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[Nat Hentoff] Election Day: I'll not vote for pro-death president
Jewish World Review ^ | 10/3/12 | Nat Hentoff

Posted on 10/05/2012 8:00:58 AM PDT by rhema

On the one hand, I cannot vote to re-elect President Barack Obama, who more than any other president in our history continuously exceeds the constitutional limitations of the executive branch. For example -- one of many I've documented -- Obama, without going to a judge, regularly selects those who are to be assassinated from a "kill list"; this includes American citizens suspected of being associated with terrorists.

But I have other reasons for not possibly voting for him. One is that no previous president has been so radically pro-abortion as Obama, who, when he was in the Illinois Senate, voted three times against the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act.

[ . . .]

. . . In my article for the Human Life Review, I wrote about Luke Robinson, a black pastor confronting the first black president, who said at the 2009 March for Life in Washington, D.C.:
"Please, Mr. President, be that agent of change that can commute the sentence of over 1,400 African-American children and over 3,000 children from other ethnic groups sentenced to die every day in this country by abortion. ... At the conclusion of your term in office, may it never be said that you presided over the largest slaughter of innocent children in the history of the country."

Yet Obama increasingly supports and encourages the abortion-created corpses of innocent black children.

In my Human Life Review column I quoted, which reported that, in February 2009, the head of Canada's Campaign Life Coalition told our new "president of change" that "abortion is the number one killer of African-Americans in the U.S."

If Obama is re-elected, will that horrendous distinction persist?

You know the answer.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; obama; prolife
Nat Hentoff: "The Indivisible Fight for Life"

Nat Hentoff: "Pro-choice Bigots: A view from the pro-life Left"

1 posted on 10/05/2012 8:01:01 AM PDT by rhema
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To: Salvation; narses;; MHGinTN; NYer; wagglebee; little jeremiah
I should point out that although I am obviously a pro-lifer (not for religious reasons, but because I'm an atheist who can read biology), I have voted for pro-choicers with whom I have otherwise agreed on the First and Fourth Amendments and other constitutional rights, among them the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York. He was pro-abortion, except for partial-birth abortion, which he described as "only minutes away from infanticide." Obama, however, has firmly opposed any action taken against partial-birth abortion, including action taken by the Supreme Court.
2 posted on 10/05/2012 8:05:10 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

3 posted on 10/05/2012 8:07:18 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: rhema

Hentoff is a big lib who purports to be a protector of the Constitution. His reading of it, and mine, differ significantly. However, he is one ofbthe few libs out there who has lines they wont cross on the mrch “forward”, and for having principles, i applaud him.

4 posted on 10/05/2012 8:09:55 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: rhema

Nat Hentoff is the real deal.

His mind is still sharp at 87 years old. I don’t agree with many of his other positions but I know he uses reason to arrive at them.

5 posted on 10/05/2012 8:11:42 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: rhema

One more person I have to get to vote for RR to make up for these simple minded types.

6 posted on 10/05/2012 8:17:07 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: rhema

I salute Nat Hentoff - America’s only honorable and principled leftist.

7 posted on 10/05/2012 8:29:35 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Defiant

Your evaluation of Hentoff as a “big Lib” is way out of date.
He is and has always been a “civil libertarian”, but from the beginning, and that was over 20 years ago, saw through Bill Clinton, called him the emptiest man ever to run for President, and worked against him. He has been pro-Life for a long long time, and is one who doesn’t just hold the view privately, but writes eloquently and agitates endlessly for it. He is also the man who suggested that John McCain should take Sarah Palin as his running mate. I have no idea what kind of fault you might find with his “purported” protection of the Constitution, since he’s also done the same thing for
Free Speech, which is more under assualt than it’s ever been. I suppose what might have stuck in your craw recently was his opposition to the Patriot Act. Right?

8 posted on 10/05/2012 8:34:28 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: rhema

Mitt is Pro Life, then Pro Choice now Pro Life year who knows.

9 posted on 10/05/2012 8:36:12 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: supremedoctrine

I am proud to say I know Nat Hentoff. He is an amazing man with a strong sense of right and wrong. I only wish we had more of these kind of writers and thinkers.

10 posted on 10/05/2012 8:48:04 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

Yes, I know many people here would consider him way too liberal, but he’s a very ethical person, I think, and has been pro-life since early on (even though I’m sure it probably cost him a few friends and readers).

11 posted on 10/05/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

He is also against euthanasia. Good guy.

12 posted on 10/05/2012 8:58:45 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: rhema
Hentoff's great.

I remember reading his heartbreakingly scathing critiques of Madeline Albright and Bill Clinton's cowardly actions regarding Rwanda.

I remember his stressing that their's was not a failure to intervene but a decision to block all attempts at intervention.

The UN had well-armed and trained Belgian troops in country that could have stepped in to stop a genocide conducted with rocks and gardening equipment. But Clinton thought that talk of genocide and UN intervention would negatively impact the Democrat Party's chances in the upcoming congressional election, so they blocked any action.

800,000 people were slaughtered.

13 posted on 10/05/2012 9:03:37 AM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Incorrigible
Yes, Mister Hentoff is the real deal. What throws many regarding this great thinker is the nuance he always indulges his readers with, when he offers his opinions. In that he is much like the late Jack Anderson.

He is Pro Life, yet claims to be an atheist (probably an agnostic in reality). He believes in self sufficiency yet supports government intervention to aid the poor. He touts excellence yet ... well, you get the picture. Nat Hentoff is not a simple read. His sharp mind has always found the vagaries of any major issue worth exploring, to find the 'path of least action', to borrow a phrase from Physics.

14 posted on 10/05/2012 9:41:31 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: dead

IMHO, of all the evil done by Bill Clinton his failure to do anything to stop the appalling slaughter is the worst.

15 posted on 10/05/2012 10:56:07 AM PDT by allblues
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To: supremedoctrine

Wrong. I’ not a fan of much of the patriot act, especially as interpreted by fascists. As i recall, Hentoff buys into the modern view of the Constitution that it protects porn, homesexuals, and has all kinds of protections for criminals that were never there. Am i wrong?

16 posted on 10/05/2012 10:30:33 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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