Tom Hoefling and Scott Mahurin to debate abortion abolition vs. regulation - Sat. March 30, 2019, 2 pm Central time - LIVE STREAM
Please hold me up in prayer this week as I prepare for Saturday's abolition vs. regulation debate with Scott Mahurin.
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The fear of God is the missing ingredient in our politics today - on the part of the people themselves, and on the part of those they elect to public office who are required to take the oath.
Our system presupposes a just and perfect judgment on our words and actions in the hereafter, as the mainstay against abuses and usurpations in the civic here and now.
Without that healthy dread in our hearts and minds, and in the hearts and minds of our chosen representatives, the whole edifice of constitutional republicanism falls apart.
"Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths?"
-- George Washington
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding."
-- Proverbs 9:10
So, on January 7th of this year the Communist Party USA began touting what they called a "Green New Deal." One month later, on February 7th, freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released her "Green New Deal."
Now, you can try if you will to track the timeline of just exactly who was cribbing whose notes, but the simple fact is, the whole thing is thoroughly communistic in nature. Its obvious predicate is the notion that all things belong to the state.
If they want to tear down all the buildings, including those buildings you own, their assumption is that they have the right and authority to do so. If they want to kill all your cows, they can. If they want to ground all your airplanes, there is nothing to prevent them from doing so. If they want to force you to live in an undefended, unheated shack, shivering in the dark, and only give you a little rice to eat each day, they can.
Make no mistake: If these people are not stopped, and soon, that is exactly what they will do, too.
Sure, their ideas are stupid and off-the-wall. But communist ideas have always been stupid and off-the-wall. That didn't stop them from murdering and enslaving a large part of the population of the world in the last century though.
Don't simply laugh this stuff off, folks. It's deadly serious business.
by Tom Hoefling
In 1729, Jonathan Swift anonymously wrote an intensely satirical piece entitled "A Modest Proposal," in which he wryly proposed cannibalism for the public good. And those who were to be eaten were unwanted, poor children. Children who were "unwanted," not necessarily by their parents, but by the intelligentsia of his day.
So, let's jump forward almost three hundred years to our present time. And this is no satire. The bodies of aborted, i.e. murdered, children - children who are not only unwanted by the intelligentsia, but unwanted by their own flesh and blood, by their own parents - are being cannibalized, with their plundered cells being used to make vaccines.
To make matters even worse, the intelligentsia of our time not only insist on making these products of cannibalism AVAILABLE to the general public, they INSIST on making the injections MANDATORY.
We're now beyond the ghastly point of them saying that you MAY be a cannibal if you would like, to them saying that, to be a responsible citizen, you and your (unaborted) children MUST BE CANNIBALS.
My comments here have nothing to do with any argument over the morality of vaccinations themselves. It's not even about the dubious morality of governments forcing people to receive inoculations in general. This is about CANNIBALISM, and, I repeat, not just about cannibalism, but FORCED CANNIBALISM.
There can be little doubt that modern medicine has, in many respects, been a blessing to humanity. Mortality rates have fallen with the increase of our scientific knowledge about sanitation, human physiology, and health.
But, when science abandons decent moral considerations, nothing can be more of a curse for humanity. Nothing can be more of a plague. When doctors insist on going down the cursed path of a Mengele, the only thing that can follow, inevitably, is a curse on our nation.
These inhuman abominations must be stopped, once and for all, for the sake of our children, for the sake of our posterity.
"But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties."
-- Winston Churchill, Finest Hour speech, June 18, 1940
List of vaccines that contain the cells of cannibalized babies, as of Feb. 2019.
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Data courtesy of cogforlife.org.
So, we're now on track to run trillion dollar deficits every year as far as the eye can see. We just hit $22 trillion in debt, which is up more than $2 trillion in additional debt since Trump took office only two years ago. We're spending a billion dollars a day on interest alone.
Under these circumstances, any "tax cuts" are illusory. The burden continues to radically rise, not lessen, on current taxpayers, and on our posterity, who haven't given their consent to any of this nonsense.
There's only one way out of this horrible mess, and that's to apply my three-fold criteria for any and all public spending.
1) Is it moral?
2 Is it constitutional?
3) Is it absolutely necessary?
If the answer to any of these questions is "NO," then it's high time we got rid of it.
Then what we have to do is to take the tax and regulatory burdens off of the producers in this country. We can start by completely dismantling the federal income tax, and replacing it with a simple, transparent, efficient retail consumption tax.
It's stupid and counter-productive to tax businesses and productivity. It's the equivalent of killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Put the tax burden on consumption, and you will encourage thrift and savings, which are the only things that can provide the seed for even more production of physical wealth and private property.
And last but not least, dismantle the massive regulatory state which is throttling our economy and disadvantaging us in the world market. Most of it is unconstitutional anyhow.
In the clean air of liberty, Americans can and will out-work, and out-think, and out-produce anyone in the world, no problem.
Restore our national moral basis. Restore respect for our Constitution. Restore liberty. The rest will take care of itself.
Today - January 27 - is designated as an annual day of Holocaust remembrance. It's the day in 1945 that Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated from the Nazis. There, for five years, as in so many other locations, they committed atrocities on an industrial scale.
Today, in America, a holocaust on an even vaster scale has continued for ten times as long as Auschwitz was operated. For fifty years, tens of millions of innocent, helpless, defenseless little boys and girls have gone to their deaths at the hands of the abortionists, and the pharmacists, and the medical profession, with the permission and the cooperation of their own mothers.
Make no mistake: Abortion is a crime against humanity, just as much as the extermination of Jews and others was a crime against humanity.
The only real difference is that today's fascist criminals are much more efficient, and have exterminated many more victims. And, worst of all, the ones delivering the innocents to their deaths are the ones who should have loved them more than anybody else.
The people of this country are being remorselessly, relentlessly, and very skillfully, propagandized against the securing of our sovereign territory from the millions of foreign nationals who are invading it.
They are being convinced to happily accept the demise of our right to govern ourselves in liberty, which will, of course, also strip our earthly posterity of the precious gift of the Blessings of Liberty.
And Trump being the poster boy for border security will likely be one of the worst things that has ever happened to the cause of preserving and defending our sovereignty, security, and borders.
My best guess is that he will ultimately accomplish nothing, and compromise away everything, because he lacks the basic understanding of, and commitment to, the principles that are necessary to actually secure this country.
He's making the job of those who want to destroy this country and its sovereignty and independence much, much easier.
"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended." -- Frédéric Bastiat
How our pro-life regulatory laws are helping Janey's baby right now in FL at 25 weeks gestation:
-- "Must be in a hospital." (Her abortionist doesn't care. He has hospital privileges just like any other Ob/Gyn. Janey's father, like most pro-aborts, would prefer to have it done in a safe, clean, professional location anyway. Oh, wait. Florida law just changed again and he can get back to late-term kills in his private office.)
-- "Must have a sono." (I've seen the sono. Janey's seen the sono. Her doctors have seen the sono. In fact, they all know it's a girl. The sono is what will give them the best info. to determine the most effective killing method and to guide the hands and tools of the abortionist.)
-- 24 week limit, unless for "health of the mother." (Easy-peasy. Get the mother to sign off that she'll have mental health problems after the birth or fudge the sono a bit. Exaggerate any medical history the mother has.)
-- "Must be performed by a licensed physician." (Does nothing. The abortionist is a licensed Ob/Gyn. Pro-aborts WANT a trained, licensed killer for their little ones.)
-- "Second physician must participate if baby is at viability." (Does nothing. Janey's daughter's potential abortionist has buddy-abortionists and they do not care about her viability.)
Let's say she was in a state that required:
-- Mandatory counseling about supposed "breast cancer risk." (That comes across to Janey -- a chain smoker -- like it comes across to you when you read on the Tylenol bottle that swallowing a pill for your migraine might cause liver damage.)
-- "Parental Involvement," if she was a minor. ("Parental involvement" is actually the problem here. Her father wants his grand daughter DEAD.)
-- "No dismemberment d&e while the baby's alive." (This is a real law that pro-lifers in Texas tried to pass. Easy work-around: stab the baby in the heart with poison, inducing a heart attack before dismembering.)
-- "No auctioning this baby girl's body parts." (Does nothing to help Janey's daughter from being butchered by two big bullies in the first place.)
-- "Must bury the baby." (Does nothing to prevent her potential dismemberment and murder today.)
-- "Defund Planned Parenthood/no taxpayer money for abortions." (Janey's father is flat-out volunteering to pay in full, and the abortionist is chipping in as well -- offering a steep discount to get his hands on Janey's child. If all else fails, the pro-aborts will just tap into their abortion charities to pay for it.)
Do you see how this game works?
It's similar to laws being passed to regulate rape!...
saying how, when, and where a rapist might commit his evil.
That's why you need to GET BEHIND Abolish Abortion Texas and similar initiatives in other states.
It is our Christian duty to love our tiniest of neighbors as ourselves by supporting efforts to pass laws that will restrain the sin of grandfathers and mothers like Janey and her father today.
A wonderful note I received today from a brother in Christ:
"Tom, I have been thinking a lot about what you have said about the "heart-beat bill" and incrementalism. I have come to realize I was wrong on the issue and you are right. Will you forgive me for standing in wickedness and arguing? I appreciate your ministry and your stance against evil. I am sorry that you took the brunt of wicked situational ethics that had taken root in my heart. Thank you for speaking the truth to me when I was standing in sin, that is true love you showed me when you do not know me nor did I deserve it thank you. Keep standing for righteousness, there are others like me who need to hear the truth in order to repent."
Nowhere in this incessant talk by Judge Kavanaugh about "precedent" is any mention of the actual results of the "precedent" in question, which is the violent dismemberment deaths of more than sixty million innocent, helpless, defenseless baby boys and girls. The Constitution says nothing about judicial precedent. But it does have something to say about JUSTICE. It says that the Constitution exists to establish it.
God is a God of justice. Our Constitution's stated purpose is to establish justice. Judges and Senators swear a solemn, sacred oath to God to establish justice. So, Americans should take great offense at the fact that neither supreme court nominees nor U.S. Senators can rouse themselves to speak even a word on behalf of justice for the millions of innocents that continue to be slaughtered by the abortionists and pharmacists.
"Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. ... The simple fact is that God ... intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder."
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ethics
There is no right to kill babies. The very idea that there ever could be is insane. The innocent child's supreme God-given right, the right to live, is paramount, and intrinsic. To deny this is to deny the very basis for your own rights. It's the worst sort of national suicidal nihilism.
All innocent persons, no matter their stage of life, or their state of dependency, or their physical capacities, are due equal protection under the law.
Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Day 3:
(Discussing Roe v. Wade)
Judge Kavanaugh: "When the Supreme Court issues a constitutional ruling ..."
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "... then you can only change that by a constitutional amendment?"
Kavanaugh: "That's the case."
In other words, Kavanaugh is a stone-cold judicial supremacist, one who worships at the idol of judicial precedent, and has absolutely no intention of "overturning Roe v. Wade." He's already told you straight out that he thinks that he can't.
Thomas Jefferson strongly disagreed with those who think like this judge:
“You seem ... to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. ... The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots.” (Letter to William Jarvis, Sept. 28, 1820)
“Nothing in the Constitution has given them [the federal judges] a right to decide for the Executive, more than to the Executive to decide for them. ... The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.” (Letter to Abigail Adams, September 11, 1804)
Get the scales off your eyes. Anyone who thinks that a judicial precedent that has robbed tens of millions of innocents of their God-given, unalienable, equal right to live is binding on anybody has absolutely no real conception of the true basis of law and justice. They have no more business on the supreme court than an arsonist has running the fire department.
There is no real moral difference between a judge claiming he has to countenance the continued slaughter of tens of millions of innocent babies because some prior supreme court said so and the German Nazis who tried to justify their own atrocities by claiming that they had no choice but to obey the Fuehrer's orders. At Nuremberg, such pleadings fell of deaf ears. And it's high time we stopped listening to such wicked nonsense today.
To the judicial supremacist, five tyrants in black robes are the only thing standing between them and complete despotism. But under the constitutional system actually devised and ratified by our founders, there are courts, and executive department officers, and legislators, at all levels of governance, all sacredly sworn to support and defend our constitutions, regardless of what any other officer or branch may or may not do. In other words, there are checks and balances built in to assure that despotism can never take hold.
Bad judges are only a small part of the problem. The biggest problem of all lies with executives and legislators who place the illogical, unreasonable, immoral, unconstitutional opinions of bad judges over their own sworn obligations to support and defend our constitutions.
The Supreme Court is supreme only over the inferior courts. That's it. They are not supreme over the other branches of government. They are not supreme over the Constitution of the United States. They are not supreme over the laws of nature and nature's God. To put it simply, they are not above the law.
Most Americans are either ignorant of, have forgotten, or reject, the moral basis of the law, and self-government in liberty. Which is exactly why the country is in the mess it is in. And the chances of "making American great again," without that moral basis, are absolutely zero. Because that's the exact thing that made America great in the first place.
June 20, 2017
1. God made mankind in His own image and likeness.
2. God strictly, explicitly forbade the murdering of any individual so made in His image and likeness.
3. The great minds of western civilization, from Cicero, down through Aquinas, and Blackstone, and Hamilton, and Adams, and Jefferson, and many others, posited the protection of the individual right to life as the first part of the natural law, and the first and most important reason for the existence of human government.
4. The founders of the American republic, in our national charter, the first part of the organic laws of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, asserted as self-evident truth that all men are CREATED equal by God, and are, each and every one, therefore endowed with the unalienable right to life, from the first moment of their creation.
5. The framers of the United States Constitution asserted as the crowning purpose of that Constitution the securing of the Blessings of Liberty to POSTERITY, ie those who are not yet born or even conceived.
6. The framers of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution forbade the taking of the life of any person without a fair trial on a capital offense.
7. The framers of the Fourteenth Amendment explicitly, imperatively REQUIRED the equal protection of every innocent person, and explicitly REQUIRED each and every state in the Union to provide equal protection under the law for that supreme God-given individual right.
8. Article Six of the U.S. Constitution REQUIRES every officer of government in this country, in every branch, and at every level of governance, to swear an oath to God to support and defend the Constitution, including its crucial equal protection requirements.
I don't know how it could be any clearer:
Abortion is NOT legal in America.
Every person must be provided equal protection under the law.
We don't need more legislation.
We don't need more constitutional amendments.
We have no obligation to obey the immoral, unconstitutional opinions of tyrants in black robes.
All we need is for public officers, especially in the executive branch, to keep their sacred oaths and provide equal protection to the innocents.
In order for that to happen, THE PEOPLE MUST FIRST MAKE THE DEMAND.
NO MORE COMPROMISE.
June 6, 2018
It was a decision that tossed a crumb to religious liberty with one hand, while it took the whole cake away with the other.
The "cake-baker case," properly called Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, convinced conservatives they had won a battle in the culture war.
But, contrary to widespread belief, the decision did not close the door on religious discrimination. Quite the opposite: the decision ended favorably on a technicality for the individual baker alone, and encouraged states to make new laws to hamper future religious freedom claims.
The Supreme Court held that the baker acted reasonably "at the time," because the controversy began in 2012, before Obergefell v. Hodges. To accommodate its hijacked changes to the political landscape, the Court in Cakeshop said states were free to enact laws that grant "gay persons" (a newly-crafted fictional term) "whatever products and services they choose on the same terms and conditions as are offered to other members of the public," no matter religious objections.
"The laws and the Constitution can, and in some instances must, protect gay persons and gay couples" – another fictional term – "in the exercise of their civil rights," wrote the Court. Religious objections are protected only in "some instances." What these instances are, the Court declined to detail, except to say that the right to refuse to bake a cake on religious grounds was not among them.
"The Court's precedents make clear that the baker, in his capacity as the owner of a business serving the public, might have his right to the free exercise of religion limited by generally applicable laws," the majority declared.
Not only does this judicial attitude leave every cake-baker vulnerable, it conceivably extends the arm of government to intrude upon the religious claims of any person or entity imaginable, even churches. For example, a state law could require churches to provide same-sex marriage rites – and that would be fine with SCOTUS, so long as the law was forced upon all churches, equally. Such is the doctrine of Cakeshop.
Conservatives should have been wary when they noticed that Cakeshop was written by Anthony Kennedy, author of Obergefell. Kennedy would have no conceivable inclination to walk back his own precedent, only to enlarge it. Predictably, his reasoning in Obergefell was expanded upon in Cakeshop, to the extent that it secured the support of Elena Kagan, one of the farthest-left justices in history.
No wonder the liberal Washington Post editorial board called Cakeshop "a step in the right direction."
While conservatives welcomed a Trojan Horse gift into their camp, the Post noticed the decision "laid the foundations for a more ambitious ruling in the future." The ambition it had in mind, of course, was to further diminish the role of traditional marriage and religion in society.
The Post applauded Cakeshop for siding with the judicial myth that the U.S. Constitution requires governmental "neutrality" toward religion. To have that extra-constitutional concept celebrated by conservatives is an important gain for liberals. In embracing Cakeshop, advocates for religious liberty are tricked into endorsing the invented doctrine of Sandra Day O'Connor's "endorsement test" and the 1971 "Lemon Test," which provide the basis for removing the Ten Commandments from the public square.
Conservatives missed it, but the Post understood that any religious victory in Cakeshop was limited to this particular cake-baker, and was of no use to religious liberty in general. Observed the Post: "Mr. Kennedy warned that the court could not, in the future, rule expansively in favor of a baker's religious claims." Indeed, the Court recognized no broad right to religious objection, because to do so, said the majority opinion, would "impose a serious stigma on gay persons" and impermissibly deny them marriage-oriented goods and services (including marriage rites?) for "moral and religious reasons."
What this means is that, as far as the Supreme Court is concerned, your religious liberty had an expiration date of June 26, 2015.
© Siena Hoefling
June 7, 2018
News outlets say Iowa has passed “the nation’s strictest legislation,” that “bans most abortions.” One report called it a “total abortion ban.” Iowa’s fetal heartbeat bill, S.F. 359, supposedly prohibits abortions after six weeks. Upon signing the bill, Governor Kim Reynolds said, “I understand and anticipate that this will likely be challenged in court.”
Lawmakers welcomed the legal battle. Some said the law was designed to “take a run at” “overturning” Roe v. Wade.
Three years ago, another heartbeat law from North Dakota met defeat in the 8th Circuit, which covers Iowa. The Supreme Court declined to hear that case.
Supporters of the Iowa law say this time is different, because Antonin Scalia has been replaced by Neil Gorsuch. The junior justice, however, has indicated a respect for abortion precedent. In his U.S. Senate hearing, Gorsuch called Roe v. Wade “the law of the land,” and emphatically asserted its doctrine that “a fetus is not a person.” “That’s the law of the land,” insisted Gorsuch. “I respect the law of the land.”
Legal experts predict the Iowa heartbeat law will die in the courts at the hands of precedent. Since 1992, state-level abortion regulations have been judged by the “undue burden” test that sprang out of the Republican-led Rehnquist court in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. An undue burden, according to Casey, is a “substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion.” Based on that precedent, the Iowa heartbeat law “is likely to be struck down,” says Drake law professor Renee Cramer, because she said it prohibits abortion before most women know they are carrying a child.
But imagine that the Supreme Court hears the case, Gorsuch changes his view of precedent, and the majority sides with the heartbeat law. Is that a victory for life? Are babies now protected? Is Roe “overturned”?
The Iowa heartbeat law does not challenge Roe. It simply replaces one arbitrary standard with another. Even if the courts embrace the heartbeat law, we are no better off — perhaps we’re worse — and the destructive jurisprudence of Roe is left in place.
To be victorious against Roe and all its mischief, the Iowa law would have to go to the heart of the matter, which is not the heartbeat.
Iowa’s S.B. 359, now codified, cheapens life and enables abortion without restraint. Reports of a prohibition on “almost all abortions” are false. The heartbeat law is a mishmash of baseless exceptions and exploitable loopholes that effectively grant abortion to anyone willing to play around with a little paperwork. The whole ordeal can take place privately, without any accountability or consequence.
The rape and incest exceptions enable a woman to kill her child upon a bare, unsubstantiated report to her doctor. No trial, no adjudication is required. No due process is given the child. Authorities need not be involved. The supposed perpetrator can remain anonymous, and get away with the alleged “crime.” All the doctor has to do is say that the woman notified him within forty-five days of a claimed rape, and the baby can be killed up to twenty weeks. (Or later. Who would know?) For “incest,” one-hundred-forty days are granted to the woman to report the alleged incident to the doctor — again, without proof.
This is abortion without restraint. Not only are doctors allowed to fib on the paperwork without consequence, they suffer no penalty for bending the “rules” to commit an abortion on their own terms. (This is true of the Iowa heartbeat bill, even without the exceptions.) Mothers of the dead children are specifically exempt from prosecution — free to destroy their precious offspring and to lie.
But it gets worse. Not only do these loopholes discard the lives of children upon hearsay regarding the status of their fathers, but shockingly, the Iowa heartbeat law adds an exception that echos the first Nazi eugenics program, Aktion T4, which gave physicians godlike power over life and death.
By a provision targeted at killing the disabled, the Iowa code now empowers doctors to identify and then destroy any child in the womb they label “incompatible with life.” Although some outlets claim that this exception is designed to kill off babies who would die anyway, the superfluous exception is a violation of the right to life, by grotesque excuse. The label can be attached arbitrarily, without due process of law, to kill any baby and make the community complicit in euthanasia.
The Nazis called it administering Gnadentod (gracious death) to the incurably sick, whose lives were considered worthless. Technologies for mass-murdering these disabled victims later found implementation on a larger scale in the concentration camps. The T4 program emboldened the Nazis to violate the right to life, sanitize murder, and enable the wider Holocaust by the deadened conscience of a nation.
Similarly to the Iowa heartbeat law, the Germans labeled their “incurable” victims “Lebensunwertes Leben”: “life unworthy of life.”
Strangely, the Iowa law echos the Nazi program in another indefensible way. Now the euthanasia of Iowa babies with “fetal abnormalities,” along with the killing of babies of alleged rape and incest parentage, is codified as “medically necessary.”
Medically necessary? “Necessary” is a dangerous word to toss around in a code book. When the government uses that terminology for killing a child, you know we are walking in territory foreign to human rights.
By defining the lives of some children as “incompatible with life,” and codifying their killings as “medically necessary,” Iowa’s heartbeat law is a closer champion of eugenics than a foe of Roe.
Once Iowa determined to exempt some children from protection, none were safe. It’s an inevitable consequence.
But even supposing a heartbeat law exists without added exceptions, the bare proposition that we shall exclude the smallest babies from protection is an indefensible, man-made exception to the right to life. Detached from claim that we are all endowed with rights by our Creator, and due the equal protection of government in our lives, the “heartbeat” concept is intrinsically immoral.
The smallest human life must be protected because to do otherwise is an offense to God. “Thou shalt not kill,” said the Lord. For killing the “least of these,” we do it unto Him. (Matthew 25:32–46)
A heartbeat law, in any iteration, sanctions killing the “least.” When the “least” is your own offspring as a nation, and you have no heart for them, your land deserves the curses that come. (Malachi 4:6)
Even before the Iowa bill was amended with new exceptions, its arbitrary standard, like Roe, treated the smallest children as non-human beings, unworthy of equal protection and due process. The right to life was discarded for a doctor’s perception of “repetitive” and “rhythmic” contractions of the heart. Excluded, for no reason, are those children whose heartbeats aren’t detected — or, more accurately, weren’t “repetitive” or “rhythmic” enough to suit the abortion doctor, whose own heart is hardened against the womb-bound child.
Contrary to the hope that this is a worthy counter to Roe, the heartbeat standard is its regurgitation, lapped up again. (Proverbs 26:11) Rather than assert the right to life of every child, the heartbeat standard accepts the core error of Roe: that unborn persons are not due equal protection of the laws.
American government owes its existence to the unassailable truth that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” including the right to life. “To secure these rights,” equally among the weak and strong, the disabled and able-bodied, the young and old, “Governments are instituted among men.” Although our nation ignored the requirements of that universal principle in its tolerance and practice of slavery, over time the demands of justice prevailed. We ceased our infidelity, and renewed our vows to the Declaration of Independence.
Like the American slave system of bygone days, Roe v. Wade trampled underfoot the eternal, moral law of human equality. Rather than change course, the heartbeat standard follows Roe’s deadly footsteps, and treats the right to life as an uncertain right, to be bestowed by the whims of men. Substituted for equality is the counterfeit design of tyrants who treat human beings as unequal subjects, unendowed by God with fixed rights that are the only guard against an ever-shifting, capricious government.
In its invention of a trimester system that pretends to know which children shall live and which shall die, Roe presents an iniquitous favoritism. The heartbeat standard likewise assumes the lie that the right to life is variable and man-made — as if government can protect life for some and not others — and joins Roe in treating the unborn child as unequal to ourselves.
Beyond logic, many opponents of Roe claim to believe in the Declaration of Independence while they violate its precepts in such legislation as the Iowa heartbeat law. They claim to “save some,” by offering laws that explicitly and implicitly exclude others. But making a detectable heartbeat determinative of the right to life only joins Roe in creating a tool of arbitrary oppression. By discarding the smallest babies, heartbeat laws grant permission for their deaths. Even if the hidden intent was to de facto “ban” abortion without providing full protection, as some headlines supposed of the Iowa law, the abandonment of equality is not worth the price of clever obliqueness.
As soon as you abandon equality under the law, and you grant governmental permission to murder some of the babies, you have removed the basis for protecting any. Before you know it, those you aimed to protect are exposed to harm, because rights bestowed by government today are gone tomorrow.
Regulationists of abortion, who wish to “chip away” at Roe v. Wade rather than immediately apply the justice described in the Declaration, say that they have no choice but to compromise. Yet “compromise” suggests a gain for both sides.
But nothing is gained by the “pro-life” side when it crafts statutes that dehumanize the child, promote inequality, deny the God-given rights that our Declaration calls certain, embolden doctors to commit atrocities, and grant permission in our statutes to kill babies — as does the Iowa heartbeat law.
Due to its lack of restraint on human behavior, the Iowa heartbeat law does nothing but cover for abortion. At worst, it might be called a toothless fraud, or at best, an act of timidity.
To its sincere advocates, we might ask the scriptural question: shall we “do evil, that good may come?” Can injustice fight injustice? We should recall that the scripture commands, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21)
And, “Depart from evil and do good.” (Psalm 34:14)
And, “Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only.” (James 1:22)
The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass said that one of the greatest obstacles to ending slavery was the “heresy” that “slavery will be abolished just when the Lord shall will its abolition.” That complacent attitude delayed slavery’s end and needlessly extended the suffering. “It is a delusion and a snare, to think that Almighty God will undertake for us any farther than we undertake for ourselves. His work is done: ours alone remains to be done,” wrote Douglass to The Liberator.
“When a slave, I used to pray that the Lord would give me freedom,” he recollected. “And I might have prayed in slavery until this time, had I not ‘prayed with my heels.’”
He added, “Our works must be consistent with our prayers, otherwise they are an abomination before God.” Douglass recalled this was an epiphany that led him out of bondage.
Frederick Douglass spoke of the delayed abolition of slavery in the West Indies. Everyone, even the noble-hearted William Wilberforce, thought immediate emancipation was impractical or undesirable. Douglass spoke of the principled change that enabled freedom:
"Gradual emancipation was the most ultra idea then broached; and though tame, insipid, and stale, it was at the first a terrible note to the slaveholder, as well as their abettors. It, however, lost its power to stir the souls of its friends, or disturb the fears of its foes. The cause languished. Everybody was in favour of gradual abolition, but no one was ready for action now. After twenty years of toil to promote gradual abolition, — the cause dragging heavily along — while those noble men were hesitating about what they should do to infuse spirit into the Anti-Slavery ranks, and to accomplish their noble purpose, a woman, with the head of a prophetess, and the heart of an angel, came to instruct and strengthen their faltering ranks. She taught that what is right, is reasonable; and that what ought to be done, can be done, and that immediate emancipation was the right of the slave, and the duty of the master. Her heavenly counsel was heeded. Wilberforce was converted. The agitation now went on with vigour. They organized committees, appointed agents, and sent forth lecturers into all parts of the country. They printed tracts, and circulated their views through the press in various ways, till they succeeded in impressing the public mind favourably to their objects, and created that tide of public opinion which demanded immediate and unconditional freedom to the West Indian slave." (Douglass, 1850 speech on West India emancipation)
“What ought to be done, can be done,” was the rallying cry that, according to Frederick Douglass, freed the British slave. Faith in righteous action — not half-way, toothless measures — has the power to stir souls against atrocity.
After nearly fifty years of American toleration of abortion, it is time to abandon the insipid, compromised delays of failed “pro-life” strategies. As with the original abolitionists, we must awaken to the right of the child to be protected, and the immediate duty of government to provide equal protection.
Frederick Douglass urged the American people to never let go of the principles that end injustice:
"I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny; so, indeed, I regard it. The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost." (“What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”, 1852)
A return to the saving principles of the Declaration — and nothing less — will bring about a swift end to the slaughter of our nation’s children.
After decades of diversion, American abortion has not ended — not because that prospect is impossible, but because the Declaration was abandoned by its friends, and the proper, constitutional means have sat on parchment, collecting dust.
Frederick Douglass argued the Constitution was sufficient to end slavery, even before the passage of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. The basis for that insight was that the Constitution can only be judged by its written text (which was anti-slavery, he said), and by its stated intentions — the interpretive text we call the preamble:
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America."
“Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted,” said Douglass, “the Constitution is a GLORIOUS LIBERTY DOCUMENT. Read its preamble, consider its purposes. Is slavery among them?”
Or, is abortion among them? No. A constitution intended to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, all in united fashion for ourselves and our posterity, has no baby-killing agenda.
At the outset, the Constitution explicitly states it is written for posterity: our nation’s children. Every clause expresses that warm affection. The founders knew that fully establishing justice was a future gift to be enjoyed by future generations — if the previous generations would stay the course.
But if the Constitution was intended to destroy posterity, to spill the blood of tiny babies, to forfeit the life of the most vulnerable child, to make Americans into selfish brutes who curse and kill their children, the document would have left no doubt.
“Be it remembered that the Constitution nowhere forbids a colored man to vote,” said Douglass in 1860. Likewise, be it remembered that the Constitution nowhere forbids a child to live.
Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the Constitution is a glorious life-protecting document. Our error today is that we have mistaken the opinions of judges for law.
Frederick Douglass contrasted the American form of government with that of Great Britain, which relies on court precedent (case law) to settle modern problems by old conventions. The British system has no written constitution, so its precedent is law. The United States, on the other hand, has a written Constitution that binds all of government to its purposes, and cedes no lawmaking power to the courts:
"What, then, is the Constitution? I will tell you. It has no vague, indefinite, floating, unsubstantial, ideal something, colored according to any man’s fancy, now a weasel, now a whale, and now nothing. On the contrary, it is a plainly-written document, not in Hebrew or Greek, but in English, beginning with a preamble, filled out with articles, sections, provisions, and clauses, defining the rights, powers, and duties to be secured, claimed, and exercised under its authority. It is not even like the British Constitution, which is made up of enactments of Parliament, decisions of courts, and the established usages of the government. The American Constitution is a written instrument full and complete in itself. No court in America, no congress, no president, can add a single word thereto, or take a single word therefrom. It is a great national enactment done by the people, and can only be altered, amended, or added to by the people." (Douglass, 1860 debate in Scotland)
“I repeat,” said Douglass, “the paper itself, and only the paper itself, with its own plainly-written purposes, is the Constitution.”
Neil Gorsuch was right to pledge respect for “the law of the land.” But he forgot to read his Constitution. “The law of the land” that Gorsuch swore to uphold is not Supreme Court rulings or precedent.
Gorsuch swore allegiance to that Constitution, and to the impartial administration of justice. Articles I and II make clear that courts are not empowered with the ability to create law, or to apply “case law.” (As in Great Britain.) No oath imposes allegiance to Roe v. Wade nor does the Constitution allow court precedent to be treated as “the law of the land.” The U.S. Constitution has that supreme title, and it does not countenance the taking of innocent human life, only its protection.
Above other governments in recorded history, our government was dedicated to the loftiest and purest of purposes. Ours was made to defend the defenseless, and to secure a blessed land for our children. Ours was not designed to create a nation of baby-killing barbarians. Ours was not designed to make us captives of courts. Unlike every nation that came before, our government belongs in our hands, with a written constitution that justly secures the God-given rights of all.
What can be done about Roe v. Wade? Elect officials who will ignore it, check and balance the judiciary, uphold their oath to the Constitution, enforce equal protection for posterity, and stop making laws that conform to Roe’s deadly standard.
If not to protect the weakest among us, why have a government?
"If a government has no moral scruples, it often seems to gain great advantages and liberties of action, but 'all comes out even at the end of the day, and all will come out yet more even when all the days are ended.'"
-- Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm
Churchill wrote these wise words in his great history of World War II, specifically in reference to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Non-Agression Pact, which, via its secret protocols, enslaved the Baltic States and carved Poland into bloody pieces.
Within a few short months, Stalin paid dearly for this most cynical and cold-blooded of all agreements between nations. More than twenty million Russians were to perish in the holocaust which ensued.
Ultimately, Hitler paid for it too, with everything, including his own life. Germany was crushed in a vice from East and West, and was left in total ruin, occupied for decades by its enemies.
But, the greatest irony of all was to wait half a century, when the Baltic States used the illegality of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact as the basis for its own bid for liberty from the Soviet Union, a successful bid that ended ultimately with the breakup of that evil empire.
No matter how things may appear, the Almighty remains completely in control.
Always, the only wise course for men, or for nations, is to do the right thing, no matter how things might look, and to leave the results to God.
“This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.”
-- Daniel 4:17
What is the "Pain-Capable" "pro-life" bill to the pro-abortion movement? Nothing at all, except another great fundraising and vote-gathering opportunity for Democrats.
What is the "Pain-Capable" "pro-life" bill to the pro-life movement? Nothing at all, except another great fundraising and vote-gathering opportunity for Republicans.
What is the "Pain-Capable" "pro-life" bill to the courts? Nothing at all, except another great opportunity for them to demonstrate their illicit power, granted to them illegitimately by the pro-abortion and pro-life forces, to violate the Constitution's explicit, imperative equal protection requirements, and to continue to enable mass murder.
What is the "Pain-Capable" "pro-life" bill to the current occupant of the White House? Nothing at all, except another great opportunity to pretend he's "pro-life," and to bow to the illegitimate, immoral, unconstitutional power of the courts.
What is the "Pain-Capable" "pro-life" bill to the pre-born child in their mother's womb? Nothing at all.
This legislation will do absolutely nothing to slow down, much less stop, the abortion holocaust in our country.
In terms of God's law, what the founders of our republic called 'the laws of nature and nature's God,' ABORTION IS ALREADY ABOLISHED. His strict command, 'you shall not murder,' contains no exceptions based on the age of the victim, or anything else. No murder means no murder, period.
Our founders rightly asserted this as self-evident truth in our national charter, the Declaration of Independence. All men are CREATED equal, and are endowed by their Creator, from the moment of their creation, with the unalienable right to live. 'That to secure these rights," starting with the right to life, 'governments are instituted among men...' Fundamentally, abortion is a coup d'etat against legitimate government, which means that ABORTION IS ALREADY ABOLISHED.
In terms of all of the stated purposes of our Constitution, the supreme law of our land, ABORTION IS ALREADY ABOLISHED. Among other things, that great document exists, it says, to 'establish justice,' and to 'secure the Blessings of Liberty to our Posterity.' Nothing is more unjust than to murder somebody. And you can't secure Blessings to a Posterity you've annihilated.
And the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments to that Constitution absolutely require equal protection under the law for the right to life of every innocent person, in every state in the Union. No exceptions.
Abortion is completely immoral and absolutely unconstitutional. Therefore it is NOT legal. It is ALREADY ABOLISHED.
Courts have no legitimate jurisdiction to violate the natural moral law or to violate the Constitution. They also have no constitutional authority to make laws. So, in terms of any involvement by the judiciary in this life and death matter, ABORTION IS ALREADY ABOLISHED. Any court opinion to the contrary is a legal nullity. That means it does not exist, in the true legal sense.
So, what does that leave that needs to be abolished? State and federal code sections that in any way grant governmental permission to abort/murder babies. In other words, almost all of what has been put into the statutes, at both the state and the federal levels of government, by regulationist "pro-life" Republicans over the course of the last half century. Any code section that, in effect, ends with 'and then you can kill the baby.'
Finally, more than anything else, what is absolutely necessary is that we put men and women in executive offices who will actively provide equal protection for the right to life of every innocent person, as their solemn oaths require. In other words, executive officers who will again put God's law, and the natural law, and our Constitution, into practical effect, no matter what lawless judges, or oath-breaking legislators, choose to say or do.
The proponents of completely unfettered immigration make the often-strident demand that those who disagree with them provide scriptural support for their position. While I can easily provide such support (if given the chance without being personally abused to no end while attempting it), in fact the burden of proof is on them to prove their extremely radical, revolutionary, functionally-internationalist proposition.
The right and duty to defend life, liberty, and private property, to protect ourselves, our families, our communities, and our nation, is self-evident and intrinsic, and has always been understood to be so, throughout the history of mankind, throughout the history of western Christendom, and, most particularly, throughout our own national history.
In 1772, Samuel Adams rightly called this intrinsic right and duty "evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature."
When God commanded "you shall not steal," He used the negative to highlight the positive fact that He had endowed men with private property rights.
When God created the nations, and marked out their times and territorial extent, He didn't suddenly decide that it is permissible to steal, as long as you do it on a grand, national scale.
Generally-speaking, nations are bodies of people who share a natural common bond of heritage and history, of language, of manners, of religion, of political, economic, and security interests, and of physical territory.
As a sovereign body of individuals who have joined themselves together, those nations have a right to defend themselves, and, in the interest of the weak and helpless among them, and in the interest of their own posterity, have an intrinsic duty to do so.
And that necessary nationalistic, self-protective, defensive function, which was appointed by God Himself, shall not cease until the Lord Himself returns to rule and reign personally.
It's not a perfect system, not by a long shot, governed as it is by weak, sinful men. It's very messy and deeply flawed, even in the best cases. But it is one of the necessary, God-instituted restraints on evil in this fallen world full of fallen men.
Remove those restraints, remove those moral boundaries, remove those physical borders, and the only thing that can ensue is destruction.
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth...From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being...'"
-- Acts 17:24-28
Stop trying to undo what God did. Providentially, this amazing American republic exists, for your own protection and the protection of your children and grandchildren. Defend it. Don't blithely turn your heritage, and the heritage of your earthly posterity, over to those who would invade and destroy us.
We know from scripture that in the end of history, all of God's restraints on men will finally be broken down, to their mass destruction. But, in the meantime, America can continue to be a peaceful place for men and women to seek the Lord, to take care of their families, and can still serve as the wonderful platform it has been throughout the last several centuries to take the gospel to the rest of the world. Inevitably, its destruction must someday come, but Christians should not be willing agents of that destruction. They should instead help ensure its preservation as long as they possibly can.
The battle cry of the American revolution was 'no king but King Jesus!' It's always been our fundamental understanding here that in this free constitutional republic, we the people, as a body, are sovereign, under the Sovereign God.
If you think abortion is not murder, tell me, what would you think about it if five minutes from now someone were prepared to do to you exactly what is done by the abortionist to the child in the womb? Be honest.
If you have the legislative power to REGULATE mass murder, you have the power to STOP mass murder. But if you think judges have the power to overrule God, and the Constitution, and all the other branches of government, and permit mass murder, quit kidding yourself. You have no power. You're a slave who lives in a murderous, bloody, judicial oligarchy.
With our God-given, unalienable rights come God-given, unalienable duties, and our rights cannot be maintained when we are derelict in our duties.
"Sex changes" are a physical impossibility. Chromosomes don't lie, and you can't change them. Surgery to try and fake the change is really nothing more than the mutilation of a person. "Doctors" who do it are guilty of the worst sort of medical malpractice. They should be in jail.
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