Duncan Hunter – Pro Life
Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter attended the Blogs for Life conference. In this National Pro Life Radio interview Hunter addresses what most of us noticed how the media ignored the recent pro life marches drawing hundreds of thousands. He said
"To the mainstream media, that would almost be as important as if you had 300 aging hippies, demonstrating for some vague notion of something, somewhere..."
I would add smelly aging hippies. When asked about bloggers and the pro life blogging movement he responds
"I think it's of great value. This is all people, this business is all people and it's all communications with people, and I think that the way to touch peoples hearts..., I think this is a debate of the heart. If we can get people to come to you with their heart, that all of the technical arguments by the other side will tend to wither. And so, this is a lot of communication, this is what these guys do. I like it, I think you're on the right track."
A debate of the heart indeed. What can we do to encourage people to get involved and touch those hearts? He makes one of the best statements I have heard about this subject.
"You know, the great Henry Hyde, who is not with us now because he is retired, & he was one of the giants in U.S. Congress in this century. He said something about the Pro-Life interest, he said, "you're the only special interest in Washington that's not a self interest. You're saving other people, you're helping other people, in fact you're helping other people who can't thank you, can't support you, can't vote for you...unborn children. That's a stand of principle, and everybody should always feel good and feel energized about taking a stand of principle."
I agree. This is just one of the many reasons I am supporting Duncan Hunter. He is not hate filled in his responses. Touching hearts is exactly what is needed. I have never viewed this issue as a religious issue. It is a personal responsibility issue. Except in the most extreme cases, responsibility diminishes the need for abortions. Take a few minutes and watch the complete interview.
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