Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Clarification . . .

In yesterday's post about the inauguration of Barack Obama, I said: "I would like nothing better than to acknowledge that I was wrong and forthwith to eat great huge helpings of humble pie."

A comment by Dennis took exception, and it appears to me that he took my remarks to mean that I was already willing to acknowledge that my deep reservations about an Obama presidency were wrong. That is most assuredly not the case. The new president's action on the life issues, as important to me as to Dennis, will be pivotal as far as my assessment of his presidency are concerned.

There were Obama supporters who assured us that he was more moderate on these issues than his record and his rhetoric suggested. We'll see about that. In the meantime, I stick by the serious concerns I earlier expressed.

But for the love of God and the good of the world, I pray that someday, in retrospect, Mr. Obama will have proved to be a defender of life from conception to natural death. At which point my huge helping of humble pie would be served up and dutifully consumed. Then and then only.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Allow me to get out my crystal ball and prognosticate for a moment... You'll never feel a need to eat humble pie. The reason is the single criteria you seem to be applying; the overturning of Roe v. Wade will most certainly never happen.
If Reagan, Bush the Elder and The Shrub could not change this, Obama would not be able change it if he even decided to.
In other words I think you will "win" and not have to eat humble pie. A Pyrrhic victory to be sure.
For a later discussion idea: If Roe v. Wade was overturned - what then? What would we do about that result?
Ad Astra Per Aspera,