One reason that so many people believe “fake news” is that real news has become so preposterous that it makes fake news seem reasonable in comparison. Which, sadly, makes effective parody almost impossible.
Take what recently transpired in Virginia, for example. The state’s governor, Ralph Northam, publicly discussed a proposed new law that would allow for the deliberate killing, via medical neglect, of babies born alive that survived an abortion attempt. The bill was tabled by heartless Republicans. We may never know for certain if Governor Northam would have ultimately signed the bill, but it sure sounded like he would have. (Since I wrote this piece a picture from the Eastern Virginia Medical School’s 1984 yearbook has surfaced, showing Northam in either blackface or a Ku Klux Klan robe and pointed hat, resulting in calls for his resignation).
Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran submitted the proposed legislation, “House Bill No. 2491—Abortion; eliminate certain requirements.” The bill she sponsored would allow for the termination of a pregnancy up to the 40th week. When asked if the bill would permit the abortion of a baby in the process of being born, Tran answered “yes.”
Tran also submitted “House Bill No. 2495—Fall cankerworm; spraying prohibited during certain months,” on January 9th, the same day she put forth “House Bill No. 2491.” Yes, the very day she proudly sponsored a bill allowing infanticide, she put forth another calling for cankerworms, gypsy moths and other insects to be spared.
Virginia’s state motto is “Sic Semper Tyrannis,” meaning, “Thus Always To Tyrants.” It is a good thing full-term abortion wasn’t legal in the early days of the Virginia colony or George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, among others, might not have arrived to put tyrants on notice that their days were numbered.
Ironically, Virginia has another motto, a modern-day slogan it likes to use to lure tourists: “Virginia is for lovers.” It is also called the “Mother of States.”
Tyrants. Lovers. Mothers.
“Progressives” value lovers (of any kind or stripe) more than they value mothers. They become tyrants when they attempt to use legislation to advance their predilections at the expense of others’ well-being-- or lives.
To the “progressive” mind, infanticide’s okay, insecticide is not.
We have a problem of Biblical proportions when the same people that want to make killing babies legal up to—and after—the time they are born, sponsor bills to save……locusts.
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