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.

 

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

For 2 years now, Congress has been toying with the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and all they have accomplished is, well…….nothing.  The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would ban dismemberment abortions, or more plainly stated, ripping a 5 month old unborn baby apart in order to kill it, with the baby able to feel the pain of every rip and tear as it is killed.

You would think that in a country founded primarily on every human beings’ inherent right to life, bills such as this would not be necessary.  A reasonable person could also conclude that in a country like America it would never be legal to kill over 1 million unborn children every year.  I only wish that all my fellow Americans could be haunted by the visions of the bloody dead bodies of innocent children being ripped from their mothers’ wombs, as I am, every hour of every day.  Maybe then, we would realize, as a society, that funding evil organizations like Planned Parenthood and allowing thousands of innocent babies to be killed every day is contrary to the principles we were founded upon, and flies in the face of civilized human behavior.

Why are we debating whether pain-capable babies should be protected from agonizing deaths when our focus should be on protecting every unborn child at every stage of development?  If we fail to stop the elective killing of any unborn child instead of debating the merits of not killing them only if they can feel it, we are lost.   When we find ourselves arguing over whether we hurt a child while killing it, we miss the point.  If we simply stop killing unborn children, the timing of when and how they can be killed is rendered mute.

In a perfect world we would not have to pass laws to prevent the killing of unborn children, but until we change enough hearts and minds, we have to pass bills like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  The House has already passed their version of it.  It’s not perfect, but it’s a start.  The Senate failed to reach cloture even though their version got a majority 54 votes.  Harry Reid’s Senate approved Federal judges with the so-called nuclear option, a simple 51 vote majority.  If the Republican leadership had any courage, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would be passed under the same rules.

Even if the Senate musters the courage to pass this bill, President Obama will veto it.  I look forward to the President explaining to the American people why he supports Planned Parenthood and why he doesn’t have a problem with dismemberment abortion.

If we stop allowing our unborn children to be killed by an industry of death tomorrow, 60 million will have already died.  Generations from now, when historians are able to objectively assess the events of this era, abortion, especially dismemberment abortion, will be seen as the greatest human tragedy of all time.

Defund Planned Parenthood

For years now, I’ve been asking our elected leaders to defund the world’s largest abortion provider.  The American taxpayers are forced to provide over $500 million to Planned Parenthood every year.  By doing so, we support an organization that kills another child every minute and a half.  Recent videos have revealed the depth of depravity to which Planned Parenthood is willing to go; harvesting and selling the body parts of the children they kill.  Margaret Sanger Award recipient, Hillary Clinton is predictably coming to their defense, dusting off her “war on women” mantra.

Standing up for an innocent child’s right to life is not a war on women, and refusing to fund an organization that kills over 300,000 unborn children every year isn’t either.  Yesterday, a move in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood was defeated.  I see this as a temporary setback and a gauge of Planned Parenthood’s influence among the political class.  This time last year I was being called crazy for predicting that we would defund the most evil business venture in the world.  Now, the real possibility of defunding legislation making it to the President’s desk is in sight.  The President will veto it, but Planned Parenthood will be mortally wounded.

I take no pleasure in saying that I enjoy seeing the desperation in the eyes of Planned Parenthood’s big shots as they try to spin the recent revelations of their utter inhumanity.  I dream of seeing Planned Parenthood’s doors close for the last time and I can see their demise in the near future.  Unlike the innocent children that they kill by the thousands, Planned Parenthood will go down fighting.  They make billions killing babies and they can buy the best lawyers, judges, and politicians.  They’ve proven that they will resort to anything to insure their own survival; just like they will resort to anything to kill children and sell their body parts.

Since 1973 the abortion industry has thrived under a veil of secrecy.  They knew it couldn’t last, but they hoped it would.  We are approaching a critical mass where the visual evidence of an industry of death will result in its undoing. Killing children for money is a bloody business.  Disposing of the dead bodies of over 3,000 innocent children every day can’t be done delicately.  Trying to convince a civilized society that a child in the womb is not a living human being is a no win venture.

Planned Parenthood is a wart on the nose of humanity.  Just like a wart, it must be excised and unceremoniously disposed of.   America is waking up to the holocaust unleashed by Roe v Wade, and the nightmare won’t end until Planned Parenthood is no more.

 

Letters to John Boehner #1

Speaker John Boehner

H-232 The Capitol

Washington, D.C.  20515

 April 8, 2015

 Mr. Speaker:

Last year, before the mid-term elections, you and your counterpart in the Senate promised to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  To date, all you have done is cower in the face of partisan politics and special interests; doing nothing to protect America’s unborn children.  I took you at your word when you promised to pass this bill, and I’m deeply disappointed in your lack of courage when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would save about 20,000 unborn babies from agonizingly painful deaths every year in America.  20,000 isn’t a big number when compared to the more than 1 million unborn children killed in our nation’s abortion mills every year, but I believe with all my heart that every child’s right to life is worth fighting for.  The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would ban abortions of children 20 weeks old or older; the point at which they can feel the pain of being killed.

Mr. Speaker, what sane person could oppose a bill designed to prevent the brutal killing of an unborn child that can feel every cut, rip, and tear as it is dismembered?  While you and your colleagues submit to political pressure, innocent children all over America are being ripped from their mothers’ wombs and discarded as nothing more than medical waste.  Sir, these children were endowed with the same right to life that you and I enjoy.  The Constitution that you swore an oath to defend means nothing if the rights it enshrines are not applied equally and without conditions.

America’s Founders did not give their all for a country that would allow its own children to be killed by an industry dedicated to killing as many of them as possible for as much money as possible.  They dreamed of a country where every human being could express its divinely endowed right to life.  They dreamed of a country whose elected officials would uphold its founding principles and fight for its most vulnerable citizens.

Mr. Speaker, there is no gray area between doing what is right and capitulating to special interests.  You and your colleagues know what you have to do.  Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  Send it to the Senate so they can pass it, and then work to override the President’s promised veto.   With a couple votes and couple strokes of a pen you can save 20,000 children, and it won’t cost America’s taxpayers a dime.  Do the right thing.  America’s children will thank you.

As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.

 

 

 

 

More of the Same

capitol3I had big hopes this year when the Republican controlled House and Senate were seated..  Both chambers had promised to move quickly on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and both have failed miserably.  If they ever get around to passing this bill it will be vetoed by President Obama.  His veto will spark a much needed debate and raise awareness of the brutality of our nation’s abortion industry.  I believe this debate will eventually result in the passage of this life-saving bill.

While our elected officials play politics and cook up backroom deals, children are dying by the thousands.  I was optimistic that this year it would be different.  Now I see that I was duped again into believing that some politicians would actually do what they said they would do if I would just vote for them.  Both the House and Senate have pro-life majorities.  They can save lives and pass legislation to make it harder to have your child killed in America, but they would have us believe that they have more important things to do.  On a national level, it is just as easy today to walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic and have your unborn child killed as it was before last November’s elections.  From my perspective, our country is being run by elected leaders who fail to see or choose to ignore the wishes of their constituents.  We can and must do better.

It makes no difference to the thousands of unborn children who will die in America’s abortion mills tomorrow, whether the person killing them is a Republican or Democrat; they will still die.  Unlike you and me, they can’t decide what course their life will follow.  They can’t protest their own killing, and are powerless to defend themselves.  Every unborn child must depend entirely upon the good will and kindness of others for their very survival.  As a society, we have failed the ones who need us the most.  We’ve made it legal to kill them for any reason, at any time, right up to the moment of their birth.  We even send evil empires, like Planned Parenthood, hundreds of millions of dollars every year so they can kill even more children.

We get the leaders we deserve, and the consequences of our actions against our unborn children have placed us in the position we are now in.  We could end the killing tomorrow, but we don’t have the will to accept the undeniable truth that every new life has the absolute right to simply live.  We take it upon ourselves to decide which child should live and which should die, all the while doing everything we can to preserve our own lives.  We look forward to all of our tomorrows, and deny thousands of children one more tomorrow every day.

Our elected leaders will not lead unless they are lead by us.  They will only take action if it leads to them keeping their jobs.  We have a moral obligation to do right by the weakest among us.  We must demand that our elected leaders do our bidding.  We must hold them to the highest standards and we must individually do the same.  Our children deserve no less.