HolyCoast: Perry Goes After Herman Cain on Abortion

Monday, October 24, 2011

Perry Goes After Herman Cain on Abortion

It sure would be nice if the GOP candidates could figure out that the enemy is Obama and not each other.  I realize they're trying to win a primary, but giving Democrats talking points is not a path to victory in 2012.

Having said that, Rick Perry decided to go after current frontrunner Herman Cain over Cain's abortion comments from the other day:
Guess whom Rick Perry has turned his attention to? Nope. Not Mitt Romney. Herman Cain. "'It is a liberal canard to say I am personally pro-life, but government should stay out of that decision,' Mr. Perry said, drawing enthusiastic applause from a crowd of social conservative voters. 'If that is your view, you are not pro-life, you are pro-having your cake and eating it too.'" 
I guess Rick Perry wouldn't like me either because I'm also pro-life but think the federal government shouldn't be involved. As I've written before, the biggest problem with the Roe v. Wade decision was not that it legalized abortion but that it federalized an issue that should have been left to the states. I don't think it's hypocritical at all to say you're pro-life but don't want to federalize the issue or use a Constitutional amendment to ban it.  That's a more of a true conservative position than using the heavy hand of government to promote a specific agenda.

The Constitution should not be used to try and solve social disputes. After watching the documentary on Prohibition I'm even more convinced that social issues should be left to the states to sort out for themselves. And then if you don't like what your state has done you can attempt to convince your fellow citizens to change the law or you can move.  Other solutions simply don't work.

No comments: