Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I have a sort of a rhetorical question. Why is it that the racially paranoid right wing of the Republican Party are so freaked out by the prospect of hordes of people in the third world coming to our shores in search of economic prosperity, but they refuse to fund family planning in third world countries? Seems like a no-brainer to me, given their expressed feelings on the matter.

There's a larger issue, here. Emigration to the US, particularly illegal immigration, is generally tied to problems in the home country. But foreign aid is bad.

I've never met a conservative that actually wanted to see people go without health insurance, but they object to policies which guarantee health care for everyone.

They oppose abortion, but don't want to fund Planned Parenthood, which prevents many times more abortions than it provides, not to mention the prenatal care they also make available.

I guess they're just not results-oriented.

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