Lately, it’s been more than difficult to watch the news and it is becoming even harder to bear witness to our country’s slow and agonizing destruction. It is as if we are passengers on a plane that has been hijacked by a group of intruders who resemble nothing American, and we are sitting in our seats, mouths agape, in utter shock and disbelief that we put ourselves on this freefall flight to oblivion.
While it is true that our current government has accentuated the lines of class warfare and amplified racial divide, an even more ubiquitous divide currently exists in this country. It exists not only in our government, but also in our towns, our schools, within our businesses, amongst our corporate executives, entrepreneurs, welfare recipients, and even in our own families.
This division is a deeply held and indelibly formed bias embedded within the psyche of every American. It is a personal worldview conceived within the constructs of one’s childhood, life experiences, and beliefs; one that either subconsciously or consciously views America as a valiant defender of freedom and gracious world leader, or an intrusive, arrogant bully that imposes itself on the rest of the world.
Evidently there are Americans who truly believe they are victims of somebody, a mindset that fuels the drive to get the guy responsible for their predicament, one unequivocally exhibited by the recent IRS scandal. These victim-minded Americans also believe they deserve retribution for their plight and are therefore entitled to receive subsidy from their errant rivals. On the other side of the divide
While Paul Ryan did pretty well defending the point that abortion is principally and morally wrong during the debate last night, what he didn’t do was call Joe Biden out on his hypocrisy on the issue. Liberals hate it more than anything when you reveal their own double standard to them.
After hearing Joe Biden assert his personal beliefs against abortion, Ryan should have asked, “If in principle abortion is wrong and you would never imagine it for yourself or your family, than why is it just fine for someone else? Are there other principles in which you believe yet do not defend?”
Then he could have revealed the arrogance of Biden’s point of view by saying, “Do you hold yourself to a higher standard than other persons? Principles are principles and we impose them on society everyday. There are laws against murder, and abortion is murder. Law enforcement agents tell people what to do with their own bodies when we enforce seatbelt laws and laws against illegal drug use. We, as leaders of this fine country that was founded on principles that are true and good, should uphold those priniciples and should be concerned for the safety and well-being of its citizens.”
Planned Parenthood is one of the most unsafe and unsanitary facilities in our country. Women have suffered terrible consequences physically, psychologically, and emotionally, from having abortions. There are numerous charitable organizations in America, including Catholic Charities that would provide shelter, medical needs, and counseling to help a woman during and after pregnancy. There are countless couples seeking to adopt children and provide for them a safe and loving home. Providing assistance to the living is what is noble and good. We call this charity, a virtue derived from love and concern for one another’s well-being.
Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel once said, “We know that every moment is a moment of grace, every hour an offering; not to share them would mean to betray them. Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately…And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
As a pro-choice candidate, Mr. Biden, you are choosing to remain neutral in the face of human suffering. You are choosing to turn your back on a tragic injustice. This is not charity, this is cowardice.
Women - minority women in particular - and their children, the most innocent of society, are suffering. And liberals, under the pretense of respect for choice, continue to support and fund the gas chambers of America. This is not respect for life, it is legal infanticide of catastrophic proportion in which our country can no longer afford to remain silent.
OK let’s be honest. A life without contraceptives would be a difficult life for many of us to live. Seriously, why does the church insist on tormenting all of humanity with such ancient rules and constraints? I have to say, after approximately forty years of rebuffing the church’s admonitions I’ve finally come to see the wisdom behind the admonishment. Or more precisely, her natural and protective instinct behind her loving reproof.
I was sitting in a Moral Theology class one day and my professor ever so eloquently explained it this way: In marriage what the church desires for the husband and wife is the experience of pure, unadulterated, complete conjugal unity whereby “the two become one flesh” (Mark 10:8). Artificial contraceptives inhibit this experience by obstructing the total reciprocal gift of self. The sincere gift of self comes from self-mastery and is free from constraint, wherein man exemplifies the image of God in the moment of communion. A love withheld is not love in its purest form and will not permit us to reach the fullness of our humanity.
Maybe you’re thinking, this all sounds like a nice fantasy. Or maybe you’ve heard this before and perhaps it hasn’t resonated with you as it did with me that day. If this is so, we are free to live our lives according to our choosing, and the beauty of our faith is that Christ will always wait with open arms for our return. However, despite our personal lifestyles we must respect that in order to be authentic the church must always mirror the life and words of Jesus Christ. Jesus withheld nothing and gave himself wholly in order to give us the gift of eternal life. The church, born through his suffering, death and resurrection, believes in the dignity of the human person because we were each created in God’s image and likeness. Since we are images of His likeness, why would His children, grace-filled human beings, need to rely on devices created by other human beings to control our capacity to conceive? If Jesus was able to give us his whole body, his whole self for our salvation, couldn't we model a small version of that in the way we love the most important partner in our lives - our spouses?
Why would God make the human body fertile if He wanted man to block its reproductive faculties? Even if you have trouble conceding to this, surely you can understand why the Father of Creation would abhor something contra-creative. And even if a moral standard is difficult to adhere to it doesn’t make it unfair or unachievable. Whether or not a life without artificial contraceptives is personally attainable for you or me should not determine the validity of the precept. It certainly is attainable for many.
More than sixty years ago C.S. Lewis asked the following question: “In what sense is Man the possessor of increasing power over Nature?” His answer is quite riveting:
Remember when the Amateur in the White House spouted those words? The exact quote was, "If you are a family making less than $250,000, my plan will not raise your taxes. Period." So let's look:
- The ObamaCare Medical Device Manufacturing Tax
This 2.3 percent tax on medical device makers will raise the price of (for example) every pacemaker, prosthetic limb, stent, and operating table. Can you remind us, Mr. President, how taxing medical devices will reduce the cost of health care?
- The ObamaCare High Medical Bills Tax
This onerous tax provision will hit Americans facing the highest out-of-pocket medical bills. Currently, Americans are allowed to deduct medical expenses on their 1040 form to the extent the costs exceed 7.5 percent of one's adjusted gross income.
The new ObamaCare provision will raise that threshold to 10 percent, subjecting patients to a higher tax bill.
- The ObamaCare Flexible Spending Account Cap
The 24 million Americans who have Flexible Spending Accounts will face a new federally imposed $2,500 annual cap.
The cap will also affect families with special-needs children, whose tuition can be covered using FSA funds. Special-needs tuition can cost up to $14,000 per child per year.
- The ObamaCare Surtax on Investment Income
Under current law, the capital gains tax rate for all Americans rises from 15 to 20 percent in 2013, while the top dividend rate rises from 15 to 39.6 percent. The new ObamaCare surtax takes the top capital gains rate to 23.8 percent and top dividend rate to 43.4 percent. Of course we wouldn't want people to have any incentive to invest and maybe start moving towards being part of the 1%, we just want to vilify the 1%.
- The ObamaCare Medicare Payroll Tax increase
This tax soaks employers to the tune of $86 billion over the next ten years. Do you have medical insurance? We're going to tax you more. Do you not have insurance? We're going to tax you more. And, to top it all off, I actually heard Odumbo's guy (Axelrod) say this morning that the Individual Mandate Tax was really just a penalty against that 1% that can afford health insurance but don't buy it. Wait, wait, wait...... So we vilify the 1% because they have money and can afford things that the 99% don't but then we vilify the 1% because they have money but don't want to spend it. How deformed are libtârd brains that they can actually come up with this stuff and expect rational thinking people to believe it????
Well, it is finally time to outlaw guns. Surely if we outlaw guns, things like this will never happen again. I mean after all, if law abiding citizens can’t get guns then we won’t have any more senseless, accidental killing, right.
I’m sure it wasn’t just gang violence, gang rivalries, black gangs, latino gangs….. I am sure these were law abiding citizens and the guns were legally obtained for just legal purposes.
And those darn hoodies again. I’m sure if Odumbo, the Imposter-in-Chief, had a son, he would have looked like the 15 - 17 year old black kid wearing a hoodie who did the shooting, or like Trayvon (who was also wearing a hoodie, hmmmmm) but not like Jamison Knight apparently ……..
1-year-old boy shot dead in father's arms on Los Angeles sidewalk
Published June 05, 2012
| Associated Press
LOS ANGELES – A gunman on a bicycle shot a father as he cradled his 1-year-old boy in his arms on a South Los Angeles street, killing the infant, police said Tuesday.
The 24-year-old father was attacked Monday evening on a sidewalk in an area that has been plagued by gang violence, police said. The gunman appeared to be a 15- to 17-year-old boy in a hoodie sweatshirt, police said.
He rode past the father and fired several shots, police Capt. Phillip Tingirides told KCAL-TV.
The infant was shot in the stomach and died at a hospital following surgery. The father was struck in the shoulder and remained hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
Their names were not immediately released.
Police have not released a motive, though Tingirides said investigators were leaning heavily toward gang rivalry. The attacker was black and the father is Latino, authorities said.
A conflict between black and Latino gangs has led to more than a half-dozen killings in the area in the last year, police said.
Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder has come out and said on behalf of the Big Eared Imposter-in-Chief, “The recent wave of changes to state-level voter identification laws also has presented a number of problems requiring the department’s attention. In December [of 2011], we objected to South Carolina’s voter ID law, after finding — based on the state’s own data — that the proposed change would place an unfair burden on non-white voters.” (Conference of National Black Churches, May 30, 2012)
You have heard Dumbocrats scream about how it is “unfair” to require an ID to vote.
So isn’t it ironic that they require Photo IDs?
Click here to see the 2012 Massachusetts Democratic Party Delegate Guide. (When you’re done, you can print it out and use it as a dart board.)
Go to page 14. Read the top line that is in all caps.
Make sure you show as many people as possible, especially any of your libtard friends. Ask them why Dems REQUIRE an ID for their delegate convention but think it is discrimination to require one TO VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT! Unless of course, they are saying that they have no non-white delegates, since requiring an ID would place an “an unfair burden on non-white voters.”
Typical libtard hypocrisy.