Skip to comments.McCain alarms base with abortion comment
Posted on 08/14/2008 8:54:39 PM PDT by Alter Kaker
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Thanks for hanging with us as we all learn to interpret what you have correctly expressed.
Looks like most everybody who commented on this piece (most, not all) started out with a pre-disposed notion based on current social disposition instead of taking the time to assimilate the true meaning of the words.
If we’re to learn anything we’ve got to look for something deeper than a soundbite.
Thank you for challenging the masses and standing for what you believe.
How did you get that Jo doesn’t want to end abortion???
I think you misunderstood the point. I don’t believe it was the writer’s intention to leave abortion legal and kill babies, and I don’t think anyone else got that out of this post.
This is the first time I have read Jo Nuvark’s work, and I had to use my brain a minute, but Jo is dead on. The Supreme Court should have never been in the abortion business in the first place. America is about personal responsibility and that stretches to your own kids, too.
If we train our children we will change the world. If we let the government and the supreme court decide the education, direction and fate of our citizens, then we will fail. Unlike other nations, we were supposed to operate at the hands of a God-fearing citizenry.
That’s been hi-jacked. Maybe for good, but I think you are in the same side of the fight as the rest of the “fan club” you were talking about.
Looks like you agree in principle with Jo.
Sometimes we just have to switch the light on to see the path.
[... The Supreme Court should have never been in the abortion business in the first place. America is about personal responsibility and that stretches to your own kids, too. If we train our children we will change the world.
IF WE TRAIN OUR CHILDREN WE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
If we let the government and the supreme court decide the education, direction and fate of our citizens, then we will fail. Unlike other nations, we were supposed to operate at the hands of a God-fearing citizenry. Thats been hi-jacked. Maybe for good, but I think you are in the same side of the fight as the rest of the fan club you were talking about...]
If that isn’t what I said, that’s exactly what I meant to say. LOL!
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If we train our children we will change the world!
HGTV is correct. “Change the world. Start at home.”
“That’s why it is just as important to deal with issues on the philosophical merits, to individuals, and not just legal merits.”
True. But there are people who equate law with morality. If it’s legal, they think it’s moral.
“This old ship wont turn without a moral, Godly rudder. We wont find that rudder in our courts or in our houses of Government. That moral rudder is in the houses of the people and cannot be legislated from us. So... we are without excuse.”
I agree with that much. At the same time, deceivers hide behind unjust law. Roe v. Wade was judicial legislation. It was incredibly unpopular at the time. 49 states classified abortion as a felony. The courts and the colleges have eroded our nation’s of right and wrong.
Since they got away with that, the courts reached further with Kelo.
More proof of my assertion, posted in various threads on the “Republic” .....
I believe that McCain was picked by the leftist infested RNC to throw the election and marginalize the American right.
McCain picking Liberman for Veep will prove this beyond a reasonable doubt.
Thank you for the link. Will read. FRegards ....
McCain is throwing a lot of stuff out there to awaken voter interest and lead various groups to feel more sympathetic toward him. I’m sticking with him unless he actually picks a pro-abort VP.
I remember W going on long walks with Tom Ridge back in 2000. At the end of he day, it was for nothing. Possibly the same this time around.
Comparing MacCain to fighting with "the army you have," would have been as if Rumsfeld had said that we'd hired The Taliban to fight against Al-Qai'da.
MacCain is the consummate Trojan Elephant. If he becomes President, with their having co-opted the conservative movement, the victory of The Left will be close to completion.
Teach the American public about the Judeo-Christian value system. How the Declaration of Independence created by the Founding Fathers summarized the best of these values. That Senator McCain stands for this statement in it’s top level thinking:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...”
Many Americans call talking points assigned to political Representatives as issues. Political parties put themselves into camps based on issues. Keeping track of each candidates there set of issues and if they match our own tastes is convoluting the very basic principles of the Judeo-Christian Value System. Politicians running for office often times prey on such ignorance to win elections. You don’t ignore the issues, you remind the American voter that all your positions on the ‘issues’ are based on the Declaration of Independence powerful and simple statement and you base your policy making on such as well. When a candidates running for office do this, then will leaders emerge and provide the wisdom-led governance Americans crave so desperately. Conservatives, stop acting like liberals being dragged into middle road positions on ‘issues’.
I'm 50 and saw this unfold.
Roe made folks think abortion was really ok and the number of abortions since then prove that.
It's not just a case of collapsed morality which although true is a result of Roe rather than causative.
A nation with at least some modicum of morality would not tolerate laws like Roe.
One day folks will look back and view us the way we view local burghers and the Nazis’s rise...”how did they let that happen?”
I agree Jo wants to end abortion but she prefers to leave government out of it but it's obvious they are already in it. That is what started it.
Roe must be overturned or diminished and hopefully hand in hand with a reestablishment of some basic morality at least about killing unborn babies.
“Comparing MacCain to fighting with “the army you have,” would have been as if Rumsfeld had said that we’d hired The Taliban to fight against Al-Qai’da.”
[Trying to smile.]
It will be impossible to argue with you if McCain makes the wrong choice.
McCain’s just giving this lip service. He already has a big enough problem with the base without creating another. I would be shocked if he went there.
No, I had no “kicked in the belly” allegations.
One 13 y/o did tell me her father threw her out the 2nd story window when she refused to abort. She was a sort of a typical teen, in the sense that she seemed given to exaggeration, so I am not sure whether that was the whole truth or not. However, as required, we reported it to CPS.
Same here. Romney is the bare minimum that I'd accept for a VP on the liberal-conservative scale, though of course I'm not going to root for his selection. He did reach out to conservatives on abortion and even when he was pro-abortion, he still supported restrictions for it. He would still have to go a little ways to totally convince me, but at this point he's much better than the alternative.
But McCain needs a solid pro-life VP pick here, not only would he lose conservatives but the squishy middle won't vote for him anyway.
Hey, why not just put freakin’ RATs in charge of everything?
I am having real problems believing many people posting here are annything other than Democrats.
You qualify. I hope the boss around here cleans the sludge soon.
Don’t know about you, but....FR needs a good enema.
With all that is going on in the world, McCain might still win.
But if he picks a pro abortion running mate, it will be without my vote.
McLiberal ... the other Democrat. The GOP is dead.
I hope you are right CT, but I don’t trust McCain. Hes literally the lesser of two evils.
I didn’t like him the first time I heard his RINO BS looong ago. Now I’m close to not voting for him.
If he had any depth to his Pro-Life stance he would have made a statement that his VP had to at least share his position—lame as it is. He’s a PLINO - Pro-Life In Name Only.
At one point today I thought: why dont Johnny and Barry just forgo the election and become Co-Presidents.
I think the problem is not that we disagree, but in that the small amount of difference lies in something none of us can, at least immediately control. If Roe V Wade could be ripped out of history and the Supreme Court understood its true purpose, none of this would even matter. What does matter is that we vote in whomever is going to appoint the most strict Constitutionalist judges.
In the meantime, here we are... we know the Supreme Court should not be involved but they are. We can fight to change the future but we’re bound by the present.
On the other hand, we do have direct immediate control over ourselves and how we raise our children... it must not be overlooked what an important part this plays.
If we do nothing but scream from the mountaintops “Overturn Roe” but do nothing to change ourselves and our charge, then we have done little.
If we do nothing but raise our children and live right but are eventually enslaved by a more and more intrusive government, we have only saved ourselves and lost future generations.
So we have to fight on both fronts... it ain’t everybody’s cup of tea to fight the same way. God made us like that so we could each strengthen the others weakness.
The battle will only be won in the public eye if we all do what God has given us to do and take the time to encourage and uphold the other.
I’ve not seen a bad point out of either one of you concerning abortion... keep up the good work and lets save fight for the enemy.
I’m afraid we’re gonna need it.
Yes! Teach truth. Don’t stop.
Repeat. Repeat. Then repeat again.
Ignorance is the weapon of tyranny.
I think his present campaign staff is more on the ball and would understand the huge problem McCain would have. Right now the Republicans are more unified than the Dims, but that would change overnight if he double-crossed pro-lifers.
“McCain Alarms Base” is a headline that will never end.
Well... Do you need a good enema?
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You are emphasizing the oft-neglected bottom-up front of the culture wars, while many focus on the top-down. All too often we are quick to slough off our morality as mere external positions that don't have as profound an effect on our personal lives as they might. Thus, it is easy merely to label ourselves "pro-life" and work for top-down legislation, while neglecting the other front.
I would contend that both are needed, and the the relationship between the quality of its leaders and the mores embraced by a society at large is a symbiotic one: we get the leaders we deserve. We all know that President Clinton's despicable actions in the Oval Office gained wider acceptability amongst our youth, who look to the actions of the leaders we elect as a weather vane of acceptability. Likewise, the character flaws - namely, minimizing or trivializing the value of human life as worthy of protection under the law - inherent in one who takes a pro-choice-on-abortion position disqualify him from office for the same reasons as one who is pro-choice-on-slavery.
*but why is that so?
I have no quarrel with your reasoning. And I accept
your extension of my premises regarding the influence
political leaders and star power personalities have
on our young.
Those who choose to follow, say, Brittany Spears could
be considered willful. But those who need a moral
baseline and choose a role model such as Bill Clinton
could be considered naive. In my opinion.
Your thoughtful comments are profoundly appreciated.
I’ve floated this balloon a few times, and this is the
first time I’ve received intelligent analytical feedback.
You are correct. If we are to shift this culture back
to it’s moral foundations, it must come from both the
family and from our leaders. However... never forget
the power of God. I’m praying for a revival in our
land. Are you?
[... The outcome is ultimately in the hands of the
Lord himself. We cannot create Heaven on Earth, but,
as you stated earlier, we can strengthen our bonds
and influence where it really counts. A nation that,
according to many polls, is 75% to 85% “Christian,”
- which allows all of this - has either been duped
by pollsters or duped by persistent, progressive
secularism. My money’s with the latter...]
Just thought this should be isolated and repeated.
You know Jo, I was thinking soaking in the tub last nite that indeed our collapsed sense of deceny and morality is a big problem but....
I fear our collective national stupidity and ignorance of issues and facts may be a larger culprit.
Have you seen the movie Idiocracy?
I had not heard of the movie “Idiocracy”.
But now that I’ve researched its premise,
I think I’d like to see it.
Rush Limbaugh says that ignorance is our
worst enemy. I agree.
We can change this if we start at home.
Government doesn’t want us thinking for
ourselves. That would not be good for
their big plans to control us.
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The job of the court is to look to the constitution, as written. They do not need any moral guidance, either from "evolving standards of decency", or the Bible. It ain't their job.
Since all Laws are legislated morality and the Founders made it abundantly clear the role morality plays in our government and its institutions; how can SCOTUS function without moral guidance?
I like your profile page. Many of us are pretty uptight about McCain’s choice. Please bear that in mind.
True. Unfortunately, the oligarchs are seeking to legislate immorality from the bench.
” ... and the Founders made it abundantly clear the role morality plays in our government and its institutions ...”
And they wanted the actual legislators to be elected— vetted by the voter [and the senate to be appointed by the state legislators in the early days].
” ... how can SCOTUS function without moral guidance? ...”
They're taught moral relativism these days. Considering the Kelo decision, I think that moral relativism isn't working.
“So you’re suggesting that conservatives should focus more on hearth, home, and community instead of mealy-mouthed promises from cynical politicians? ;)”
Just about two lines down I said, “So we have to fight on both fronts... it aint everybodys cup of tea to fight the same way. God made us like that so we could each strengthen the others weakness.”
It’s all about balance and finding your voice and your place. All different Christians have all different callings, as many callings as there are personalities.
And, yes... I agree with you that we cannot trust mealy-mouthed politicians.
“The outcome is ultimately in the hands of the Lord himself. We cannot create Heaven on Earth, but, as you stated earlier, we can strengthen our bonds and influence where it really counts. A nation that, according to many polls, is seventy-five to eighty-five percent “Christian,” which allows all of this has either been duped by pollsters or duped by persistent, progressive secularism. My money’s with the latter.”
I couldn’t agree more. The battle is the Lord’s, but not to the point we just hunker and wait. Moses didn’t gauge public opinion or even wait for one man to agree. We have God’s word as our guide and the added blessing of like-minded Christian conservatives. We disagree seldom on the major moral questions unless it’s to pic a nit.
Enemy in the general sense... or in an idealogical sense... or in a very real sense when it comes to fighting immorality and injustice.
More specifically, Obama and Hillary and Teddy and Reid and.........
I’m grieving right along with the rest about McCain.
It’s easier to swallow this bitter pill if I think
of a McCain vote as a NObama vote.
Are you saying that McCain is chosesn a VP???
Hillary actually crossed paths with him and I believe was going to work for him. Obama is too young to have actually met him, but he is a member of his organization.
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Obama never met Alinsky personally; the latter died when Obama was a young boy. But Obama was trained by the Alinsky-founded Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in Chicago...
Alinskys crowning achievement was his recruitment of a young high school student named Hillary Rodham...They remained friends until Alinskys death in 1972....
No, you caught me there: I have not been praying as diligently as I should, as a Christian, for this. The Slough of Despond has gotten the better of me of late.
Thank you for that much-needed reminder.
BTW a case could be made that we should be praying not only for revival, but for reformation in the church - as in a return to Luther and Calvin. It is however difficult to discuss that within an interest group this broad.
Just pray as God leads. He is calling out the warriors. Be one!
Thank you. I saved the post in my Obama file. Alinski was a piece of work.
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