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AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON: Jefferson and Roe vs. Wade
WASHINGON TIMES ^ | 1/22/03 | Edward Smith,director of American studies, American University.

Posted on 01/22/2003 2:29:28 AM PST by Liz

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:00:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Could it be that one of America's most pre-eminent Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, is also the "founding father" of the Right to Life Movement?

Paragraph 2 of the Declaration of Independence begins, "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."


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Jefferson: "Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever."

The ACLU had not yet "reeducated" Jefferson about the separation of church and state (barf).

1 posted on 01/22/2003 2:29:28 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
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2 posted on 01/22/2003 2:32:20 AM PST by Dajjal
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3 posted on 01/22/2003 2:32:23 AM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Liz
Alan Keyes also pointed out that our founding fathers ensured that all elected and, if I'm not mistaken, all judicial officials are required to make an oath to protect our nation's POSTERITY. If the unborn are not part of our posterity, what is?
4 posted on 01/22/2003 2:39:52 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Dajjal
Complete USSC Roe v Wade decision.


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/825514/posts
5 posted on 01/22/2003 2:40:33 AM PST by Liz
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Excellent point. Our posterity is written in the power and majesty of the US Constitution and our Bill of Rights.
6 posted on 01/22/2003 2:42:11 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
Alan Keyes always makes excellent points. =]

Also in the article: "the spirit of Hippocrates was completely preserved"

Sadly, the tradition of Hippocrates continues as well, the oath ultimately perverted by hypocrites.
7 posted on 01/22/2003 2:49:47 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; Libloather; Mudboy Slim; Grampa Dave; The Old Hoosier; Teacup; Howlin; ...
FROM THE US CONGRESS WEBSITE
At the start of each new Congress, in January of every odd-numbered year, the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate performs a solemn and festive constitutional rite that is as old as the Republic......taking the Oath of Office.

While the oath-taking dates back to the First Congress in 1789, the current oath is a product of the 1860s, drafted by Civil War-era members of Congress intent on ensnaring traitors (as follows).

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

NOTE: The whining, politically correct, hate-America crowd thinks we should do away with the oath-taking. Doing away with the Oath of Office in order to pander to disgruntled, religious-hating liberals would undermine our nation's highest principles and imperil national security.

It would be a good idea to remind our legislators that those in Congress who would align themselves with the initiative to ban the Oath of Office should think about seeking employment elsewhere.

8 posted on 01/22/2003 3:08:34 AM PST by Liz
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"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

What on EARTH do they find offensive about that?

9 posted on 01/22/2003 9:06:07 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
To dumbed-down, disturbed liberal thinking, taking a "loyalty oath" is coercive - they associate loyalty oaths with fascist regimes.

The mention of God makes anti-religion, Christian-hating liberals behave violently. (Think of a cross held up to a vampire.)

10 posted on 01/22/2003 9:45:21 AM PST by Liz
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Margaret Sanger, an ardent advocate for every imaginable form of contraception and the founding feminist of Planned Parenthood was a Catholic who became an atheist who said: "Abortion is the wrong way. No matter how early it is performed, it is taking life." Given such a statement, Margaret Sanger, if she were alive, would not be invited to speak at any pro-choice rallies today. Her use of the word "early" is particularly important in this context because it constitutes a complete refutation of the termination of pregnancy via the trimester argument, which is for some the cornerstone of the Roe ruling.

No wonder the pro-choicers hide this woman's history away.

11 posted on 01/22/2003 9:49:47 AM PST by paltz
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To: Liz
It's the rules; if they don't like the rules, they don't need to run, do they?
12 posted on 01/22/2003 10:05:07 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Liz
Thanks for the post, I have read several today that have given me new angles with which to argue the pro-life point of view. Your post has dine so as well.

Thanks again and God bless.
13 posted on 01/22/2003 1:17:03 PM PST by uncbuck (Stupid people piss me off.)
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To: uncbuck
Thomas Jefferson is great ammunition to press the rights of the unborn. So glad it is of assistance to your activism.
14 posted on 01/22/2003 2:10:27 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
bump for later
15 posted on 01/23/2003 4:55:55 AM PST by PistolPaknMama (kaboom!)
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To: Liz
Ping for later.
16 posted on 01/23/2003 10:13:09 AM PST by HighRoadToChina (Never Again!)
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To: Liz
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"The al-Qaida network is not America's most dangerous enemy.
To fight only the al-Qaida enemy is to miss the terrorist network operating within our own borders. Who are these traitors? Every rotten, radical left-winger in this country, that's who."
-- Michael Savage

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17 posted on 01/23/2003 12:48:40 PM PST by ppaul
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To: Liz
Bump for a great post.

Cheers,

Richard F.

18 posted on 01/23/2003 3:24:03 PM PST by rdf
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> "NOTE: The whining, politically correct, hate-America crowd thinks we should do away with the oath-taking."

I have argued here on FR before that violating their oath should be sufficient grounds for impeachment of 80%+ of government officials. Considering the liberals like what the government is up to, no wonder they would rather see the end of this affirmation of duty.
19 posted on 01/24/2003 7:03:05 AM PST by pgyanke (Liberalism is moral and intellectual bankruptcy)
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To: pgyanke
Nice thought, but America-hating liberals don't give a fig about laws, oaths, or loyalty to one's country..
20 posted on 01/24/2003 10:35:11 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
Too true, too true.
21 posted on 01/24/2003 10:45:37 AM PST by pgyanke (If it wasn't for about 20 weeks of work release, there'd be no Raider fans...)
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To: paltz
I recall that Planned Parenthood people made the same pitch when they were trying to get contraception laws off the books, but they quickly changed their tune when abortion was legalized in New York and the nationally by Roe. Ms. Sanger was not to be trusted.
22 posted on 01/24/2003 2:01:47 PM PST by RobbyS
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