As Justice Scalia is laid to rest today, for the first time in history, a sitting President will not be attending the funeral of a sitting Supreme Court Justice.  This is just another peek behind the curtain of a man devoid of character and integrity.  While my focus in this forum is ending abortion, I refuse to shy away from its enablers and leaders like President Obama who represent the worst when it comes to helping our fellow man and simply doing what is right.  Before the body was cold, the President was injecting politics into a national tragedy; just like he always does.  Antonin Scalia was a staunch defender of our Constitution and deserves better than the President sending crazy Uncle Joe to represent him at the funeral.

One has to wonder why a President who is able to make time to visit Cuba next month to pay his respects to a radical Communist regime, can’t seem to find the time, on a day when he has no events on his schedule, to pay his respects to a true patriot like Justice Scalia.  Character, honesty, and integrity mean you do the right thing, whether the whole world is watching or whether you are the only one who knows you are doing it.  President Obama has an extensive record of doing the wrong things as the world watches.  One can only imagine what he is capable of doing off the record.

During next month’s trip to Cuba the President will be glad handing with the leaders of a regime who murdered every property owner in the country when they seized power.  During the 2 days he is there, over 6,000 unborn children will be killed in America by Planned Parenthood and their partners in crime.  President Obama is Planned Parenthood’s most enthusiastic cheerleader.  The man who swore an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, claims that a woman has a “core Constitutional right” to have her unborn child killed.  The printer seems to have left that passage out of my copy.

Like many things in life, character isn’t something you can touch or put your hands around, but you know it when you see it.   You know it when you see the people you should be able to trust the most saying and doing things that a reasonable, principled person would not.  President Obama and his friends in the abortion industry continue to say that abortion on demand should be the norm.  They would have you believe that killing your child as a matter of convenience is no big deal.  They’ll tell you that people like me are crazed ideologues because we believe every human life is priceless.

Character is strengthened or abandoned in the face of adversity.  We can choose to stand on principle when the going gets tough, or we can choose to go along to get along; denying the fact that tough choices are inevitable.  President Obama has assumed the default position of those without character.  He’s content with a legacy of ineptitude and incompetence; content to leave the mess he has created, to future generations to fix.

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