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‘Thus, you will know them by their fruits.’  ~ Matthew 7:20  


‘There are six things the Lord hates … hands that shed innocent blood … ‘  ~ Proverbs 6:16, 17

The election season seems, more often than not, to bring out the worst in us. Amiable discussions can descend rapidly into arguments of herculean proportions–between friends, no less. However, the bi-annual bloodsport is not without its redeeming qualities. During the current conflict (or as some refer to it, the ‘election’) has taught me a great deal.


Primary among the lessons learnt regards perhaps the most divisive and polarising issue of our day, abortion. I have had myriad discussions with others regarding the issue and have found, oddly enough, that some of the most heated discussions have been with fellow travellers in the pro-life movement.


My father and I have often sparred (respectfully, of course) regarding whether or not a candidate’s profession of opposition to abortion is sufficient cause to support him (all other things being equal). I, based on observation and experience, have insisted vehemently that it most certainly is not. Pro-life candidates have been singing the same song–without result–for decades. In fact, once in office, they actually do very little to promote legislation that will move us closer to ending the Abortion Holocaust once and for all. Rather, they hide behind the supposed insurmountable judicial behemoth–or so they would have us believe–of Roe v. Wade and insist that, if we would just continue to elect them, they may–may–be able to place justices on the Supreme Court who may–may–overturn that abomination. Back to the disagreement with my father: He will always vote for a pro-life candidate while I refuse to take their profession at face value. I require proof of their pro-life credentials.


Enter Ron Paul.


It has been through the Ron Paul r3VOLution that I have received a lifetime’s worth of economic and political education, not the least of which has been in the area of the abortion debate. Dr Paul does not merely pay lip service to the anti-abortion argument–he has lived it. As an ob/gyn, he has delivered in excess of 4,000 babies. He has stated that it is not merely a spiritual or political argument that life begins at conception, it is a scientific argument. Dr Paul has also insisted that during the 40-plus years of his medical journey, not once–not once–has it been necessary to abort a child in order to save the mother.  More importantly, he has actually done something tangible to end the systematic infanticide that other ‘pro-life’ candidates seem unwilling or unable to do.


With his introduction of the ‘Sanctity of Life Act’ he has educated me–and countless others–to a political reality: It is not necessary for us to ‘patiently’ wait for the balance of the Supreme Court to save the day nor must we embark on the difficult and prolonged (and perhaps quixotic) road to constitutional amendment to see it through. We have it within our power to end abortion–if the professing pro-life candidates are serious about their beliefs.


The proposed legislation ‘would negate the effect of Roe v. Wade by removing the ability of federal courts to interfere with state legislation to protect life. This is a practical, direct approach to ending federal court tyranny which threatens our constitutional republic and has caused the deaths of 45 million of the unborn.’

The authority accomplish the goal of ending abortion is already in place! Article III, Sec. 2 of the Constitution for the United States, gives Congress the authority to limit the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court:

In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make. [Emphasis mine.]

Eureka! How did we not see this before? The answer is simple–we really don’t follow the Constitution nor are most of us even vaguely familiar with what actually comprises it.

I will be writing my congressman and senators urging them to pursue their authority to bind the heretofore limitless power of the Supreme Court. I actually have extremely low expectations, especially with the former (Chet Edwards, a Democrat); however, in the future, we should demand that those who seek our vote and profess to stand against infanticide agree to pursue this course. The days of deflecting responsibility by laying it at the doorstep of judicial nominations have ended. They hold the power–and have for more than 200 years. Now, they must use it or lose our support. The days of mere pro-life rhetoric have passed. Now are the days of action. Thirty million murdered souls cry out for justice. Will we see that they obtain it?

And thank you, Dr Paul, for your wisdom and enlightenment.

Deo Vindice.


Written by ninepoundhammer

February 10, 2008 at 7:40 pm

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