7/12/18, by James Mosher,
Imagine if you woke up to the news that the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, and San Jose had been blown off the face of the earth; the impetus being a series of well-orchestrated thermonuclear attacks.
Suppose that the destruction was so thorough that no one survived! This would mean, according to 2010 census data, that roughly 25-Million American lives would be lost.
Try to visualize the collective outrage!
To put things in their proper perspective, our country unified briefly after 9/11. Remember the mantra, “We will never forget,” the commemorative ribbons on lapels of legislators, the car magnets, and the return to God?
2,966 Americans were murdered that fateful day in September of 2001 and 2,403 Americans were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, sixty years earlier. The day after the attack, President Roosevelt exclaimed that December 7, 1941, would be “a date which will live in infamy.” His words still resonate.
Both events elicited a massive response from Americans. War ensued. Without a doubt, justice and retribution were motivating factors.
Given our history, is it safe to say then, that an attack with 10,000 times the amount of devastation and loss should most definitely pique hearts and minds?
How about if the death toll was closer to 60-Million lives?
Since 1973, the United States government has sanctioned the wholesale slaughter of roughly 60-Million babies. The future of these souls has literally been snuffed out in the name of “reproductive freedom.” For over four decades, the abortion mills have been churning out their craft seemingly unimpeded despite the work of Pro-Life advocates.
Fast forward to the CNN debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in October of 2016. President Trump expressed unabashedly that he was pro-life and that he would be appointing pro-life judges to the Supreme Court should there be vacancies. Hillary Clinton vehemently expressed support for abortion and lamented the defunding of its chief facilitator: Planned Parenthood. She pledged to wholeheartedly defend taxpayer subsidized genocide.
Not to beat a dead horse here, but elections do have consequences.
On Monday, President Trump selected Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. With the appointment of Justice Gorsuch and now Judge Kavanaugh, Trump seems to be keeping his word.
The Left is going bonkers, and RINOS like Senator Collins (R-Maine) are aiding and abetting them. Almost two weeks ago now, Sen. Collins stated emphatically that she “would not support a nominee that was hostile to Roe v. Wade.” She cited “precedent” and “established law” to solidify her position.
It is rather ironic that Collins would employ the word “hostile” and the phrase “Roe v. Wade” in the same sentence. There is no greater symbol of safety/security known to humanity than the womb. It is inherently precious, as it is the organ that God chose to envelope, to protect and to nurture life.
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them
The terms “hostile” and “invasive” are aptly descriptive when applied to tools like the Sopher clamp, which is thrust into the uterus during the abortion procedure and used to tear the defenseless child’s limbs off.
And believe me when I tell you that they really don’t care. A recent ad placed by Planned Parenthood of NYC sums up the sentiment of the Left rather succinctly. They have declared rather brazenly that the basic precept of Planned Parenthood is to “Protect our right to safely f*** whoever the f*** we want.” The word “safely,” as with every other word in the Leftist lexicon, is completely subjective. Debauchery tends to metastasize, as its appetite is insatiable. What used to be reserved for “consenting adults” has now been expanded to include children. It is purposeful, as the LGBTQAILMNOP activists are literally coming for the kids.
So, when Collins planted her flag and staked her claim regarding President Trump’s next Supreme Court pick, it is important to be really clear about what is going on.
Pure and simple, she is thumbing her nose at the electorate. In 2016, Governor Paul LePage correctly pointed out that Collins “is done in Maine,” because of her animus toward Trump. In a 2016 piece published by the Washington Post, Collins expressed that “Donald Trump does not reflect historical Republican values nor the inclusive approach to governing that is critical to healing the divisions in our country.” Well isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black!
Sen. Collins certainly has more in common with the Left than she does with the Maine GOP. Her views on the border, gun control, homosexual marriage, abortion, and healthcare are contrary to the fundamental tenets of the Republican base. She doesn’t appear to be too concerned about it either. To hell with precedent when it doesn’t fit the agenda!
Her appeal to “precedent” and “established law” is futile because while she is hypersensitive about the last four decades, a minute snapshot of history, she ignores the thousands of years before 1973. Anyone with a basic knowledge of history can see the primacy of conception, birth, and raising a family. The family is the nucleus of society; if it doesn’t happen, civilizations wither on the vine. Our forefathers understood this.
It is time to remind Sen. Collins that both elections and belief systems have very real consequences. Maine progressives have been wailing about the “demographic winter” caused by decades of poor legislation spewing out of the pit in Augusta and are now focused on beckoning an influx of “new Mainers” to facilitate a seismic demographic shift. According to the Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR), thousands (14,474 to be exact) have immigrated to our state legally between 2001 and 2012.
Any chance that abortion rates in Maine have contributed to the dire straits?
According to the Maine DHHS, roughly 2,000 babies were aborted annually from 2010 to 2016. That’s close to 14,000 lives that may have been viable contributors to Maine’s economy. And if the numbers remain consistent, this would mean that roughly 90,000 lives have been expunged in our state since the inception of Roe V. Wade (1973). According to 2016 statistics, that is close to the current populations of Portland and Lewiston, Maine’s two largest cities. Using the average of induced abortion figures from Maine’s DHHS as a guide, roughly 24,000 Mainers were aborted during the period that the door was left wide open for 14,474 legal immigrants (2001 thru 2012). For that matter, abortion continues at roughly the same rate, and the light is still on here in Maine for immigrants — both legal and otherwise.
As alarmist Lefties around the country decry Sen. Collins’ recent statements by sending her coat hangers (they too see right through the obfuscation), maybe it is time for Republicans to chime in as well.
Indeed, there is no time like the present to have an honest discussion about Roe v. Wade and real “hostility.”
Sen. Collins, it’s not us, it’s you!
James Mosher is a husband, father, veteran and patriot who appreciates the cost of freedom. He sees the storm clouds on the horizon and writes so that others may be prepared.
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