Friday, May 17, 2013

Quick Thoughts on Current Events

It would seem that I have precious little time for writing lately, so I figured I would give some short comments on some very serious issues of which I have been pondering the last few weeks.

1.)    Why is the woman, Sarah Hall Ingram, who was responsible for overseeing the tax exempt organizations within the IRS now running the agency’s office that is responsible for implementing Obamacare?  Why has she not been prosecuted, let alone not fired, particularly when one of these egregious forms requesting ridiculous information was sent to the Waco Tea Party from HER!?!  Obviously the problem is not restricted to just a few low-level rogue employees in Cincinnati as the Obama administration would have us believe.

2.)    Abortionist Gosnell was convicted of murder in the killing of three babies that initially lived during botched abortions he performed.  While the statist media’s relative silence on the matter is deafening, the real question is what the heck is the big deal?  After all, had he been able to inject poison into the hearts of these children while still in their mothers’ wombs, this would have been perfectly legal.  The only difference, and it is the difference that got Gosnell rightfully convicted of murder, is that he was incompetent as a “doctor” and accidentally delivered these babies before killing them.  As we all have been told by the euphemistically named “pro-choice groups” it is still a fetus and undeserving of the right to life if it is still within the mother.  The difference evidently is six inches of birth canal that magically determines when a fetus is transformed into a baby deserving of the same rights endowed to all humans.

3.)    Watergate was responsible for bringing down President Nixon because of his involvement and cover up of a botched burglary for political means.  Nearly all of his previously-supportive Republican colleagues were ashamed of him and joined with Democrats in demanding his resignation.  The Benghazi debacle resulted in the possibly preventable deaths of four Americans, including our ambassador and two former SEAL’s that disobeyed orders to stand down and attempted to save him anyway.  The Obama administration has since intimidated, threatened, and tried to cover up this issue.  They even went so far as to blame a non-relevant video that no one had ever seen as the catalyst for the attack on 9/11.  The Republicans are outraged.  Evidently, the Democrats have no shame though and unlike during Watergate are willing to stand by their corrupt president.  The difference: no body died during Watergate.

4.)    We were lied to that Obamacare would allow us to keep our own doctors, not have “death panels”, and lower health care costs.  My doctor is likely going to close his practice soon due directly to the expense of Obamacare.  Congressional Republicans are being quietly chastised by Democrats for not being cooperative in appointing members to be a part of Obamacare death panels – oops, I meant end of life counseling panels.  Of course the Democrats cannot complain about this in the media though as it would let the cat out of the bag that Sarah Palin was indeed correct.  And finally, the CBO has announced that it will now cost 1.8 trillion dollars to implement Obamacare instead of the originally estimated 900 billion dollars.  Every last one of the warnings we conservatives stated during the debate are now coming to fruition in this travesty of a law.

5.)    Obama is set to announce a new round of strategic nuclear warhead reductions in the near future as part of a disarmament agenda that could reduce U.S. strategic warheads to as few as 1,000 weapons.  Specialists on nuclear deterrence say further cuts beyond the 1,550 deployed warheads mandated by the 2010 New START arms treaty could undermine the United States' ability to deter nuclear powers like Russia and China, who have significant modernization programs for their nuclear arsenals underway.  I guess this is part of the “more flexibility plan” that Obama promised then-Russian President Medvedev prior to Obama’s reelection.

In summary, we have a corrupt government, especially in the executive branch, that is guilty of numerous issues of criminal malfeasance and the only problem the press seems to be very concerned about is the wire-tapping of them.  The culture of death is expanding with the support of our president, while the United States’ security is being undermined militarily.  The economy continues to struggle and millions of Americans are suffering.  The final push to implement the un-Constitutional Obamacare (and it is un-Constitutional regardless of what SCOTUS says) will only serve to harm the middle class and those already struggling to make ends meet even more so.  Meanwhile, many Americans are oblivious or apathetic towards the corruption and incompetence within our government.  As long as they keep getting their SNAP checks and Obama-phone subsidies, they don’t really care.  I was horribly worried that America would not survive Obama’s second term.  In retrospect, it may already be dead.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Planned Parenthood, Obama, Gosnell, and Our Culture of Death

I have almost literally become sickened as of late due to the waxing of our American culture of death as personified in three entities:  Planned Parenthood, President Obama, and “Doctor” Kermit Gosnell.  I shudder to think what our society will become in another decade if this horrific cultural phenomena is not abated.  I have few illusions that it will ever be reversed now.  Indeed, it seems like nothing short of Divine intervention will turn us away from this blackest evil.  It is now ingrained and intrinsic to the very fabric of our culture, so it would seem.

First, there is the seemingly rabid support for the nation’s largest abortion provider in the guise of Planned Parenthood.  They proclaim they are all about “women’s health” but make no mistake that an overwhelming percentage of the income they make is specifically related to providing abortions. 

Our public support for this grotesque abortion-mill company is so intertwined in society that when the Susan G. Komen foundation said last year that they would no longer provide grant money to Planned Parenthood the outcry from the left was so deafening that the Komen foundation reneged on their statement. 

Ironically the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s purpose is to help prevent and ultimately cure breast cancer.  Too bad that they didn’t stand by their original edict and decided to continue providing funding to Planned Parenthood.  There has been increasing numbers of peer-reviewed scientific studies that show causative links between many forms of birth control & abortions and the increasing odds of occurrences of breast cancer in women.  Yep, great call there, Komen Foundation!   You seem to be working at odds with your stated purpose for being.

The fact that Planned Parenthood is subsidized with hundreds of millions of tax payer dollars each year is particularly pernicious.  A record $542 million (45% of their budget)  came from taxpayers for fiscal year 2012.  The immoral and amoral positions put forth by this organization are also thoroughly disgusting.  Their web site promotes sexual exploration, the use of various birth control measures, and the trivializing of sex for even young teenagers.  Of course, when that experimentation “works” and the birth control fails, Planned Parenthood is there to gain – errr, I mean “help” with the abortion. 

The very founding of this gruesome organization via Margaret Sanger was based on some twisted Nazi-like eugenics mantra.  Indeed she stated,

“Slavs, Latin, and Hebrew immigrants are human weeds… a deadweight of human waste.  Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a menace to the race.”
It was via abortions that Margaret Sanger hoped to propagate legal genocide of these “inferior” races.  THAT is Planned Parenthoods’ founding and it well earned legacy.

Secondly, we have President Obama.  He himself effectively voted for, as an Illinois senator, for legislation authorizing even the most extreme forms of abortion which even many “pro-choicers” find repugnant, such as “partial birth abortion”.  And now, on April 26th – last week, he became the first sitting president of the United States ever to address Planned Parenthood.  He stated, “You’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there with you fighting every step of the way.”  Ironically he closed his twelve minute speech without ever even mentioning the word abortion but rather with the words, “Thank you Planned Parenthood, God Bless You.”  Wow!

One of Obama’s core principles seems to be that access to even late term abortions shall not be restricted.  After all, he wouldn’t want one of his daughters to ever be “punished with a baby”. 

Even his signature piece of legislative achievement, the execrable Affordable Care Act, has egregious mandates and stipulations within it to remove any conscience clauses for medical professionals who will not perform abortions due to moral or religious reasons.  Further, the HHS mandate tied to this travesty of a law states that all businesses and institutions must provide insurance coverage that includes contraceptive, sterilization, and abortifacient prophylactic services.  He refuses to even accommodate religious institutions, let alone individuals or private businesses that refuse to comply with this 1st amendment-usurping mandate.  Keep in mind that those are inalienable rights that come from God and not our government.  Our government is supposed to protect and defend those rights.

Lastly, there is a culmination of this abortion culture of death as personified in the non-story of the Philadelphia abortion “doctor” Kermit Gosnell that the main-stream-politically-correct media has studiously avoided covering.  This butcher, who’s trial has now gone to jury, has been accused of killing many children who survived his botched abortions through means that would make Josef Mengele wince.  His abortion and infanticide clinic has surpassed the worst of conditions and abuses that even the most ardent pro-life supporter would ever dream of accusing an abortionist of fostering. 

Kirsten Powers summarized the human atrocities in a USA Today article,

“Infant beheadings. Severed baby feet in jars. A child screaming after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure. Haven’t heard about these sickening accusations?  It’s not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell’s former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart…Here is the headline the Associated Press put on a story about his testimony that he saw 100 babies born and then snipped: ‘Staffer describes chaos at PA abortion clinic.’” 

And that is one of the exceedingly rare stories that even acknowledges this trial.  Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey put it into perspective quite well when he said on the floor of the U.S. House, “If Dr. Gosnell had walked into a nursery and shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news and the subject of presidential hand-wringing.”  He is absolutely right; the media’s and the public’s silence on this is deafening.

Unfortunately, the mainstream media in its progressive bias is quite loathe to report such horrendous murders as it would be used as fodder against the pro-abortion agenda.  Far better to try and squelch the story rather than admit that many of the pro-lifers might actually be right about their worst fears actually having come to fruition within the abortion industry.    The media refuses to cover the trial, except from a very high level and then on rare occasions, because they implicitly agree with abortion and thus have no moral ground on which to report, let alone criticize, the inevitable abuses that have occurred as a result of this culture of death we have created.

Indeed even a female patient by the name of Karnamaya Mongar that went to abortionist Gosnell for “help” died under his care due to his negligence.  So much for this being all about “women’s health”.  It would seem that Gosnell’s practice had been reported for years to authorities for his abuses, all to no avail. 

And to add insult to the entire process, Gosnell claimed that he was being singled out for prosecution simply because he is black.  Disgusting!  No “Dr.” Gosnell, you were singled out because you killed patients, and not just those that were born alive and who’s spinal cords you cut with scissors after they were born.  It was because you put a just-born breathing infant in a shoe box to die, rather than render help.  It is because you were a ghoul of the worst type who placed severed baby feet in a jar.  It had nothing to do with your skin color.

What are we to expect though when we as a culture try to justify the extermination of our unborn, or as often was the case with abortionist Gosnell – the newly born?  We even have various professors and “ethicists” that try to give legitimacy to abortion and even infanticide.  Princeton’s Peter Singer has long been one such advocate.  An article published last year in J. Med Ethics entitled “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” was written by authors Alberto Giubilini (Department of Philosophy, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; and Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), and Frencesca Minerva (Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia).  Within this incredible article they proclaim,

Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be. Such circumstances include cases where the newborn has the potential to have an (at least) acceptable life, but the well-being of the family is at risk. Accordingly, a second terminological specification is that we call such a practice ‘after-birth abortion’ rather than ‘euthanasia’ because the best interest of the one who dies is not necessarily the primary criterion for the choice, contrary to what happens in the case of euthanasia.
How long before these “cutting edge” ethicist professors are part of society’s normative view on abortion and “post-birth abortion”?

This culture of death is evil through and through.  President Obama conferring God’s blessings on an organization responsible for the greatest number of abortions in America is simply a symptom of how deep into the pit we have fallen.  Eventually there will come a day of reckoning for our world, and not necessarily even at God’s hands, but by the hands of those whom are evil and we have proclaimed as good.  I truly shudder that justice will one day be met out on us.  I pray that God will forgive us.