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On Wednesday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam claimed that babies born alive after bungled abortions could be left to die as “a discussion ensued” between the mother and the doctor. Fresh on the heels of the controversy, photos from Northam’s medical school yearbook page surfaced, picturing the governor and a friend posing, one in blackface, the other in a Ku Klux Klan hood.
With rare exceptions, Democrats lined up to condemn Northam and call for his resignation. Conservatives called their bluff. Why the outrage now? Why not when he was supporting the death of infants? Liberals tried to call their bluff. Why the outrage now? Why not when Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbook pages surfaced? Shouldn’t Northam’s indiscretions be seen as childish indecencies too?
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A lot has been said on whether Northam and Kavanaugh’s yearbook pages should be treated similarly. But through this discussion, some decent points were made by liberals wishing only to shield their fellow Democrat from political downfall. The point was: if Northam’s later adult life proves he has changed from the man he was in medical school when the racist photo was taken, should he be allowed to continue his career in politics?
I agree: If Northam is a changed man, he should not be forced out of office. (Although what Virginia voters think of him come reelection time is another question.) We all have done, or will do, things we regret later. We repent and seek to rectify what harm we have done with previous actions and beliefs.
People - Liars - People - Alcoholics - Radicals
Some people are impulsive liars when young, and they change. Some people are alcoholics, yet they change. Some are radicals with violent tendencies which they have the good sense to rethink before harm is done. With the obvious exceptions of criminals such as rapists and murderers, I believe such people should be given a...
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