Kevin Cramer, North Dakota’s new addition to the U.S. House is committed to speaking the truth and says society needs more people to stand up and speak the truth. The most recent “truth” that Cramer stood up and spoke about was the linkage he perceived between abortion rights and school shootings.
In a recent speech at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, Cramer said, “Forty years ago, the United States Supreme Court sanctioned abortion on demand. And we wonder why our culture sees school shootings so often.” That is the “truth” that Cramer wants to encourage folks to share. The “truth” that ties women’s reproductive rights to senseless violence.
Gee, sorry Kevin…I just can’t get there. I am willing to stand up and speak the truth, but this isn’t my truth. The world didn’t go to hell in a hand basket because of Roe v. Wade. Your conclusion is spurious and indicates a lack of understanding about what is behind these acts of violence. Trust me, the protection of women’s reproductive rights by the U.S. Supreme Court was not the event that propelled the degeneration of civilized society.
What’s next? Will you blame the number of women who have sought careers instead of staying at home to care for children as the genesis of the country’s weight epidemic? Will you blame the divorce epidemic on the evils of television? I can imagine that these types of “truth” may make sense to you as well. But make no mistake Kevin – it’s crazy talk.
Here is a truth I’d like to share with you Kevin – when you make such a dramatic statement with no evidence to support it you appear to be incompetent to serve as our representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. You make folks think that you are not able to exercise reason to adequately assess issues before you. You make yourself appear as – if the truth be told – an incompetent leader.
Here is the thing about “truth” – for it to be accepted as such, it must be verifiable via facts. Not what you think, not what the bible tells you – real data that can be pointed to and shown on a chart. Until you have that Kevin, the truth is – you should keep your mouth shut or be prepared to live with terminal foot-in-mouth disease.
How’s that for speaking the truth?
Day one thousand four hundred and nine of the new forty – obla di obla da