We Get the Leaders We Deserve

As an Illinois State Senator, then State Senator Barack Obama voted multiple times against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.  The Born Alive Infant Protection Act was a bill that required medical professionals to provide life-saving medical care to babies who survived botched abortions.  In his opposition to this bill, Senator Obama mused that recognizing babies as persons would entitle them to the 14th Amendment protections under our Constitution.  He went on to state that passage of this bill would end legal abortion and render Roe v Wade mute.

The standard practice in most abortion clinics when a baby survives the procedure meant to kill it is to place the baby in a surgical tray, place the tray in a supply closet or isolated area, and wait for the crying to stop, or to put it bluntly; wait for the baby to die.  The greatest country on earth voted twice to elect as our President a man who supports this practice.  When we put President Obama in office we got what we deserved.  We got what we deserved, but the millions of innocent children who have died and will die under his watch deserved none of this.

When we made Barack Obama our President we elected the most abortion-friendly President in history; a man who proudly proclaimed “God bless Planned Parenthood.”  Our complacency as thousands of unborn children are killed every day and millions are killed every year put us in the position where our President would rather shut down the government than defund the world’s largest abortion provider.

Our complacency has given us a leader who expresses his outrage every time a mass shooting takes place, yet says nothing as thousands of innocent children are killed on a daily basis.  Our leader projects weakness, and the rogue leaders and terrorists of the world are emboldened to pursue their agendas, knowing that America will not take a stand against evil.

When our leaders fail to lead, we are morally obligated to lead ourselves.   The dysfunction of our national leaders is no excuse for allowing over a million innocent children to be killed in America’s abortion mills every year.  We can end the killing without them passing a single bill.  Without the demand for their services, the doors of America’s abortion industry could be closed for the last time tomorrow.  All we have to do is stop deciding to pay an evil empire to kill our unborn children.

Until America stands on the side of life and elects leaders of similar beliefs, we will continue our downward spiral into irrelevancy.  Until we decide, as individuals, to do what our inept leadership lacks the courage or moral fortitude to do, we will remain complicit in the consequences of their inaction and indifference.

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.