“Murder and graffiti are two vastly different crimes,” Rudy Giuliani once said. “But they are part of the same continuum, and a climate that tolerates one is more likely to tolerate the other.”
Good point, Rudy.
Now, what about a climate — not to mention a Republican presidential candidate — that not only tolerates, but allows unelected judges to legalize the practice of delivering a child until only its head remains within its mothers womb so the child can be killed by sucking out its brains?
What about a climate where same-sex couples are given the same legal status as married couples, whether the resulting arrangements are candidly called “same-sex marriages,” or are semantically papered-over with terms such as “civil unions” or “domestic partnerships”?
Apply the Giuliani Continuum to fundamental issues such as marriage and the right to life, and where does it lead?
Not where conservatives want America to be.
Rudy Giuliani’s observation about the “continuum” running from graffiti to murder was quoted in a piece in the winter edition of City Journal by Steven Malanga. The title of Malanga’s piece neatly encapsulates his argument: “Yes, Rudy is a Conservative — and an electable one at that.”
I believe Malanga is wrong on both counts. Rudy is neither conservative, nor electable — at least, not as a Republican presidential candidate.
I certainly hope that is true. But for many so-called conservatives by using the magic words "National Security" you can get them to buy off on a lot. The Guliani apologists fresh off their jobs of putting wings on pigs are now trying to do a conservative makeover on Giuliani. Just as long as he says he will elect the type of judges that could overturn Roe v. Wade we are suppose to be calmed. As if having moral beliefs that put you firmly in the culture of death will have no bearing on the type of president he would be.
Now as for me – at least in the Primaries – I am firmly in the Sam Brownback camp. Brownback is this years Alan Keyes – someone I really like but has about zero chance of being elected. Next time around a firm Catholic candidate should just go ahead and change their name legally to Don Quixote. Though just having someone like Brownback in the race does at least keep social conservative issues within the debates.
I do wonder if there are many Firefly fans that also like Sen. Browback. I think Browncoats for Brownback would make an awesome group.