Monthly Archives: April 2013

On Abortion

Today, Vox Day posted what I think is probably one of the best treatises on abortion I have ever seen.  And so I am going to quote most of it, but his entire post is worth reading.

Let’s make it perfectly clear.  If you are a doctor or a nurse who performs abortions, you are every bit as bad, every bit as purely evil, as the SS-Totenkopfverbänder who slaughtered people in the National Socialists’ extermination camps.  And if you are a woman who aborts her child, you are every bit as bad, every bit as disgusting, as the SS guards at those camps, who may not have bloodied their hands themselves, but were complicitcollaborated by making the killing possible.

And if you simply support the so-called “right” to legal abortion, you are no better than a card-carrying member of the National Socialist German Workers Party.  In fact, you are even worse.  For all their many flaws, the National Socialists at least had a substantive cause: the preservation of a defeated and economically devastated German nation.  Your cause is mere female convenience, rendering you even more repellant and abominable in the eyes of anyone who values human life.  Their symbol was the reversed Swastika, but yours should be a pyramid of infant skulls.

I understand you have your rationalizations and your justifications.  I am aware that you firmly believe that an unborn, or partially born, or newly born, child is either not human or is for some reason or another unworthy of the same right to life possessed by adult human beings who hate racism, support sexual equality, and voted for Barack Obama. I appreciate that you are absolutely convinced that acting to terminate the life of a genetically unique individual who is dependent upon his mother for his continued survival is no different than cutting one’s hair or trimming one’s nails.  I know you assert that because it is a woman’s body, she can do whatever she wants with it, all the various trespassing and drug and flasher laws notwithstanding. Or perhaps you have a different reason, in which case feel free to make your case for it here.

But remember this: the Nazis had their justifications too. And those justifications were considerably more soundly rooted in science, history, and logic than yours are.

I assure you, I guarantee you, that future history is going to remember feminists and everyone else who supported the 20th-21st century Holocaust of the Unborn with every bit as much disgust and horror as today’s progressives regard 18th-19th century slavers and 20th century Nazis.  The tide is already beginning to turn, as many feminists have finally realized a few of the unforeseen, but retrospectively obvious consequences of their so-called right and begun lobbying for laws against sex-screening and the free exercise of their unholy “right” for officially unapproved reasons.

So, I call on you to rethink your stance, truly rethink it, and repent. Redeem yourself by turning against this evil practice you have supported and speaking out against it. Ask for forgiveness from God and from the millions of innocents whose deaths you rationalized and even encouraged.  What is done cannot be undone, but it is never too late to turn away from evil and refuse to continue walking along its dark path.

Stop all the endless rationalizations and justifications. Just stop. They are pointless. You know, in your heart of hearts, they aren’t convincing anyone.  They aren’t even convincing you.

I have nothing to add to that.

And the Double Cross!

It has not even been a week since I gave Richard Burr kudos for being willing to stand with Rand Paul and filibuster the Democrats sinister plans to cram a gun bill through the senate.

However, it has now come to my attention that the kudos were unwarranted, and, I know you are ALL SHOCKED but Richard Burr voted with the Democrats to betray conservatives

16 Republican Senators caved to the Democrats and voted to end debate and bring to the floor a gun control bill that no one has had a chance to read.  There will be Amendments offered, it will probably pass, and then we’ll all be able to “find out what’s in it.”

So much for “shall not be infringed.”

Here are the GOP members who sided with their Dem opponents. It’s basically a who’s who of the RINO world.

  • Lindsey Graham (SC)  (202) 224-5972
  • Lamar Alexander (TN)  (202) 224-4944
  • Kelly Ayotte (NH)  (202) 224-3324
  • Richard Burr (NC)  (202) 224-3154
  • Saxby Chambliss (GA)  (202) 224-3521
  • John McCain (AZ)  (202) 224-2235
  • Tom Coburn (OK)  (202) 224-5754
  • Susan Collins (ME)  (202) 224-2523
  • Bob Corker (TN)  (202) 224-3344
  • Jeff Flake (AZ)  (202) 224-4521
  • John Hoeven (ND)  (202) 224-2551
  • Johnny Isakson (GA)  (202) 224-3643
  • Dean Heller (NV)  (202) 224-6244
  • Mark Kirk (IL)  (202) 224-2854
  • Pat Toomey (PA)  (202) 224-4254
  • Roger Wicker (MS)  (202) 224-6253

Should Richard Burr have the poor taste to run for reelection when his term is up in 2016 he should absolutely be tea party primaried.

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Better Late Than Never

Well, I guess the time has come to give credit where credit is due.  I have been (justifiably, I think) hard on Richard Burr and so now he gets some credit for doing the right thing.

From Politico:

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s threat to filibuster any new gun restrictions is gathering steam, as a dozen of his Republican colleagues have now signed onto his plan.

The Kentucky Republican and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) first wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid late last month to warn him of their intention to try to tie up the Senate if, as planned, Reid moved forward with legislation that would expand background checks and attempt to crack down on interstate gun trafficking.

In addition to Paul, Lee, Cruz, Rubio and Moran, the Republican who have signed the second letter are Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Jim Risch and Mike Crapo of Idaho, Dan Coats of Indiana and Pat Roberts of Kansas.

So, Kudos to Richard Burr.  After missing Senator Paul’s last filibuster for a dinner date with Obama, he has hopefully learned his lesson and will join with the liberty minded and actually stand up for our God given rights.

 

Establishment of Religion

A bill recently put forward in the General Assembly objecting to the Federal courts issuing an injunction against local governments opening their meetings with Christian prayer.

It’s a poorly worded bill that will never see a vote.  That being said I support the sentiment.

First, I say that it’s poorly worded for one simple reason, it proposes that North Carolina has the right to create an Establishment of Religion (and strictly speaking, that is true.  Maryland had an official state religion – Catholicism – when they adopted the Constitution).  It is a fight that nobody is interesting in having and that nobody wants.  The REAL issue is that opening a government meeting with Christian prayer is not, in any way shape or form, an establishment of religion and thus IS NOT prohibited under the US Constitution or the State Constitution.

 

Second, and I think it’s the real point of the objection in the drafted legislation, is that what right does the Federal Government have to tell the local citizenry who they can or cannot pray to?  By attempting to tell North Carolinians what kind of prayers are acceptable to the government, they are in fact establishing a religion and violating the first amendment rights of the people.  And secularism is a religion, make no mistake about that.