It is not in the dynamics of DNA, but in the diapason of moral theology that the symphony of sound syllogism holds true: abortion is a hate crime and to pass the hate crimes bill means not only is Roe vs. Wade null and void, but must be punished as such!
"If one kills an unborn child is not one thus killing a potential feminist, homosexual, or Democrat? Of course such could be the case. Therefore, reason dictates that if killing someone because he might become a feminist, a homosexual, or a Democrat is considered a hate crime, then certainly killing someone because he might become a child or adult should certainly be considered a hate crime! Where are Ted Kennedy and others to drive home this point? Oh, they are not here, because I guess their hate crime logic has lost its reason at this point, or at least does not lead to the kind of result they intended!"
After reading Gary Morella's powerful piece last week on The Genesis of Hate Crime Legislation and its vile hypocrisy, I was inspired to make a modest proposal to my liberal, modernist, secularist, feminist, Masonic, Pro-Choice, Pro-Sodomite neighbors.
There is no dispute that the gist of hate crime legislation is the notion that is somehow more wrong to harm people because of their lifestyle or genetic traits than for any other reason. "Harm" has been held to include speaking or writing against that lifestyle or trait, verbally or physically assaulting someone on that basis and, of course, killing someone on that basis. In fact, many who support such legislation argue that a core evil in so-called hate crimes is the notion that the assaulted individual is somehow less human or less deserving of respect and protection. Such thinking permeated slavery laws and legislation which prevented women from voting, for example.
At the core of such measures was the notion that African-Americans and women somehow had no potential to ever qualify for the same status of men since, despite technologic and medical attempts to change things, African-Americans and women could never become white or men.
After all, neither African-Americans nor women chose to be what they are! They are simply "being" what they were born to be and should not be held in lower regard or punished for that status! In fact, great measures have been justifiably taken to highlight and educate society of the many ways in which African- Americans and females have contributed and continue to contribute to society.
It is stressed that hate legislation against these two groups presupposes that whites and men are somehow better or more deserving of protection, respect, freedom, rights, and life.
We are then reminded many times over how such thinking is biased, ignorant, narrow-minded, and evil to the umpteenth degree. Another argument reminds us that, after all, it is wrong to isolate or demean someone just because they have no potential to ever be white or male, since to do so only ignorantly implies that the only people deserving of respect, happiness, opportunity, freedom, rights, and life are those who are white and male.
The Argument Spreads
With the fertile soil established above, this hate crime legislation argument has been spread to include homosexuality in a number of ways. First, there are those who passionately argue, despite contrary evidence and research, that being homosexual, like being African-American or female, is a genetic condition beyond the control of the person involved, and therefore it is wrong to punish or ostracize someone on that basis.
Second, there are those who argue that being homosexual actually deserves greater protection than being African-American or female since it combines the genetic basis of being African-American or female with the added aspect of having a lifestyle which needs to be protected as well. This spread to homosexuality therefore argues that speaking out against, assaulting, or killing a homosexual because he or she is such is inherently vile and evil since it punishes a genetic and lifestyle status beyond the control of the person by presupposing that the person is not a person worthy of respect or protection. We are told that it is the depth of evil to assume that being African-American, female, or homosexual means someone is somehow not a person or less of a human being not worthy of boundless respect and protection. This article does not concern itself with the arguments for or against these claims, as my purpose here is merely to fertilize the soil with the argument, then sit back and wait.
The Modest Proposal is Made
Without getting into the weak validity of the attempts to tie homosexual status with African-American and female status, I will just as happily allow such attempts to enjoy their efforts, for in doing so they will unwittingly tie the noose around the necks of my real targets soon to be revealed.
If one follows the arguments made above that it is somehow more wrong to harm someone because of a status or genetic trait beyond his or her control, then one must wonder why it suddenly becomes perfectly acceptable to harm someone because he or she is a fetus, an unborn child. If it is a hate crime to kill An African-American, a female, or a homosexual because they are such, why is it not a hate crime to kill an unborn child because he or she is such? The arguments that one is not a person until birth are simply rubbish given much evidence to the contrary. The claim that an unborn child is actually just part of his mother like a tooth are likewise rubbish given just the fact that mother and child do not have the exact same DNA. Given these points, abortion is the greatest hate crime of all, because it denies the rights, integrity, personhood, respect, and life due to the unborn simply because of their status as unborn! Likewise, it is a hate crime to promote, speak or write in favor of, and encourage abortion.
One cannot plausibly argue that hate crimes are attacks against various groups because of their status but remove this protection when the harm is inflicted on a party one does not wish to protect. Such hypocrisy cannot stand in any reasonable society. Of course, perhaps our society stopped being reasonable long ago and has not shifted into becoming morally lost.
Why Stop Here?
If someone was shot because they intended to become a feminist or a Democrat, such a killing act would be considered an obvious crime worthy of punishment. Certainly one could even argue that such a killing would be a hate crime since the victim would have been killed because they intended to become the member of a given group, to be classified in a given status. It seems that it should be just as wrong to kill someone because of their potential to become a member of a group than it would be to kill someone because they already do, in fact, belong to that group! Given this situation, one must ask a valid question. Does an unborn child have the potential to one day become a feminist, a homosexual, a Democrat? Of course they do!
If one kills an unborn child is not one thus killing a potential feminist, homosexual, or Democrat? Of course such could be the case. Therefore, reason dictates that if killing someone because he might become a feminist, a homosexual, or a Democrat is considered a hate crime, then certainly killing someone because he might become a child or adult should certainly be considered a hate crime! Where are Ted Kennedy and others to drive home this point? Oh, they are not here, because I guess their hate crime logic has lost its reason at this point, or at least does not lead to the kind of result they intended!
In fact, when one kills an unborn child is not one in fact killing a potential homosexual, feminist, or Democrat? Is this not an affront to those noble forces protecting the rights of homosexuals, feminists, or Democrats? I would think so! Though the act of homosexuality is a sin, nevertheless man does have a free will.
Therefore, shouldn't we protect the integrity, rights, and opportunities of potential homosexuals, feminists, and Democrats? It would seem so!
Therefore, if we kill babies left and right, are we not thus reducing the number of future homosexuals, feminists, and Democrats? I would think so! Is that right? I shouldn't think so! If someone proclaimed and encouraged efforts to reduce the number of homosexuals, feminists, and Democrats by going around shooting them, would such a position be considered a hate crime? Of course!
Therefore, any activity or position which indiscriminately prevents people from becoming homosexuals, feminists, and Democrats must be stopped as a vile hate crime! Let us say that 10% of the population might become homosexual, that 30% might become Democratic, and that 30% might become feminist. If we kill 1.4 million babies a year through abortion, are we not therefore killing 140,000 potential homosexuals, 420,000 potential Democrats, and 420,000 potential feminists? How shocking and terrible a deed! What if a Republican proposed that such numbers of homosexuals, Democrats, and feminists be slaughtered each year because of society's freedom of choice? Would such a proposal be considered a hate crime? Of course! Further, what if a law was passed which made killing that many potential homosexuals, Democrats, and feminists perfectly legal as a matter of "choice." Would such a law be considered a hate crime to be repealed by any means? Would homosexuals, Democrats, and feminists unite to stop such a vile law? Of course!
Now you might say that it is impossible to determine who will one day become a homosexual, a Democrat, or a feminist and therefore this whole argument is foolish.
But wait, many homosexual activists claim that homosexuality is determined by a gene. Genes can increasingly be identified, so maybe this is not so foolish according to these homosexual activists. In addition, if a doctor discovered a way to identify who would potentially become a homosexual, a Democrat, or a feminist for the purpose of killing such unborn, would homosexuals, Democrats, or feminists be ok with that? I do not think so! What if a woman declared to the press that she was having an abortion simply because she had discovered that her baby might become a homosexual, a Democrat, or a feminist? Would these groups still insist that she had the right to choose?
It does not matter, of course, if identification of who will or will not become a homosexual, a Democrat, or a feminist would ever be possible, because we know for a fact that each year abortion kills hundreds and thousands of potential homosexuals, feminists, and Democrats. Such a heinous crime cannot possibly be tolerated in a society so passionate about protecting homosexuals, feminists, and Democrats!
A Closing Plea
Given my points stated above, I call on all homosexuals, Democrats, and feminists to unite in erasing abortion from this society, for this hate crime wipes out hundreds of thousands of potential homosexuals, Democrats, and feminists each year. There is no doubt that the only thing which abortion accomplishes is to prevent these groups from increasing their numbers and therefore power. Thus, abortion is nothing more than a tool used by society to limit the spread of homosexuality, Democratic Party membership, and feminism!
Just as killing African-Americans, females, homosexuals, feminists, and Democrats because of who they are is a hate crime, killing anyone who may potentially become a member of one of these groups is also a hate crime. Since abortion does this, abortion is a hate crime which should be stopped at once! Now, all of you homosexuals, Democrats, and feminists, put that argument and proposal in your pipes and smoke them! And please don't choke on the logic that will blow right back in your hypocritical faces!
Editor's Note: Heaven is once again under attack by those who would seek to ignore and overthrow God's majesty and authority. Gabriel Garnica, educator and attorney, submits regular insights and commentaries to remind and help guide readers toward a deeper and more assertive faith. Touching on topics and issues ranging from personal faith, doctrine, education, scripture, the media, family life, morality, and values, Gabriel's notes are music to traditional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.