Cruel and Unusual Punishment

The 8th Amendment to the Constitution prevents all Americans from suffering cruel and unusual punishment; or does it?  The States that still allow capital punishment are twisting themselves into knots trying to agree on a 3 drug cocktail to be used to kill condemned criminals.  Their convoluted logic is that they want to insure that the person they will be killing won’t suffer as they are killed.  Just as I oppose abortion, I also oppose capital punishment.  Killing an individual convicted of committing a heinous crime will do nothing to undo the crime.

Before carrying out the death sentence on a convicted criminal, the criminal is allowed numerous appeals, and the State goes to great pains to insure that the individual being killed is given time to make peace with his or her Creator, to enjoy a last meal, and to make a last statement.  On the day the sentence is to be carried out, members from the media, law enforcement, the victim’s family, and the condemned’s family are invited to witness the execution.

Since 1973 over 60 million unborn children have been executed by America’s abortion industry.  Over the same time period less than 2,000 convicted criminals have been executed.  None of the 60 million innocent children were allowed to appeal their sentence and no one was invited to witness their execution.  The abortion industry takes no measures to mitigate the suffering of an innocent child as it is killed.  On the contrary, they resort to saline poisoning, dismemberment, and partial-birth abortion to ply their deadly, but profitable trade.

Over 1 million unborn children will be killed this year in America.  They’ve committed no crime and are being killed for simply expressing their God-given right to life.  If a million adults were executed this year how long do you think it would take for the death penalty to be repealed?  Every human life is equally priceless, so why do we place a higher value on a condemned criminal than an innocent child?

Whatever your opinion is on abortion, no one can deny that ripping an unborn 5 month old baby from its mother’s womb by dismemberment is cruel and unusual punishment; punishment for simply being alive in the wrong place at the wrong time.  The children being killed by dismemberment abortion, or dilation and evacuation as the abortion industry prefers to call it, can feel every rip and tear as they are being killed.

Cruel and unusual punishment is not the exclusive domain of terrorist thugs like ISIS. It goes on every day at Planned Parenthood clinics all over America.  The Senate is poised to take up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act any day now, and President Obama has vowed to veto it.  The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will end dismemberment abortion and save countless innocent lives.  Cruel and unusual punishment will never end until abortion does.  And dismemberment abortion won’t be banned until hearts and minds are changed.  I won’t rest until every unborn child is safe from the moment of conception.

The Game of Life

I have mixed emotions on the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling.  I believe that marriage is supposed to be a bond between a man and a woman.  I also believe that 2 people who love each other should be able to live their lives together as they see fit, regardless of their gender, as long as they understand the consequences of their actions.  The rule book (the Bible) says that marriage is between a man and a woman. I didn’t write the rule book and I don’t question the wisdom of the One who made the rules.  As a sinner, who am I to judge other sinners?

Stacked up against abortion, terrorism, and a general decline in civilization as we know it, gay marriage is way down on my list of things to worry about.  I believe that whether you are gay, straight, black, white, or otherwise, you have the same right to life as anyone else.  This right to life begins at conception.  What we do with our lives is up to each of us as individuals, and we all will be held to account for the actions we take in the exercise of our free will.

I look at life as a game.  As with any game, there are rules for the game of life.  We kill our unborn children under cover of the laws of man and fool ourselves into thinking we are playing by the rules.  We ignore that little voice in our heads and tell ourselves that since it’s legal it must be right.  We pick and choose among the rules in the rule book and ignore the ones that inconvenience us.  We tell ourselves that some of the rules are more important than others and that everything will work out in the end.

The highest court in the greatest country on earth has given us abortion, gay marriage, and ObamoCare.  9 lawyers in black robes have literally changed the course of history in America.  Their 5-4 decision in Roe v Wade has resulted in the deaths of over 60 million unborn children since 1973.  It’s time for term limits and accountability for the Supreme Court.  It’s time for them to step back into the game and get back to calling balls and strikes, not creating laws from the bench and imposing their politically motivated views on a Constitutional Republic.

Once again, as one who is more flawed than most, I don’t claim the moral high ground on anything.  What I do know, with every fiber of my being, is that killing unborn children is wrong.  I also know,beyond a shadow of a doubt, that my purpose in life is to end the practice of abortion. In pursuit of my purpose I will play the game of life as I see fit. Anyone I offend along the way will just have to deal with it.  And any child I’m lucky enough to save will have a lot of choices to make as they play their own game of life.

Personhood: Reposted

Pro Life Pop Pop

A little over a year ago I wrote a piece titled Personhood.  To America’s abortion industry, Personhood is a four letter word.  It represents everything they refuse to acknowledge.  Personhood rightly conveys living, human status to an unborn child, thereby invoking the protection of their right to life under our Constitution.  Planned Parenthood would have you believe that an unborn child does not become a living human being until they say it does.  Personhood means to them that they will have to stop killing babies for money and get a real job.

On a week during which the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare, the abortion industry’s best friend, and trashed our Constitution with several other acts of legislation from the bench, I felt today was a good time to revisit the reality of personhood, and reflect on the most important of all our rights; the right to life.  Essential, divinely ordained…

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Letter to President Obama #107

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C.  20500

Attn:    President Barack Obama

June 24, 2015

Mr. President:

Since the tragedy in Charleston, S.C. last week you’ve called for more gun control and uttered the N word.  Amateur Hour at the White House has never been more evident than right now.  Your immediate response to the brutal killing of 9 innocent people in a church; fly to California for 2 fund raisers.  Your response to the brutal killing of 3,000 unborn babies every day; absolutely nothing.

Since last week’s killing rampage in Charleston, over 20,000 unborn children have died in America’s abortion mills.  You’ve made time over the last week to attend fund raisers and record an interview with a crazy guy in his garage, but apparently your calendar is full when it comes to making time for America’s children.

Mr. President, the true test of a leader is how he treats those who are powerless to oppose him.  The thousands of unborn children dying every day at the hands of Planned Parenthood and their fellow bottom-feeders don’t have a voice.  They are powerless to fight for their right to life and depend entirely on others for their very survival.  In the greatest country on earth, founded on the right to life for all, industries dedicated to killing children for a fee should not exist.

Mr. President, you and I were allowed to be born.  Why should our unborn children not be given the same accommodation?  No one should waste their own gift of life taking the lives of innocent children in an abortion mill.  No child was created to suffer an agonizing death just as its life is beginning.  Sir, you and your friends on the pro-abortion side have allowed over 60 million unborn children to be killed since 1973.  How many more must die a senseless death before you realize the magnitude of human suffering that legalized abortion has inflicted on America?

I’ll keep asking you to stand up for life and your staff will continue to stuff your mechanically signed form letters into envelopes and send them off to people like me.  Mr. President, I don’t want a form letter with a fake signature on it.  I want a President who cares about the lives of innocent children.  I want a President who is not afraid to stand up for every human being’s right to life, especially those who haven’t been born yet.  Sir, there is a lot that’s wrong in America right now.  Take a giant step towards making one thing right.  Support and sign the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act when it makes it to your desk.  America’s children will thank you and you’ll finally deliver on your pledge of hope and change.

As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.

cc:  Planned Parenthood

 

 

Hate Crimes

What is a hate crime?  This week’s shootings in Charleston, S.C. will be prosecuted as hate crimes.  My question is, what violent crime isn’t a hate crime?  One can logically conclude that the opposite of hate is love.  Is any violent crime not considered a hate crime a love crime?  It seems to me that, as a society, we are tying ourselves into knots with semantics; striving to classify the senseless killing of some as hate crimes while failing to even acknowledge the senseless killing of others.  Striking out against any innocent human being in an act of violence is most certainly not an act of love, but a manifestation of hate; and what good is done by placing labels on it?

When we call a crime a hate crime we are saying we know what the perpetrator was thinking at the time he or she committed the crime.  We are saying we know what his or her motivation was and that this violent crime carries more weight than a crime with the same degree of violence committed by someone whose thinking and motivation we don’t claim to understand.  While our laws allow the killing of our fellow human beings to be classified with varying degrees of egregiousness, they also allow the killing of millions of others with no penalty whatsoever.

Ripping an innocent child from its mother’s womb and killing it is not considered a crime in most parts of America. Killing the child moments after its birth is murder, but killing it before it is born is perfectly legal.  A psycho walks into a Charleston, S.C. church and kills 9 innocent people, and it’s called a hate crime.  A mother walks into an abortion clinic and pays to have her unborn child killed and it’s legal.  Innocent human beings are killed in each circumstance.  One is considered a heinous crime and one is called women’s reproductive health care.

On the day that 9 innocent people were killed in Charleston, 3,000 innocent babies were killed in America’s abortion mills.  The day after 9 innocent people were killed in Charleston, 3,000 more innocent babies were killed in America’s abortion mills.  By its very nature, any act of violence against an innocent human being is a hate crime, if you think placing labels on such acts is the proper thing to do. Calling the violent killing of any human being a hate crime should convey the same status to the violent killing of any other human being.

I join my fellow Americans in mourning for those lost to a senseless act of violence in Charleston, S.C. and I mourn daily for the thousands of innocent children killed by a bloodthirsty abortion industry in equally senseless acts of violence.

My Life; My Choice

More and more every day my thoughts wander from the responsibilities of my day job to the thousands of tiny lives that are ending in America’s abortion mills.  I wonder at times if it’s only me who sits at his desk and sees visions of the pain and suffering that innocent children should never have to endure.  I know that at some point in my life I will be working full-time to end abortion, and I pray for the courage to take the step I know I must take, sooner than later.  I hug my grandsons and the joy they bring to my life is tempered by the knowledge that nearly a third of their future friends will be killed in an abortion clinic.

The thousands of innocent children killed every day in America couldn’t care less about a woman’s right to choose. They just want to live.  Given the choice between life and death, how many do you think would choose a grisly death over life, just as their lives are beginning?  Why should anyone among us, having been allowed to exercise their gift of life, feel empowered to decide which child should live and which one should die?  What part of being free gives us the freedom to take an innocent life as a simple matter of convenience?

These days I have more questions than answers.  I see the legal killing of unborn children in the country I love and I wonder how we got to this point.  I see the daily bloodbath and realize that we all share responsibility for the direction our country has taken.  Those of us on the pro-life side could have worked harder to protect our nation’s children. Those of us afraid to take a stand for life could grow a spine and defend innocent lives.  And those among us who profit by killing unborn children could finally understand that all the money in the world can never pay the price they will ultimately pay for the suffering and death they have wrought.

As I approach my 62nd year I’ve been blessed with good health and a burning desire to save children.  I can see the end of my so called career in the not too distant future and I look forward to working harder in my retirement years than I ever have during my work life.  My motives are simple; saving lives and changing attitudes. I’m not afraid to look evil in the eye and to call it what it is.  Abortion is the greatest human tragedy in the history of the world.  I’m prepared to spend the rest of my life to bring an end to abortion and look forward to working with no expectation of compensation, because I know that the rewards of working for a just cause will be compensation enough.

When my last day comes, I look forward to leaving a world behind that no longer kills its children.  And when I’m asked by my Creator if I helped my fellow man, I’ll answer honestly and stand by the actions I took in defense of life.

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Letter to President Obama #106

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C.  20500

Attn:    President Barack Obama

June 14, 2015

Mr. President:

The Senate is taking up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and you have promised to veto it if it makes it to your desk.  Why?  How could any sane human being oppose a bill that will ban the dismemberment killing of unborn babies who have developed to the point that they can feel the pain of every rip and tear as they are literally ripped to shreds while being killed?   Mr. President, we condemn the murderous thugs of ISIS for killing innocent human beings by beheading and torture, and allow the same methods to be used to kill unborn children in our nation’s abortion mills.

By the end of your second term, over 8 million unborn children will have been killed on your watch; about 160,000 of them by dismemberment abortion.  As the father of 2 beautiful daughters, how can you allow the slaughter to continue without doing a thing to stop it?  Sir, the most basic of all human rights is the right to life.  The most basic and most important of all your duties as President is to protect everyone’s right to life.  Sir, your vocal support of Planned Parenthood and your long track record of supporting the abortion industry is contrary to your most important duty as President.

When the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act clears the Senate how will you justify your veto?  Will you say that some lives are more important than others or that unborn children are not living human beings?  Mr. President, all the fancy words and political spin in the world can’t justify the unjustifiable.  Dismemberment abortion of pain-capable children must be stopped.  You are in a position to stop it and the world will be watching.

Mr. President, innocent unborn children are entirely dependent upon us for their very survival.  We have a moral obligation to protect them and we all know that allowing the indiscriminate killing of them is wrong.  The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will save untold thousands of innocent children.  It will be a small step towards ending abortion, but a very important step.  The thousands of unborn children that die every day in America’s abortion mills are dying senseless deaths.  It’s way past time to end abortion in the greatest country on earth.

Mr. President, allow the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to become the law of the land and watch as miracles occur.  Watch as babies doomed to die agonizing deaths are allowed to be born and to express their universally unique lives.  Sign the bill and take the political heat from the abortion industry and walk away, knowing you did the right thing.

As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.

cc:  Planned Parenthood