I was watching the March for Life on the Eternal Word Television Network yesterday, and I was astonished at the the true grit and commitment of the public figures who got up to speak in front of the Capitol in Washington DC. These people did not mince their words as they spoke in front of a line of grim women holding up signs proclaiming: "I Regret My Abortion." There were Senators and Congressmen from all over the United States, and they were proud to tell the crowd exactly whom they were representing. It sounded like a roll call at a national political convention. And I was struck by the fact that many of them spoke with southern drawls, not the Bostonian accents of so-called Irish Catholic New England.
One of them was the Speaker of the House, and he was very proud to announce that he was totally against abortion, in all shapes and forms, and that his party (Republicans) would be putting all its energy behind a drive to limit abortions in America. It was raining hard, but I am certain that he had tears in his eyes as he spoke. Now, we do not see this kind of guts from our politicians in Canada, because, as you proably already know, Canada is a politically correct society, known the world over for its so-called fairness and equality. We are a progressive society, not held back by the antiquated notions of our forefathers. Canadians do not want to upset anybody or anything, including the dogs. In being so tolerant and considerate of others' feelings, however, many Canadians upset people in the silent majority like me, who are torn apart by the amount of babies being killed every day, paid for by public funds.
Another politician at the gathering, a US Senator, stated that Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion president the USA has ever had, and that if he were to be given a second mandate, there would be no limit to the legislation and appointments to the Supreme Court, all in favour of extending abortion rights and further denying the rights of the pre-born to enter this planet, and have a life of their own. As one Senator put it, "How can you protect yourself when you're dead?"
I am currently reading Pat Buchanan's "Suicide of a Superpower," in which he states that Barack Obama beat out Hillary Clinton for support of the abortion rights industry when he was competeing in the Democratic presidential primaries. That really says something about his commitment to the culture of death. After all, he beat out Hillary Clinton, a feminist of the first order. When John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the first Catholic to be elected to the presidency, he received four out of every five Catholic votes. Barack Obama, a known pro-abortion candidate, got a lot of those Catholic votes when he was elected president. Where have all the Catholics gone?
As the demonstrations continued in the drizzle in Washington (it always rains for pro-life rallies because heaven is crying), I could not help but feeling a bit envious that I was not an Amercan citizen.
If I were, I would have a choice about where to put my allegiances, and it would be a much better choice than the Liberals, who represent everyone and anything, and the NDP who seem to be dancing to any tune which the gay lobby and the abortionists want to play these days. The Conservatives are at least slightly socially conservative, but that's about it. Don't ask them to re-open the abortion debate as the the Republicans want to re-open Roe vs Wade. The USA is an entirely different ballgame.
Down there, they play for keeps. Just like the abortion industry up here.