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Abortion lit the way for the Newtown massacre
Vivificat - from Contemplation to Action ^ | 12/17/2012 | Te骹ilo de Jes鷖

Posted on 12/19/2012 9:19:51 AM PST by Te骹ilo

It's the Culture of Death, silly!


Brothers and Sisters, Peace be with you.

Like many of you, I've been perusing the more "thoughtful" introspections by writers of national recognition. One by Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker's blog caught my eye. It's titled Newtown and the Madness of Guns. Here's an excerpt:
The people who fight and lobby and legislate to make guns regularly available are complicit in the murder of those children. They have made a clear moral choice: that the comfort and emotional reassurance they take from the possession of guns, placed in the balance even against the routine murder of innocent children, is of supreme value. Whatever satisfaction gun owners take from their guns—we know for certain that there is no prudential value in them—is more important than children’s lives. Give them credit: life is making moral choices, and that’s a moral choice, clearly made.
You know, if I were to replace the subject of these sentences "...the people who fight and lobby and legislate to make guns regularly available" and "gun owners" by "the abortion industry," the sentences would still be true.

I submit to you that one factor that ended in the killing of so many innocents is the low regard we have for human life in this country, that is, for those least able to defend and proclaim their own right to live, to grow, and to contribute to the life of our country.

 There's no difference between killing a child inside a womb, or killing him or her outside the womb. None whatsoever. The objective of abortion is the same as the Newtown's murderer: to kill innocent, defenseless children with the same cold efficiency that an abortion doctor and assistants sport when killing a child in utero.


In 2008, the latest date for which data are available, there were 825,564 abortions reported to the Center for Disease Control. That's a rough average of 2,646 "Newtowns" every month. But who cries for them, other than their mothers? Those who do are labeled "fanatics" and "extremists" and those who do the labeling would be the first to deny that the abortion industry is a mill of death for hundred of thousands of children who had the same right to live as the angels who once lived, and have now departed, Newtown Connecticut.

Since we, as a society, hold life in such a low esteem, should we be surprised when these massacres take place? No, I don't think so. Should we expect these to happen again despite draconian gun control measures? As they've done in China, the crazies will just look for other weapons. In China, where abortion is mandatory after one live pregnancy and where girls are aborted at a higher rate than boys.

As the days go by more evidence will come to light that the shooter in Connecticut was mentally ill. But he acted with the same cold calculation an abortionist has when killing a baby in her mother's womb, and the abortionist does it when supposedly sane. If young, human life is cheap, whether a baby lives inside or outside the womb is irrelevant. The shooter made the connection and acted upon it. He may have been insane, but he made the connection.

Laws will be passed, perhaps some gun control measures similar to the last ones, riddled with enough loopholes to make them meaningless. Questions have been asked from gun control advocates regarding the shooter's weapon of choice and its availability under the previous gun control law. The answer has been, "it's complicated." Which means that no, that the gun used by the Newtown shooter would not have been banned under the previous law. No matter, a new law will pass, politicians will congratulate themselves and run on that "record", and we will once again be lulled into a false sense of security. The set is ready for a new charade.

Massacres like this will happen again, or course. It doesn't matter how many guns are banned or even confiscated. The problem is the Culture of Death that holds human life cheap from the moment of its conception to that of natural death. I repeat, the best way to prevent these tragedies is to adopt a thorough, deep, and proactive life-affirming, life-protecting ethos, where human beings may develop without the threat of untimely, arbitrary death from the moment of conception to that of natural death. Not only we would have prevented school massacres then, but also understood our moral obligations toward the poor, the alien, the orphan, and the infirm (the biblical protected classes) under a new light.

Only when our nation embraces a truly prolife ethic, we will see a new dawn of freedom and domestic happiness the like we haven't seen before, and may never see again, unless we act now with speed and righteousness.

*Revised, 12/19/2012.


TOPICS: Activism; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; adamlanza; cultureofdeath; guncontrol; lanza; newtown; prolife; sandyhook; secondamendment
Blunders. Typos. Mine.
1 posted on 12/19/2012 9:19:56 AM PST by Te骹ilo
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To: YellowRoseofTx; Rashputin; StayoutdaBushesWay; OldNewYork; MotherRedDog; sayuncledave; ...

PING!


2 posted on 12/19/2012 9:22:05 AM PST by Te骹ilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: YellowRoseofTx; Rashputin; StayoutdaBushesWay; OldNewYork; MotherRedDog; sayuncledave; ...

PING!


3 posted on 12/19/2012 9:22:56 AM PST by Te骹ilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Te贸filo
A few days after the tragic Sandy Hook school murders, a young Marine in fatigues stationed himself at the front entrance of the Nashville elementary school his two children attend. Another parent heard him admit to a reporter that he was unarmed. The other parent commented that, even though the young Marine standing guard was not armed, it made him “feel better” to know he was there.

It’s often been observed that “perception is more important than reality”. The observation is often correct. It is never MORE CORRECT than for those we’ve come to call “liberals”. I prefer “statist” but “liberal” has morphed from its classic meaning to the other end of the spectrum so I’ll stay with it.

Since these folks operate almost entirely on EMOTION and FEELING, REALITY seldom allows FACTS to intrude upon the delusional worldview they have constructed and the comfort that provides them. It is that illogical, irrational and delusional mindset that prompts many of them to continue to quest after a Utopian society. The thought that such a society can and will never be achieved in a fallen world populated with failed sinners never penetrates whatever remains of their cognitive consciousness. It’s a DANGEROUS WORLD and, as the liberals continue to “define deviancy down”, it becomes more dangerous daily.

There is another, far more sinister, level of the “liberal” call for gun control.

It was Mencken who offered that “The urge to save humanity is most often a false front for the URGE TO RULE.” He clearly had been a student of the liberal politicians of his day. Were he alive today and able to observe the likes of Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein, Obama and the rest, he’d almost certainly have used far stronger language to frame his sage observation.

To conclude, dozens of studies reveal the FACTS concerning gun control. Those FACTS are that where firearms are widely and READILY available to law-abiding citizens, CRIME GOES DOWN! The liberals who willfully ignore the FACTUAL EVIDENCE and continue to call for gun control (i.e. the DISARMING of DECENT CITIZENS, thereby denying them the ability to exercise their God-given right to self-defense) are those about whom Mencken wrote: Their goal is NOT about preserving life. It is about the hell-bent pursuit of the impossible to achieve Utopian world where all are equal but some (that’d be THEM) are MORE equal than others (that’d be US).

There are many PRO-RTKABA videos on You Tube that your often busy lives don’t allow you to find on your own. Search there for “Gun Control”, watch them – and, more importantly – SHARE THEM with the folks in your orbit.

We’re in a fight. And losing will ultimately cost us much more than our right to our guns.

4 posted on 12/19/2012 9:43:44 AM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: Te贸filo

If guns are banned i sure hope the Government keeps theirs because although some people will ask, what difference does it make how you die, i would much rather be shot than clubbed to death.


5 posted on 12/19/2012 10:20:42 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Te贸filo

Adam Lanza was a nut. I doubt he ever ponder abortion.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 11:19:56 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

The point is that Adam Lanza is a product of a society that devalues the lives of the most innocent——the baby in the womb, and has legislated the “right” for women to kill for any reason. That fundamental devaluing of life affects much more in this nation than we can imagine.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 12:22:06 PM PST by Faith
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To: BO Stinkss

Don’t throw sand in the gears of the posters by saying anything that obvious..


8 posted on 12/19/2012 1:06:10 PM PST by PatHimself
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To: Te贸filo

I found some gopnik on the bottom of my shoe once; I scraped it off on the curb.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 3:10:27 PM PST by Oratam
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To: Te贸filo

Culture of Death bump


10 posted on 12/19/2012 7:48:20 PM PST by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: Te贸filo

islamists cheering on both.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 11:08:15 PM PST by onedoug
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