Irony #2

Had the Savior of the world been immaculately conceived in America during these times, there’s a 1 in 3 chance that He would have been aborted.  The world is a mess right now.  Imagine how bad it would be if the prophecy of His birth had not been fulfilled.  During His short life He showed the world the power of faith and proved that each of us is born with unlimited potential.

At birth, Jesus Christ was an innocent, helpless child; just like you and me were.   He showed that 1 man could change the world and promised that each of us could do everything He did, and even greater things.  With every unborn child we allow to be killed, we reject the gift of life He has granted.  Every child that dies at the hands of Planned Parenthood and their fellow baby killers is an opportunity lost.  Not just an opportunity for the child to realize the wonder of the gift of life, but an opportunity for the world to experience the unique contribution that every new life brings.

This is the time of year that Planned Parenthood hands out bonuses to its clinics that exceeded their goal of dead babies for the year.  They consider hundreds of thousands of dead children as a job well done, and they feel a sense of entitlement to the more than $500 million they get every year from the U.S. taxpayers.  On Christmas Eve, as most Americans are making plans to spend time with friends and family, the folks at Planned Parenthood will be squeezing in a few more abortions, before leaving to spend time with friends and family.

I find it hypocritical of those in the abortion industry to celebrate the birth of Jesus when they make a living by killing His most priceless creations.  As bad as what they do is, the debt has already been paid for their crimes against humanity by the very One they dishonor when they kill His children.  The irony is that they can be forgiven for doing the unforgivable, but only if they acknowledge that what they are doing is wrong.

Less than a week before Christmas, our country’s priorities are totally screwed up.  Our leaders downplay the threat of terrorism even though it’s common knowledge that they are already here and plotting attacks.  Token efforts to defund Planned Parenthood work their way through Congress and the White House promises to veto anything that makes it to the President’s desk.  A no consequences mentality permeates our society and people clamor to be offended by just about anything.

A new year is coming and we have a lot of work to do.   America has reached new lows when it comes to honor, integrity, and morality.  When you’ve hit rock bottom it’s easy to see that the only path forward is up.  My focus remains on ending abortion and keeping my family safe.   The way I see it, if we live our lives with respect for every other life, the solutions to all our other problems will be revealed.

Fed Up With Politics

Normally, the work I do on this site is focused on ending the practice of abortion.  Aside from my work to end abortion, I’m a political junky.  So, sometimes I get a little off track.  This is one of those times.   I’ve been watching politicians on both sides making statements and campaign speeches.  Invariably, they have a crowd of colleagues and supporters standing behind them as they speak. My question is why?

Did someone conduct focus group research to determine that politicians appear to be more believable when they have people standing behind them?  I know I’m not the only one to notice this.  Is there a correlation between the number of people you have standing behind you and the believability of what you are saying?  Is the ethnic diversity and gender ratio of the background crowd manipulated to fit the message and the audience being addressed?

Politics these days is mostly pandering and empty promises.  Members of Congress and the Senate spend millions of dollars to get a job that pays less than $200,000.00 a year, and leave office as multi-millionaires.  They tell us what we want to hear to get elected, then ignore our calls and letters when we ask them to do their jobs.

For 3 years now I’ve been asking the President, Governors, Congressmen, and Senators to stand up for our unborn children’s’ right to life.  I’ve written hundreds of letters and all I’ve gotten for my efforts is a handful of form letters from the White House, promising nothing and doing even less.

One of my favorite quotes from Rush Limbaugh is “politics is show business for ugly people.” I’m fed up with politicians and looking for some honorable candidates who aren’t afraid to stand up, without a security blanket of followers surrounding them, and to be brutally honest about what has to be done to get America back on track.  Until then, I remain fed up with politics.

 

Safe, Rare, and Legal = B.S.

Congress recently voted to keep taxpayer dollars flowing to Planned Parenthood, and by doing so they cast a vote for infanticide.  When it comes to saving the lives of innocent children there is no gray area.  Pro-life means you are “all in” for life.  Pro-choice means you don’t care enough to take a principled stand on either side.  And voting to fund the world’s largest abortion provider means you place politics and your own interests over saving the lives of millions of unborn children.

I have zero tolerance for hypocrisy.  I see a political hack like Nancy Pelosi claiming to be a devout Catholic while she says ” abortion is a sacred right.”  She doesn’t have a problem accepting Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award and doesn’t have a problem with them killing another child every 90 seconds.  I see Hillary Clinton and her fellow leftists claiming that abortion should be safe, rare, and legal while Planned Parenthood stuffs money into their campaign coffers.

The safe, rare, and legal default of the pro-abortion side is patently riddled with inaccuracies, or B.S. as I prefer to call it.  A procedure specifically designed to kill a human being cannot be considered safe.  A procedure that is performed over a million times every year is not rare.  And a law that flies in the face of our most important founding principle is fundamentally and fatally flawed.

The abortion question used to be used by the left leaning media as the gotcha question for Republican candidates. They would structure the question in a manner that would place the candidate in an impossible position where no matter how well the question was answered it could be reported out of context.   Now that Planned Parenthood has finally been exposed as the evil empire those on my side have known about for decades, the abortion gotcha doesn’t carry the weight it once did.   As a matter of fact, the press is going to great lengths to avoid the issue of abortion this time around.

Safe, rare, and legal are empty words when used to describe abortion.  They are nothing more than a focus group tested phrase designed to make the murder for profit of over a million unborn children every year sound warm and fuzzy.  When a politician utters the words safe, rare, and legal their low information constituency thinks they actually give a damn about the inviolable right to life of every unborn child.  Safe, rare, and legal falls into the same category as “let me be clear” and “at the end of the day.”  Anything a politician says after one of these phrases is almost always a steaming pile of B.S.

Hillary Clinton says she stands firmly behind Planned Parenthood.  Planned Parenthood’s death spiral into irrelevance has begun.  Let’s hope that Hillary’s political ambitions follow the same path.  Let’s hope that the next time we hear her say the words safe, rare, and legal she is describing the frequency and circumstances of Bill’s latest dalliance.

It’s Never Wrong to Do the Right Thing

I heard these words yesterday and they moved me.  They reminded me why I’m willing to spend the rest of my life, if need be, to end the practice of abortion.  They reminded me that even if the work I do does not yield the intended result, I am working for a just cause and doing what I know in my heart is the right thing.  Too many of us acknowledge evil but fail to confront it.  I’m consumed by the evil of abortion, and I’m willing to give everything and lose everything to rid the world of it.

Sparing unborn children from the horror of abortion is the right thing to do.  The abortion industry’s agenda is killing children and making money.  The suffering and violent deaths of millions of unborn children in America would have never happened, nor would it continue today if enough men and women of principle had stood against evil and done the right thing.   I can feel in my heart that we are living in the time when the industry of death that kills thousands of children every day will be brought to its knees.

A year ago, very few of us would have believed that Congress would be taking steps to defund Planned Parenthood. No one would have predicted that horrifying videos of Planned Parenthood harvesting the organs of dead babies for sale would come to light.  There is overwhelming evidence that Planned Parenthood should not be the benefactor of over $500 million in taxpayer money every year.  To put it in perspective, each of Planned Parenthood’s 668 clinics receives nearly $1 million every year from the U.S. taxpayers.

It’s never too late for even the workers at Planned Parenthood to do the right thing.  They could stop killing babies for money tomorrow.  Knowing what the right thing to do is, and not having the courage to take action is no excuse for not taking action.  Our gift of life is granted with conditions.  It obligates us to protect our fellow humans at every stage of development, from conception to grave.  We all know it’s the right thing to do, but far too many of us will abdicate our responsibility in the hope that someone else will do our share.

Doing the right thing can subject you to ridicule and worse.  Many will tell you what you know in your heart is right, is wrong.  They’ll tell you to go along with the crowd and to not make waves.  They’ll try to convince you that the cost of doing the right thing is not worth it.  Don’t listen to them.  It’s never wrong to do the right thing, and I’ll never stop, whatever the cost.

 

The End of Abortion #2

Every 4 years the Presidential candidates on the Republican side are ambushed by the left-leaning media with the abortion question.  They’re asked why a woman shouldn’t have the right to have her unborn child killed at any time prior to birth and asked to explain why there shouldn’t be exceptions to any laws restricting abortion.  Every time, they box the candidate into a corner where any answer they give is construed and reported as a war on women.  These questions are asked for one reason only; to score a gotcha.  The Democrats are always given a pass and never asked the tough questions.  They dutifully trot out, kiss the ring of the pro-abortion lobby, and quote the standard liberal talking point that abortion should be “safe, rare, and legal.”  No one believes it but it gets them through the abortion gauntlet and they move on.

This time around it’s not working out the way it always has in the past..  When asked about his position on restrictions to abortion without exception, Rand Paul threw it back to them.  He told them to ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she is ok with  killing a 7 pound baby in the womb because it has yet to be born.  The utterly clueless Schultz has been sputtering and stammering all week and, so far, has not answered the question.  I have a couple questions for Congresswoman Schultz: When does life begin?  Does life spontaneously erupt seconds before a child is born or is an unborn child a living human being from the moment of conception?

Schultz and her cohorts on the pro-abortion side would have you believe that the abortion debate is centered around the question of viability outside the womb and a woman’s so-called right to decide whether her unborn child should live or die.  They studiously avoid the question of when life begins and continue to ignore the fact that an unborn child is a unique and separate living human being, living inside its mother’s body.  When pressed on abortion, they invariably revert back to Roe v Wade and try to justify the killing of millions of children on the back of a flawed Supreme Court ruling.

Whether a child has developed to the point that it can survive outside the womb has no bearing on the fact that it is alive.  Just like an unborn child, anyone undergoing major surgery is kept alive by independent support systems during the procedure.  They’re still alive.  They just need a little help, just like an unborn child.  Tying your position on abortion  to viability outside the womb is a constantly moving target.  Children who would not survive outside the womb 10 years ago, now routinely survive.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s side needs to step into the 21st century.  They all need to grow a spine and to stand on the side of life.  They need to accept the reality that life is a divinely endowed right and that this right is not conditioned on the stage of development of any human being.  As long as blithering idiots like Debbie Wasserman Schultz infest the halls of Congress, meaningful legislation to ban the killing of unborn children will not happen on the Federal level.  Abortion will be brought to an end by the States, and many are hard at work right now working on the side of life.  In the end, the killing of our children by a blood-thirsty abortion industry will only stop when we, as individuals, embrace the sanctity of every human life and collectively commit to protecting every human being from the moment of conception.

Legislative Accountability Act of 2013

Legislative Accountability Act of 2013

 

Since the Obama administration took office they have been hell-bent to rush one massive spending bill after another through Congress before the American public could see what was in them; with few, if any, members of the House or Senate even taking time to read them.  These bills were all rushed through Congress without giving average Americans time to review them or comment to their elected representatives, all with the goal of implementing President Obama’s radical leftist agenda as quickly as possible; damn the details or consequences.

Finally, some good news for a change:

The Legislative Accountability Act of 2013 has been introduced in an effort to slow the process down and allow all Americans time to review pending legislation before it can be rushed to passage.  This bill will also require all members of Congress to certify that they have completely read and fully understand every piece of legislation before voting for or against it.

Highlights from the draft version of the bill are as follows:

Once a draft version of a given bill is complete, the general public will be given a minimum of 5 business days plus 1 additional day for every 100 8 ½”x 11” pages contained in the bill to review and comment on the provisions contained therein.  Congress will begin assembling the final draft 2 business days after the end of the review and comment period and post the final draft for review within 5 business days.

Congress will publish the final version of the bill with an attachment highlighting any changes that were made subsequent to publishing the initial draft.  The general public will once again be given a minimum of 5 business days  plus 1 additional day for every 100 8 ½”x 11” pages contained in the bill to review and comment on its contents.  At the end of the review period, members of Congress will have 2 business days to provide written certification that they have completely read and fully understand the bill they are about to vote on.  With the written certification, each member of Congress will state whether it is his or her intent to vote for or against the bill.  Final House or Senate votes will take place no more than 2 business days after providing their certifications.

After the final public review and legislator certifications have been completed no further amendments will be permitted to a bill.

Should the House and Senate be considering separate bills concurrently, review and comment periods will run consecutively.

Any bill introduced as “Emergency Legislation” will have an automatic 48 hour hold placed on it so the member introducing the bill has ample time to explain to the media and American public the circumstances that warrant the bill’s emergency status.

I endorse this bill and feel it will revolutionize the concept of government transparency and hold our elected representatives accountable for each and every vote they cast.

Problem is, I made it all up.  No such bill exists or has been proposed.

I will, however, be contacting both my Senators and my Congressman and asking them to sponsor legislation similar to what I have proposed.  I won’t be holding my breath waiting for their replies.