His adult critics respond with ad hominem attacks
By Dave Andrusko
This will be a short post but one I believe is worth writing and reading. The writer of this particular letter to the editor described himself as a Boy Scout who was “going to be sharing with you my views and ideas about abortion.”
And did he ever!
“In my opinion, abortion is a monstrosity — ending a life without the child’s choice,” he wrote. “It’s destroying the future for a life that hasn’t had the chance to live.”
There were only two responses, initially, both from the same guy. Snarky, smarter-than-thou, just what you would expect from a pro-abortionist mocking a kid for writing about “ending a life without the child’s choice.”
Pshaw, the pro-abort responded. “Human children don’t get to make choices until about three years old,” as if he didn’t understand the young man was making the point that the child’s life was taken away by someone else—unjustly and brutally—a “monstrosity” if ever there was one.
A couple of hours later, two others piled on (one, like the first pro-abort, took two runs). Even meaner, even more beside the point.
But what irritated them was that the Boy Scout was stating an undeniable truth in a straightforward, uncynical way: abortion takes away a child’s future. None of the three (presumably adult) responders addressed that—instead relying on juvenile ad hominem attacks.
As the father of an Eagle Scout, I know that this Boy Scout was demonstrating faithfulness to the core truths of the Scout Oath:
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.