May 11, 2012 by David K. Sutton
No, It’s Not Cognitive Dissonance, It’s America Dammit
Pro-life conservatives have some strange ideas when it comes to, well, life. It seems their concern for life ends with birth. They have an endless supply of compassion for the un-born but as soon as that fetus is well, no longer a fetus and hits the air, it’s tough love all the way.
A child is hungry because his parents are out of work. — Tough shit, didn’t you hear the country is broke?
A child and his family lack health care insurance. — What’s the problem? These things cost money you know? But because we are compassionate we will find you a charity, and of course there’s always the emergency room.
An innocent child is shot and killed while walking through his dad’s neighborhood. — Hey, he was wearing a hoodie so he was asking for it. People with guns have a right to protect themselves first and ask questions later.
John Fugelsang summed up this cognitive dissonance best when he said:
Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, AND still call yourself ‘Pro-Life.’