• Uninteded Consequences? Really??

    September 30, 2015

    Years ago, liberated women who were horrified at the spectre of a life without no-consequence sex, with a growing population, and with an expanding economy, demanded easily accessible abortion. Many cooler heads looked into the future, trying to foresee the national (and natural) consequences of such a choice, and they all came up with the same nightmare scenario:

    Killing babies THEN was going to lead to dire consequences thirty, forty, and fifty years down the road, in terms of culture and economy, not to mention the mortally sinful nature of the practice. Now, here we are, fifty years or so since the abortion ruling, and what do we see? Our economy has shrivelled to the point where it can no longer support the topheavy government and its profligate spending and borrowing. We have dried up the tax and economic income that could have come from an expanding taxbase (read “workforce”).

    Over the last fifty years we have busily gone about demanding the right to slaughter aborning the millions of taxpayers who should have been by now working, paying taxes, paying into our retirement and Social Security systems, as well as feeding the economy with their purchases and savings.

    So, how did the super-geniuses in Washington decide to deal with the truncated economy? That’s easy. They fired all the good American employees, put them on food stamps, and imported foreign workers, and they swarm over our southern borders in, well, swarms. But the problem with this part of the liberal plan is that, even though they can manipulate the election process and get these criminal trespassers to the polls on time, they can’t be sure they will pay taxes, and all the influx of new labor is not only NOT the solution to the problem, but in their millions, simply adds more strain on a crippled and failing system.

    So, now that our demographic chickens have come home to roost, what does the left come up with as a new solution? More pressure, more spending, more gifts abroad, more borrowing from China, more porous borders to all comers, etc.

    No matter how hard the right tries to turn things around by cutting spending and defunding numerous wasteful programs, they are outmaneuvered by the social experimenters on the left who still believe the socialist mantra that the answer to our national problems lies in more illegal “immigration,” more abortion, more government, more debt, more spending, and more regulation.

    The criminal trespassers have it easy with all the handouts and special care they get as gifts from an unwilling American population. We citizens, on the other hand, are locked into a Catch-22. We can’t leave (can’t afford to), we can’t work (our companies are hiring the cheap imported labor (you get what you pay for, fellas…)), we can’t save (home mortgages are foreclosed in record numbers), we can’t afford to pay the taxes the government demands, pay for Obamacare, and all the government can figure out to do about our desperate situation is to hire more government workers, hire more illegals, raise our taxes, and print more useless paper “money” to pump into the stock market to keep it inflated. (Balloon economy, anyone?)

    We were warned years ago, but were all busy trying to legislate sex without consequences, and didn’t read the signs telling us that abortion was not just counterproductive, but fatal to us as a nation, and to abandon it before we killed off the last future taxpayer. We have created two generations of people who copulate without worrying about consequences. They have no concept of the reality of dead people in the future as a consequence of abortions in the past. It simply cannot be comprehended by their dumbed-down minds, so they have no concept of sex as a sacred part of a marriage between a man and a woman. They can’t see past their genitalia and their momentary pleasures to envision a world where the people killed in the past do not populate the future.

  • Itchy Is As Itchy Does

    August 12, 2015

    The old Legion of Decency list had listings for movie ratings from “A” (no objectionable content) through “B” (Older kids and grownups), and “C” (Some objectionable content. Not recommended) and “D” (Condemned. Not suitable for any audicence). Families who had this list in place carefully consulted it before seeing any movie.

    Even today, although the Legion is no more, little messages pop up on videos and television to remind us that what we are about to see is not fit for children and other sensitive individuals. Movies are sorted according to violence, language, and sexual content in order to protect children from the obvious evil that these things contain. (Moot questions follow: Why should we have to warn people against evil in a movie? Why do we have movies that contain evil in the first place? If movies are for entertainment, why put blood, evil, and ugliness in them? And, if there wasn’t an itch for evil in humans, why are some of today’s movies so AWFUL??)

    We are taught what is illustrated so clearly in the Bible and other religious writings: Human beings are born with an itch towards evil. Even primitive cultures understand this, and have strict moral laws that carry heavy penalties if broken. Without proper care, teaching, and molding, we grow up to be amoral and perverse. Religious training teaches us that this itch can be mastered with diligence, but that it must be caught at an early age. Starry-eyed liberals and their followers, however, continually maintain that human nature is already “good” and perfectible without spiritual guidance, and it is only circumstances or bad influences that make these “good” people do bad things.

    Consider the ghastly spectacles of children killing younger children for sport. The young killers don’t really understand that their victims will not get up again to “appear in the next movie,” they understand their actions well enough to finish the job. Just because juvenile murderers don’t really comprehend the meaning and ramifications of the evil acts they do doesn’t mean the acts themselves are not evil.

    Or, if evil is what people want, how about aborting babies and selling their little corpses off piecemeal to the highest bidders, for “scientific research?” And the abortionists do realize they are killing children (“It’s another boy!”), but choose to ignore the utter evil of the deed, and focus on the money.

    In some states, parents are forbidden by law to discipline their children in ways meaningful enough to the child to train them away from potentially evil behavior, a classic example of childless do-gooders meddling in something about which they know absolutely nothing. In the same school, perhaps, a jaded teacher is showing sex techniques to second graders and encouraging them to experiment on each other. And, a parent whose hands are tied is not going to be effective in keeping his child from the destructive and evil behaviors that lurk in the minds of every human being. Even wild animals, understanding the importance of obedience, punish their young with painful discipline, but American parents are forbidden to do so.

    Witness, too, the recent mandate from Washington that all Catholic and Christian institutions provide insurance that offers free abortion and contraception to patients and employees. Somehow, the bureaucrats got the idea they could just ignore the sanctity of life, as well as sexuality. I choose to call this move “evil.”

    If, as many believe, there is no absolute good or bad, where does evil come from? Where does good come from? Why are we so easily tempted to evil and why is good so hard to achieve? As one who is a firm believer in the Absolute Good, I know exactly how easily we can be tempted to evil. Evil isn’t just about bad movies, or pornography, or child abuse. It is a streak in all of us that must be suppressed in a civil society.

    We have learned, with varying degrees of success through the centuries, to deal with evil as best we know how, and the only successes we can count are those that rely on Judeo-Christian moral principles, well-taught. Hearts are fertile for love and hate, and as civilized humans on this earth, we must reach out for the civilizing love and eschew the itch for evil that lurks so shallowly under the surface of each of our hearts.

    I fear to contemplate what humans would be like without God, without the REAL Grace that He provides to us for the taking, and the Love that is stronger than death.

  • Ryan Bomberger Article in TownHall. com

    August 5, 2015

    I have asked myself several times since the planned barrenhood videos began appearing why I wasn’t writing anything about the ghastly butchery being discussed like remaindered magazines.

    It finally occurred to me as I read Mr. Bomberger’s masterful article that I, too, was almost incapable of putting into words the hideous evil I was hearing about (forgive me, but I haven’t been able to watch or listen to any of them, aside from the sound clips that turn up on talk shows).

    Ryan Bomberger wrote the following. All I can do is say, “Hear, hear!” and weep and pray for our lost humanity.

    “Hitler called and wants his “scientists” back.

    When did our society lose the compulsion to be outraged over grotesque inhumanity? Planned Parenthood, the nation’s #1 killer of unborn children, is caught selling aborted babies’ organs and entire intact bodies and liberals sound like Nazis: “ALL IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE!” The Center for Medical Progress, conducting investigative journalism because billion-dollar mainstream media has no interest in investing in the truth, continues to open our eyes and convict our souls (at least some of us) with the 5th video release detailing Planned Parenthood’s inhumanity.

    In the video, Planned Parenthood abortionists (some are the “active researchers” who have a vested financial interest in procuring “specimens”) proudly sift through their day’s work, picking and poking arms, legs, brains, lungs, eyeballs–I can’t even believe I’m typing these things–like they’re looking through cereal for a prize…And so many can’t even see that the Pol Pots, the Stalins, the transatlantic slave traders, the Mao Zedongs, the Hitlers of world history have simply donned a different outfit, a splashy new pink banner, and a few new euphemisms. But they’re still the same culprits of corruption and inhuman injustice…”
    LINK TO FULL, ORIGINAL ARTICLE.

  • No “Maybe” About It

    July 26, 2015

    Why is it so hard for leftists to understand a “Right-wing Christian” stand regarding Life? It’s fairly straightforward: Innocent life = good, to be protected. Convicted murderer = evil, remove from society. Seems like the Lefties have it backwards. They want to kill the babies and helpless and protect the murderers on death row. Did I leave anything out? I told you it was straightforward, so, what’s to quibble?

    It’s obvious from their rhetoric that Lefties don’t take the time to look any deeper into the mindset of Christians or those pro-life people on the Right than the superficial observation of the apparent dichotomy in the Christian/Right stand. And it’s a virtual certainty that they probably haven’t read much more of the Bible than Genesis 1:1.

    But, since Leftists believe that Christians are mentally defective, it’s no surprise that they don’t delve any deeper than they do into Christian beliefs and the Bible. It is sufficient, they believe, to skim, scan, and give a quick once-over to what makes Christians believe that innocent life is sacred. That’s why they always get it wrong.

    And, we know more about them and the way they think than they do about us, because unlike them, we are interested in what makes our attackers tick. They couldn’t care less about why we are like we are. The important thing is that we ARE, and we’re opposed to them. That’s all they need to know.

    We read their press releases, we are familiar with their manifestoes and their mindset, because they dominate the airwaves, the print press, and university professorships. We are exposed to their propaganda on a daily basis, while they seldom give the things we believe in a thought, beyond scoffing at it and ridiculing it. They are sure that they know all that is necessary about us to prove that we are all a bunch of “poorly-educated and easily-led” trailer-park knuckle-draggers. That kind of belief doesn’t need more than a superficial perusal to inform them that people who believe in the sanctity of innocent life are deranged, ignorant fools.

    The Left’s favorite question regarding the value of innocent life is, “How can you Christian zealots claim to be pro-life, yet be so determined to execute criminals on death row? And, how can you be pro-war?”

    To a Christian, such a question is simplistic and sophomoric. We have studied this question again and again since grade school catechism classes. If we must quantify, just how hard is it for people to tell the difference between the value of an innocent life and the life of a sociopath?

    Can the Left honestly say they are equal? There is no “equivalent life” in the Bible, which they seem to think contains the concept, more evidence of their unfamiliarity with the Book. Most people with brains stop short of calling Christians to account on the basis of the very Book that the majority of believing Christians often know from front to back. Dumb move by the Leftists. In their condescending hubris, they seem to have some kind of idea that Christians must have missed the part in the Bible about “all human life” being equal in value.

    But the fact is that the Bible repeatedly comments on the difference in value between the lives of the innocent and those of the murderous guilty. Jesus knows the difference, so why is it so hard for the Leftists? In their confusion, they demonstrate, write, and complain. They have “teach-ins,” they do workshops, demonstrate against “the Man,” and rest in the assurance that their opinion is the only right one.

    The Bible tells Christians that God knows what to do with people like murderers, despots, terrorists, and the unregenerate evildoer. A just war simply helps such killers come to that judgment a little sooner than they might otherwise.

    Leftists are not only ignorant about the morality of innocent life, but invincibly so. They have taken up their stand on the side of preserving the life of death row criminals, and firmly against preserving the lives of countless unborn babies in danger of abortion. They appear convinced that this proves how compassionate and loving they are. It doesn’t matter that they face off against the innocent life in the womb. If, as they say, all life is equal, then they should be in the front lines fighting against the evil of abortion, as well as lighting their candles in the wind for criminals on their way to the death chamber.

    (“Population control” is not even a worthwhile argument, since it is much too easy to disprove. They should be ashamed to trot this sorry thing out, and “a woman’s right to choose” is another straw dog, used willy-nilly to illustrate their deep compassion. Never mind that nobody asked that butchered baby what IT thought of overpopulation…)

    The Left firmly believes that there are no moral absolutes in society. What’s wrong for you may be right for me. Your murder of me could be a “loving” act. The only absolute in their mindset is that there are no absolutes. They rationalize and equivocate, and can’t even say a firm “Yes,” or “No,” without a string of qualifiers and footnotes. Bill Clinton illustrated this perfectly in his Grand Jury testimony, when he boldly and without embarrassment pronounced, “It depends on what the meaning of ‘IS’ is.” Unable to even define a simple preposition, they call their waffling and equivocation “reasonable,” and “just,” when the truth is, they are simply afraid to take a principled stand.

    Life is one of those topics that people are very seldom undecided on. Today’s technology shows us unborn babies at younger and younger ages, sucking their thumbs, having hiccups when they are two inches long, having brain waves and heartbeats, and feeling pain at extremely early ages. A 22-week-old baby is being rescued by desperate efforts in the nursery, while just down the hall, another child of the same age is being torn limb from limb in its mother’s womb, so it can be sold off piecemeal on the “fetal tissue” market. The “deciding factor between the two babies is nothing more than convenience or the child’s “wantednes.”

    Abortion, to a Leftist, is not only an acceptable activity, but next to the concept of “fairness” is the Holy Grail of Leftist belief. These are the same people who will stand in the rain and the dark outside the penitentiary to show their solidarity with a serial murderer/rapist who is going to get his life judged that very night. At least, this guilty man had a life, which is much more than can be said for the 55,000,000 plus babies slaughtered since Roe v. Wade.

    Moral equivalency is the left’s long suit. But when it comes to abortion, there is no doubt about where they stand: Always on the side of death. No “maybe” about it.

  • Chickens Coming Home

    April 14, 2015

    Over the last thirty to fifty years we have busily gone about demanding the right to slaughter aborning the millions of taxpayers who should have been by now working, paying taxes, paying into our retirement and Social Security systems, as well as feeding the economy with their purchases and savings. Years ago, liberated women who were horrified at the spectre of a life without no-consequence sex, with a growing population, and with an expanding economy, demanded easily accessible abortion. Many cooler heads looked into the future, trying to foresee the national (and natural) consequences of such a choice, and they all came up with the same nightmare scenario: Killing babies THEN was going to lead to dire consequences thirty, forty, and fifty years down the road, in terms of culture and economy, not to mention the mortally sinful nature of the practice.

    Now, here we are, fifty years or so since the abortion ruling, and what do we see? We see a frighteningly shrunken workforce, for one thing. Our economy has shrivelled to the point where it can no longer support the topheavy government and its profligate spending and borrowing. We have dried up the income that could have come from an expanding taxbase (read “workforce”).  So, how did the super-geniuses in Washington decide to deal with the shrunken workforce? That’s easy. They imported foreign workers, and Mexico was all too happy to accommodate that solution, and they swarmed over our southern borders in, well, swarms. But the problem with this part of the liberal plan was that, even though they could manipulate the election process and get these criminal trespassers to the polls on time, they couldn’t get them to pay taxes, and all the influx of new labor was not only NOT the solution to the problem, but in their millions, simply added more strain on a crippled and failing system. So, now that our chickens have come home to roost, what does the left come up with as a new solution? More pressure, more spending, more gifts abroad, more borrowing from China, etc. No matter how hard Conservatives try to turn things around (by cutting spending and defunding numerous wasteful programs), they are outshouted by the leftists who still believe the socialist mantra that the answer to our national problems lies in more government, more debt, more spending, and more regulation.

    But the workforce is now shrinking even further, as jobs dry up because of the profligate spending, regulating, and oppression of o-care. The criminal trespassers have it easy. They just pack up and go back to their real addresses far to the south. We citizens, on the other hand, are locked into a Catch-22. We can’t leave (can’t afford to), we can’t work (our companies are closing or moving offshore, and being penalized for hiring citizens instead of illegals), and we can’t save (home mortgages are foreclosed in record numbers) even if we had jobs, which over 90 million of us do not, we can’t afford to pay the taxes the government demands, and all the government figures out to do about our desperate situation is to invite more illegals, hire more government workers, raise our taxes, and print more useless paper “money.”

    We were warned years ago, but were all busy trying to legislate sex without consequences, and didn’t read the signs telling us that abortion was counterproductive, and to abandon it before we killed the last future taxpayer. We are finally AT the point we warned ourselves against then.

  • The Gruesome Sacrifice

    April 10, 2015

    Is it any wonder our country is going to Hell in a handbasket??

    We as a nation have reached a point where we are going to have to make some fundamental spiritual changes, or we are going to reap the full measure of the consequences of our willingness to sacrifice our unborn children on the altar of Moloch.

    There was a time when the safest place for a child to be was in its mother’s womb, but that hasn’t been the case for the last forty years. Abortion on demand, for all nine months of pregnancy, up to and including the due date, is the law of the land. Babies aren’t even safe after they are born. If a doctor decides the infant has no life expectancy, “quality of life,” or worth in his eyes, it will be allowed to die or dispatched unceremoniously.

    The Bible warns us repeatedly against killing children in their mothers’ wombs, as well as the idolatry of sacrificing living children to the god of blood and death. These aren’t just crimes; they are heinous crimes of butchery and search-and-destroy against the most innocent among us. Those we have always been sworn to protect are now our favored targets, and there is ALWAYS, ALWAYS money involved.

    To our shame, we have no excuse to offer for this monstrosity. We cannot cite even one good reason for butchering our babies before they are born.

    We have become callous and unconcerned about the plight of these children. The lawmakers who have forced these murders on us are as guilty as the pratitioners of this evil. They had better enjoy any rewards they might be receiving for this advocacy, because they are not going to be very happy when they find out that hell is full of their kind. Time and again, they have demanded we continue to not just permit, but to actively recruit through advertisement, abortions across the country.

    When we see the destruction of American freedoms, of our middle class, of our economy; when we see the consequences of immoral choices all around us, we can be sure that the judgment of the Creator is falling upon us. It is still not too late to turn back to Him. We can still make the decision to stop this slaughter now, before the country reaps the same consequences as Sodom and Gomorrah, destroyed as a consequence of their deliberate sinfulness.

    America has always been known as a refuge. But here we are, within this very refuge, destroying the most innocent citizens of our nation; we are slaughtering our National Treasure — our posterity. The law protects murderers, rapists, and terrorists. If these abortion methods are so “humane,” why don’t we use the same methods to execute our death-row criminals? But nobody but the God-fearing pro-Life people of this country are willing to risk their lives to make an outcry against abortion. We fear our mortal and temporary governments more than we fear the Wrath of Almighty God, and we are reaping the consequences for that cowardice.

    We are the generation that has brought this about, and we will be the generation to reap the whirlwind of our selfish sinfulness. The fact that God hasn’t struck us down before now is not proof that He doesn’t exist. It’s proof of His loving patience with us, His sinful, stubborn, and selfish children. But, I’m afraid that patience has grown thin of late. From the looks of things, it’s no more than we deserve.

  • Martyrs

    March 1, 2015
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    Coptic Icon of 21 Martyrs

    On the surface, the slaughter of so many Christians in the Middle East is a staggering blow to the West. The fact that nothing gets done about it by any of the Western countries is confusing. Is the hatred of Christians as all-pervading as the hatred of Israel and Jews?

    We can’t bring ourselves to watch the videos of the deeds, but when the waters of the sea run red with their blood, there is no doubt that some heinous monstrosity has just taken place. These people; men, women AND children, including babies, are beinging hacked asunder for the simple fact that they are Christian or Jew.

    One does wonder why The Almighty permits such evil to proceed, but most times, we seldom go deep enough. Many of the men slaughtered on the beach were saying with their last breath, “Jesus Christ is Lord!” or similar phrases, but all praised the Lord as their last words. This must be incredibly galling to the jihadists who wielded the blades. Imagine how they must feel to see someone besides themselves happy to die for their god. I’m sure they think they have the corner on the market in the “martyr” section. Although, I am afraid that suicide in the name of the moon god is not quite the same thing as preferring to give one’s life for one’s faith in God the Father, and for Jesus Christ, His Son.

    Shouldn’t these people have been begging for mercy, or converting to islam to save themselves? Instead, most of them died more or less at peace, with the name of their Savior on their lips.

    Try to look at this from the perspective of God the Father. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful ones…” (Ps 116:15) God doesn’t look at death like we do, which probably explains a lot, when you think of how may people die begging to be spared for “One more chance,” or in spite of the prayers and supplications of those loved ones gathered around, as our beloved friends and relatives pass on.

    Indeed, death is still the great and final mystery. To know the will of God in all things is not given to us mortals. We will have to die in order to understand why God does what He does. But when I pray for the people who are suffering and dying at the hands of the jihadists, I am somehow consoled. These grisly deaths are the guaranteed sure path to eternal Life for the victims. Martyrs are God’s chosen ones. Martyrs’ blood sanctified the waves of the sea on that gruesome day, and we mustn’t forget it.

    They are now praying for us in Heaven, for we have yet to be put to the test.

  • Moloch’s Altar

    February 28, 2015

    How big do you have to be to be valuable? Five feet? That eliminates a lot of children. How about 3 feet? Still leaves out a lot of small babies and toddlers. Okay, how about 25 inches?

    So what about those babies waiting to be born? Are they going to be eliminated because they are too small to be valuable? At what size does their “Disposable” designation disappear, to be replaced with, “Valuable?”

    Do they have to be big enough to have a voice? What would they say, if they could? “Please don’t slaughter me before I draw a breath?” “I want my Mommy?”

    Writing about something like this is so emotional for me that it is difficult to even find words to express my sorrow. There is so much bloodshed in the world today that the plight of the unborn is seldom ever thought about, much less discussed. But their murders continue apace. Around sixty million have been murdered since Roe. That’s more than the population of some countries.

    Just imagine the number of voters, taxpayers, geniuses, moms and dads, heroes, musicians, artists, and prodigies that sixty million deaths contained.

    Any time we wonder why the Almighty is allowing our nation to be systematically disassembled, all we need to do to find the answer is look at the sixty million souls who never drew breath for the sake of convenience and profit. A modern-day Moloch’s altar, indeed.

  • Why We Shouldn’t Be Surprised

    February 15, 2015

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    If you want to know why the democrats are so hell-bent on importing a bazillion English-illiterate, fake voters to shore up their numbers and keep themselves in power, keep reading. I posted this years ago, and it is still just at pertinent as ever:

    THE (EMPTY) CRADLE WILL ROCK
    How abortion is costing the Democrats voters–literally.

    BY LARRY L. EASTLAND
    Monday, June 28, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT

    More than 40 million legal abortions have been performed and documented in the 30 years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared abortion legal. The debate remains focused on the legality and morality of abortion. What’s largely ignored is a factual analysis of the political consequences of 40 million abortions. Consider:

    • There were 12,274,368 in the Voting Age Population of 205,815,000 missing from the 2000 presidential election, because of abortions from 1973-82.

    • In this year’s election, there will be 18,336,576 in the Voting Age Population missing because of abortions between 1972 and 1986.

    • In the 2008 election, 24,408,960 in the Voting Age Population will be missing because of abortions between 1973-90.

    These numbers will not change. They are based on individual choices made–aggregated nationally–as long as 30 years ago. Look inside these numbers at where the political impact is felt most. Do Democrats realize that millions of Missing Voters–due to the abortion policies they advocate–gave George W. Bush the margin of victory in 2000?

    * * *
    (keep in mind that the above article was written in 2004, most of what follows from here was written sometime later)

    Years ago, when I had a little blog called, “Don’t Start With Me (You Know How I Get),” I posted something about a declining population in America. Somewhere in my archives, I might even still have a copy. But the gist of it was this:

    Aborting 55,000,000+ since Roe V. Wade has deprived this nation of [more than] fifty-five million taxpayers since the “law” went into effect. Can you imagine what the effect of that many wage-earners and taxpayers would have had on this economy?

    Leftists are famous for not seeing the forest for the trees, and realistic people tried to reason with them and prove to them that slaughtering our posterity in the name of consequence-free sexual license was going to have wide-ranging effects that would shake the economy of the country to its foundations. The Wall Street Journal had just one of many articles that are appearing in recent days, explaining and grieving over the very fact that we have lost the very wage-earners and taxpayers who could have kept Social Security solvent, for instance, or kept Medicare inexpensive and practical.

    But, when our baser natures demand satisfaction, the last thing we are going to worry about will be the economy in some indistinct and nebulous future. So, here we are: We teeter on the brink of disastrous fiscal failure and economic collapse, and, sure enough, the selfish ones who want the sex they want when they want it, are still demanding that their offspring be slaughtered. To hell with the future taxpayers. They want their satisfaction NOW, and without consequences. And, incidentally, they want the taxpayers who are left to pay for it for them.

    I’ve been saying this for years to anyone who will listen. The democrats took their favorite cause, turned it into a 12-gauge shotgun, and started blowing their feet off about 40 years ago. Things will never be the same for them, even though there will always be democrats, just as we will, in the words of Jesus, “always have the poor with us.”

    Those aborted babies would have been 40-year-old voters, most of them working and paying into the system, and it would have made president selfie’s job just a tiny bit more difficult. My mantra for this has always been, “The Left is aborting itself right out of existence, while the Conservatives are choosing to have ALL their babies, and they are also educating them at home.” This means that as the Democrats shrink from attrition, the Republicans shore up their base strongly and well, with children who are (for the most part) well-adjusted and well-educated. Tomorrow’s leaders. Of course, as I was saying those things, I had no way to know that the demise of our economy loomed just below the horizon, thanks to the efforts of a coven of doctrinaire statists surrounding a megalomaniacal narcissist who cheated his way to power.

    On the other hand, the democrats’ demand that women be allowed to murder their children in the womb without the child ever having drawn a breath, are finding that those “choices” would all have been people who could possibly even have been raised to voting age to believe in the Democrat party line. I don’t know if the Democrats have considered this consequence of their insistence on “a woman’s right to choose,” but it’s pretty obvious that choosing death for an unborn child cheats the parents of the joy of that child’s life, cheats the country’s economy of a productive wage-earner/taxpayer, and possibly even cheats the Leftist cause of another believer.

    Oh, well. It’s their party…

    * * *
    2/15/2015

    And, so it goes. Now, we can understand why the democrats are so rabid about importing voters. For those of us on the right, however, this literally means we must vote as if our lives depend on it, because this is what has come of the demand for consequence-free sex whenever they want it. Even if the left is too stupid to understand the consequences of their insistence on “abortion rights NOW,” Conservatives should have enough perspicacity to understand the “unintended consequences” of a moral choice turned into an illegal law more than 40 years ago.

    If we know what’s good (or bad) for us, we won’t let anything keep us away from the polls in the next elections. Staying home because we don’t like the choices won’t be an option.

  • The Humility Professor

    January 1, 2014

    So, somebody is going to be teaching “humility” at Yale University, are they? Oh, my! The questions this information begs! But, I imagine, first, that it is important to want to know what form the “humility” will take, who taught it to the “professor,” and whether or not it did any good to learn the finer points of one of the most important of the Virtues. Of course, if it is the “proper” kind of humility, it must be learned the hard way, or by watching the few really humble people to ever walk the earth, meaning of course people like Moses, or, especially, Jesus Christ. Real humility must have an example. Like an artist, it needs a model. It might be possible to crank out a fair approximation without one, but it’s probably safe to say that without the right model, the finished product will be amateurish and crude, and bear little resemblance to the Original, real thing.

    Did it do the “professor” any good to learn his humility from, say, another “professor,” and where did that learned individual learn HIS brand of humility? What was there about this type of “humility” that attracted the newest pedagogue?

    What form will it take? Will it be merely the utilitarian form, which keeps me from the form of hubris exhibited by Cassius (Mohammed Ali) Clay, whose “I am the greatest!” was truthful, but rather un-humble.

    Humility is one of the few things God asks us to do for ourselves. He will often give us gifts and abilities we need for a lot of other disciplines as we walk the Narrow Way to eternal Life, but this is one of the things He asks us to do without much help.

    “Humble yourself before the Lord, and He will lift you up…” (James 4:10). We need to take ourselves in hand and practice the hardest part of our faith, next to believing. It’s up to us to do the humbling, and God will do the exalting. It’s not our job to see to it that others humble themselves. Our job is to work out our own personal humility.

    Finding out (usually to one’s horror) that all the so-called “humble” things we have done, practices we have performed, and prayers we have prayed will come to nothing if we don’t actually DO the things that are required in order to attain real humility is a shock, to say the least. The Gospel parable of the banquet Jesus told comes to mind. “Do not take the highest seat at a banquet, lest the host come and tell you to move to the foot of the table, for one more estimable than yourself is due to arrive to take the highest place. It is better to take the lowest place and be elevated, than to take the highest, and be demoted…” (Luke 14:8,9).

    Doing the hard things of humility takes years of practice. People who actually accomplish it die and become saints in our memories. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, St. Francis of Assisi, and many others have shown us the way, and that it can actually be accomplished on Earth. The willingness to make these gestures and actions with heartfelt love is the difficult part. Practicing them when no one else is looking is also an important part of the acquisition of true humility.

    Picture the Gates of Heaven. When you arrive, you find that they are buried in a high wall, and are only six inches high. Your job is to humble yourself enough to fit.

    Or, picture two gates, with signs above. One says “PROUD.” The other says, “HUMBLE.” Something tells me that at the end of time, the archangel Michael will arrive to switch the signs, and that those who entered through the “HUMBLE” gate found themselves on a slick slide to much lower and warmer climes, while those who entered through the “PROUD” gate finally learned the real meaning of humility. (It is unknown at this point, of course, whether the aforementioned “humility” professor will have learned this lesson.)