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|Forty-Five Years Of An American Holocaust
Next Monday, January 22, will be the forty-fifth anniversary of the Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion-on-demand. Forty-five years! Since those dreadful decisions, over 60 million helpless innocent unborn babies have been mercilessly (but legally) slaughtered in the wombs of their mothers.
Think about it: An American fifty years of age or younger has no conscious recollection of a country where abortion-on-demand was NOT legal. And the truth is, both major parties and the vast majority of America's pastors and churches are equally culpable for this slaughter of innocents.
The Republican Party touts itself as being "pro-life." The claim is so much hot air. The Supreme Court that voted to legalize abortion-on-demand in the Roe decision was dominated by Republican appointments by a margin of 6 - 3. And 5 of those Republican appointments (Harry Blackman, Warren Burger, William Brennan, Potter Stewart, and Lewis Powell, Jr.) voted in favor of Roe, which means the votes of the Democrat-appointed justices were not even needed to pass Roe. For the record, two Democrats voted in support of Roe (William Douglas and Thurgood Marshall), and one Democrat voted against Roe (Byron White). And the only Republican to vote against Roe was William Rehnquist.
Beyond that, the GOP controlled the entire federal government for six of G.W. Bush's eight years in office—and they controlled the entire federal government for the first year of Donald Trump's presidency. They did nothing about Roe v Wade under Bush, and they have done NOTHING about Roe v Wade under Trump.
While Ron Paul was a congressman, he would routinely introduce the "Sanctity of Life Act"; and every year the GOP leadership in Congress let the bill collect dust in the document room and die. And President Bush never once voiced his support for the bill. NOT ONCE. This past year, Senator Rand Paul introduced the "Life at Conception Act," and just as did Bush, Donald Trump has done NOTHING to promote the bill, and Republican leaders again made sure the bill went nowhere.
Had Ron Paul's bill become law, it would have 1) defined life as beginning at conception, and 2) under Article. III. Section. 2. of the U.S. Constitution, completely removed abortion from the jurisdiction of the Court, thereby overturning Roe v Wade. All of this talk about nothing can be done about abortion-on-demand until some magical configuration of the Supreme Court decides to overturn it is just smoke and mirrors. Congress and the President could end abortion-on-demand anytime they wanted to. Plus, never forget that the Supreme Court has been dominated by Republican appointments ever since the Roe decision in 1973—and nothing has been done to overturn Roe. NOTHING!
To add insult to injury, these national "pro-life" organizations like the "National Right To Life Committee," "Focus On The Family," and the "U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops"—and their affiliates at the State level—have consistently OPPOSED Dr. Paul's "Sanctity of Life Act" and State personhood bills. Their reasoning goes something like this: "Since it was a Supreme Court ruling that instituted abortion-on-demand, we must wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a ruling reversing the decision." Such reasoning is Balderdash!
In 1857, the Supreme Court issued its dreadful Dred Scott decision, saying that African slaves were "so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic whenever a profit could be made by it."
Now please tell me, when was the Dred Scott decision ever reversed by the Supreme Court? It wasn't! The Supreme Court never reversed the Dred Scott decision. It was reversed by the passage of the 14th Amendment in 1868. And as you know, a constitutional amendment is an act of the U.S. Congress proposing—and the individual states approving—an amendment. In other words, the Supreme Court wasn't involved in the remedy AT ALL.
It is the responsibility of each branch of Congress to serve as a check and balance to the other two branches. In other words, when the Supreme Court issues an unconstitutional ruling (which the Roe and Doe decisions certainly are), it is the duty of the other two branches, especially Congress, to correct the abridgments of the judicial branch. Why else would Article. III. Section. 2. (along with other provisions) even be in the U.S. Constitution? To suggest that the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the Constitution is antithetical to everything America is founded on.
I submit that if the Supreme Court is the lone arbiter of the Constitution, the oaths that a President and members of Congress take to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" are absolutely moot and meaningless. Why take an oath to something you have no obligation to or responsibility for? If the Supreme Court alone is the arbiter of the Constitution, the other two branches of government are totally unnecessary.
Here is what Thomas Jefferson wrote regarding this fallacious doctrine of judicial supremacy:
"The question whether the judges are invested with exclusive authority to decide on the constitutionality of a law has been heretofore a subject of consideration with me in the exercise of official duties. Certainly there is not a word in the Constitution which has given that power to them more than to the Executive or Legislative branches." (Thomas Jefferson to W. H. Torrance, 1815)
"[The Constitution] meant that its coordinate branches should be checks on each other. But the opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch." (Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, 1804)
"To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps. . . . And their power the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective controul. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal knowing that, to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time & party its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves." (Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 1820)
"In denying the right [the Supreme Court usurps] of exclusively explaining the Constitution . . . then indeed is our Constitution a complete [act of suicide]. For intending to establish three departments, coordinate and independant, that they might check and balance one another, it has given according to this opinion, to one of them alone the right to prescribe rules for the government of the others; and to that one too which is unelected by, and independent of, the nation. . . . The Constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape in to any form they please." (Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane, 1819)
These so-called pro-life organizations have been waiting around for forty-five years for the magical configuration of the Supreme Court to reverse Roe. And in the meantime, over 60 million unborn babies have died. And again I remind you that the Republican Party has dominated the appointments to the Supreme Court during the years following the Roe and Doe decisions in 1973—and continues to dominate the makeup of the Court today.
Also digest this: These national "pro-life" organizations commonly have retirement benefits built into the contracts of their staff. What does that tell you? It tells me that these organizations have no intention or expectation of Roe v Wade being reversed. I personally believe these "pro-life" groups care NOTHING about ending abortion, because if that actually happened, they wouldn't be able to continue to suck millions of dollars annually from pro-life Christians and conservatives and, thus, keep their plush jobs intact.
At the national and State levels, these so-called pro-life organizations lobby AGAINST personhood bills and bills such as Ron Paul's "Sanctity of Life Act." They—as much as liberal Democrats—are responsible for our federal and State legislatures doing nothing to reverse Roe. Legislators like it because it allows them to tout themselves as being "pro-life" to their constituents back home without sticking their necks out, and "pro-life" organizations like it because it allows them to keep up their fundraising efforts—which allows them to stay employed in a cushy lobbying job without having to produce anything.
Let me ask you: How many pastors across the country will even bother to address the Roe v Wade decision this Sunday (or ANY Sunday, for that matter) from the pulpit? How many bother to bring a detailed exegesis on what the Bible teaches regarding the right to life, when life begins, and God's laws and principles regarding the killing of unborn children? Come on, be honest. How many of you who attend church each Sunday hear more than a two-minute sound bite about abortion—if even a mention at all?
This helps explain why, according to recent surveys, of the women obtaining abortions in America, 70% claim to be Christians, and 40% claim to be regular church attenders. Think of the millions of babies that are being murdered in the womb because America's pastors don't have the guts to teach their congregations the truth about abortion.
Readers should know that we have a Pro-Life Package available consisting of my message "The Case For The Life Of The Unborn" and a printed copy of President Ronald Reagan's masterful treatise "Abortion And The Conscience Of The Nation."
It seems almost certain that the vast majority of Christians in our country have never once heard an in-depth Biblical exegesis—with supporting medical evidence—about the Natural Law principles of the right to life of the unborn child in their entire lives. I urge you to order as many of these pro-life packages as you can and give them to as many people as you can—including to your State senators and representatives. Most of the people you give them to will have never heard anything like it before. Who knows? Giving this package to someone might even save the life of an unborn child.
To order our Pro-Life Package, go here:
You and I both know that the only reason the slaughter of innocents has gone on this long in our country is because the vast majority of pastors and churches are completely silent and apathetic on the subject. Pastors and churches are the nation's moral compass and conscience, and when they are indifferent to a national moral crisis, the nation itself (especially our politicians) remains indifferent.
Culpability for the slaughter of millions of unborn babies lies on the doorstep of the American church and clergy, on the doorstep of the so-called pro-life organizations, and on the doorstep of the Republican Party as much as on the doorstep of Supreme Court justices and liberal Democrats who openly supported (and continue to support) legalized abortion. It also lies on the doorstep of those Christians who support Zionist Israel (as I explain below).
Yes, I know that President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order last year reinstating the "Mexico City Policy" that denies U.S. taxpayer funds for overseas abortions. I applaud that decision. However, I will add: if Donald Trump was a true constitutionalist, he would stop ALL foreign aid—including (and especially) to Israel. In the meantime, I remind you that the reinstatement of the "Mexico City Policy" does NOTHING to stop a single abortion here in the United States.
The Republican Party will control the entire federal government for at least another year. How many of you want to wager that a year from now the Roe decision will be overturned and abortion-on-demand made illegal in this country? Of course, no one will take that bet, because they know they would lose. So, then, how can these same people turn around and talk about how important it is to elect "pro-life" Republicans to the White House and federal Congress?
I don't care how many walls Donald Trump builds; I don't care how many jobs Donald Trump brings back to America; I don't care how many wars Donald Trump fights on behalf of Zionist Israel. As long as America continues to legally sanction the wanton killing of unborn babies, America will never be great again.
And speaking of Israel, the Zionist state is one of the world's foremost leaders and proponents of abortion-on-demand—if not the outright leader. The socialist State of Israel actually pays for a woman's abortion up to and including full-term abortions. That means the government of Israel will pay to kill an unborn baby up to the point of the baby's birth.
Furthermore, the Hollywood movie industry, the entertainment industry, as well as the mainstream media are mostly controlled by pro-abortion Zionists who promote abortion-on-demand 24/7 all year long here in the United States. Christians who call themselves "pro-life" while supporting the Zionist State of Israel at the same time are either seriously deluded or are among the biggest hypocrites in the world. With one hand they say they want to save the lives of unborn babies, and with the other hand they do everything they can to support the people who are doing everything they can to facilitate the killing of unborn babies. At the very least, this is the epitome of an addled mind.
If the blood of innocent Abel cried out to God from the ground, how deafening must be the cry of the blood of over 60 million innocent unborn babies that cry out to God from these Nazi-esque abortion clinics in America?
P.S. To order our Pro-Life Package that includes my message "A Case For The Life Of The Unborn" and President Ronald Reagan's classic treatise "Abortion And The Conscience Of The Nation," go here:
Plus, this package is inexpensive enough that many people will be able to get multiple copies for their friends, family members, fellow church members, and anyone confused about the truth of abortion or the Biblical teaching on the subject.
© Chuck Baldwin
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