Forty years ago today the Supreme Court rendered its Roe v. Wade decision. Those who believe in the sanctity of human life and long to see America embrace a culture in which innocent life is honored and protected continue to look for a day when humanity is again deemed valuable, where we cherish even those who would be born in "less than ideal circumstances." Children are our most precious resource and remain the greatest symbol of hope God has given us. (Says the mother who is famous for neglecting her children, and who had at least one Wite-out abortion of her own.) This is just one reason why the annual March for Life has been such a powerful aspect of the pro-life movement. This year’s event is Friday, January 25th, and once again a multitude of Americans will gather in Washington, D.C. to show their support for precious little ones. (Palin is simply jumping on the conservative band wagon of outspoken anti-Abortion advocates here who are using the anniversary of Roe vs Wade to make political points.)
Our Founding Fathers declared: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” However, since 1973, millions of children have been denied the basic right upon which all the others hinge: the right to life.
Lately, President Obama has taken to boldly highlighting children in his speeches. Using kids as the backdrop for his gun control speech, the President claimed his commitment to young ones. "If there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try,” he said. He then outlined why gutting our Second Amendment is the means by which he believes we accomplish this. Every law-abiding citizen’s heart is broken when children are the target of men hell-bent on committing acts of evil, and we agree that the safety and protection of innocent life is paramount. (Is Sarah Palin actually accusing President Obama of hiding behind children? Okay I am on irony overload here.)
The hypocrisy of it all, however, is that while the President publicly acknowledges the value of “even one life” when it advances his own political agenda, he fails to acknowledge as much when it comes to protecting the lives of children soon to be born. (As opposed to those who want to protect the fetus and then turn their back on the needs of already born children you mean?) In that same speech, he proclaimed that “when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.” Well, who is more vulnerable than those who find themselves at the mercy of others to honor their existence and receive them into our world? Are these—the truly vulnerable—not worthy of the protection of which the President speaks? Why is it that their cause is never the subject of one of his lofty addresses to the nation? Has he ever even mentioned the March for Life that takes place in his own back yard and ought to be worthy of at least a scant mention? If indeed we have an obligation to save “even one life,” when will we hear our President rally Americans to stand alongside women who find themselves in these less than ideal circumstances to offer the support they need, to encourage parents to choose life, and to promote the option of adoption? Instead, he has committed himself to the most liberal of abortion agendas—so much so that as a Senator he couldn't even bring himself to support the Born Alive Act that would save the lives of babies ALREADY BORN and needing medical aid. Further, he believes taxpayers should betray their consciences by paying for his abortion agenda. This same President has stated he didn’t want his daughters “punished with a baby,” and remarked that it was “above my pay grade” to answer a pastor's question: “At what point does a baby get human rights?” Yet now we are to somehow believe that children are the priority in his current aggressive campaign against the Second Amendment? (Children have ALWAYS been this President's priority. Which is why he put 5 billion into Head Start, passed the Affordable Care Act, has made Climate Change a top priority, and is risking his political capital by taking on the issue of gun control after 20 innocent school children were gunned down in their classrooms. You see the President cares about actual children, not just potential children.)
The President continued to herald his support of children in yesterday’s inaugural speech. “Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit, to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm,” he said—and I agree. Nor is our journey complete, I would add, until all our children soon to be born are also “cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.” The President, of course, did not include this, as it does not line up with his worldview or his party’s platform. See, his commitment to our children is selective. When children in the womb are on the chopping block, the President is silent. ("Children in the womb are on the chopping block?" You know for somebody with as much experience with abortion has she has you would think she would get her ghostwriter to use a more appropriate description.)When he places the Second Amendment, however, on the chopping block, children are his focus. Never mind the fact that his latest proposals would not protect them from evildoers and would, in fact, leave responsible, law-abiding citizens less able to protect them as well. (Yes because in the fantasy world occupied by Sarah Palin and her ilk more guns certainly result in fewer deaths. Just like more Ding Dongs and Ho-Hos result in skinnier children.)
Clearly, there is no shortage of hypocrisy coming out of Washington, and this is just one example. Americans can expect to be inundated with rhetoric and doublespeak for the duration of this administration. It is truly Orwellian. So it is absolutely imperative that we keep our eyes and ears open; don't allow yourselves to be sucked in or lulled to sleep. Our freedoms are being compromised, our common sense insulted, and our children exploited. We must be vigilant and engaged, and we must remain hopeful that a better day is coming.
Did anybody else notice that this is so clearly NOT Palin's writing that the author forgot to even add her name at the bottom?
So I guess THIS is the real work that the Grizzled One has had her ghostwriters burning the midnight oil to create. Guns, abortion, Obama hating, this one has it all!
Of course essentially it just reads like somebody desperate to get some attention, ANY attention, after her last Facebook post received virtually none. At least THIS time it appears that she did mange to spit some venom in its general direction while RAM and Nancy tried to beat her barely coherent drunken world salad into something relatively coherent.
Still she is essentially days late in addressing the gun issue which has only continued to gain more support from Americans since Obama first introduced it on December 19th. Which, by the way, was three long weeks ago. And as for the issue of abortion, well now that polls have shown that 57 percent of Americans support Roe vs Wade, I would say that is a dead issue as well.
Personally I would call this a swing and a miss, especially since the game she is trying to participate in is closed to "has beens" and "never weres."
These are topics that are being addressed by those in the big leagues now, so my advice to Palin is to take her tiny feminine balls (Or Todd's, whatever the case may be.) and go home.You know, if anyone at home will still have her that is.