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Friday, May 09, 2008

A House Divided

The Log-eyed Roman looks at the pro-life/pro-choice debate and sees echos of another period of increasing division on moral issues in American society.

2 comments:

Donald R. McClarey said...

Some of the parallels are almost eerie.

Here is a quote from Lincoln:

"Let us apply a few tests. You say that you think slavery is wrong, but you denounce all attempts to restrain it. Is there anything else that you think wrong, that you are not willing to deal with as a wrong? Why are you so careful, so tender of this one wrong and no other? You will not let us do a single thing as if it was wrong; there is no place where you will allow (slavery) to be even called wrong! We must not call it wrong in the Free States, because it is not there, and we must not call it wrong in the Slave States because it is there; we must not call it wrong in politics because that is bringing morality into politics, and we must not call it wrong in the pulpit because that is bringing politics into religion; we must not bring it into the Tract Society or the other societies, because those are such unsuitable places, and there is no single place, according to you, where this wrong thing can properly be called wrong!"

LogEyed Roman said...

Donald, thanks for the quote. I will add it to my library of material for these subjects.

Me, I find it more than almost eerie. Some physical violence is virtually certain. (It's started already, of course.) I don't see it getting as physically violent as the Civil War. But I do see our current social and political structure being altered all out of recognition before this is over. Ten years from now I believe the country--and the world--will look very different.

LogEyed Roman