Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Complexities of Politics and Religion: Free Market and Abortion?
Raised Right is an interesting title and I am surprised that no other book has used it as one. Right? What do you mean by right??
One would think, "Were you raised wrong?"
Or another possibility could be, "Were you raised left?"
Everyone has a different childhood, but I'm sure there are many people who have had proper ones. In this story - right meant conservative-Republican Christianity. I'm sure many people can associate their childhoods with this label. Yet, Alisa Harris was the first to write a book called "Raised Right" and how her views progressed as she swayed from her family's homeschooling to adulthood. Yet, she is still able to keep that respect of her parents, analogous to the ever-popular classic Chinese Confucian ideals of filial piety.
One issue I stand strong on is taxation and free market. The book discusses her dislike against bank bailouts for banks that don't pay taxes to the American government. I am a strong advocate of free market politics and I feel that this is indeed unfair. Entities and people who don't pay taxes should not be entitled to benefits associated as such. Unless, it is a good financial investment for the American people to be bailing out the banks, such as generating a positive return on investment. Free market would call for zero tolerance for bailouts and in essence, be a positive ideology for the American people in this situation, contrary to many who argue against it.
Abortions are also a major subject in this book. In childhood, she spent her life picketing abortion clinics. But what about adulthood? That's for you to find out!
This is meant to be a review, but I hope to invoke conversation and discussion. For those of you who have not read the book, I highly encourage you to do so. This book is not only for rights of lefts, it is intended for all audiences: moderate, conservative or progressive. An excerpt of this book is available here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/58103657/Raised-Right-by-Alisa-Harris-ch-1-excerpt
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Posted by Seattle Freelance Writer at 7:51 PM