Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Defending Alveda King

Imagine our surprise when an article titled, "The Shame of Alveda King" by Johnathan Capehart was published in the Washington Post on August 30, 2010. Alveda King appeared with Glenn Beck at his Restoring America rally in D.C. After the rally, Alveda King has become a target for her pro-life, pro-family and pro-marriage views by the biased media whose goal is to have a cultural revolution to reshape our world.

Just the fact that Alveda King is pro-life and pro-family sealed her fate with the media. Everyone on line seems to have weighed in vilifying her. Although both her father and uncle were murdered, she has continued their legacy by embracing non-violence and color blindness. Alveda recognizes that black genocide is real, just as her uncle Martin Luther King realized that only peaceful protests would solve racial hatred, a lesson our media has refused to cover.

Just digest the media coverage for a minute. Not only did they not report on the hundreds of thousands of average Americans, who at their own expense, traveled to Washington, D.C. to pray for our nation, but they covered the Al Sharpton counter event ad nauseum. Is this the man who mirrors Martin Luther King's dream? Al Sharpton has never spoken on black genocide, a major problem in the Afro-American community, but instead, uses divisive rhetoric, believes in abortion and promotes racial hatred toward Jewish people.

Alveda King has not used her relation to Dr. King for money or power. In fact, she has used it to try to change our country from a culture of death to a culture of life.

Monday, August 30, 2010

If All You're Going To Do To Oppose Abortion Is Pray, Then Don't Bother

I often see them on the bumpers of cars in the parish parking lot. There are several variations, but they boil down to the same thing: "Pray to End Abortion"

Frankly, these get on my nerves.

I fear that too many people sporting these stickers think that between their prayers, and their "public witness for life" -- that is, putting the bumper sticker on their car -- they're doing their part.

I believe that if God wanted to end abortion, He would do so without my prayers of encouragement.

I mean really, if God wanted to end abortion, He could very easily arrange a PowerBall jackpot to be awarded to someone like Joe Scheidler -- or me! -- and that would go a long a way towards getting the job done.

So if you're praying your daily or weekly rosary for life and that's all you're doing, I can't see that you're making any difference. I'm sorry if that offends you, but that's my perspective.

There's more you can do.

63 days from today, there are going to be elections held all over the U.S. Over 30 U.S. Senators, 435 Congressmen, a dozen or so governors and other state-wide offices, literally thousands of state legislators, and countless other local officials will all be chosen on November 2nd.

What are you doing to help a pro-life candidate? You don't need to tell me, but you do need to have an answer to this question. Because you know what? Abortion isn't going to end while it's still legal. And there will never be legal protections for the unborn until and unless we elect pro-life men and women to offices high and low.

The pro-aborts know this, and they are busily electing their own to library boards, town councils, park district boards, and every elective office from the lowest to the highest.

With so little time before the election, it's time and past time for pro-lifers to make their presence in the world felt. Somewhere near you, there is an under-funded pro-life candidate struggling to make a difference. Write him a check. Somewhere nearby, you will find a pro-life candidate struggling to get the word out about his candidacy. Volunteer to make phone calls or knock on doors for him.

Yes, yes, I know you're too busy. You've got work, and school, and kids and a family and house and sports and whatever else. If you're really pro-life, you'll find a way to make time, even if it's only two hours a week, or only two hours total, between now and election day.

This is why I haven't been blogging. I've been spending the last year in the trenches fighting abortion, first as a candidate for office myself, and (since losing my primary) working with other candidates and organizations. Right now I'm focused on the campaign of my friend Dan Sugrue, a hardworking Catholic family man who's trying to unseat a pro-abort Democrat. If you're in the area, you could make Dan a donation or volunteer to help. If you're not in the area, you could still make a donation (many of you donated to my campaign), or find a candidate local to you to volunteer with.

But I'm begging you, it's time to set aside the rosary, and pick up the phone. Time's running out.

(Cross-posted from Thoughts of a Regular Guy.)

Follow the Dollars & The Flying Monkeys

The liberal mainstream media has a hard time in saying anything nice about conservatives or their causes. In fact, the Washington Examiner discovered, that the employees of ABC, NBC and CBS gave more than $1 million dollars to Democratic candidates in 2008.

Gosh, Diane Sawyer probably gave more than that with all of her interviews; especially the Obama interview. Everyday, Diane's dramatic tone tells us how wonderful the world could be without the damages done by the former President Bush and his policies, as well as his party. She's like the witch on the yellow brick road, misdirecting traffic away from the the way back home. Her flying monkeys are kidnapping the mind of the public, and wisking it away to her castle of death and deception.

I wonder how accurately they report on conservative issues. Take abortion - take the March for Life - this march is held every January 22nd to commemorate the Roe v Wade decision. Have you ever seen Diane interviewing anyone who attends the march? Or have you ever seen her at the march? Have you seen any major network news stations covering the march? If you have, you must have been watching an alternate media source.

This information has all come to light with a recent disclosure in a news release from the Washington Examiner, which reported that candidate Barack Obama received contributions from 710 employees of the three major networks, for a whopping total of $461,898 dollars! Wow! That's a lot of dollars. They say money talks and Barack Obama got elected. Hmmmm, there's mis-directing sign posts on the Yellow Brick road.

In 2008, John McCain ran as a Republican against the Democratic candidate, Obama. The major media employee contributions to his campaign totalled $26,926 dollars from 38 employees. McCain was endorsed by most pro-life voters, and most conservative groups.

In fact, in the same news release from the Washington Examiner, an analysis of campaign donations by media reporters, producers and writers found 88% of them went to pro-abortion candidate Barack Obama in 2008.

It's becoming very clear, that if you watch the major media outlets and listen to the soothing voice of Diane Sawyer, you aren't getting the news, but are being hauled off by the flying monkeys of the mainstream media and their influence ...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Death Takes A Holiday

President Obama proudly issued an executive order that expanded federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. Making his announcement he said, "it would hasten a day when words like terminal and incurable are finally retired from our vocabulary." Wow! What a statement! Sounds like he's into taxidermy, or Dr. Frankestein where are you?" Or perhaps he thinks he's fired poor Peter at the Pearly Gates.

Obama made this announcement in March of last year, when he dismantled the Bush policy on embryonic stem-cell research. In issuing his executive order, probably from the Pearly Gates, the President claimed, "it's about protecting free and open inquiry, and letting scientists do their job - free from manipulation and coercion and listening to what they tell us, even when it's inconvenient. When science wins, we all win." Really? So Dr. Frankenstein is going to keep us alive forever? Peter has been given his walking papers by Dr. Frankenstein.

There's an inconvenient truth here that the President omitted. In order for the original Dr. Frankenstein to give his monster new life, he had to borrow body parts from the grave. At least that Dr. Frankenstein's donors died of natural causes. President Obama's donors are alive, and have not consented to be killed for their contributions to "science".

Enter Congress ... In 1996 there was a restriction (Dickey - Wicker Amendment) that was passed and repeatedly renewed that said, "Federal money may not be used for research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed". In a move that would put Chicago gangsters to shame, the Obama Administration evaded this ban by stipulating that Washington could fund such research, as long as it didn't fund the part where the fetus is terminated.

Enter a Federal judge with sense - Embryonic stem-cell research, he said, "requires the destruction of embryos". The federal prohibition encompasses all research in which an embryo is destroyed, not just the piece of research in which the embryo is destroyed." So any funding of experiments using embryonic stem cells is forbidden by law.

President Bush's policy allowed research only on stem-cell lines that had already been established. The idea was to facilitate studies without creating incentives to destroy any additional embryos. Obama, by contrast, took the view that the destruction of additional embryos, (those left over at fertility clinics) is essential to science. Wow! What a comparison of theology!

Now enter two Illinois wannabe Congressmen - one Democrat - one Republican - both united in their opposition to the federal judge's ruling. One has to ask, when a federal judge enjoins an executive order, because it violates federal law, why are two candidates for Congress saying they don't support the judge's ruling? That is unless we live in a divine monarchy. Where's Peter? Maybe he needs his old job back. Where are the town's people, torches in hand, who go after Dr. Frankenstein and his monster to destroy them before any more damage is done.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

UnHappy Birthday 75 yrs Planned Parenthood Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is celebrating its 75th anniversay with food and music, but no birthday cake for the babies. Wisconsin may be celebrating, but society is paying. Perhaps in the party mode, the facts haven't jumped out of the cake. Planned Parenthood is the number one abortion providor in the nation.

In Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood says, there's ample cause to celebrate the work of the organization, which has prevented far more abortions than it has performed. Here's the real facts.

In 2007, this "not for profit organization" Wisconsin Planned Parenthood made $22 million, of which 24% came from state and federal grants, another 17% from individual contributions, and 55% from insurance and Medicaid.

Wisconsin's Planned Parenthood has 27 health centers, 3 of which are on-site abortion providers, located in Milwaukeee, Madison and Appleton. I am sure all other Planned Parenthood facilities refer for abortion.

In Wisconsin, 77,000 women were served by Wisconsin Planned Parenthood last year. Their working budget for 2010 is $21 million. Of this $21 million, 73% is budgeted toward health care, 5% is for lobbying, (and for birthday parties) and 3% for education.

Planned Parenthood has gone a long way to make a child a choice. A very unhappy birthday to you - Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Abortion Violent Act Begetting More Violence

Has our culture been so desensitized to violence, not only through all major media and entertainment, but also by the blythe acceptance of abortion as a simple and harmless medical procedure? The violent and graphic depiction of a murder, as was seen in the famous movie Psycho, was just the beginning of a desenitization of our society to horrific violence. From there it has been a downhill spiral in our television and movies with scenes appealing to people's visceral appetites. This desenitization to violence paved the way for abortion on demand.

In 1973, abortion on demand became the law of the land, consigning an entire generation to a reality never experienced by their parents. This reality being one of such utter immersion in violence and murder and the dehuminization and utilitarian use of people, the pinacle of which is the ultimate dehumanization of the unborn via legalized abortion.

What are the ultimate effects of such an immersion in violence? When one person's life is of little value, how does this affect the value of other lives? Cloaking the act of killing an unborn child, with the word choice, furthers the denial of the humanity of the child in the woman.

In a recent report, a pregnant teenager was murdered by her boyfriend because she refused to abort his child. Did the dehumanization of the mother's child in her womb, ultimately lead to her own dehumanization by her boyfriend?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Whose 100% ?

Election time is here, and everyone has a different opinion on which candidate will best represents his or her principles. But who ever ideally completely represent everyone's principles 100% ?  This is really an age old question.
The pro-life movement has suffered over the years from a division within its' ranks over this very issue. One side of the argument has contended, that voters of a pro-life conscience should never vote for a candidate unless they represent your principles 100%. This argument has led many of them to NOT vote at all. They oppose the "vote for the lesser evil" approach as a compromise which violates their pro-life conscience. Their approach is "all or nothing".  They need to look at it from the other side. That is, it is not so much that your are voting FOR a lesser evil, as much as it is about voting AGAINST a greater evil in order to CONTAIN it. 
Roe v Wade is the law of the land. Subsequent cases have allowed the pro-life movement to use an incremental approach over the years. This incremental approach has given the pro-life side, the opportunity for legislation on Parental Notice, no taxpayer funding, a woman's Right to Know ACT, ultrasound legislation and more.  If we cannot overturn Roe v Wade with one blow, we must at least chip away with an incremental approach.
Even the Holy Father, in his encyclical "The Gospel of Life", said - and I paraphrase, you get what you can get, and go back for more. Of course if you, by your non-vote, have elected the 100% pro-abortion candidate, you get nothing. Not only do you get nothing, but society loses as more lives are lost. Is this principle?
Everyone knows abortion is a spiritual battle. But it is fought in the public arena. This means the legislative arena. And no one running for office will ever be 100% for anyone or anything. But, if we can contain evil by voting for the candidate who gives us 80%, rather than allowing the candidate who gives us 0% to be elected by our non-vote, whose principle are we compromising?
Debates on philosophy are great. How many angels sit on the head of a pin? However in our real world, where every minute 3 babies are killed by abortion, debates have little merit. The hard core truth is we must work to elect those candidates, imperfect as they may be, who will defend life incrementally.  We accomplish nothing by sitting on our couch praying for God to bring us the perfect 100% pro-life candidate. This has tragically, only benefited the pro-choice side with this split in the pro-life ranks, that has lost more elections and more lives.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Culture Shock

Our kids have been immersed in a culture of depravity for over 40 years now. In 1973 abortion on demand was made the law of the land. Immediately, media pundits jumped on the band-wagon, and our culture collapsed under the weight of this legalized killing and its' effects.  De-personalization occurred. The unborn were excluded from the human race and this exclusion was glorified in the pop culture, as a glorified freedom for women.  Pornography, once a fringe element of our society, now moved into our mainstream entertainment and advertising venue. The fringe element became the norm, and the family as we knew it, collapsed.
Remember Tipper Gore? Tipper, before her husband's climb up the political ladder in the Democratic party, worked for ratings on the music industry, in order to preserve the innocence of our young people. Pop-culture immediately responded. Frank Zappa, who has certainly changed our culture, was one of the first to respond with his hedonistic music. After which popular musicians began a diatribe, using their media of songs, to counter Tipper's attempt to rate their music. Furnace Face sang, "We Love You Tipper Gore". "Ode to Tipper Gore" followed. And perhaps the most offensive was " _ _ _ _ You Tipper Gore". Who won that culture war?  Certainly not Tipper. Music wasn't rated and Pandora's Box was opened.
This goes even deeper than a mere stand-off between moral and immoral, religious and non-religious people. This is a war between a modern civilization and an under-culture of barbaric Neanderthals, who would return us to a primitive, uncultured race. We have moved from a civilized society to a barbaric one where the likes of Lady Gaga now reign. Before this assault on a civilized society, even atheists would not have spoken or behaved in the manner we see today with the Pop music industry and culture. We are regressing as a society and a civilization. This should concern everyone.
Many primitive cultures had little restraint upon sexual morays, and would sacrifice firstborn girls, and kill off their aged parents, when they became a burden on the clan. This is the reality of what we are returning to as a society. Now, our modern unbridled sexual excess, which has led to abortion and euthanasia is turning us back to this primitive era, where individual life holds no intrinsic value. Today in our modern society, which is more and more mirroring these barbaric cultures of the past, suicide rates especially among young adolescents, is on the rise. Many believe this is because life has been cheapened by abortion and euthanasia. And isn't that true?


Friday, August 20, 2010

Illinois Abortion Dumping Ground

Have you ever heard of Limbo?  It was a great movie. It is a great theological debate. But in Illinois, it's where the Parental Notice Act of 1995 was consigned. Why Limbo? Well, the ACLU and Judge Dan Riley of the Cook County Circuit Court consigned it there.
In 1995, the Parental Notice Act was signed into law with huge bipartisan support. Hmmmmm. Why then have there been 50,000 abortions on pregnant minors in Illinois since 1995? This includes almost 5,000 abortions on girls almost 14 yrs of age and younger. Illinois is the only state in the Midwest that does not have a law requiring parental notification or consent prior to an abortion. This has allowed more than 55,000 abortions to be performed on non-residents in Illinois since 1995, including an unknown number of out-of-state minors.
You think illegal aliens crossing our borders is a problem? Compare the numbers. Remember for every abortion, there is a mother, father, grandparent, who are victims too. Why so much media concentration on illegal immigration into our country? Believe me, I'm right with them. If you do not have a Rule of Law that is enforced, then you have no Rule of Law at all. Anything goes. Just like Catholicism, where you cannot be cafeteria in your approach, so too our country either has a law, or it doesn't. And the same should also apply to the state of Illinois. Either we have a Parental Notice Act, or we don't. What we don't need in all these cases is limbo.
The ACLU and Judge Dan Riley of the Cook County Circuit Court have consigned the Illinois Parental Notice Act to legal limbo. Where's the outcry? Have you seen any letters to the editor lately? Follow the dollar. Is it in the best interest of government bureaucracies to reduce teen pregnancy? Is it in the best interest of parents to speak up for their children?  What say you?  

Horton Who? Who Hatched the Egg?

A recent article in the Daily Herald titled, "Donor's Kids Seek To End Anonymity Of Their Fathers", made me think. First thought that comes to mind, is that I think it borders on child abuse. The second thought that comes to mind, is that our understanding of marriage and the rights of the child, in the Jude-Christian sense, has been drastically eroded. Now, there is a movement for children who are the result of donor sperm fathers, to find their fathers in adolescence and young adulthood.
This brings to mind the plot of the first Star Wars Movie, where the Voyager probe, that has been out into space to retrieve information, became so intelligent it was almost human, so much so that it was seeking it's creator. Now enter children, the result of sperm donors, who are sent into a test-tube. These children have been raised without a father, by choice of a parent. Now a new movie comes to mind -  "The Kids Are Alright". This movie shows two siblings who track down their sperm donor fathers and introduce them to their lesbian mothers. Many, many complications ensue, but the theme repeats, teens yearning to meet their dad, like the star-trek Voyager probe, longing to know the source of their being.
This is a tragedy. What are we doing? In our efforts to re-design nature, we've forgotten the children. Did anyone ask them whether or not they wanted to be raised without a father? In the quest for parental choice and freedom, we've forgotten there's a third person involved here. Perhaps two homosexuals or a single parent  feel they have the right to choose an alternative life-style, but what about the child? It is a selfish perspective, to say the least.
Now comes, a study by the Commission on Parenthood's Future titled, "My Daddy's Name is Donor". This study concluded that these children were more troubled and depression prone - than other young adults in comparative groups, and recommended an end to anonymous sperm donation. Hmmmmmmm. Why just anonymous? When you separate life from love, everyone is going to have problems. It's like a computer. A man donates his sperm and there's no inter-personal action whatsoever. The sperm is implanted in the woman after conception. The result is a baby without a father and a single mom raising a child. This makes children mere possessions, not gifts. After all, there are a lot of sperm and eggs used to create a single life. Many are discarded because they are not healthy or just extraneous.
Why sperm donation? Follow the dollar. It's a huge business in the U.S. Some experts estimate there are at least 30,000 sperm-donor conceptions annually. Some experts say many more.
More than 28,000 people involved in anonymous donations - offspring, parents and donors have registered with the Donor Sibling Registry, like a pedigree registry for animals! The reason for the registry is to help children find their parent. To date, this registry has helped more than 7,400 people find their biological siblings or fathers.
This is right out of Dante's Inferno. Which level of hell are we at now?  Are we at the bottom yet?  How much lower can we go?   

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Planned Barrenhood

This blog was prompted by a conversation I recently had with a relative. Imagine my surprise when I heard her say, that Planned Parenthood only dealt with family planning services. This really forced me to stop and think. How many other people are deluded with this same misconception?
My relative has a masters degree in education and is an upper income bracket earner. She is highly intelligent and very well read (major media). Although her pro-life views have some limits, I certainly thought that she would be better versed on Planned Parenthood. For such an intelligent and well educated person to believe that Planned Parenthood deals only with family planning measures, when they are the largest abortion provider in the nation, is a testament to the success of the mainstream media, in their marginalization of the pro-life movement. 
Let's face facts here. Everyone in the pro-life movement knows what Planned Parenthood is doing. Why haven't we been able to get that information out to the general public? Two thoughts come to mind.  One is the major media cover up, which has marginalized pro-lifers as cranks and fanatics, leaving many intelligent people to write us off. Successful media propaganda can fool even the most erudite and well educated person, and has. 
My second thought, and probably the most significant, is why has the pro-life movement message failed to show the average educated person, that we are a credible movement  Against a modern media that has painted pro-lifers as still living in the middle ages, what can we do to counter this image?   Would love to hear your comments ........

Monday, August 16, 2010

Same-sex unions vs End of Civilization cont ...


The fabric of ancient civilizations, such as Greece and Rome, had certain foundations upon which those civilizations were built. As we see from history, a gradual erosion of those foundations, ultimately preempted their decline. Many great empires have risen and fallen over history. To determine the causes of their demise we must study history thoroughly. When we do, we ultimately find the seeds of destruction that were already germinating within the fabric of those civilizations before they fell.  Each one, no matter how advanced governmentally or philosophically, had overlooked certain elements of behavior, which left a void that threatened the survival of those nations.  For example, empires such as ancient Greece and Rome as well as many others, apparently had no particular grievance against certain sexual deviancies.  Subsequently, there were no laws to either prohibit or promote those behaviors, or any need to protect behaviors which reflected the natural law. Only the ancient Hebrews still held fast to laws regarding every aspect of human behavior, in which Christianity followed.  Thus emerged the Judeo-Christian ethic, upon which our nation was founded.


Our county’s government sought to knit as tight a fabric as possible, governing all aspects of human rights and behaviors, as to insure its’ survival.  That fabric, combined the savvy of certain ancient cultures in their governmental and philosophical knowledge, along with the moral code of the Judeo-Christian ethic.  These elements knitted together to form the tight fabric of our Constitution and our Bill of Rights.  Within that Constitution, the Judeo-Christian moral code and belief, underwrote all  other human ideas of justice and equality for all.  This Constitution of our land, did not seek to rewrite the natural law or the moral codes of the Judeo-Christian beliefs, but rather to make them the bedrock of all considerations put forth by that constitution.  


Now, with the idea of marriage, one of the fundamental elements of our society being redefined by our judicial system, that moral code is being written off. Thus the very bedrock of our civilization, so aptly defended by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution of these United States, is now being threatened.  As with the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, once again, Judge Walker has now launched an all-out attack against our form of government, which never intended for the Judicial System to be a legislative body. So, already, the seeds of destruction are evident when the will of the people, defended in our Constitution, is ignored and trampled on by judicial activism.


Will same-sex marriage then, be the end of our civilization as we know it? Of course it will. Unlike the ancient Greeks and Romans, our civilization was founded upon the moral underpinnings of the natural law, an aspect which those previous civilizations overlooked, leading to their downfall.  We all know that when a once Christian Europe began embracing human ideologies, against those of the Judeo-Christian ethic, that this was the beginnings of the downfall of its’ civilization.  A once mighty and powerful Europe is now a thing of the past, and great European nations are now mere shadows of what they once were.         


Make no mistake then, that same-sex unions will be the death knell of our civilization as it once existed. The redefinition of marriage to include alternate lifestyles, will change the entire complexion of our civilization by promoting certain sexual desires over the Judeo-Christian ethic, which once underwrote that civilization. If same-sex marriage becomes legitimate, churches across the land will be forced to perform gay marriages or face being accused of denying the civil rights of these individuals. Imagine the repercussions of this. This is no small matter.  Marriage and family will be a completely amorphous institution with no definite character or nature.  Since marriage and family life are the seedbed of future generations, what types of fruit will such an unclassifiable structure of our society, without a definite character or nature produce?  No amorphous institution or entity can remain so for long.  It will ultimately dissolve into the vaporous void from whence it came.  When the institution of marriage dissolves, our civilization will follow.  

Gay Marriage vs Civilization

When Fr. Paul Marx, founder of Human Life International was asked what he felt would be the effects of "same-sex unions" , he answered, "When they do that, it's the end". He was specifically referring to the end of Judeo-Christian civilization, whose values have always formed the basis of American common life. Judeo-Christian civilization has been the basis of modern Western society for 2000 years now. If this civilization falls, all civilization falls with it. The institution of marriage has been one of the most fundamental foundations of that civilization. When we try to change the substance of any foundation, we naturally weaken it.
In 2009, 52% of Californians voted to endorse Proposition 8, which ratified the constitutional protection of marriage, as being between a man and a woman. Californians had struck a victory for Judeo-Christian civilization, with their vote against homosexual extremists, who would completely rewrite the laws of nature, to bring Judeo-Christian civilization to and end. When that civilization ends, all civilization as know it will end.   
This week a single California judge disregarded the will of 7 million voters, by lifting the "ban" on gay marriage. In an act of judicial tyranny, another basic fundamental principle of our own American society has been attacked, with Judge Vaughn Walker imposing his own personal homosexual activist opinion over the will of the people.
So how does gay marriage bring civilization to an end? All society is naturally undermined when we publicly endorse any alternative to one of the basic foundations of that society. The institution of marriage existed before the state. The state is simply there to protect the institution of marriage.  It is not there to redefine or adjudicate it, or certainly reshape it.   To be cont ...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sarah Knew Best

Death panels made the news, but only one major media figure reported these facts.   Bill Gates gave credibility to Sarah Palin in his recent announcement that the only way to curve the rising cost of health care is to establish panels that will ration care, aka. death panels.  The media went into a feeding frenzy when Sarah Palin announced that Obama's Health Care Bill would lead to death panels.  The winds of time change, and now the media is fawning over Bill Gates and his promotion of death panels as cost containment measures.
Question - Why is the media interviewing billionaire Bill Gates on the health care plan?  Answer - Because they are in total agreement with his philosophy.  Question - Why are people still reading and supporting major media?  Answer - I'm trying to figure it out.
Back to Bill.  Bill stated in an interview, "saving 10 teachers jobs is worth more than extending a human life 3 months."  Wow!  I wonder if he has been in the public schools lately.  Probably, because his social agenda confirms what is being taught there.  For example, in Wisconsin, the teacher's union is fighting to have Viagara covered in their health care plan at a cost of $700,000 a year to the taxpayer.  What a great debate for school kids to hear.  Ah, this writer has a solution.  Let's blame it on the oil spill and get the free taxpayer parent/teacher guide from HHS that tells us that all of our problems are a result of the oil spill. 
At the Aspen Institute, Bill Gates said, "the U.S. must get medical costs under control and reexamine its funding priorities to prevent its education system from further erosion."  Wow again!  On the 4th of July, Chicago media interviewed young school aged kids on the meaning of our nation's birthday.  Almost 100% of the kids interviewed had no idea what the 4th of July celebrates.  Some thought it was freedom from slavery, and others knew it meant something but just didn't know what. The best answer I heard was that of a 7th grader who thought it celebrated the invention of the fire cracker.    
Bill Gates speaking at a packed house at the Benedict Music Tent at the Aspen Festival said, " the country has demonstrated an unwillingness to question if spending $1 million on the last three months of a person's life is a cost-effective direction, especially considering the same amount of money can keep 10 teachers employed."
Not content just to save teachers, Bill Gates in his "Kill Bill" mode goes after medical specialists.  Mr Gates believes that our medical system should be criticized for having 3 times as many specialists as general practitioners.  "That is uniquely American.  Germany has a 1 to 1 ratio of specialists to doctors and has created one of the highest quality and lowest cost health care system."  Pontificating further, Mr. Gates said, "in America numerous specialists take care of little pieces of things and there is no incentive to keep a person healthy with preventative care.  There's now some artificial thing where the sicker the patient is, the more money you make."  That deserves a third Wow!  I wonder if by preventative medicine,he means vaccinating the world against swine flu?  After all, Bill Gates believes in vaccines.  He's a major funder of worldwide vaccinations.  Not all of them have turned out so well for the person vaccinated. 
Bill Gates is an elitist.  I'm sure he will seek out a cardiologist or urologist when age appropriate diseases occur.  I also think his family is well insured and will not be dependent on the government for their care.   

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Wrinkle in Time

Once upon a time, the idea of euthanasia and assisted suicide were only theoretical. Then came the Roe v Wade decision in 1973. This decision has resulted in a multi-layered profound change in society. Our society used to be a culture of life, and the idea of killing by choice did not exist. Killing by choice was defined and recognized by everyone as murder pure and simple.   
Illinois now has a Final Exit billboard in Hillside. What does this mean? It means self murder, as abortion, is now considered a choice in Illinois.  "My Life. My Death. My Choice." is boldly proclaimed on billboards paid for by the Final Exit Network (FEN).
Wanting to be a compassionate people, the euthanasia advocates recognized they needed a face-lift. They used to be called the Hemlock Society, a group founded by Derek Humphrey to promote the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia. Now, funded by elitist including George Soros, their name changed to Compassion and Choices, with the same agenda, but with unlimited money.  
This is a metamorphosis from Kevorkian's death machine in the back of his van, and the efforts of Australian physician Philip Nitschke, who travels the world teaching people how to commit suicide with his concoctions, "the peaceful pill". Australian Dr. Nitschke even believes, the peaceful pill should be made available to anyone who wants to die, including "troubled teens". A troubled teen? Would that be someone who's been turned down for the prom? Or perhaps someone who has lost their best friend in an accident? How about if they've had a disagreement with their parents? Is this the trouble teen the Doctor is targeting? How about a clinic right in the school to guide the troubled teen to the choice ...
But a new wrinkle in time has dawned. The message that used to be delivered from a van, or a peaceful pill, has sophisticatedly entered the professional world. Well funded by elitist, with a promotion from well respected medical journals, the euthanasia movement has removed it's wrinkles.
Illinois has a FEN billboard, as we've previously mentioned; because all social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering. The statements of the billboards are smoothing out the wrinkles of the euthanasia movement, in a highly emotional yet professional way. The message "My Life. My Death. My Choice" advertises and promotes a person's right to have total control of their life and their death, with a very subliminal yet overt message.  What a humanistic statement. But then, perhaps our country has already become humanistic in its' thinking.
Just as abortion on demand was framed by the word choice, so too,  the euthanasia movement presents a clear and present danger, by also framing its' issue on choice. Illinois may be faced shortly with a legislative choice. Let's wait and see.    

Friday, August 6, 2010

Can I Live

Powerful video from Nick Cannon:

Marriage As We Know It May No Longer Be

On August 4th, Chief Judge Vaughn Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, declared Proposition 8 had no "rational basis" in a 138 page ruling. Walker struck down the amendment, which states, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California," on the basis that it violated the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Judge Walker, who is himself an active homosexual, has faced criticism that he may be biased on his view of marriage, even though he has not had a history of a proven biased in homosexual issues. Judge Walker sided with the U.S. Olympics Committee in their copyright infringement case against the "Gay Olympics." However, this decision was not as personal as the legal status of same-sex relationships, which the judge reportedly asserted, were given second class status by Proposition 8.   
Judge Walker, in explaining his decision to dismiss the amendment that marriage between a man and a woman is the only valid recognized marriage in California, said, "It's restriction of marriage to homosexual couples was nothing more than an artifact of a foregone notion, that men and women fulfill different roles in civic life." He also added, that it seemed to him proponents of Proponents 8 were defending the amendment on the basis of "moral disapproval." Which, he said, "Is an improper basis to deny rights to Gay men and Lesbians," and enacted in law, "a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite-sex couples." He went on to say, "Homosexuals have suffered social and legal disadvantages from stereotypes and misinformation."  
Wow! I always thought men and women were biologically different. Each fulfilling a distinct, but very different role, for the continuation of the species. This ruling will be appealed to the 9th Circuit Court and then to the Supreme Court, where Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor are waiting.
The 9th Circuit Court is known for its' liberal decisions. The fact that Judge Walker does not want his ruling enforced, but is waiting for a decision on the appeal to the 9th Circuit, speaks volumes. For many of us  we remember the 1973 Roe v Wade Decision, which overturned 42 state's protective laws for the unborn. If appealed to the Supreme Court, this decision would be the Roe v Wade for marriage.

What is a Bubble or A Bubble Worth Bursting?

Have you ever contemplated, what is a bubble? In the Wizard of Oz, the "good witch Glinda" descended in a bubble. Kids blow bubbles. And for those of you who remember, Lawrence Welk had the ultimate bubble machine, surrounding his orchestra with a cloud of bubbles. Bubbles LaRou has her place in history as well.  
Mayor Daley has now entered the Bubble Age. The city of Chicago passed an ordinance last year, creating a "bubble zone".  The Bubble Zone ordinance prohibits approaching within 8 ft. of a person, without consent, "for the purpose of passing a leaflet or hand-bill to, displaying to, or engaging in oral protest, education or counseling."  
National media attention focused on Chicago, when Joseph Holland a Northwestern University graduate student, was arrested outside of Planned Parenthood's near North Side facility on July 3rd after the faculty staff called the police and claimed he violated the ordinance by praying on the public sidewalk.   
The Thomas More Society entered the case, not in a bubble, but with sound legal expertise. They announced that the city of Chicago has dismissed the false and baseless charges against Joe Holland. Peter Breen, the Thomas More executive director and legal counsel, stated, "The First Amendment protects prayer on a public sidewalk in Chicago, the same as in every other city in the country. We hope the city will cease the suppression of pro-life speech under the "bubble zone" ordinance, and dismiss this case and the case brought against David Avignone, who was also arrested a few days after Joe.  
The Thomas More society secured a dismissal of all charges against the 1st arrestee, under the city's "bubble zone" ordinance for Joseph Holland. David Avignone's appearance in court will be August 30th.
Bubble's are either burst or penetrated. In the case of Chicago's "bubble zone", the pro-abortion agenda was penetrated with the light of sound legal expertise. This national case has shed a lot of light on the abortion protection that the city of Chicago mandated around abortion clinics. The ultimate goal would be to burst the "bubble zone."