I was interviewed by the LaGrange Daily News the other day. I said to reporter Joel Martin that in some areas I would be viewed as quite liberal, while in other areas I would be viewed as quite conservative — like with abortion. And speaking of abortion… I just read in the New York Times that Utah has legislation pending that would criminalize “illegal” abortions. For instance, a 17-year-old pregnant girl in Utah paid a man $150 to beat her up with the hopes of inducing a miscarriage. The Utah bill’s sponsor, Representative Carl Wimmer, said: “A woman going out to seek any way to kill her unborn child, no matter how heinous or brutal, couldn’t [currently] be held liable.” Heinous? Brutal? In a “legal” abortion, the baby is dismembered and suctioned out of the mother’s womb. Have we as a society gone mad? I mean, the whole abortion thing — both legal or illegal — is absolutely insane! As is this nuclear weapons thing. I told Mr. Martin that our daughter Sarah posed to me one day. “Dad, America has enough nuclear weapons to blow the world up 200 times. Why not have enough nuclear weapons to just blow the world up: once.” Good question.