I am often astonished by how when Republicans talk about the sanctity of human life they are only referring to the sanctity of unborn lives. For example, yesterday I heard a speech by Governor Huckabee saying that he defended the sanctity of human life (meaning he was in favor of prohibiting abortion), the theoretical Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, and hetero-sexual-only marriages.
Why do these God fearing Christianofascists (like most fundamentalist radicals) want to legislate the prohibition of sin in any form and impose some sort of in-this-lifetime and after-this-lifetime double jeorpardy. In this Christianofascist judgment fest, you can first be tried for the sin/crime by a judge and put in prison and then be judged a second time (for the same action) by God and thrown into hell. Why don’t they just make honest, faithful belief a legal requirement. If the law were to prohibit all sinning, then the Christians would see it get very competitive at the gates to heaven.
But seriously, think about it. How can you be in favor of life and at the same time prohibit restricting gun possession? How can you want to protect life and be in favor of the state taking life? How can you be in favor of life and be so overtly destructive to the environment? And same sex marriage? Who cares? Are you that afraid of your latent homosexuality that you need guns and a death penalty to protect you from gay temptation?
Talk about deathly sickening and synical, the CIA, the Republican president’s CIA, has admitted to using the mideavil torture technique of waterboarding on three occasions since 9/11. As you may know, waterboarding is considered an illegal torture method by the U.S. and the international community. The U.S. has frequently criticized and sited other nations as human rights violators for using the very technique is has been using since 9/11. The U.S. even prosecuted a Japanese military officer for using the practice against Americans during World War II and sentenced him to 15 years of prison.
Unlike the rest of his party, Republican front runner, John McCain has consistently stood against the Bush administration’s use of torture and its mistreatment of prisoners of war/enemy combatants. Nevertheless, Senator McCain is a staunch advocate of staying the course in the War in Iraq because winning is more important than any of the costs associated with it.