By Tom Trinko
October 11, 2013
A key moment so far in the shutdown drama was when Harry Reid, the liberal Democrat head of the Senate, stated that he didn't care if children with cancer missed out on medical care.
While this shocked many, the simple fact is that liberals tend to be very much unconcerned about children. After all, liberals are keen supporters of killing children before they're born, and sometimes even after, so the thought that liberals are more concerned with their own political power than with children shouldn't be surprising.
Historically, liberals talk a good game about children -- using them to justify bigger government and more power for liberals over our lives -- but they don't ever walk the walk. Aside from having far fewer children than conservatives -- witness the concern about the "birth gap" -- liberals are also very big fans of abortion, which always kills a child, and they tend to lean towards prioritizing career over parenting.
During the 1970s, it became obvious that the massive welfare state the liberals loved was destroying the black family by incentivizing single parenthood, yet liberals fought tooth and nail to continue the system, even though it was obviously hurting black children. Really caring about children means working to ensure that they can grow up in an intact family or at the very least not encouraging the breakup of families.
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