October 29, 2006

The Tipping Point: Part Four


The Tipping Point for civil rights was arguably a single man. Martin Luther King, Jr. Are there currently any injustices close to the magnitude of that one still going on in our country today? Something that needs to be tipped to bring it out into the mainstream?

7 comments:

Aaron said...

According to the CDC (www.cdc.gov), in 2002, there were 854,122 legal abortions in the U.S.

That is an average of 2,340 children murdered EACH DAY.

What injustice could be bigger than that?

Sabai said...

That's definitely a big one. What could a tipping point be to get people to agree on that injustice?

and any others?

Arcane Rest said...

to agree with that injustice, everyone would have to agree that life begins while the baby is in the womb @ conception

Aaron said...

I think a tipping point could be a mandated sonogram (4D is amazing) to see the child and/or hear the heartbeat.

Also, there needs to be a de-sterilization of terms and the event itself.

Sabai said...

or instead of a de-sterilization of terms, how bout a forced sterilization of the unwed? i don't really think that, just couldn't resist the phonic fun!

Sabai said...

not EVERYONE would have to agree on the life @ conception thought. just the majority. But, what's interesting is that the majority of people do believe that the fetus is a life. The majority of people also believe that the mother has the right to destroy the fetus. It seems hard to connect those two statistics.

Steve said...

Yah, that is hard to figure. I mean I can understand disagreement on something as complex as the question of when life begins (I've heard people make at least mildly compelling cases for conception, implantation, the beginning of brain development, viability and birth), but I'd think the answer to that question would be the deciding factor.