Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History and Destiny

I write on a very historical day for our nation. Today we watched as, for the first time, a black man was sworn in as President. I rejoice in this day for that reason. I am well aware of the fact that racisim is still rife in this country. But, as a people, we have progressed from a place of restricting blacks from using the same bathrooms as whites to electing a black man to inhabit the White House and lead all Americans regardless of race or any other factor. It truly is a day worth celebrating from that standpoint.

However, this same man is arguably the most pro-abortion, anti-life, anit-family man to ever inhabit the White House. In a mere two days we will go from the euphoria of this day to the most grievous remembrance of the 36th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision to allow abortion on demand throughout this nation. In that time period an estimated 1.4 million children have lost their lives to "choice" each year for the last 36 years. That's over 50 million people eliminated from our society.

President Obama steps into one of the bleakest economic situations to face an incoming President. What you will never hear reported or read in the papers is that a critical reason for this situation is abortion. Social Security has become the great leaking point in the nation's budget. The reason is that when the program was instituted in the late 40's there were numerous working people to support one retired person. Now the ratio is about 1:1. The reason is the 50 million people I mentioned above. Without them in the workforce, there can be no Social Security. Meanwhile the Baby Boomers are retiring and we are having an increasingly difficult time keeping the budget together.

In the face of this, what does our new President intend to do? Will he pave the way for even more abortions? Will he begin to implement even more radical pro-death policies to eliminate the many retired people "burdening" our economy? Or will he be one of the first liberal politicians to realize that one can embrace the poor, fix health care, and accomplish many other liberal social issues while simultaneously caring for the unborn and life at every level?

His decision on this issue will determine whether he is a man of history or destiny. Today he is a man of history. He always will be. But if he will work to preserve life, he will be known as a man of destiny as he guides our nation back to so many of the principles that made us a great nation. The first unalienable right outlined in our Declaration of Independence is the right to life. A consistent preservation of life from conception to natural death is in keeping with that principle. President Obama cannot speak of equality of all people without addressing the needs of these people.

So today, Mr. President, we salute you. We honor you. We pledge to pray for you. And we hope that this momentous historical day will be merely the first in your date with destiny. Please, Mr. President, don't let us down.

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