By Brad Lindemann
What's wrong with this picture?
"Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are?" --Jesus Christ, recorded in the book of Matthew chapter 6, verse 28.
This question from the Bible is meant to be rhetorical. After all, isn't the answer intuitively obvious? Surely the Creator of all things ascribes greater value to the one thing He made in His image.
Despite this ancient truth, we live in a country governed by laws that often value animal, sometimes even plant life, above human life. As a result of this insanity, I can't leave my home without seeing Canada Geese enjoying their right-to-life on every body of water within our county. So much so, commercial landlords are forced to hire "Geese Police" to rid their properties of these pests who leave their droppings everywhere and become very aggressive towards humans when protecting their unborn from intruders. What tragic irony.
How did suburban America find itself ankle deep in goose poop? The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 affords geese (and their offspring to be) far more protection than we give innocent unborn American children. The penalty for destroying a goose egg in America today can be up to $5,000 and six months in jail.
The penalty for destroying an unborn child? Sadly, there is none.