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Why We Fight Over Flags

By admin The issue of the Confederate Flag is mostly dropped, but there are some things that probably weren’t addressed as well as they could have been. Yes, there is an important …read more Via:: Why We Fight Over Flags       

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Federal Judge Makes Enormous Ruling That The Obama Admin And IRS Dreaded

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Jeb Bush and politically-correct racism

Where is the outrage over Jeb’s politically correct racism against Asians while excusing vastly more costly Mexican exploitation of the same law? Jeb Bush was attacked by the Democrats’ PC Police for his use of the forbidden term “Anchor Baby,” so he had to explain the lapse in judgment.  He decided to change the subject — by insulting Asian women who come to the US to give birth and then go home. Bush bravely jumped from the frying pan into the fire by saying he was thinking not about illegal Hispanics having babies to gain legal status but the thousands of Asians who engage in “birth tourism.” Actually, it is tens of thousands. Chinese government statistics claim the number grew from 4,200 in 2008 to 10,000 in 2012, and the Center for Immigration Studies put the 2014 number at 36,000 from all nations, with China, Korea, Egypt and Russia being the leaders. So, it appears that in 2015 about 40,000 babies will be granted US Citizenship and a passport as a result of “birth tourism,” a majority of the mothers being from Asia. To “Jeb!” those approximately 20,000 babies who return to Asia with their mother and a US passport […]

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The Liz Harrison Show – It’s All About the Sex!

By Liz Harrison Yes, I am going to revisit the whole “topless Times Square” thing, but that’s only because there are interviews on the street, with a girl and the public. Is it …read more Via:: The Liz Harrison Show – It’s All About the Sex!       

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Conservative Review – The Establishment’s Lies Are Catching Up

Conservative Review – The Establishment’s Lies Are Catching Up

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Forum: Do You Favor Deportation Of Illegal Migrants?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Do You Favor Deportation Of Illegal Migrants?

Bookworm Room : I strongly support deportation — and I do not believe that it will require the government hunting down and deporting every single illegal alien in the country. Just as illegal aliens self-deported when the economy sank in 2008, illegal aliens will self-deport if (a) we stop giving them endless benefits and (b) they know there’s a reasonable risk that they will be bundled across the border post haste, taking their children with them. (Clearly, I do not believe that the 14th amendment, which was intended to give citizenship to the descendants of slaves who were forcibly imported into this country, applies to people who violate the law in order to be in this country in time to give birth.)

And speaking of children and the inevitable Leftist cry that “deportation hurts the children,” there will always be children who, sadly, suffer because of their parents’ decisions. At some point, one simply has to say “enough,” and embark upon a policy that prevents people from unilaterally deciding that they have a right to bring themselves and their extended families illegally into America. A strong border and sane immigration policy is also for the children.

A nation has the right to defend its borders. It also has the right to pass laws that control who comes in — even if people subsequently determine that those weren’t the best or smartest laws. If we get control over our borders and realize that “Hey, the Chamber of Commerce was right that we need more super cheap labor to drive down wages for other Americans and to drive blacks out of the market (bad things) — all in the service of making consumer goods cheaper (good thing),” then we should pass laws accordingly. Our laws should not be decided by people who have no legal right to be here in the first place.

Puma By Design : Deport them ALL. The streets of New York City would be a lot more peaceful and safer if illegal immigrants were deported. Adding to that, the prisons would be emptier.

It is a long-standing joke here in NYC that even at a time, back in the day when illegal immigrants were being deported, it meant very little.

There are those who simply walk across the U.S. Mexico border while others cross the Canadian/U.S. border. Simple as that.

About fifteen years ago, a former neighbor and friend, may she rest in peace, an American became involved with a Jamaican fellow who did a year’s stint at Riker’s Island for the illegal possession of a firearm.

Upon the end of his sentence, he was deported, say on a Monday and standing back in my neighbor’s living room the following Friday afternoon.

As far as living standards, they bring their bad habits with them. In residential buildings across NYC, there are fifteen to twenty family members or friends living in a one or two bedroom apartment.

In private homes, often rented out, it is far worse. I recall stepping out one morning to go to work and seeing a plastic bag full of garbage nailed to a tree. WHO DOES THAT?

How does on invest in a house but not a trashcan? Some of the long time homeowners in our area are fighting with their new neighbors who popped up overnight not to throw their garbage on the sidewalk or in the service road, which they never do during the day. Now THAT would imply that they know better, wouldn’t it?

Moving on, we are all aware that illegal immigrants come to country, get an education and all sorts of entitlements, among them food stamps or whatever it is they get today on our dime.

Throughout large immigration (legal and illegal) communities in NYC, there are these storefront shipping businesses.

Immigrants, many illegal, use their government entitlements to purchase everything from clothes to appliances of ALL sizes. The items are stored in huge bins to be shipped back to the individual’s family and friends in their native countries which can be purchased at supermarkets and 99-cent stores that cater to that community.

Immigrants illegal and otherwise who are collecting food stamps purchase perishables, stock the bins with their purchases and again, ship the items back overseas to their families. The worst part is that no one bats an eye.

I only learned of this when my cab driver, a legal immigrant from Guyana complained about it to me one day.Many, legal immigrants who work for a living complain but it never goes further than lip service. Probably because for every person of family who immigrates to the United States legally, at least a dozen, two dozen and more family members follow behind crossing the border illegally.

JoshuaPundit : Why no! Let’s simply allow more and more illegal migrants in until they finish replicating the corrupt, lawless hellholes they left here right in America!

It’s very important to understand that simply deporting 20 million people or so (that 11 million figure is so 1990’s) is only a start and not a remedy in itself. Thanks largely to Ted Kennedy, (please see my obituary of him dated 2009) there is a large legal infrastructure, well funded organizations and a political elite dedicated to exactly what I proposed in the above paragraph. It will be a war to the knife with people like the Democrat Party and La Raza leading the charge, That’s something I don’t think Donald Trump understands fully after reading his immigration plan in full

A fence is a fence, but what is really going to be ultimately involved to cut to the roots of the problem is entirely new laws by which we both make it less tenable for illegal aliens to come here and determine more precisely whom American will extend the privilege of legal migration to. And ideally, these laws will also include a retroactive principal of at least a decade to reexamine who has been allowed to migrate legally as ‘refugees’ using diversity visas and phony asylum claims. That’s unfortunately necessary because of the Obama Administration’s open and long term  advocacy for illegal migrants, winking at ‘refugee’s like the Tsaernovs of Boston Marathon fame and serial failure to enforce existing laws.

Immigration worked quite well for America when the applicants were well screened, when there was no extensive welfare state, when the culture of much of the migrants was compatible with our own, and when a certain degree of assimilation was a given.

The Glittering Eye : Yes. However, I think we’ll get more bang for the buck with serious workplace enforcement than we will by building a higher or wider or more closely guarded wall. Nowadays quite a few of our illegal immigrants entered the country legally with tourist or student visas and just stayed. A wall across the southern border will do nothing about those.

  Well, there you have it.

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum. And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

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Forum: Do You Favor Deportation Of Illegal Migrants?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Do You Favor Deportation Of Illegal Migrants?

Bookworm Room : I strongly support deportation — and I do not believe that it will require the government hunting down and deporting every single illegal alien in the country. Just as illegal aliens self-deported when the economy sank in 2008, illegal aliens will self-deport if (a) we stop giving them endless benefits and (b) they know there’s a reasonable risk that they will be bundled across the border post haste, taking their children with them. (Clearly, I do not believe that the 14th amendment, which was intended to give citizenship to the descendants of slaves who were forcibly imported into this country, applies to people who violate the law in order to be in this country in time to give birth.)

And speaking of children and the inevitable Leftist cry that “deportation hurts the children,” there will always be children who, sadly, suffer because of their parents’ decisions. At some point, one simply has to say “enough,” and embark upon a policy that prevents people from unilaterally deciding that they have a right to bring themselves and their extended families illegally into America. A strong border and sane immigration policy is also for the children.

A nation has the right to defend its borders. It also has the right to pass laws that control who comes in — even if people subsequently determine that those weren’t the best or smartest laws. If we get control over our borders and realize that “Hey, the Chamber of Commerce was right that we need more super cheap labor to drive down wages for other Americans and to drive blacks out of the market (bad things) — all in the service of making consumer goods cheaper (good thing),” then we should pass laws accordingly. Our laws should not be decided by people who have no legal right to be here in the first place.

Puma By Design : Deport them ALL. The streets of New York City would be a lot more peaceful and safer if illegal immigrants were deported. Adding to that, the prisons would be emptier.

It is a long-standing joke here in NYC that even at a time, back in the day when illegal immigrants were being deported, it meant very little.

There are those who simply walk across the U.S. Mexico border while others cross the Canadian/U.S. border. Simple as that.

About fifteen years ago, a former neighbor and friend, may she rest in peace, an American became involved with a Jamaican fellow who did a year’s stint at Riker’s Island for the illegal possession of a firearm.

Upon the end of his sentence, he was deported, say on a Monday and standing back in my neighbor’s living room the following Friday afternoon.

As far as living standards, they bring their bad habits with them. In residential buildings across NYC, there are fifteen to twenty family members or friends living in a one or two bedroom apartment.

In private homes, often rented out, it is far worse. I recall stepping out one morning to go to work and seeing a plastic bag full of garbage nailed to a tree. WHO DOES THAT?

How does on invest in a house but not a trashcan? Some of the long time homeowners in our area are fighting with their new neighbors who popped up overnight not to throw their garbage on the sidewalk or in the service road, which they never do during the day. Now THAT would imply that they know better, wouldn’t it?

Moving on, we are all aware that illegal immigrants come to country, get an education and all sorts of entitlements, among them food stamps or whatever it is they get today on our dime.

Throughout large immigration (legal and illegal) communities in NYC, there are these storefront shipping businesses.

Immigrants, many illegal, use their government entitlements to purchase everything from clothes to appliances of ALL sizes. The items are stored in huge bins to be shipped back to the individual’s family and friends in their native countries which can be purchased at supermarkets and 99-cent stores that cater to that community.

Immigrants illegal and otherwise who are collecting food stamps purchase perishables, stock the bins with their purchases and again, ship the items back overseas to their families. The worst part is that no one bats an eye.

I only learned of this when my cab driver, a legal immigrant from Guyana complained about it to me one day.Many, legal immigrants who work for a living complain but it never goes further than lip service. Probably because for every person of family who immigrates to the United States legally, at least a dozen, two dozen and more family members follow behind crossing the border illegally.

JoshuaPundit : Why no! Let’s simply allow more and more illegal migrants in until they finish replicating the corrupt, lawless hellholes they left here right in America!

It’s very important to understand that simply deporting 20 million people or so (that 11 million figure is so 1990’s) is only a start and not a remedy in itself. Thanks largely to Ted Kennedy, (please see my obituary of him dated 2009) there is a large legal infrastructure, well funded organizations and a political elite dedicated to exactly what I proposed in the above paragraph. It will be a war to the knife with people like the Democrat Party and La Raza leading the charge, That’s something I don’t think Donald Trump understands fully after reading his immigration plan in full

A fence is a fence, but what is really going to be ultimately involved to cut to the roots of the problem is entirely new laws by which we both make it less tenable for illegal aliens to come here and determine more precisely whom American will extend the privilege of legal migration to. And ideally, these laws will also include a retroactive principal of at least a decade to reexamine who has been allowed to migrate legally as ‘refugees’ using diversity visas and phony asylum claims. That’s unfortunately necessary because of the Obama Administration’s open and long term  advocacy for illegal migrants, winking at ‘refugee’s like the Tsaernovs of Boston Marathon fame and serial failure to enforce existing laws.

Immigration worked quite well for America when the applicants were well screened, when there was no extensive welfare state, when the culture of much of the migrants was compatible with our own, and when a certain degree of assimilation was a given.

The Glittering Eye : Yes. However, I think we’ll get more bang for the buck with serious workplace enforcement than we will by building a higher or wider or more closely guarded wall. Nowadays quite a few of our illegal immigrants entered the country legally with tourist or student visas and just stayed. A wall across the southern border will do nothing about those.

  Well, there you have it.

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum. And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it.

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Antitrust Laws and the Incredible Bread Machine

The libertarian message of limited government generally is not warmly received in Washington because politicians, bureaucrats, cronyists, lobbyists, contractors, and other insiders profit from the status quo. The D.C. area is now the richest region of the country, filled with folks who gladly support higher taxes because they realize that “They may send an additional […]

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Their Finest Hour 8/31: #TFH Capitalism School!

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#TFH on #VLR 8/31: Time for #Capitalism School!

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The Tales For Marco Rubio For President 2016

The Tales makes it official.  We want to be the first blog to officially announce that we support Senator Marco Rubio as our choice for President of the United States of America.This taken from my post The Case For Marco Rubio: “So, the Tales pick…

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New Obamacare Tax Starting Tomorrow to Cost Policy Holders Hundreds of Dollars

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Odds and Ends – 8/30 – Clean water for thee, but not for me . . .

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Great Moments in Socialism

Socialism is an economic failure. International socialism didn’t work in the Soviet Union. National socialism didn’t work in Germany. And democratic socialism, while avoiding the horrors of its communist and Nazi cousins, also has been a flop. Socialism fails because it attempts to replace market-determined prices with various forms of central planning based on government-dictated […]

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Witnesses of Divine Love. The Martyrdom of John the Baptist–Altar Guild Service.

The Martyrdom of John the Baptist (observed)—Altar Guild Service St. Peter Lutheran Church St. Mark 6:14-29 August 27, 2015 “Witnesses of Divine Love” Iesu Iuva “For John had been saying to Herod, ‘It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.’” (Mark 6:18) Well, isn’t that what you get when you tell people […]

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Reagan’s Magic, Was it His Style, or His Conservatism?

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Saturday Night Cigar Lounge: No politics, just music

By Taylor Millard It’s another edition of Saturday Night Cigar Lounge starting at 9pE/8pC. HOUR ONE: Taylor is tired of politics. VERY tired of politics. So it’s time to talk something else he …read more Via:: Saturday Night Cigar Lounge: No politics, just music       

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August 29, 2015 Pro Life Rally in Petoskey

Driving over here from Harbor Springs, Polly and I noticed just a little bit of fall color in some of the trees. Summer is almost over. Labor Day is coming. Soon enough, here in God’s country, we will be surrounded by the spectacular symphony of nature preparing to renew itself through the long sleep of Winter.

And we wondered how many people would be here at the Knights of Columbus Hall. How many folks would put aside their Saturday chores, their golf clubs, or fishing gear, or their gardening tools to gather in this place and listen to speeches?

It’s a fair question to ask: why are we here? Just what exactly are we doing?

I’ll tell you what we are doing.

We are making a statement. That is what we are doing. We are standing up for America. We are standing up for Michigan. We are standing up for Petoskey and Harbor Springs, and all the good people who pay the taxes and fight the wars and pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

We came here to make a statement. We gathered here, because we believe that abortion is wrong. Because abortion stops a human heart. Because abortion is the deliberate killing of a human being. Because abortion is a death penalty carried out on an innocent human being. Without a trial. Without a jury. Without any due process of law.

We came here because Planned Parenthood of America is the symbol and the trademark of a poisonous public policy that is pushing our nation down the wrong road.

It’s a public policy approved by an arrogant, ego centric Supreme Court. It is a policy funded by a lobby-loving Congress; it is a suicidal public policy that has, in the last 42 years, witnessed, enabled, and has actually celebrated the annihilation of 60 million Americans.

The pro abortion Guttmacher Institute reports an actual count of 57 million, 762 thousand, 169 abortions and they brag about it.

Think about it. Sixty million Americans. That’s more than the combined population of California and New York. A little closer to home, my friends, for those of you who follow Big Ten sports, just think about this: sixty million people is more than the combined populations of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

We’re talking about sixty million human beings denied the basic human right to be born. Sixty million children who will never go to school or go to college, or learn a trade or get married or vote. Sixty million Americans who will never pay taxes or answer the call to defend our homeland from its enemies.

How could this have happened in America? How did we come to this insanity in the land of the free and the home of the brave?  How did a nation dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all of God’s children come to adopt a public policy of genocide?

Hitler killed six million Jews and took the gold from their teeth. Planned Parenthood and their ilk have exterminated ten times as many people and sold their livers and kidneys to the highest bidders.

We have come here today to tell the world that Margaret Sanger was wrong.

Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood. They still honor her as their hero. Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist. She wanted to improve the human race. She thought Americans were having too many babies. Not just too many babies. She thought Americans were having too many of the wrong kind of babies.
Believe me: Margaret Sanger didn’t think that black lives matter. She didn’t think that the poor people should have so many children. People who live in tenements. People who work two jobs to put food on the table. People who didn’t come from the right side of the tracks. The low class. The Underclass. The Uneducated.

Margaret Sanger had a vision of a nation that would be populated by people chosen for their blood line, just like horses and dogs. The good people. The best people. The Upper class.

Unfortunately, it’s pretty obvious that much of  Margaret Sanger’s vision has come to pass in America. We have witnessed the transition of our nation from a democratic republic to a bureaucratic oligarchy run, not by the people, but by a ruling political class who think they are the brightest and the best and who believe that they were born to tell the rest of us what kind of light bulbs to use and how much water to flush down the toilet.

And how many infants should be allowed to see the light of day.

My friends, we have come here today to tell the world that we reject the ideas of Margaret Sanger. We have come here today to protest the destructive activities of Planned Parenthood of America.

We have come here to join with thousands upon thousands of Americans all across this great land to send this message to the Congress of the United States:

STOP FUNDING ABORTIONS! STOP PAYING FOR GENOCIDE! STOP USING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO ELIMINATE BLACK PEOPLE OR POOR PEOPLE OR WORKING PEOPLE.

STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY TO KILL LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS JUST BECAUSE THEIR MOTHERS DON’T LOVE THEM.

AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE, PLEASE STOP SENDING OUR MONEY TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF AMERICA.

IF OUR REPRESENTATIVES IN THE CONGRESS HAVE ANY SHRED OF DECENCY, ANY MODICUM OF RESPECT FOR THE DIGNITY AND THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE, THEY MUST NOT; THEY CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO FINANCE THE HARVESTING OF BODY PARTS FROM THE UNBORN.

Margaret Sanger’s blueprint for racial cleansing written in the 1920’s was echoed by Adolph Hitler in the 1930’s. It has nothing to do with women’s health care; it has everything to do with the politics of elitism and racism and class warfare.

The American people fought a bloody civil war in the nineteenth century to establish the sacred truth that no person can own another human being. The infant entrusted by the laws of nature to the care and protection of a mother’s body is not hers to destroy or to cut up and market by the piece.

She has no right to do it; and she has no right to authorize Planned Parenthood do it. Chopping up little babies to sell their body parts is wrong. It is just plain wrong.

And that brings me to a final point. Supporters of Planned Parenthood love to snicker that everyone who opposes them is just trying to impose religious beliefs on them. They love to identify protesters such as you and I, as Catholics or evangelical Christians.

The fact is that the prohibition of abortion is older than Christianity. It comes from the Hippocratic Oath written in Greek five centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ to define the ethics of the medical profession.

What the Greeks discovered from logic and human experience is still wise public policy for us today. Even if we forget religion; even if we ignore the moral  question of right and wrong; does anyone dispute the fact that America would be bigger and better, and stronger, and more prosperous, more powerful and more secure if we had those 60 million Americans living among us in 2015?

I don’t know about you people. But I am waiting for one of those 20 or 30 candidates who want to be the President of he United States to stand up and say that abortion ranks with slavery as the greatest curse and shame of America, and that its abolition is not only morally right, it is economically sound public policy and common sense. 

The United States of America is our country. We are the people; the ordinary folks; the common every day men and women who make this country good and make our nation the greatest place on the face of the earth.

What we say here today, my friends, won’t be reported in the New York Times. We may not go viral on the Internet or catch the attention of the talking heads on television. But I can tell you this and you can take it to the bank:

We are the people; and in the United States of America, the the people really matter. We all matter. black, white, born and unborn. Old folks matter. Babies matter.

You and I didn’t come here today just to make a little local fuss. We are part of a growing chorus of national protest against the criminal abortion culture which is dehumanizing its victims and snuffing out whole generations of our posterity.

It is already autumn in America. The political landscape is changing. We are already engaged in the long and difficult battle for the hearts and minds of our fellow citizens. And we will not back off. We will not back down. We will not compromise with Margaret Sanger.

In a little while you and I will go home. But we will not forget why we came here. And we will not rest until the scourge of genocide has been torn from the pages of American history.

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August 29, 2015 Pro Life Rally in Petoskey

Driving over here from Harbor Springs, Polly and I noticed just a little bit of fall color in some of the trees. Summer is almost over. Labor Day is coming. Soon enough, here in God’s country, we will be surrounded by the spectacular symphony of nature preparing to renew itself through the long sleep of Winter.

And we wondered how many people would be here at the Knights of Columbus Hall. How many folks would put aside their Saturday chores, their golf clubs, or fishing gear, or their gardening tools to gather in this place and listen to speeches?

It’s a fair question to ask: why are we here? Just what exactly are we doing?

I’ll tell you what we are doing.

We are making a statement. That is what we are doing. We are standing up for America. We are standing up for Michigan. We are standing up for Petoskey and Harbor Springs, and all the good people who pay the taxes and fight the wars and pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

We came here to make a statement. We gathered here, because we believe that abortion is wrong. Because abortion stops a human heart. Because abortion is the deliberate killing of a human being. Because abortion is a death penalty carried out on an innocent human being. Without a trial. Without a jury. Without any due process of law.

We came here because Planned Parenthood of America is the symbol and the trademark of a poisonous public policy that is pushing our nation down the wrong road.

It’s a public policy approved by an arrogant, ego centric Supreme Court. It is a policy funded by a lobby-loving Congress; it is a suicidal public policy that has, in the last 42 years, witnessed, enabled, and has actually celebrated the annihilation of 60 million Americans.

The pro abortion Guttmacher Institute reports an actual count of 57 million, 762 thousand, 169 abortions and they brag about it.

Think about it. Sixty million Americans. That’s more than the combined population of California and New York. A little closer to home, my friends, for those of you who follow Big Ten sports, just think about this: sixty million people is more than the combined populations of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

We’re talking about sixty million human beings denied the basic human right to be born. Sixty million children who will never go to school or go to college, or learn a trade or get married or vote. Sixty million Americans who will never pay taxes or answer the call to defend our homeland from its enemies.

How could this have happened in America? How did we come to this insanity in the land of the free and the home of the brave?  How did a nation dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all of God’s children come to adopt a public policy of genocide?

Hitler killed six million Jews and took the gold from their teeth. Planned Parenthood and their ilk have exterminated ten times as many people and sold their livers and kidneys to the highest bidders.

We have come here today to tell the world that Margaret Sanger was wrong.

Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood. They still honor her as their hero. Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist. She wanted to improve the human race. She thought Americans were having too many babies. Not just too many babies. She thought Americans were having too many of the wrong kind of babies.
Believe me: Margaret Sanger didn’t think that black lives matter. She didn’t think that the poor people should have so many children. People who live in tenements. People who work two jobs to put food on the table. People who didn’t come from the right side of the tracks. The low class. The Underclass. The Uneducated.

Margaret Sanger had a vision of a nation that would be populated by people chosen for their blood line, just like horses and dogs. The good people. The best people. The Upper class.

Unfortunately, it’s pretty obvious that much of  Margaret Sanger’s vision has come to pass in America. We have witnessed the transition of our nation from a democratic republic to a bureaucratic oligarchy run, not by the people, but by a ruling political class who think they are the brightest and the best and who believe that they were born to tell the rest of us what kind of light bulbs to use and how much water to flush down the toilet.

And how many infants should be allowed to see the light of day.

My friends, we have come here today to tell the world that we reject the ideas of Margaret Sanger. We have come here today to protest the destructive activities of Planned Parenthood of America.

We have come here to join with thousands upon thousands of Americans all across this great land to send this message to the Congress of the United States:

STOP FUNDING ABORTIONS! STOP PAYING FOR GENOCIDE! STOP USING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO ELIMINATE BLACK PEOPLE OR POOR PEOPLE OR WORKING PEOPLE.

STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY TO KILL LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS JUST BECAUSE THEIR MOTHERS DON’T LOVE THEM.

AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE, PLEASE STOP SENDING OUR MONEY TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF AMERICA.

IF OUR REPRESENTATIVES IN THE CONGRESS HAVE ANY SHRED OF DECENCY, ANY MODICUM OF RESPECT FOR THE DIGNITY AND THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE, THEY MUST NOT; THEY CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO FINANCE THE HARVESTING OF BODY PARTS FROM THE UNBORN.

Margaret Sanger’s blueprint for racial cleansing written in the 1920’s was echoed by Adolph Hitler in the 1930’s. It has nothing to do with women’s health care; it has everything to do with the politics of elitism and racism and class warfare.

The American people fought a bloody civil war in the nineteenth century to establish the sacred truth that no person can own another human being. The infant entrusted by the laws of nature to the care and protection of a mother’s body is not hers to destroy or to cut up and market by the piece.

She has no right to do it; and she has no right to authorize Planned Parenthood do it. Chopping up little babies to sell their body parts is wrong. It is just plain wrong.

And that brings me to a final point. Supporters of Planned Parenthood love to snicker that everyone who opposes them is just trying to impose religious beliefs on them. They love to identify protesters such as you and I, as Catholics or evangelical Christians.

The fact is that the prohibition of abortion is older than Christianity. It comes from the Hippocratic Oath written in Greek five centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ to define the ethics of the medical profession.

What the Greeks discovered from logic and human experience is still wise public policy for us today. Even if we forget religion; even if we ignore the moral  question of right and wrong; does anyone dispute the fact that America would be bigger and better, and stronger, and more prosperous, more powerful and more secure if we had those 60 million Americans living among us in 2015?

I don’t know about you people. But I am waiting for one of those 20 or 30 candidates who want to be the President of he United States to stand up and say that abortion ranks with slavery as the greatest curse and shame of America, and that its abolition is not only morally right, it is economically sound public policy and common sense. 

The United States of America is our country. We are the people; the ordinary folks; the common every day men and women who make this country good and make our nation the greatest place on the face of the earth.

What we say here today, my friends, won’t be reported in the New York Times. We may not go viral on the Internet or catch the attention of the talking heads on television. But I can tell you this and you can take it to the bank:

We are the people; and in the United States of America, the the people really matter. We all matter. black, white, born and unborn. Old folks matter. Babies matter.

You and I didn’t come here today just to make a little local fuss. We are part of a growing chorus of national protest against the criminal abortion culture which is dehumanizing its victims and snuffing out whole generations of our posterity.

It is already autumn in America. The political landscape is changing. We are already engaged in the long and difficult battle for the hearts and minds of our fellow citizens. And we will not back off. We will not back down. We will not compromise with Margaret Sanger.

In a little while you and I will go home. But we will not forget why we came here. And we will not rest until the scourge of genocide has been torn from the pages of American history.

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