CNN's Jeffrey Lord Blames Pro-Choice Movement For Gun Violence
Lord: Gun Violence "Is Linked Immutably To The Issue Of Abortion"
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From the July 27 edition of CNN's America's Choice 2016:
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JOHN KING: They're trying to make the point that Donald Trump is not your voice. Again, my question is in this environment, do the voters, the persuadables, the people who count, do they believe the politicians?
GLORIA BORGER: Are they listening, even?
JEFFREY LORD: When I hear that about Hillary Clinton's record, what I hear, what I think conservatives hear is that this is about the liberal impulse for, as Jonah Goldberg writes in Liberal Fascism, since we're going to talk about fascism -- that the liberal impulse for controlling other people's lives, that this is what Hillary Clinton is all about. This is indeed what liberalism is all about. They've got the solutions, if you just put them in Washington, D.C., they'll run your life and you don't have to worry about anything else. That's number one.
Number two, an assumption here which I found very interesting, in all the talk about guns, and gun control, et cetera, one of the things that people like me believe is that this is linked immutably to the issue of abortion. Why? Because abortion is about -- you talk to pro-life folks -- about respect for life.
And if we have a culture that is saying, under the guise of pro-choice that children's lives are not to be respected, that no one's life is to be respected, you can't reasonably expect people out there to think -- if this is the culture they're raised in, to not understand that the life is so valuable that they shouldn't be out there taking life.
And that's what happens when you sort of cut yourself adrift, and that's the conservative -- one of the conservative arguments without doubt. That's never mentioned, and that certainly is a change here from the status quo.