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Rep. Boehner Saves Lives, President Obama Takes Them:

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This USA Today/Gallup poll  shows the approval rating of seven specific actions President Obama has taken in his first few weeks in office. Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans agrees with most of the Presidents actions, but two-thirds of Americans are not happy with the Presidents decision to provide overseas family planning groups with funding for abortions.

 

On a happier note, the President did decide to remove funding for death merchants such as Planned Parenthood from his economic stimulus package. This, in large part, thanks to house Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, who worked tirelessly and aggressively to encourage bi-partisan opposition to the funding. (Take time to thank Rep. Boehner, here).

 

So, thankfully, American death merchants will get no federal stimulus money, but sadly we will be sending money overseas to help other countries kill pre-born children.

 

When will this administration and lawmakers in Washington realize that the majority of this country, a strong majority at that wants to see life protected? This is an issue that Democrats, Republicans and Independents are joining hands and voices on. This is an issue that people of all nationality, color and religion are standing shoulder to shoulder on. So why won’t the President allow the majority of Americans to speak and make this decision? Odds are it has more to do with money and power than doing what’s right.

 

But the fact is, “life, liberty, and the pursuit…” ought to be protected at all costs. Once life is no longer valuable we cease to be a civilized people worthy of world-wide respect. Second, at a time when America needs every penny in order to recover economically, does it make much sense to send our hard-earned dollars overseas to support a cause that most Americans abhor?

 

We must continue to let our voices be heard on this most imperative issue. Once the lives of the pre-born are no longer sacred, who’s next? The elderly? The infirm? All life is sacred and must be protected.

 
Further Food for Thought:

Mona Lisa Smiles…again?!

 

Obama, Pelosi Out of Touch with “Average Joe” American

 

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Obama, Pelosi Out of Touch with “Average Joe” American

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Recent comments on abortion and birth-control as stimulus prove that new President and Speaker not feeling the pulse of the country.


 
I don’t pretend to understand all the views and politics of the far-left liberal lawmakers. At times I simply shake my head in disbelief at the words and thoughts that emerge from Washington and abroad from the people who claim to have my best interest at heart.

 

I was once again shaking my head at two recent stories from World Net Daily and the American Center for Law and Justice. One story comes from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi regarding a push in family planning services, the other from President Obama and his recent reversal of the Mexico City policy.

 

 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has decided that the best way to encourage economic stimulus in our country is for people to stop having babies because

 

“The states are in terrible fiscal budget crisis now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs.”

 Allow me to translate. Because it costs the government money to help with children’s health services and education, if we all stop having kids then there will be more money for more important things. Important things like luxury apartments, multiple houses, extravagant cars, vacations, and parties. All the things a good government needs to perform their sworn duties.

 

One question Ms. Pelosi, if we all stop having kids, who is going to come behind us and continue our legacy as the American people? This kind of thinking is typical of the liberal left, quick fixes and answers without considering long-term and future ramifications.

 

Despite how silly and practically absurd the notions of Ms. Pelosi are, the two-headed monster that President Obama has unleashed is even more disturbing.

 

During his first week as President, Barack Obama has reversed the Mexico City policy, which bans federal funds from being used to finance oversees abortions and abortion agencies. President Obama told reporters,

 

“For too long, international family planning assistance has been used as a political wedge issue, the subject of a back and forth debate that has served only to divide us. I have no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate.”

 The President is right about one thing, it is quite fruitless to fund overseas abortions. Not only will America now become a global exporter of murder to countless innocent children, but, in the midst of a poor economic situation we are going to send our hard-earned money to other countries to help them kill those innocent children. And then to top it off, the President wants to ask us all to pay more taxes, and “make sacrifices” during this tough economic time.

 
Well here is my very simple thought. Wake up Mr. President. If you stop sending my hard earned money overseas to kill children then perhaps the government will not need as much of my money, then maybe I will have a little more to invest, spend, and help stimulate the economy. But most of all, maybe I will sleep better at night knowing that I am not part of a country that does not think it morally repugnant to help other countries commit murder. God help us all.

 

Further Food for Thought:

Be Fruitful or Plan Your Family?

 

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Written by Nathan Cherry

January 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm