Thirty Reasons Why I Can’t Imagine Ever Voting Republican

I’m sure more reasons will come to me later

Barry Lyons

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No throat-clearing preface or introduction is needed. Let’s get to it, in alphabetical order:

  1. Abortion. If zygotes, embryos, and fetuses were people, then the words zygote, embryo, and fetus would not exist — but they do, which suggests that personhood is achieved at birth. Most people who are against abortion tend to be religious. So what does the Bible have to say on this matter? Numbers 5:16–22 discusses how to perform an abortion if a married woman has gone astray and has become pregnant by another man. And, while I’m here, what about post-birth matters? Leviticus 27:6 says children who are less than one month old have no value, and Matthew 18:6 says it’s okay to drown children. What about miscarriages? Permit me to quote Sam Harris: “Twenty percent of all recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. There is an obvious truth there that cries out for acknowledgment: If God exists, He is the most prolific abortionist of all.” And remember this (from a meme not written by me): “The GOP is one hundred percent opposed to abortion, except to save the political life of the father.”
  2. Book banning. Books are “dangerous” to the extent that they can expose you to ideas that you’ve never considered before — and to despicable…

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Barry Lyons

Not a fan of sports or religion. I guess that makes me a bad American.