millions or more innocent babies.
Good news, then! The signing of the health care bill into law does not in itself constitute the slaughter of a single baby.

It does, though, change the circumstances in which babies may be slaughtered. (Not that the circumstances were all that circumscribed last week.)

So: What are you -- "you" meaning the individual reader of this sentence, which includes me -- going to do about it?

[Note: While there is a difference between answering, "I'm going to vote Republican in November," and answering, "I'm not going to do a damn thing," it's not a significant enough difference to spend any time on.]