Here is a taste:
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The hopeful side of me says that Liberty is trying to move beyond its reputation as a bastion of the Christian Right and is looking to find at least some common ground with those on the Left.
At the end of his speech in Columbia, Sanders did an interview with
I hope the students, faculty and administrators at Liberty listen carefully to Sanders.
But let me suggest another possible topic of conversation that might take place on September 14th. It is a conversation that is unlikely to happen, but it should. I would love to see a Liberty student ask Sanders something about abortion.
Sanders often talks about "protecting the most vulnerable Americans." It is one of the lynchpins of his campaign. For Sanders, this means protecting senior citizens and children in poverty by strengthening government programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social safety nets. People might differ with Sanders's approach to protecting these "most vulnerable Americans," but few would argue that senior citizens and children are not vulnerable and do not need protecting.
In his speech in Columbia, Sanders said with much passion and force:
"It is not acceptable that billionaires grow richer while kids in this country go hungry. If we are a moral people, we stand with the most vulnerable people, the most defenseless people, in our society.To turn our backs on the children while billionaires get richer is not what this country is supposed to be about."
But how can a progressive Democrat concerned about defending the most vulnerable members of society fail to say anything about abortion? Whatever one thinks about the recently released Planned Parenthood videos, one thing seems clear: aborted fetuses are alive, they are vulnerable and they need protection.
If Democrats like Sanders are concerned about the dignity of human life — all human life — they will protect these helpless babies and work to reduce the number of abortions in America.
Such a position seems perfectly consistent with the progressive morality Sanders is preaching.It would also make for a great conversation at Liberty University...
Read the entire piece at the USA Today website.