Thursday, September 17, 2015

Constitution Day and Life Stuff

Constitution Day

Today is Constitution Day. In 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document. It was a great day in Philadelphia for our fledgling nation. Wise men gathered to work out some differences and agree to work together for the common interest of our country. They didn't get everything right, but they did a whole lot better than modern Americans would have; of that I am sure.

The Founding Fathers, if not Christian, were deists. They had a sense of morality and ethics that our contemporaries would benefit from. While slavery was an issue that wouldn't be resolved for nearly a hundred years, you can see the seeds planted in the Constitution for a respect for all life.

I find it curious that our governor, Preacher John K-BACON (Kasich), can quibble over life issues. He claims to be pro-life, and he takes just enough action and says just enough of the right things to make most folks believe him. He somehow finds religion invoking St. Peter in his Medicaid expansion arguments, but has instructed the legislature to put the Heartbeat Bill in a drawer. He claims to want to defund Planned Parenthood, but isn't willing to shut down the government to do so.

These positions are troubling because one has no idea what our governor actually believes. It is almost as if he is trying to play both sides of the fence out of fear of upsetting his chances on the national stage.

Our Founding Fathers were bold men with strong convictions. We could use more of that.