Though I wasn't too crazy about Rick Perry's controversial invitation to Haggee, this was not a deal breaker for me.
I am not at all enamored with Perry's 'states rights' talk.
We've put a structure in place that trumps states rights when it's clear federal protection is necessary to protect life, dignity, a class of people and our culture.
But his talk about 'states rights' wasn't fatal. It is, after all, part of our Constitution. It can even be good strategy at some point in history while combating something egregious.
But sometimes a state or a group of states come up with ideas that need to be totally outlawed. Slavery, for instance. Denying people the right to vote based on color or gender. Denying them the right to bear arms. Denying them the right to drink alcohol. Denying them life.
Perry considers abortions a states rights issue.
Legalizing the killing of a class of people isn't a state's right. It's a human rights issue that needs to be taken up on the federal level and Constitutionally protected.
We refine our Constitution when things start going awry on the state level. That's the system we have in place.
When a politician uses states rights talk about abortion, I start to get a little skeptical. Actually, a lot skeptical. But again, it isn't a write-off.
As a Catholic, a mother and a woman, this was the deal breaker.
But if we force every daughter to get Gardasil, we have lost hope in the ability of our children to say no to hazardous premarital sex.
In effect, the very decision to give your daughter Gardasil tells your daughter: “I know you can’t say no.” This gives her the green light. She’ll think: “After all, Mom and Dad think I’m having sex anyway.”
But having the state mandate this is even worse. You establish a culture where young girls are resigned to becoming a sex object. It’s an assault on the dignity of young women.
Females are too stupid and nymphomaniac to waste any more of our energies aspiring to teach them the virtues of chastity and morality. He has given up the pursuit of teaching the culture the qualities of a decent, emotionally stable life partner. His cultural policies are driven to surrender to the hook up mentality.
IMO, Perry has some subterfuge that affects his respect for women and children and ultimately his discretion. Too much of the Kadashians going on there for me.
It would take a lot of convincing to get on board that machine.