Justin Bieber On Abortion and Health Care

It comes as no surprise that Justin Bieber is on the cover of Rolling Stone. Consider how often he is on television or in magazines I suspect the kid has the best publicist ever. I’m just not sure why anyone would care about an interview regarding his political beliefs. Regardless, it has become impossible to ignore him.

Bieber admits he doesn’t know much about political parties but at least does know that “whatever they have in Korea, that’s bad.” He won’t be called a leftist after expressing his views on abortion:

He does have a solid opinion on abortion. “I really don’t believe in abortion,” Bieber says. “It’s like killing a baby.” How about in cases of rape? “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don’t know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”

When he says he wouldn’t “be able to judge that,” hopefully this means he understands the difference between expressing personal opposition to abortion and imposing this view upon others.

Regardless of his limited knowledge of politics, there is one thing he could see simply by being a person who has come here from Canada–the problem with our health care system:

The Canadian-born Bieber never plans on becoming an American citizen. “You guys are evil,” he jokes. “Canada’s the best country in the world.” He adds, “We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.”

There is at least one good thing about all the hype Justin Bieber is receiving. I think the media might finally have moved on from covering all the ridiculous Tea Party protests. Now they are concentrating on even more intense protests–Justin Bieber fans protesting that Bieber didn’t win the Best New Artist Grammy Award. Both the Tea Party and Justin Bieber fans are waging protests of comparable intellectual significance.

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