I am an abortion abolitionist, in spite of all of those who are compromising the basic principles of abolitionism in the way they do their politics. Why? Because conscience dictates that abortion must be abolished.
I am against socialism, in spite of all of those who also say they're against socialism while supporting every unconstitutional socialist government program under the sun. Why? Because socialism is theft, writ large, and it destroys nations and peoples. I love my children and grandchildren, and I don't want to see them destroyed, economically and politically.
I'm a conservative, in spite of all of those who have made a mockery out of that title. Why? Because the American system of republican, constitutional self-government built on the natural, God-ordained moral law is worth preserving and conserving.
I'm a republican, small "r," in spite of the political party that continues to dishonor that honorable title. Why? Because the American system of republican, constitutional self-government built on the natural, God-ordained moral law is the best form of human government there is in this fallen, sinful world, and it's worth fighting for.
I'm a Christian, in spite of the large percentage of Americans who have taken that label upon themselves while putting the lie to it in the way they act in their civic life.
I'm a Christian, in spite of my own terrible failures to live up to that most honorable of titles. Because, Christianity is all about repentance, and mercy, and grace, and perseverance.
Figure out who you are, and what you stand for, folks. And then stand, without wavering. Otherwise, moral compromise is going to be the death of us all.
Ignore the hypocrites and the liars, and simply resolve to do what is right, no matter what anyone else may or may not do.
At the conclusion of the American Revolution, when King George III of Great Britain heard that General George Washington would resign his commission to a powerless Congress, he reportedly told the American painter Benjamin West: "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world."
Years later, Washington willingly gave up power again when he left the presidency after only two terms, even though there was at that time no constitutional barrier to him serving as many terms as he wanted, or, more properly, as many terms as the people would be willing to give him. In his case, of course, that probably would have been as many terms as he wanted.
George Washington set the example for the peaceful transfer of power in the United States of America, an example that has been followed perfectly for more than two centuries.
Until Donald Trump.
Donald Trump is nothing like George Washington. In fact, he is the exact opposite of George Washington.
It's crystal clear that Donald Trump was willing to do literally anything, up to and including the unleashing of a violent insurrectionist mob on the Congress of the United States during the conclusion of the presidential electoral process, to prevent the peaceful transfer of the power of the presidency to the candidate who clearly defeated him in the 2020 election, Joseph Biden.
Donald Trump is not the greatest man in the world. In fact, he is the worst man in the world. He is the worst man, by far, to ever step foot onto the public stage in America. No one else is even close.
The Senate must convict Donald Trump and block him from ever holding any public office ever again. It's absolutely necessary.
If the Republicans refuse once again to uphold their oaths and convict Trump, they will go down in history as feckless, unprincipled, oath-breaking fools - like Trump, utterly unworthy of their high offices.
"For the record - just so there is no mistake by anyone - I stand foursquare against Trump and his violent insurrectionist mobs.
I also support his immediate impeachment and removal from the office of the president."
-- Tom Hoefling
The debacle in the committee hearing room in Austin, Texas last week exposed the core of the problem with abortion. It all comes down to the humanity, and the God-given, unalienable, equal rights of the individual child, and whether or not the perpetrators who seek to slaughter them will be punished in the same way other murderers are dealt with under the law.
In other words, it all came down to the same things it came down to in front of the Supreme Court in 1973. Prior to Roe vs. Wade, Texas had unjust, immoral, unconstitutional laws on the books that deprived the unborn child of their equal rights, and punished their murderers differently, and much more leniently, than the murderers of those fortunate enough to have passed through a birth canal. Which, of course, provided the pretext the wicked Blackmun court needed to dehumanize, to depersonify, the unborn child. Which, of course, then led to the cold-blooded, premeditated murder of more then sixty million innocent, helpless, defenseless children.
And what was the response of Pro-Life, Inc., and their faithful minions in the Texas legislature when presented with a just, constitutional bill that would criminalize all abortions in their state? They were steadfast in their determination to make the exact same moral, constitutional, and legal error that led to Roe in the first place, even though more than 98% of the more than three hundred citizens who testified in front of their committee spent more than eight hours, late into the night, explaining to them in great depth, in exquisite detail, why doing this would be a gross violation of the most sacred obligations of their solemn oaths.
And the innocent blood continues to flow.
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