Young & Conservative – The Documentary

by Amanda Read | September 9th, 2012

Here’s a little something I participated in with Alexander Thompson and Amanda Achtman in spare moments at Samford University, behind the scenes of America’s First Principles of Freedom Seminar hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and Alabama Policy Institute.

NOTE: Words failed me when I tried to make an abstract point about how the U.S. president does not literally create JOBS but rather creates the ENVIRONMENT in which employment thrives or fails through his particular executive principles, and at the same time I was trying to point out that the expectations for our government have changed as it has ballooned beyond Constitutional justification. If I had it to do over again, I would have said yes, I think the jobs situation would improve under a Romney administration, but the phrase “job creation” is for all practical purposes just political shorthand, unless you’re referring to government jobs, which are truly the only things Obama has endowed us with.

Also, I failed to mention coherently that although I am of a self-employed mindset and thus not a college student actively seeking employment, of course the state of the economy does factor into my concerns about starting and running a business or two with my siblings. I just approach the issue with different questions.

SPECIAL NOTE ON THE ABORTION SUBJECT:

Are we all just blobs of tissue?

The question is no longer “When does human life begin?”, but “Does human life have value?”

The excellent John Lennox explained this my interview with him last year…

Lennox, who has a MA in Bioethics from the University of Surrey, then touched on a social issue of great concern in politics – the sanctity of life for the unborn.

“Let’s take a human fetus. Some of my friends tell me ‘it’s just a clump of cells, why should you worry?’ But that’s the materialistic view. From where I said it is a clump of cells, of course, but they’re very specialized, and this is human life made in the image of God. That makes a great difference of how you regard it in terms of values.
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