Recently Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago, has made a vocal appeal to Chicago gangs to stop shooting when small children are near the intended target(s). He told the CBS Evening News:
"We've got two gangbangers, one standing next to a kid. Get away from that kid. Take your stuff away to the alley. Don't touch the children of the city of Chicago. Don't get near them," Emanuel--President Obama's former chief of staff--told anchor Scott Pelley.
"And it is about values. As I said then [when a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed last month], who raised you? How were you raised? And I don't buy this case where people say they don't have values. They do have values. They have the wrong values. Don't come near the kids -- don't touch them."
This is a very convoluted argument about gangbangers and "values." As Rush Limbaugh and others have questioned, is Mayor Emanuel saying it is alright to shoot and kill adults while children's safety is to be considered very important? Well, one can easily agree with the second part, sparing the children, but his wording has further implications.
Emanuel's phrase "Don't come near the kids -- don't touch them" would make a great Pro-Life slogan for both Chicago area and national anti-abortion organizations to include in their commercials and signs displayed outside abortion clinics. In fact, various Catholic organizations that have filed lawsuits against ObamaCare regulations attempting to force the Church to pay for "abortion-inducing drugs, abortions and sterilization" procedures could even quote Mayor Emanuel's words in court. Can the liberals deny that Emanuel said these words on CBS? Not likely when the audio and video are readily available.
It would be interesting -- and appalling -- to watch liberals, be they an attorney or a regular guy or gal voter, try to create twisted logic that tries to explain that while it is not alright to kill children because they can be seen as our future (that is not a quote from the Mayor that I know of, but my argument), the case for sparing infants in the womb would not logically and morally (for religious leftists) follow. I wonder whether the local Chicago and national television networks, when they next interview Mayor Emanuel, will ask him that since he considers children's lives so precious, does that mean he has also reconsidered his position on abortion? After all, how else does one get to be a child unless one first makes it alive through the end of a nine month gestation in a mother's womb?
Somehow, one would think this last question would be met by a counter-question: is your mail box big enough to hold a dead fish?