Our Constitution: spat upon. Our legislative branch of government: squabbling like a pack of wild dogs... or the British Parliment. Our nation: bitterly divided over an issue bigger than any "hope" or "change" ... and yet the sun still rose on the land of the free this morning. Perhaps a little less free than we were yesterday... but perhaps a little more sober. Awake. Aware that this is really happening. And will continue to happen, so long as we are complacent.
As the newscasts rolled tape this morning, a few glimmers of hope: Virginia. Flordia. Lawsuits challenging the unconstitutional nature of the circus - the freak show - that took place on Capital Hill yesterday. And, unexpectedly: Rep. Stupak.
I was as angry with him as with any of yesterday's perpetrators, but I heard news this morning that gave me pause: Pelosi, according to a source on the Hill, had the votes she needed, with our without Stupak. And so he made a last ditch effort, a mere footnote in the saga of how America committed moral suicide really, which may have been for nothing, but which was something. He secured the Executive Order.
In exchange for this concession on the President's part, Rep. Stupak was required to pay a heavy price: his own "Yes" vote for the abhorrent bill, perhaps putting the nail in his own political coffin.
If all that is necessary for evil to flourish is the silence of good men who do nothing... it's good to know that one man did something. Not enough... but something.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:1-4