February 16, 1918 – January 30, 2013
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Forty years ago today the Supreme Court rendered its Roe v. Wade decision. Those who believe in the sanctity of human life and long to see America embrace a culture in which innocent life is honored and protected continue to look for a day when humanity is again deemed valuable, where we cherish even those who would be born in "less than ideal circumstances." Children are our most precious resource and remain the greatest symbol of hope God has given us. This is just one reason why the annual March for Life has been such a powerful aspect of the pro-life movement. This year’s event is Friday, January 25th, and once again a multitude of Americans will gather in Washington, D.C. to show their support for precious little ones.
Our Founding Fathers declared: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” However, since 1973, millions of children have been denied the basic right upon which all the others hinge: the right to life.
Lately, President Obama has taken to boldly highlighting children in his speeches. Using kids as the backdrop for his gun control speech, the President claimed his commitment to young ones. "If there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try,” he said. He then outlined why gutting our Second Amendment is the means by which he believes we accomplish this. Every law-abiding citizen’s heart is broken when children are the target of men hell-bent on committing acts of evil, and we agree that the safety and protection of innocent life is paramount.
The hypocrisy of it all, however, is that while the President publicly acknowledges the value of “even one life” when it advances his own political agenda, he fails to acknowledge as much when it comes to protecting the lives of children soon to be born. In that same speech, he proclaimed that “when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.” Well, who is more vulnerable than those who find themselves at the mercy of others to honor their existence and receive them into our world? Are these—the truly vulnerable—not worthy of the protection of which the President speaks? Why is it that their cause is never the subject of one of his lofty addresses to the nation? Has he ever even mentioned the March for Life that takes place in his own back yard and ought to be worthy of at least a scant mention? If indeed we have an obligation to save “even one life,” when will we hear our President rally Americans to stand alongside women who find themselves in these less than ideal circumstances to offer the support they need, to encourage parents to choose life, and to promote the option of adoption? Instead, he has committed himself to the most liberal of abortion agendas—so much so that as a Senator he couldn't even bring himself to support the Born Alive Act that would save the lives of babies ALREADY BORN and needing medical aid. Further, he believes taxpayers should betray their consciences by paying for his abortion agenda. This same President has stated he didn’t want his daughters “punished with a baby,” and remarked that it was “above my pay grade” to answer a pastor's question: “At what point does a baby get human rights?” Yet now we are to somehow believe that children are the priority in his current aggressive campaign against the Second Amendment?
The President continued to herald his support of children in yesterday’s inaugural speech. “Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit, to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm,” he said—and I agree. Nor is our journey complete, I would add, until all our children soon to be born are also “cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.” The President, of course, did not include this, as it does not line up with his worldview or his party’s platform. See, his commitment to our children is selective. When children in the womb are on the chopping block, the President is silent. When he places the Second Amendment, however, on the chopping block, children are his focus. Never mind the fact that his latest proposals would not protect them from evildoers and would, in fact, leave responsible, law-abiding citizens less able to protect them as well.
Clearly, there is no shortage of hypocrisy coming out of Washington, and this is just one example. Americans can expect to be inundated with rhetoric and doublespeak for the duration of this administration. It is truly Orwellian. So it is absolutely imperative that we keep our eyes and ears open; don't allow yourselves to be sucked in or lulled to sleep. Our freedoms are being compromised, our common sense insulted, and our children exploited. We must be vigilant and engaged, and we must remain hopeful that a better day is coming.
By popular demand (or perahps just 'cuz I wanted it for myself), the BadBlue News Service has added a Gun Channel (BadBlue.com/Guns). It's a Drudge-style news service that monitors the major firearms sites for news that's poppin'.
Today, the President is announcing that he and the administration will:
1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. What "relevant" information? Your medical records perhaps?
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. Wait! You passed the law so we could see what was in it, and now you want to change it? This "law" just keeps evolving.
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system. What information?
4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks. I smell an expansion of "categories of dangerous people."
5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun. Why was the gun seized to begin with?
6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers. In case they don't know how to do their job?
7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign. Yep! Just like the HHS spent millions to run offensive and unintelligible radio ads speaking in "ebonics" to teach people how to dial 911. Besides, we have the NRA, which does an outstanding job of teaching gun safety.
8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission). More regulations on gun manufacturers.
9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. Maybe we could start with Fast and Furious?
10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement. Another silly expensive "make-work" idea. Analyze what? Here's how many guns were lost or stolen. What exactly is there to analyze?
11. Nominate an ATF director. ATF: Remember Waco and Ruby Ridge.
12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper
training for active shooter situations. Teach them to stand up and shout, "This is a gun free zone. Please leave!"
13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime. Are you suggesting that the police are not prosecuting gun crime? Wait - didn't David Gregory get a pass for breaking the law on National TV by brandishing an illegal clip? My bad.
14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. More wasted money.
15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies. We'll get right on that.
16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes. Ooooops! Correcting another little flaw in Obamacare. Go ahead and ask. I reserve the right to say, "None of your business."
17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities. Right! Because patient confidentiality doesn't exist.
18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers. Will they be armed?
19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education. Because the police are too stupid to know how to handle an emergency?
20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover. If you made it clear to begin with, you wouldn't need a "clarifying" letter.
21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges. Parity with whom?
22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations. Didn't they just say this in number 21?
23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health. National dialogue? What the hell does that mean?
[...]"They don't have good intentions in many cases."
[...]"Unless we get on the same page as the left has been on for the past 40 years. Unless we all recognize who it is we're fighting , we're going to have the moral high ground and lose every election from here to kingdom come."
Some people are getting it. Liberals, even – to their eternal shame liberal catholics – are hijacking pro-life language as a way of promoting strict gun-control as if it were a pro-life issue. What they are really trying to do is silence pro-lifers. Liberals see those who defend the right to be born as the foundational pro-life issue in the same way that they view those who uphold the 2nd Amendment: stupid, knuckle-dragging throwbacks who cling to their guns and religion. Thus, their fusion of the gun-control debate with their hijacking of pro-life language is a tactic to silence those who believe that we have a right to be born in the first place. Mark my words. This is what they are doing.
What the National Catholic Reporter is really doing by calling for an “assault weapons” ban. (Hint: It ain’t about guns!)
NCR, hardly pro-life, hijacks pro-life language