The Jan. 25 Bee editorial presents the premise that because children are expensive, the termination of an inconvenient pregnancy and the government support of the illegal immigration of children are family values.
If true, what then of the value of the sanctity of human live, and what of the value of justice under the rule of law? It is the antithesis of family values to terminate a child’s life for the convenience of an adult. And is not the rule of law which insures justice, equally and opportunity for all of a nation’s people, including those who under the rule of law become citizens, the essential value? Abandoning foundational values in favor of contemporary convention can only weaken a value-based society.
The “Robin Hood” approach doesn’t make robbery a societal value. Rather, a culture of thievery destroys a society built on the value of honest enterprise and fair play. In the same way a culture of devalued life and of subverting the rule of law leaves a society without moral strength, and ultimately vulnerable to a “me first” driven anarchy.
Harvey D. Harrison