April 2, 2007
Here’s today’s Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:
Why did the chicken cross the road? Well, if hes trying to get to the other side, Congress just made a lot more difficult. Instead of using their power to promote education or national security, the new leadership decided to pass a ban on cockfighting. Now it may be a vicious sport, but surely we have better things to do in war time than protect chickens. The bill would make it a felony to transport animals across state borders for animal fighting. Meanwhile, some conservatives are crying fowl. After all, 181 Democrats sponsored this bill, but only nine offered their support in banning the transportation of young girls across state lines for an abortion. Apparently, Congress is more concerned about chickens flying the coop than children. An animal rights group said they were proud of the House for taking a stand for humane treatment. But wheres this same concern for young, pregnant girls? When two congressmen offered an amendment that gave minors the same protection as roosters, their colleagues couldnt see how it was relevant. I suppose thats the kind of double standard you get when pro-choicers rule the roost.