Neesa and I are in the Grand Canyon National Park. Given the Republican's views of government and the market, I wonder if there would be such a park if the Republicans had their way or would developers run rampant creating another tragedy of the commons. In hearing the debate, I noticed that Romney does not think the government should take AK47's out of the hands of potential mass killers. I wonder if he thinks every citizen should have the right to carry such weapons in our national parks. Wouldn't that make us feel safe?
Of course, the Romney-Ryan duo believe that government can do something right, namely prevent women from having abortions except in the case of rape, incest, or the life of the mother is at stake. Abortions to protect the health of the mother would apparently be wrong in ways not present in the other three cases. I am mainly out of touch on this trip, but I know that Biden has veen criticised by at least one Bishop for his position on abortion and told he would not be welcome to take the Eucharist in some diocese somewhere. Given that Ryan's position departs from the Bishops' teachings, I have been waiting for some Bishop or Bishops to lay a similar whammy on Ryan. He was criticized by the Bishops for abandoning social justice in his budget. If he has not been criticized by the Bishops for his position on abortion, I wonder if it could have something to so with the fact that he is now on the Bishops' favorite Presidential ticket.