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Mitch Would Reinstate Mexico City Policy

So says Michael Gershon at Real Clear Politics:

“I would reinstate the Mexico City policy,” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told me, removing an uncertainty of his own creation. Promoting abortion with international family planning funds is one of “a thousand things we shouldn’t be spending money on.”

Well, that was quick. Here’s the thing. Social conservatives, for the most part, are also fiscal conservatives.  In my case, I could, in good conscience, support a portion of Mitch Daniels idea of a truce.  That is, unless came to the issue of life.  I already showed earlier how our tax money is funding organizations that are pro-abortion.  Our tax money is also currently going overseas and funding abortions thanks to President Obama.  These are indeed, matters of fiscal concern.  I have a hard time trying to figure out how keeping gay people from getting married is a matter of fiscal concern.

That’s not to say I am supportive of gay marriage.  I’m not.  I believe marriage is between a man and woman.  But when I look at the current state of our economy, the current status of our national debt and the rampant spending that continues to occur in this Democrat congress, gay marriage is the least of my concerns.  This is an issue that needs to be addressed on the state level and goodness knows, we have plenty of economic issues that we need to address in our own Hoosier backyard.  Governor Daniels has done a fantastic job keeping our state afloat and in the red, but it hasn’t been easy as it has been difficult reaching monthly budget forecasts.  But that is a state issue with national influences.

All this is to say, I think Mitch’s turnaround on Mexico City is the right move and I could possibly support a partial truce because, frankly, he makes his case well.

Daniels’ clarification on Mexico City shows his realism. But his continued insistence on the idea of a truce shows his stubbornness — a defining characteristic. “If there were a WMD attack, death would come to straights and gays, pro-life and pro-choice,” he told me. “If the country goes broke, it would ruin the American dream for everyone. We are in this together. Whatever our honest disagreements on other questions, might we set them aside long enough to do some very difficult things without which we will be a different, lesser country?”

Despite a well made case, until that kind of hypothetical scenario plays out, death still comes to the innocent.  That said, I’m glad Mitch clarified his position on Mexico City.

(Cross posted to Hoosier Access)

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