Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Celebrating the death of a child, of a generation of children
Have we become a people so advanced that the meaning of life is no longer celebrated? According to the man who occupies the Oval Office, the answer is "yes." The president, in celebrating the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court denying the Constitutional right to life of the pre-born through Roe v. Wade, said the decision affirms a broader principle and ensures that America's daughters have the right to fulfill their dreams. The broader principle, says the president, is that government should not intrude on private family matters. If that were the case, however, the government would not be able to tax an individual, make health care mandatory, or ban prayer in public. But this "principle" is about child sacrifice...
Since 1973 an entire generation of Americans have been sacrificed on the altar of convenience. The guarantee of the unalienable Right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness has been brutally denied to some 50 million citizens. The Supreme Court was in error; the Congress refused to overturn it; the states that have tried to outlaw abortion have been stonewalled or struck down by the Supreme Court; and the president celebrates the deaths chalking them up to a bogus principle of government not interfering in our private lives. But even more disturbing was the president's immoral justification that abortion gives daughters freedom.
His exact words were: "And as we remember this historic anniversary, we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams." Since when is there a Constitutional right to "fulfill a dream"? Given this Administration's record in raising debt, raising unemployment, increasing food stamp participation, fomenting home foreclosures, raising gasoline prices, and forcing back door taxation, can it even pass the straight face test that there is a jot or tittle care about Americans fulfilling their dreams? The horror in all this is that we have a president, politicians, political parties, even Christians, that celebrate abortion--genocide of the pre-born.
Near the ruins of Solomon's stables overlooking the Jezreel Valley, there is a round platform where pagans sacrificed their children. It is a ghastly, spiritually troubled place. It brings some verses to mind. In Jeremiah 2:34, the Lord says, "Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these." In Jeremiah 1:5, the Lord says, "Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee." The Lord says in Deuteronomy 30:19, "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." Blessing and cursing. Life and death. Repentance or judgment.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!