Ironic, isn’t it? Just last week I was ranting and raving about the intolerant, left-wing loons out there. Then two days later a deranged, right-wing whack-job, named Scott Roeder, guns down George Tiller inside his church in Wichita.
Hey, Scott, who do you think you are anyway? And who gave you the right to just go around killing people you disagree with?
Did you really think it was okay to ambush the man inside his church? Does it even bother you that his wife was just inside as you shot her husband to death? What’s she ever done to you, man? What about his four kids? Does it bother you that because of what you did, they now have to bury their father?
Maybe you’ve never had to bury one of your parents, Scott. But let me tell you from personal experience, it sucks. The day I had to bury my father was one of the hardest days of my life. But I guess that kind of stuff doesn’t matter to you , does it, Scott. Did you know Tiller had ten grand kids? What are they supposed to do now that you‘ve killed him? Just go on like everything’s alright?
I’m not sure what you thought was going to happen. Maybe you thought that by ambushing and killing an unarmed man, you‘d become a hero. Sorry, man. I don’t think it’s going to happen that way.
Here’s what your decisions have accomplished so far, Scott. You’ve killed a man in cold blood. You’ve left a family without their grandpa, dad, and a husband because you disagreed with him. You’ve destroyed your own life. I can’t imagine you spending anything less than the rest of your life in prison where you belong. Be sure to let us know how that’s working for you. The abortions you thought you were going to stop? They’ll go on. It’s only a matter of time before someone else steps up to the plate. How could you not see that?
More than all that. You singled handedly, set the pro-life movement back years by turning Tiller into an instant martyr. “REMEMBER TILLER” will be the battle cry for the pro-choice side for years to come. Way to go, bud.
Look. I don’t want to get into the whole abortion fight today. Because really, what’s the point? It’s a debate no one is ever going to win anyway. The only things that's ever accomplished is both sides coming up with more and more bizarre ways to insult each other. It's already turned political, just look around. PETA’ s already putting up billboards in Wichita to promote their cause.
The pro-choice side is blaming every pro-life person alive for Tiller’s death. They’re blaming Phill Kline for trying to prosecute Tiller in the first place. They’re calling anyone who’s ever spoken out against abortion an extremist and blaming everyone of them for pushing Scott Roeder over the edge.
It won’t be long before the anti-gun crowd jumps on the band wagon. They’ll be followed by those trying to reinstate the fairness doctrine. Because as all know, those evil conservatives are responsible for spreading the kind of hate that pushed people to do things like this. So of course, they must be silenced.
I can hardly wait to see the upcoming political ads. “Hello, I’m so and so, politician and I promise to be tough on those right-wing, extremist groups!
The pro-life side claims that what finally pushed, Scott Roeder over the edge, was the fact that he’d given up on the justice system. They claim he felt that Tiller had been protected from the law, by so many politicians, for so many years, that he finally snapped.
Here’s the deal. I’ve never tried to hide my pro-life beliefs. I’m a member of Kansan’s for Life. I’ve attended a few pro-life rallies, and on occasion, I’ll send an e-mail to a politician when I think it’s appropriate. And as an American, it’s my right to do so.
But that’s where it stops. This bitter old man crossed a line that never should have been crossed. He had no right to do what he did. And there’s no way to justify it.
Trying to defuse the situation the other day, Governor Parkinson had it right when he called on both sides of the abortion issue to tone it down. I hate to say it Governor, but it’s way too late for that.
You've gotten this far. You might just as well say what's on your mind.
Oh yeah, I'm also posting a story I wrote a couple years ago this week titled, Bo. I figured it was as good a time as any to run it again. Let me know what you think.