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2012 Election Issues That Matter: Life

Political Issues Important, That Matter, 2012 ElectionAs this election draws to a close, and although many have already gone to the polls, I’d like to ponder some of the issues that matter in this election. Some matter more to the general population than others, and we will cover as many as we can between now and November 6. The intent is not so much to compel you to vote for a particular candidate, but to provide some food for thought about the issues and why they are important.  -Ed.

Of all of the issues that fall before us this year, “Life” has the most significance to me.  All of the other issues pale in comparison, and my innermost desire is to do everything I can to ensure that everyone is able …


The Pro-Life Movement Continues To Stall

Baby BoyAbortion.  This word is at the same time one of the most cherished and abhorred words in American culture today.  I fall on the side of those who are offended by the word and everything it represents.  Whether politically, social-scientifically or personally, I see this one word and its use as speaking volumes about the one who uses it.  When I hear or speak this word, without exception, I wince.

My heart breaks every time I think of each life that is shattered indiscriminately as it is snuffed out by a doctor who violates his Hippocratic Oath by harming an innocent life, and a mother who is convinced that she has no way to handle the challenges of pregnancy.  The worst of it is a …


Health Care Reform: Abortion Funding and Mandates Still on the Table (Promoted From TCR:Iowa)

baby(Originally posted on The Conservative Reader: Iowa) If you don’t already know, we are thoroughly Pro Life here at the The Conservative Reader. From the moment of conception, the rights of every American should extend to even those that are still in the womb, despite the inconvenience they may pose to their mother.

We are also opposed to the current effort in Congress to foist a complex, expensive, invasive and industry-busting piece of legislation in the name of saving lives and improving the health of Americans. We are not opposed to ensuring that all Americans have access to health-care, but this bill, in whatever form it has taken thus far, is not in the best interest America. More on that in the next few …


The Tiller shooting: The response is unreasonable.

There’s much to discuss in terms of implication, as regards the shooting of abortionist George Tiller, none of them particularly complimentary to those claiming to take up Tiller’s side.

Even from the outset, my instinct was that the reaction to the Tiller story was overblown… intentionally so.  Whatever else might be said, we’re talking about one man’s death. Absent the issue of Abortion, and in light of the seven men in Chicago alone, shot in the same 24 hour period, one man being shot just isn’t national news, sorry.   It also and most certainly doesn’t rise to the level of ‘terrorism’ as some have been loudly claiming.

It’s interesting, too, how the word “‘Terrorism” has been rediscovered by the left, to be applied to this …


It’s About Freedom

row-of-us-dollar-signsArthur Brooks, at  The Wall Street Journal suggests that there’s a bit of a culture war going on about the future of capitalism.  The headline suggests that “The Real Culture War Is Over Capitalism “

There is a major cultural schism developing in America. But it’s not over abortion, same-sex marriage or home schooling, as important as these issues are. The new divide centers on free enterprise — the principle at the core of American culture.

I dare suggest Brooks in this quote, has this exactly backward.  He’s pointing at a symptom and labeling at the root cause. Not that I blame him, really.  It’s been so long since we’ve dealt with things on the level of principle that even the more learned among …


Barack Obama and Morality

I’ve spent the last week–this one leading up to the election next week–thinking about what it is about Barack Obama that really bothers me.  I mean, he seems a likeable-enough guy, good-looking, even-tempered, well-spoken.  I’ve read Charles Krauthammer’s endorsement of John McCain, and of course, the editorials of my favorite conservatives at the Wall Street Journal, namely Daniel Henninger and Kimberly Strassel.  But it was while watching the Dennis Miller piece on The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night that clarified what it is about Obama that terrifies me.  Barack Obama clearly doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong, and his entire life story illustrates it.

Barry’s mother was from Kansas, and in his first campaign advertisements, he talked about how she gave him her “Midwestern …


The View From Here Is Dreadful

I watched Friday’s John and Cindy McCain interview on The View.  Below is part 1; parts 2 and 3 should be accessible from the video.

I see several posts refering to this interview as “McCain Grilled On The View”, for instance this story at Huffpo, and this one at Century Of The Common Iowan.

A stretch to say the least.

First of all, the ladies of The View basically threw the same lame questions at McCain that have been circulating the Liberal Media and Blog Sites for the past few weeks. It was clear that they did little in the way of real research, and set themselves up to look foolish.  Later in the show, Cindy was brought out, and from there on …


Sarah Palin: “Don’t Blink”

Sarah Palin had her first big interview (6 parts) this week since being selected as John McCain’s running mate.  Paul F. Villareal made the video’s available at YouTube.

Of course, ABC played it for as much air time as they could… including repeating sections of the interview on 20/20 last night.

Let’s see, Thursday “World News”, Thursday “Nightline”, Friday “World News”, Friday “20/20”, Friday “Nightline”.  I’m assuming the advertising dollars were substantial.  If the new season of “Lost” had started by now, they might have included bits of the interview there as well.  I suppose they still can.

I’ve watched all of them, and my impression is:

  1. Sarah showed she can handle herself just fine.
  2. Palin is ready to take and articulate her positions and

Iowa Right To Life Book Sale

Iowa Right To Life is holding a book sale this week.  If you care about the lives of the unborn and are looking for good used books, magazines, videos, and music, you’ve got today (Friday 9/12) and tomorrow (Saturday 9/13) to go.  The sale is being held at Seven Flags Events Center in Clive (2100 NW 100st Street).  Open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM both days.

The proceeds will go to assist expectant mothers and pro-life pregnancy centers in Iowa.  It is being held at the same time as Planned Parenthood’s book sale in order to provide book lovers with an alternative.

Hat Tip to my friends at Iowa Defense Alliance.…


Just Like Everyone Else

I feel like I just got punched in the stomach.

Michael Gerson at Real Clear Politics provides an analysis of a piece of the political news of the day that may just break your heart.  At the center of the excitement and controversy over Sarah Palin being thrust into the national limelight is the story of her son Trig, only 4 months old, born with Down Syndrome.  Please, read the piece by Gerson.

Gerson’s analysis includes a startling statistic: 90% of pregnancies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted.  90%.  That’s 45,000 last year who were killed because they might be too much of a “burden” to their families and society.

How could we?

I have a dear friend today, and others in the past, …


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