Liberalism, with all of its fringe groups taken together, is a very curious ideology.
For the far left, the sanctuary is Planned Parenthood, their kingdom is the environment, and their gods are the furry creatures that inhabit it. As for the humans? They get the doghouse. Unless, of course, you are one of the saints like John Kerry, Al Gore, or Nancy Pelosi.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, the far left chooses the environment, animals, and abortion as their chief causes. They embrace them with radical fervor. The latter caught my attention during another one of my battles with insomnia at 3 a.m.
When I turned on my television, I saw --yet again -- that infamous commercial by the Humane Society. The Willie Nelson song You Were Always on My Mind (which I always thought was about weed) filled the room accompanied by the faces of neglected animals. Funny. The neglected animals are always on the liberals' minds. Meanwhile, the embryo never seems to be.
This television ad is part of a broader liberal campaign for animal rights. If you ever walked down the streets of Germany, you might have come across a sign that read To Animals, All People Are Nazis. The ad, titled Holocaust on Your Plate, depicts starved Jews in concentration camps alongside helpless caged chickens, all courtesy of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA.
When you drive down the road, you might have passed a billboard -- also courtesy of PETA -- featuring model Joanna Krupa as a naked angel holding a crucifix to cover her breasts. The caption reads, Be an Angel for Animals. Always adopt. Never buy. Notice that there's no such radical fervor when it comes to adopting humans.
Rather than advocating for the rights of children, the Democrats instead scream in their shrillest voice on behalf of a woman's right to abort her unborn children. Why the left is passionately, if not radically pro-animal but-at the same time-fervently anti-unwanted, unborn child, I will never know.
Don't get me wrong. I love my dog, Sophie. But that dog has more advocates than any neglected child in this country, born or unborn, will ever have.
Author Michael Jay Tucker made an astute observation when he noted: If the anti-abortion movement took a tenth of the energy they put into noisy theatrics and devoted it to improving the lives of children who have been born into lives of poverty, violence, and neglect, they could make a world shine.
Tucker is right, and I'd supplement his suggestion by including the radical animal rights activists. Besides, when's the last time you saw Pamela Anderson posing nude for the rights of children?
Kayleigh McEnany is a writer and political activist who graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and studied at Oxford University. She is the founder ofwww.RealReaganConservative.com. She writes every Tuesday for the International Business Times.