America’s moral schizophrenia

Ken Connor over at the Christian Post writes about America’s contradictory beliefs on whether government should impose morality on its citizenry. His example is New York’s Mayor Bloomberg’s campaign to legislate the size of soft drinks due to what Connor accurately describes

the tendency of the eco-conscious, health-obsessed culture that characterizes America’s urbane elites, which widely considers it to be a moral imperative for government to do whatever it can to stem the tide of obesity in America.

And he goes on to note Mrs. Obama’s and Bloomberg’s zeal to take a firm “moral” stand on the issue of nutrition. Yet, when it comes to abortion Connor points out:

Ironically however, both Bloomberg and the First Lady are fervent advocates of a woman’s “right to choose” abortion, and view any efforts by government to restrict such choice as inappropriate and overly intrusive. Which brings us to another story making headlines in recent days: Congress’ refusal to outlaw the abhorrent practice of gender-based abortion. Most Democrats are so terrified of appearing even slightly judgmental about the morality of terminating a pregnancy that they can’t even bring themselves to vote on the subject!

His assessment is right on the mark when he says that, “when you jettison the moral truths that inhere in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the world turns topsy turvy”.

So we find ourselves living in a society where our elected officials see nothing strange about using the power of government to impose a morality of nutrition while shying away from using that power to protect the lives of innocent unborn children. How can this be? What kind of mindset can embrace such moral schizophrenia? I would humbly suggest that when you jettison the moral truths that inhere in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the world turns topsy turvy. Our elected representatives, the Muppets of Sesame Street, and Oprah devote hours of time, effort, and money in order to educate the masses about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup while ignoring the crises of crumbling families and a culture that increasingly celebrates hedonism and death. Our government won’t allow you to enjoy a Big Gulp, but it will stand aside and let you choose to kill your unborn daughter simply because you’ve already painted the nursery blue. Heaven help us!

 He concludes:

We should be very wary of a government unconstrained by traditional notions of right and wrong. When men in power take it upon themselves to decide what is just, what is true, and what is good; when they look inward to their own sinful hearts and outward towards a crumbling culture for guidance instead of upward to the Creator, they will inevitably choose the wrong path, and civilized society will suffer.

Congress had an opportunity to send a signal to the American people and to the rest of the world that we are a nation that cherishes our founding principles, honors the sanctity of life, and values equally the worth of baby boys and girls. Instead, they chose the coward’s way and cast a shadow of shame over what is supposed to be the land of the free and home of the brave.

Read the entire article here at the Christian Post – http://global.christianpost.com

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