In response to Ryan Chapman's "America: Home of the Free, Land of the Hypocritical" in the Collegian on Thursday. I realized just how many hypocrisies are present in people's view of life. I have problems with conservative views where a "double standard is deemed acceptable," so I have a few questions for Mr. Chapman.
Let's talk about human rights since you are so concerned with the issue. Mr. Chapman, if "murder equals murder all of the time and …every single life has value," why are so many conservatives pro-death penalty? I agree with you that we have not yet reached a "hypocrisy-free state." Being such, how can conservatives bash women who choose to have an abortion when the Bush administration makes public schools teach wholesome abstinence and cuts funding for safe-sex education? How can we "provide human rights to every citizen" when many women who choose to have an abortion live in poverty and are practically children themselves? Who "will lead us to a more wholesome and virtuous civilization?" Will it be God himself using the American judicial system as a vessel for ultimate good?
The purpose of a jury is to uphold the Constitution, not enforce conservative Christian values and ignorance. Until you become a woman and have a uterus, I believe you and your views, Mr. Chapman, are hypocritical. Do not place women who choose to have an abortion on the same level as Scott Peterson. Promote tolerance, don't preach.
Sophomore, English education