Wednesday, November 07, 2012

That Election Thing

Well today is especially bright for government-employee unions.

The rest of us had better get back to baking.

Fiscal irresponsibility is only part of the problem though. Last night's sadder victory was the triumph of the culture of death. It seems as though we're moving toward a society where casual abortion is the norm.

Regrettably, forcing all taxpayers to support the nation's largest abortion provider was a plus for the Democrats. And forcing the Catholic church to make birth control, abortifacients, and sterilization available to interested employees doesn't seem to have cost them votes.

But now is not the time for despair. There are (more) lawsuits for the Catholic church to file. There are more Marches for Life to organize. There are pregnancy centers to support. And there's awareness to be raised.

It's not over. Don't be discouraged.

Heritage Foundation, on cue, writes me:

I write to tell you to take heart.

Yes, conservatives are disappointed that a President who recklessly spent trillions, expanded government and put many of our values and institutions at risk has won a second term. But many of us have been here before. In Washington, there are no permanent victories or permanent defeats, just permanent battles.

Now is the time to stand up and declare we will continue to fight against big government and for freedom.

We will see unfold over the next four years a crucial battle for the soul of America. This struggle requires committed warriors for the cause. The line must be held against bad policy while we continue advocating conservative solutions. We must fight against the efforts to divide the country through class warfare.


Kalashnikat said...

I’m an engineer by training, not a doctor, philosopher or theologian….
I approach things as a logical sequence of steps, observable cause and effect, events and consequences....and I'm not even Catholic...

So I challenge anyone…
…tell me what’s wrong with my logic here, if you can:

• Human life begins at conception (fertilization) or implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterine wall…take your pick.
• If you believe otherwise, then please state, explain, and defend your position that human life begins at some other point…if you can.
• After that point, unless interfered with, or unless there’s a severe defect or accident, the result will in most cases be the delivery of a living human child.
• Other than natural phenomena, that which actively or passively, deliberately terminates a human life is by definition manslaughter, or murder, or negligent homicide…a death has been caused.
• If one person pays another to kill someone, the payer is as guilty of murder as the trigger person.
• If ten, or one hundred, or one thousand people contribute to pay for that killing, they are in principle and fact, guilty of at least conspiracy to commit murder/manslaughter.
• If Obamacare takes tax dollars or insurance premium dollars from me, from my church, or from my employer on my behalf, and transfers those dollars
to someone to provide for the abortion of a growing fetus (which is the Latin word for baby, and not the name of an internal parasite), then logically and morally,
the government is compelling me by force (the IRS will bring guns and arrest me if I refuse to pay taxes and penalties under Obamacare) to participate in a conspiracy which results in a death, manslaughter or murder or negligent homicide, which is a violation of my belief and conscience…
• and I have no mechanism to opt out or refuse the collection of those funds for that purpose.

Therefore, I also fear for my immortal soul…if you don’t believe you have one of those, that’s your prerogative …but no one has the right to tell me that I don’t have one.

Some of the freedoms that the American people have just voted away in the last two presidential elections were purchased and maintained with blood for generations, and are highly unlikely to be restored without further bloodshed…I’m just sayin’, not threatening.

OMMAG said...

Perfect visual there LJ ..... I've borrowed it.

Gino said...

Yes, conservatives are disappointed that a President who recklessly spent trillions, expanded government and put many of our values and institutions at risk has won a second term.

yeah, thats how i felt in november 2004. but us Ron Paul types are crazy, right?

Gino said...

ok, snark aside...

LJ: i AM catholic and Pro-Life. these are not political choices.
they are statements of faith and follow-through.
nothing will ever stop me from defending the unborn; not govt threat, jail or death.
its is who i am, and who i am can not be legislated out of existence (nor into it)...
i am.
therefore, i will.

The Law is not my problem...
I am a problem for The Law.
i kinda prefer it that way.