Hypocrisy #3


This is my third post in a series titled Hypocrisy.  I believe in calling things what they are, without the BS and sanitized, “sounds good” descriptions.  Murder is murder, whether you do it with a gun from the 32nd floor, or whether you do it with the deadly tools of an abortionist in a Planned Parenthood clinic.  My thoughts on the Las Vegas atrocity and the daily massacre by America’s abortion industry follow:


In a predictably Pavlonian response, all the left wing wack jobs are calling for new gun control laws in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.  The same tired argument, “If we can save just one life with new gun control laws, it will be worth it,” has been dragged from the lefty playbook of focus group catch phrases.  The left is willing to take our guns away to arguably save one life, while they rabidly support the murder of thousands of unborn children every day, to satisfy the blood lust of America’s abortion industry.  From where I’m sitting, that is textbook hypocrisy.

Since the Las Vegas shooting, about 25,000 unborn children have been murdered in America, under cover of the fatally flawed Roe v Wade decision.  60 million have died since 1973, and another million will die this year.  Like any sane person, I’m horrified that another human being would murder 58 fellow human beings.  I’m also saddened that the greatest country on earth allows its unborn children to be killed as a matter of convenience.   As I’ve previously written, a society that entertains itself with TV shows, movies, and video games that depict graphic violence, needs to look into the mirror when the violence becomes real.

I don’t claim to have the answers, but it appears to me that when a nation becomes desensitized to violence, it becomes more violent. When you call the murder of an unborn child reproductive health care, it doesn’t sound that bad.  You can call it whatever you want, but when you allow millions of unborn children to be killed, the consequences are inevitable.  Since this is my forum for my opinions, I firmly believe that if you see evil and do nothing, you are complicit with evil.

There is no socially redeeming value to killing babies for money.  In a sane world and a values based society, there would be no place for an organization like Planned Parenthood.  An industry of death should not be a growth industry in a country like America.  Our most important founding principle, the right to life, applies to unborn children just a much as it applies to you and me.  When we collectively come to this realization, we can heal as a nation.

Why I’m Not Watching the NFL

For as long as I can remember, I’ve looked forward to watching football on Sunday afternoons.  If I was having a bad week, I always knew that Sunday was coming, and football would be there.  The recent and ongoing controversy over who is taking a knee this week, and who is standing up, has changed football, and changed me.   As a veteran who willingly took the risk of coming home in a box, under cover of our flag, I find it quite unsavory that professional athletes, living the American Dream, feel it is appropriate to take a knee during the playing of our National Anthem.  I also find it unsavory that after receiving a massive and negative response for their actions, players and teams are trying to explain what they were really protesting.  If you have to explain what you were protesting after you have protested, you’ve already lost the argument.  Regardless of what you claim to be protesting, if you kneel during the playing of our National Anthem, you are disrespecting America and dishonoring every man and woman who has died in defense of  our country, our freedoms, and our founding principles.

Many of these spoiled millionaires are claiming that they are simply exercising their First Amendment right of free speech when they take a knee.  The First Amendment protects your right to make an ass of yourself, but it doesn’t shield you from the consequences of exercising that right.  The fans are staying home in droves and viewership is declining precipitously.  If the players and owners don’t have a problem with fewer and fewer fans willing to buy what they are selling, then, by all means, continue kneeling.

In the big scheme of things, football simply isn’t that important.  Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness trumps (pun intended) football 7 days a week.  The NFL controls its own destiny.  Unfortunately, the more than 3,000 unborn children who will be murdered in America’s abortion mills tomorrow don’t have a choice in the matter.  If the “all knowing” players in the NFL want to protest something, may I suggest that they protest the fact that America’s taxpayers are forced to dole out over $500 million to Planned Parenthood every year?  If they like taking a knee, take a knee and pray for every unborn child whose tomorrows will never come.

In my opinion, when you accept the fame and fortune that come with being a professional athlete , you accept the responsibility of being a role model, like it or not.  If the players of the NFL are unable to accept that obligation, walk away and let someone who is willing to do so, step forward and stand up.