Whoopi Goldberg ripped into Republicans after several senators expressed their thoughts and prayers in response to the elementary school shooting in Texas on Tuesday. “Why are we always at square one with this? And I swear to God if I hear another Republican senator talk about their heart being broken, I’m gonna punch somebody. I can’t take any thoughts and prayers,” said Goldberg on Wednesday’s episode of The View. Has it ever occurred to Ms. Goldberg, that guns are inanimate objects and that it is an individual who controls what it does? And I wonder if it has ever occurred to Ms. Goldberg that for the last 49 years women (and men) have been extremely vocal about a woman’s right to abortion? (Including Ms. Goldberg herself, albeit who noted it is a difficult decision to make, at 14 and pre Roe v Wade it really was difficult. And there are many, many women who have had post Roe v Wade abortions that, to this day, regret having one.) Abortion has become the rallying cry for progressives and some want abortion legal up until birth. For 49 years our youth has been exposed to women’s demand to take the life of their unborn child…and no one makes the connection that by demanding the right to abortion, one is also saying life has no value. Society has to examine what it is saying about the value of life. It isn’t only mass shootings of innocent children in a classroom, or people buying groceries, it is the cold- blooded murder of Daniel Enriquez on the Q Train, Christina Yuna Lee’s brutal murder in her apartment, Kyhara Tay, an 11-year-old Bronx girl killed by a stray bullet while the 15- year-old killer aimed at a 13-year- old boy. It isn’t only mass shootings, Ms. Goldberg, look at the stats in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and almost any other area… and it isn’t only guns; knives are being used more often than ever. And Ms. Goldberg, your language that “I’m gonna punch somebody” only adds to the culture of violence you abhor. Every single one of us should be making every effort to value every life…those born and those still unborn; maybe then we will see a decline in horrendous, senseless, cold-blooded murders.
Christopher F. Rufo writes in City-Journal: Laying Siege to the Institutions/Why conservatives must go on the offensive against the elite-supported, toxic ideologies undermining American life.
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