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I confess, it annoys me profoundly when I hear the following questions asked of Alabama candidates:
Are you a man of faith?
Are you pro-life?
A story recently appeared about a local man charged with 165 counts of possession of child pornography. I wonder if he was a man of "faith", if he was rabidly pro-life. I'll just bet he was.
I have no problem with candidates being asked about their values, such as:
Do you believe that the hungry poor should be given food? Are you opposed to food stamps?
Do you believe that prenatal and obstetric care should be available to every woman in America? American women are seven times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than Finnish women. And, the numbers are even worse in Alabama.
Do you believe that corporations are people?
Do you believe that money is speech?
Ask away questions like this, even if they are not leftie questions. I won't quibble with that. But, faith?
What the hell is faith?
Faith in what?
And, I find the hypocrisy of the pro-life crowd astounding in their ability to not give a damn about prenatal and obstetric care for pregnant women.