I have heard people talk about abortion as “just” a social issue, as if social issues don’t play a role in the elections. Or at least as if they don’t play as big of a role as fiscal issues.
All I have to say to that is “2010.”
Remember when Obama’s healthcare law was passed and how America’s voters subsequently swept a wave of pro-life candidates into the United States House of Representatives?
Social issues matter.
Just in the past two weeks, we have seen how much one social issue in particular has dominated national news, social media, and dinner table discussion over the comments of one fast food chain’s CEO. To say that social issues aren’t important to voters at best misses the mark, and at worst, disregards the intensity with which people are willing to stand up for what they believe.
What we believe and value matters. It is the key to the decisions that we make every day. How we understand and defend life in America has repercussions everywhere. Life is not “just” a social issue, and it is not a social issue alone. Life matters for the amount of liberty and prosperity that we want for ourselves and future Americans.
As the HHS mandate went into effect yesterday, many of us felt the pressure of this election intensify. Many of us felt more fully the impact that this election could have – what it could mean to elect leaders who respect life, belief and the Constitution and what it will mean when those leaders repeal the oppressive law.
Electing pro-life leaders like Mitt Romney and Josh Mandel this November and in every election is about life, no matter what any politician, news reporter or political commentator tells us.