Contact: Tom Ritter, 570-366-1115
ORWIGSBURG, Penn., Aug. 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Tom Ritter:
The very recent and unexpected remarks by Rep. Todd Akin on rape and abortion bring the issue of life to the front, where it belongs.
Since all those reacting to Mr. Akin's remarks show their willingness to engage in a discussion of life, they ought to be made to answer this simple question:
"Can a nation whose laws (or court rulings) allow the taking of innocent human life remain civilized?" (And the person answering may define the terms anyway he likes.)
Notice the question does NOT allow any exceptions.
Notice too the question does not mention abortion or the unborn; "innocent human life" could be Jews.
Notice finally that this simple question is fundamental.
Tom Ritter taught academic physics and chemistry in a small central Pennsylvania public high school for over a decade, and was, to hear his students, a great teacher. Prior to that Ritter started and ran his own screen-printing business for some 20 years, which was a failure. Before that he taught math, chemistry, general science, and biology for a few years, but he was no good at it.
He also served 11 years as a flight officer with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. In that capacity he supervised classified airborne electronics operations with substantial participation in fleet, air defense, NATO and Air Force Red Flag exercises, retiring with the rank of captain.