Monday, March 22, 2010

The Hangover

Okay, not really.  Clearly the unborn one wouldn't take kindly to that... But if I ever needed a drink in muy life... whew.

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

10 comments:

  1. Sorry but my OCD just gets the best of me. I know you all are obsessed with the fetus, but what about the 40000 or so people who die each year from a lack of health care and the countless more whose health and quality of life is retarded due to lack of health care? That is like a 911 per month. Do these people mean anything to you all on the far freaky right? Or do you have to be a zygote to matter to you?

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  2. I'll worry about people dying from "lack of healthcare" when we're no longer touting infanticide as preventative coverage, sir.

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  3. My point exactly, they do not mean anything to ya'll.

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  4. Fetus, in latin, means "little one." And if it's a numbers game, there are 4,000 of these "little ones" that die everyday, in our country alone, by means of abortion. I think those numbers are bigger...

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  5. touche, Mike and Kristine. Of course, it's more than a syntax issue for the pro-aborts.

    Btw, thanks for the heads up on the google sketchiness! And you look great - praying for your delivery!

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  6. but none of you have the courage of your convictions to answer my previous post. . .what do these 40000 deaths means to you guys. . .cetainly that have to have some value to you somehow

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  7. Bob, first of all I do feel compassion for those people who suffer becaause of lack of adequate health care. But what most people don't realize are the economics of the whole thing. I'm not talking about heartless, cold facts, but simple economics which explains a whole lot and what could be done to reform our health care system.

    The fact of the matter is, abortion is the (utterly needless) killing of an innocent human being; when someone dies of lack of adequate health care, they suffer, but they at least have a chance. I'm all for reforming the health care system, but the changes that need to be made are the exact opposite of what happened on the Hill.

    If we knew ALL the politics that is behind this bill, all the dealmaking and the lobbying and the jostling for position and the power-grabbing--I think we would more than hesitate to accept this new health care system. Trust me, this bill is not reform. It's dirty, corrupt, rotten, and mediocre. Why else did they have to make the backroom deals they did to get it passed?

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  8. Bob, the bill that was passed last night isn't going to help the 40,000 people (although I'm not sure where you get that statistic) much. Now we're just going to fine people if they don't buy health insurance.

    What was passed last night was not healthcare reform.

    You may be interested in this article by Jane Hamsher from the Huffington Post (not exactly a conservative!ha!) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-hamsher/fact-sheet-the-truth-abou_b_506026.html

    It seems EVERYONE agrees this bill is a disaster, not just conservatives. Too bad Obama and Pelosi didn't listen to the American people.

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  9. Bob, nobody is saying that they don't matter. I'm all for health care reform, just not at the expense of expanding abortion. It doesn't have to be either/or. There's got to be a way to expand health care coverage without expanding abortion. Once somebody does that, I'll be on board.

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  10. Bob, I am highly skeptical that 40,000 people per year (roughly 6% of the deaths among ages 18-64) are dying from lack of health care. That means people who didn't get health care that would have made the difference between living to the next year vs. dying. In other words, if that is true, then there will be a roughly 6% drop in death rates after a couple of years. If this is true it will be a HUGE change, easily noticed and measured. But it won't happen because it simply isn't true that 40,000 people per year are dying due to lack of health care. Believe me, I hope I'm wrong and this legislation saves lives.

    That being said, I am in favor of health care reform if it meets certain qualifications, such as 1) fiscal viability and 2) actually working according to the claims on which it was passed. In addition to no federal funding for elective abortions, etc. For instance, this reform ought to have included some kind of torte reform because one huge part of why health care costs are so high is excessive liability risks for medical care providers.

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