As this year comes to an end, I’m reminded of the following piece that I wrote a year ago. I wrote this in the aftermath of the Ferguson rioting and President Obama’s unilateral decision to normalize relations with Cuba. As I wrote, the values and generally accepted principles of human behavior we strive to live our lives by are inviolable and are not subject to flexible interpretations to fit the circumstances we wish to apply them to.
Each of us can look back and see how we could have been better people and how we could have made better choices in the past. Each of us also has the free will to resolve, at this very moment, to spend the rest of our lives serving our fellow man and never turning a deaf ear to a call for help or an opportunity to serve.
We’re defined by our values and by how we treat the weakest among us. Millions of unborn children are killed worldwide every year, and we wonder why we see violence around every corner. We entertain ourselves by watching people kill each other on TV and in movies and become desensitized to violent death. Our nonchalance over killing our fellow man has allowed organizations like Planned Parenthood to flourish. We buy into the argument that a woman has the right to choose to have her child killed. We even help pay for it by sending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to the abortion mills that kill them.
We’ve been convinced that our actions don’t come with consequences and that instant gratification is the easy way out. In today’s world, many new lives are seen as simple inconveniences; problems that can be “taken care of” at your local Planned Parenthood clinic…
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