punished with a baby?

Sometimes I can’t believe my ears. Instead of going into a rant on this one, let me give you some quotes from a couple of recent Barack Obama speeches:

Sat 29-Mar-2008, town hall meeting, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

“When it comes specifically to HIV/AIDS, the most important prevention is education, which should include — which should include abstinence education and teaching the children — teaching children, you know, that sex is not something casual. But it should also include — it should also include other, you know, information about contraception because, look, I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at the age of 16. You know, so it doesn’t make sense to not give them information.”

Sat 16-Feb-2008, Democratic Party dinner, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Don’t tell me words don’t matter. ‘I have a dream’, just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal’, just words? ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself’, just words?…Don’t tell me words don’t matter.”

Punished with a baby? Are you kidding me? I expect that I don’t even have to make my point here, but I’m going to sum up my thoughts anyway in one sentence. A baby is a miracle, not a punishment for something you’ve done.

And this from a guy who says that words matter. Okay, maybe he was talking about two different things. Fine. So ignore Obama’s speech in Milwaukee, and take his comments of March 29 on face value. “I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

I don’t want this guy running our country.