Just last week, in reference to the abandonment of first principles, we were reminded by Mark Steyn:
The trick of civilizational self-preservation is to spot this stuff when it's just small things and stop it at the itsy-bitsy stage. It's never one thing that is unlike the other, two opposing corners of civilization and barbarism, an express train rocketing from one to the other. It's always a continuum.
Since several of you have posted the now infamous video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola discussing the sale of, uh, “undifferentiated tissue mass” I will not do so again. Butt I will point out that it could certainly be used as Exhibit A in the capital case against unintended consequences.
When people talk about slippery slopes, this is precisely the sort of thing that they are referring to.
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
William Butler Yeats – The Second Coming
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network