Target: Sheriff candidate Frank Szabo
Goal: Withdraw from race for sheriff position for claiming to use “deadly force” to prevent abortion
Arguments often become heated when the topic of conversation is abortion, and in a fit of pathetical fury, Frank Szabo publicly confessed that, if elected sheriff of Hillsborough County in New Hampshire, he would use “deadly force” against doctors who perform abortions. Such hatred over a complex issue such as abortion is representative of conservative party members who believe they can force their social agenda on a nation of people that are not largely practicing Christians. Candidates who make blatantly violent threats have no place in positions of public authority, especially as police officers or any figures that seek to protect life.
Szabo’s extreme views against abortion are presumably formed from lack of knowledge about the complexities of the issue, in addition to a well-rounded diet of conservative rhetoric and religious dogma. A former limo driver, Szabo decided to run for the position of County Sheriff under the impression that he would somehow be fighting on behalf of fetuses who, in his opinion, from day one of conception deserve the exact same rights as a full grown man or woman . “If someone is under threat, a fully grown human being, if they’re under threat, what should the sheriff do? Everything in their power to prevent them from being harmed,” was his response when questioned about his bizarre statements.
While he is entitled to this opinion, as are many other frothing Republicans who have recently made spectacles of themselves, he is not entitled to threaten the lives and welfare of American doctors. These doctors are currently performing surgeries that are, and have been since 1973, perfectly and inarguably legal. That Szabo would thwart the law (against legal actions) and claim to protect one life by threatening another is perplexing and should not be representative of a police officer. Many top Republican leaders have condemned his remarks and asked Szabo to resign already. Still, it is likely that this man’s vehement hatred of abortion will spur him to continue his quest to use “deadly force” against others while reveling in the influence of a recognized county sheriff. The world does not need another Scott Roeder, and to put one in a position of power would be more than detrimental to society.
Urge Frank Szabo to resign from this race due to violent commentary. People who make blatant threats against others do not deserve, nor are they qualified, to be in positions of authority.
Dear Mr. Frank Szabo,
Due to your recent violent commentary, I ask that you resign from your current candidacy for county sheriff of Hillsborough County in New Hampshire. Police officers should be known for their willingness and desire to protect already living and breathing human life, not to use “deadly force” against people due to personal and dangerous bias. Officers are adherers to the law, and the law of this land is that abortion is legal. Your personal morals and opinions have no place in the legal system, and if you choose to work for the welfare of the people, you are obligated to abide by law.
To say that you will use “deadly force” is blatantly violent. Your remarks show that you resemble more the man who took the life of one such abortion doctor rather than the officers who were called to respond to the crime. Please maintain the welfare of society by choosing a profession that would not inflict harm on others due to your extremist belief and violent statements.
[Your Name Here]
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