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SarahPAC poised for action with nearly $1.2 million in the bank

Posted by Dr. Fay on January 29, 2013

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Governor Palin’s PAC ended the year with a reserve of almost $1.2 million in the bank and no debt.   That and the fact that fund raising continued toward the end of the year lends credence to Governor Palin’s  promise to continue the battle for common-sense conservatism.

Kenneth Vogel at Politico writes:

With her Fox News days behind her, Sarah Palin is signaling she intends to become more involved in Republican primaries, and a Monday filing shows she has the cash to back it up.

Palin’s leadership political action committee, Sarah PAC, finished the year with $1.2 million in the bank, according to a report to the Federal Election Commission covering roughly the final month of the year.

Perhaps as significant as the cash on hand, Palin’s PAC has continued spending to build her fundraising list, which sources say contains about 100,000 addresses. The PAC paid $28,000 in December for fundraising related expenses including direct mail, online fundraising and thank you notes to donors, the report shows.

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And her endorsements — along with accompanying Sarah PAC donations — were welcomed by several tea party candidates who defeated more establishment candidates in GOP primaries, earning her allies in the GOP freshman class and signaling that she can still be a force in the conservative base.

She was among the early backers of newly elected Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Deb Fisher (R-Neb.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in their contested primaries, giving maximum $5,000 donations in their primaries, and then again in their general election campaigns.

Cruz returned the favor after the election, publicly attesting to her impact in a grateful letter to her email list this month.

“The governor’s vision and the support of patriots like you helped transform my long-shot candidacy into victory on election night,” he wrote. “While federal law prohibited any coordination between SarahPAC and my campaign, none of this success would have been possible without the outpouring of financial support, hard work, and word of mouth from conservative fighters like you. The governor’s support and your constant encouragement played a critical part in our triumph.”

After her breakup with Fox News, Palin told Breitbart News that she intended to broaden her outreach and become more involved in backing anti-establishment candidates.

“Focus on the 2014 election is also imperative,” she said, suggesting the Fox split would allow her to “free up opportunities” to spread her message. “It’s going to be like 2010, but this time around we need to shake up the GOP machine that tries to orchestrate away too much of the will of constitutional conservatives who don’t give a hoot how they do it in DC.”

And, in a late November message to the Sarah PAC list, Crawford signaled an even more anti-establishment path, writing that the “power brokers in Washington will still look for the easy path with candidates – those they know and that are habitual candidates.” Sarah PAC “will never stop identifying and supporting local commonsense conservatives with strong messages who understand the need to put people over politics, principals over promises, and ideals over self-interests.”

Dave Levinthal at the Center for Public Integrity also writes:

Few PACs, be they traditional or super in nature, maintain a cash balance in the seven-figure range, meaning Sarah PAC remains a force in politics…

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During calendar year 2012, Sarah PAC took in nearly $2.6 million in contributions, its reporting shows.

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Media Tries to Set Narrative on Governor Palin’s Leaving FOX: Mark Levin Rebukes Joe Scarborough

Posted by Dr. Fay on January 29, 2013

Just as HBO tried to rewrite history with its fictional ‘Game Change’ movie, the media and leftist bloggers are trying to set the narrative this week on Governor Palin’s leaving FOX News.   They are claiming that FOX News “dumped”  Sarah Palin, that her influence has waned, that she is “irrelevant,” and on and on,  accompanied by their usual lies and vitriol about Governor Palin.

A prime example is Joe Scarborough’s attack on Governor Palin on Morning Joe on Monday.  Among other things, he stated that “Sarah Palin represented a time and place in American politics and not 2008 so much as 2010. And that time is passing us very quickly. Party leaders are finally understanding that.”

Well, Mark Levin said “enough is enough,” and lit into Joe Scarborough in the video above.  He called Joe Scarborough an empty suit, a buffoon, and a half wit for trashing Governor Palin and said Scarborough couldn’t hold a candle to Palin.

Levin called Scarborough’s attack on Palin cowardice and cheap and trying to play to the backseats, selling out to his media masters at MSN (which Levin described as MSLD).  He said that people think Scarborough is a joke.  When Governor Palin goes somewhere, people know about it, and thousands show up.  Levin said more people show up for Governor Palin’s events than watch Scarboroguh.

Levin said Scarborough tried and failed at radio and then became a dufous backbencher morning host on the most repugnant, discredited network in America, from where he shoots spitballs at conservatives, statesmen, and leaders.  In contrast, candidates from all over the country, like Ted Cruz,  sought Governor Palin’s endorsement.  “Enough said,”  Levin finished.

Whew!  Levin really let him have it.  Although Levin singled Scarborough out for rebuke, Scarborough’s attack is just a sample of what has been spewing from the mainstream media and leftist blogs this week.  Very few in the mainstream media have reported about Governor Palin’s exit from FOX News without some negative spin.   And the leftist bloggers have added numerous lies and distortions of the truth, attacking Governor Palin in any way that comes to their evil minds, so obsessed with hatred for one to whom they too cannot hold a candle.

The fact is that FOX News made Governor Palin an offer, and she turned it down.  The scoop was given to Scott Conroy at Real Clear Politics by a source close to the Governor and reported here.  Breitbart News was next to give an objective report,  as Tony Lee writes here.  Stephen Bannon was given a telephone interview with Governor Palin herself, on which he reports here.  The Wall Street Journal gave one of the few objective reports in the mainstream media that I have seen, and it can be found here.

Governor Palin has decided to take her common-sense conservative message to a broader audience rather than “preach to the choir” that regularly watches FOX News.  The left fears that, therefore they are trying to head her off at the gap.  But I love what Governor Palin had to say:

 I was raised to never retreat and to pick battles wisely, and all in due season. When it comes to defending our republic, we haven’t begun to fight! But we delight in those who underestimate us.

“We delight in those who underestimate us.”  Like Joe Scarborough.

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Gov. Palin to speak at Southeastern University’s 2013 National Leadership Forum in March

Posted by Dr. Fay on January 27, 2013

Speakers at 2013 SEU National Leadership Forum

Governor Palin will be speaking at the 2013 National Leadership Forum at Southeastern University, a Christian university  in Lakeland, Florida, in March.  Registration details can be found here, and a list of speakers here.  The Forum website gives this description of the event:

The 7th Annual National Leadership Forum will be held March 7 & 8, 2013, at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.

Geared toward leaders in the business, professional and church communities, the two-day conference brings nine of America’s most renowned leaders to Central Florida to inspire and motivate excellence in leadership.

Mary Toothman at The Ledger wrote this article in September about Governor Palin’s participation:

The university’s 2013 National Leadership Forum has announced that Palin, 48, will speak at the seventh annual forum, scheduled for March 7 and 8 at the university’s Lakeland campus. Past forum speakers have included Colin Powell, Jeb Bush, President George Bush and Condoleezza Rice.

The forum is geared toward leaders in the business, professional and church communities.

Brian C. Carroll, vice president for university advancement, said the event was created from a desire to teach students and the community about the ideals of servant leadership. “We wanted to create an event that embodies those values,” he said.

Lakeland businessman Bill Mutz, a former auto dealer who has been involved with forum sponsorship, said the upcoming speaker lineup is exciting.

“I think the forum has continued to bring some outstanding speakers to the area who offer a little outside-of-the-box leadership thinking that has been very valuable, not only to individuals, but to organizations that send people to the event.”

Having Palin speak was not a decision made with a political agenda, Carroll said. “This is not a political forum, by any stretch of the imagination,” he said. “Sarah Palin is going to be talking about overcoming obstacles in leadership, and she’s overcome a lot of obstacles.”

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The first two levels of tickets cover seating at all sessions, lunch both days and access to a hospitality tent. The VIP tickets cover reserved seating at the front of the event, lunches — including a private lunch with a forum speaker — reserved parking and access to the VIP hospitality tent.

The highest priced ticket buys premier seating, a private, evening reception with Palin and the amenities included with the VIP tickets.

Maxwell will be the keynote speaker at a scholarship gala, to be on the evening of March 7.

Sponsorships finance the speakers, and also provide scholarships. All net proceeds from the event directly benefit the Southeastern University Scholarship Fund. More than 90 percent of the university’s students receive financial aid, officials said. In 2011-12, more than $7 million was awarded to students.

For more information about the conference, call the university at 863-667-5455 or 877-367-8620.

[ Mary Toothman can be reached at mary.toothman@theledger.comor 863-802-7512. Her Twitter feed is @MaryToothman.]

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Palin in Breitbart Interview: “We haven’t begun to fight!”

Posted by Dr. Fay on January 26, 2013

Governor Palin gave Breitbart.com an exclusive interview about her future plans.  Stephen Bannon, Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, reports:

In my research for the film I made on Governor Palin, The Undefeated, I was constantly amazed at the anti-establishment stands she took at every step in her rise to power. Moves that a conventional politician would run from, she embraced: in Wasilla, in Juneau, and in the rise of the Tea Party. Her ability to see “over the hill” to what is really important, what really matters, is what sets her apart.

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1. What’s Next?

Short term: I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism. That means broadening our audience. I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation. We can’t just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.

Focus on the 2014 election is also imperative. It’s going to be like 2010, but this time around we need to shake up the GOP machine that tries to orchestrate away too much of the will of constitutional conservatives who don’t give a hoot how they do it in DC. DC is out of touch, obviously. Voices on the right like Mark Levin, Rush, and the writers here at Breitbart have come out strongly against the “go along to get along” politicians who wave the white flag before the battle even begins. We’re not going to be able to advance the cause of limited constitutional government unless we deal with these big government enablers on our side. And this all ties into the problem of crony capitalism and the permanent political class in the Beltway. We need to consistently take them on election after election – ever vigilant.

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2. Where do you think the country stands at the beginning of the President’s 2nd term?

Before the November election I wrote that we all know what Obama’s second term will look like because we’ve seen his first. I said: “We know what we will get from a second Obama term. We will get the same failed policies. We will get Obamacare locked into law. We will get a debt crisis. We will get more inflation and higher gas prices. We will get tax increases. We will get fewer jobs. We will get more small businesses collapsing under the weight of higher taxes and unfair regulation. We will get more corruption and crony capitalism favoring the Obama administration’s friends. We will get less domestic energy development and increased dependence on terrorist sponsoring foreign regimes for our energy needs. We will get a ‘blame America first’ foreign policy that bows to our enemies and snubs our friends like Israel and leaves America and the world less safe. We will get less opportunity and security for ourselves and for our children.”

Predicting the future has never been easier because here we are! Already we see higher taxes, a stagnant economy, the same inflationary monetary policies, Obamacare looming like a dark cloud over small businesses, yet another demand for “debt ceiling” increases, continued stonewalling about the tragic Benghazi attacks, a Secretary of Defense nominee who has a history of being antagonistic to our ally Israel, and the attack on our Second Amendment rights by an administration that has no respect for the Constitution or the separation of powers.

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3.  The MSM have declared both you and the Tea Party dead and buried. Reaction?

I was raised to never retreat and to pick battles wisely, and all in due season. When it comes to defending our republic, we haven’t begun to fight! But we delight in those who underestimate us.

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WSJ: Sarah Palin declined renewal offer by FOX News

Posted by Dr. Fay on January 26, 2013

Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate speaks at a "Patriots in the Park" Tea Party rally at the Wayne County, Mich., fairgrounds in July.

Not unexpectedly, an overnight media frenzy erupted over Governor Palin’s decision to leave FOX News.   Some outlets stated that it was “unclear” whether Governor Palin or FOX News decided not to renew her contract.  Although most in the mainstream media and the leftist bloggers have attempted to put a negative spin on the story, the Wall Street Journal, which is owned by the same parent company as FOX News, confirmed what Real Clear Politics and Breitbart.com reported initially.

Palin Won’t Renew Fox News Contract

By KEACH HAGEY

Sarah Palin, who rode the national celebrity from her unsuccessful 2008 vice presidential run into a media career as a paid Fox News contributor, won’t be renewing her contract with the cable news network, said a person familiar with the matter.

“It is my understanding that she was offered a renewal contract and she declined it,” the person said.

Fox News didn’t respond to requests for comment. The channel is a unit of News Corp., which also owns The Wall Street Journal. The news was earlier reported by Real Clear Politics.

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USA Today also reports:

A person familiar with discussions between Fox and Palin described the parting as amicable, saying that Fox and Palin had discussed renewing her contract but she decided to do other things. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record.

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Tony Lee at Big Journalism writes:

According to RealClearPolitics, FOX News offered to renew Palin’s contract as a contributor, and the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee declined.

“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” a source close to Palin told RealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy, one of the few reporters who has largely covered Palin fairly throughout the years. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.”

A source close to Palin confirmed to Breitbart News that Palin declined FOX News’ offer to renew her contract, and the two parties seem to be parting amicably.

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She made her announcement that she was not going run for president, though, on Mark Levin’s show. She also made an impromptu appearance on CNN during the network’s Republican primary coverage. Like she did at the Iowa State Fair in 2011, Palin impressed reporters with her impromptu interviews. However, because of her FOX News contract, Palin could not go on other cable and mainstream media networks to discuss politics, policy, and cultural issues. Now, she will able to talk on other networks besides FOX News.

Palin–since she now does not have a television contract–will also be free run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 if she so chooses.

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Could this expansion of her national message for common-sense conservatism be in part an answer to the Tea Party’s plea for her to get more involved?    As Tony Lee has noted, she will now be free to take her message to a wider audience now.  That outcome would be reminiscent of the broadening of her message after she resigned from the governorship to spare her family and Alaska the expenses inflicted by those who sought to destroy her with frivolous complaints.   FOX News allowed her to get her message out but with restrictions.  Now she can participate in the national discourse more freely and prepare for a run for the Presidency in 2016 if she chooses to do so.

Sarah Palin for President 2016!

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Palin: Offer to Renew FOX Contract Reportedly Declined

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on January 25, 2013

hannity_sarah2Supporters of Sarah Palin knew that her contract with FOX was set to expire at the end of 2012 but over the last three weeks absolutely nothing was leaked regarding those contract negotiations.  Today, that all changed with breaking news from Real Clear Politics:

 

Sarah Palin Parts Ways With FOX News

After a three-year run as a paid contributor to the nation’s highest-rated cable news channel, Sarah Palin and FOX News have cut ties, according to a source close to the former Alaska governor.

“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.”

The source declined to say whether Palin would pursue a television contract with another news network, such as CNN.

Bill Shine, Executive Vice President at FOX, subsequently issued a statement to the New York Times confirming the news, saying, “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”  More

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Governor Palin protests removal of Christian symbols by military

Posted by Dr. Fay on January 24, 2013

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page tonight:

Sarah Palin · 3,489,535 like this

12 minutes ago ·

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What are we succumbing to, America? The army orders “the removal of Christian symbols from a chapel.” I wonder what they’ll make of my son and all the other soldiers with their numerous Christian symbols tattooed on their warrior bodies? What say you, politicians, about America’s finest protecting us in these war zones who will NOT be “removing their Steeples, Crosses, Bible Verses, etc.” to adhere to this new nonsensical political correctness?

radio.foxnews.com

By Todd Starnes The U.S. military reportedly ordered soldiers to remove a cross and a steeple from atop a chapel and to board up cross-shaped windows at a remote American forward operating base in Afghanistan. FOLLOW TODD ON FACEBOOK FOR CULTURE WAR NEWS. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! The rem

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Gov. Palin: Give life a chance

Posted by Dr. Fay on January 24, 2013

Governor Palin posted this comment on Facebook this afternoon:

Sarah Palin · 3,489,590 like this

3 hours ago

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Three cheers for Owen Groesser, an eighth grader with Down Syndrome who became an overnight social media star after he sunk two 3-pointers for his junior high basketball team in Rochester, Michigan. Thanks to his social media fans using the hashtag #GetOwenOnSportsCenter, he made it on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.

This is such a beautiful reminder of what gifts from God these children really are. Too often they’re not given a chance because of fear — fear of the unknown, as any shocked parent feels–myself included–when hearing the diagnosis. But giving life a chance in these perceived less than ideal circumstances can turn out to be the greatest gift and blessing any family may ever know. Just give life a chance and see how beautiful it is. Today’s world needs more of this!

– Sarah Palin

Deuteronomy 30:19

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Governor Palin to keynote Award Gala at annual remembrance day for Terri Schiavo

Posted by Dr. Fay on January 24, 2013

I was living in Florida at the time of Terri Schiavo’s death and remember well the horror and the heartbreak surrounding the murder by starvation and dehydration of this one so beloved by her family.  Pro-lifers fought for her survival, but in the end, her adulterous husband, who stood to benefit financially from her death, won in court.  Governor Jeb Bush was sympathetic to Terri’s cause, but he did not do enough.

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Terri’s family has made it their life’s work to advocate on behalf of those whose lives are at risk in similar circumstances.  They established the Terri Schiavo Foundation, which is now known as the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.

Governor Palin, well known for her pro-life views, will be the keynote speaker at the  Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s first annual Award Gala that will follow  “The National Memorial Mass for Terri’s Day,” at which Archbishop Charles Chaput from Philadelphia will officiate..

Here is the announcement from the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network website:.

Terri’s Day 2013!

Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network announces the, “International Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Terri Schindler Schiavo, and All of Our Vulnerable Brothers and Sisters,” (Terri’s Day!), which is typically observed each year on March 31, the anniversary of Terri’s death. Because Easter falls on March 31, this year Terri’s Day Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013. (Read below)

National Memorial Mass for Terri’s Day!

This year’s Terri’s Day Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul located at 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

The mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop of the Diocese of Philadelphia, beginning at 5:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s Award Gala with Governor Sarah Palin

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Following the Memorial Mass, there will be the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s Award Gala, currently scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception. This dinner gala will be held at the downtown Philadelphia Marriot, located at 1201 Market Street in Philadelphia. The first “Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award”, will be presented to an individual/family who fought to protect the dignity of a loved one. More information will be upcoming.

Individual tickets are $150 and can be purchased by clicking here!

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, which may include a VIP Meet & Greet with Governor Sarah Palin, please click here!

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ChristianNewsWire has additional information about the event:

Archbishop Chaput to Celebrate National Mass for Eighth Anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s Death

Governor Sarah Palin scheduled to speak at Award Gala following Terri’s Memorial Mass

Contact: Mary Foley, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, 484-278-4287, mfoley@lifeandhope.com

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is delighted to announce that Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop of the Diocese of Philadelphia, will celebrate “The National Memorial Mass for Terri’s Day.”

In addition, Governor Sarah Palin will be the honored speaker at the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s Award Gala following Terri’s Memorial Mass.

The International Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Terri Schindler Schiavo, and All of Our Vulnerable Brothers and Sisters (“Terri’s Day”) was established in 2007 and is observed each year on or around March 31st, the date of Terri’s death.

The purpose of this day is to foster education, prayer, and activism regarding discrimination against the cognitively disabled, and advocacy for people in situations similar to what Terri and her family faced.

“We are delighted to have His Excellency, Archbishop Chaput, as the main celebrant for Terri’s Memorial Mass and Governor Palin as the keynote speaker at our first Award Gala. Our intention is to raise the needed awareness of this widely misunderstood issue so that the general public recognizes how our medically vulnerable remain in the cross-hairs of an anti-life mentality growing in our nation,” noted Bobby Schindler, Terri’s brother and Executive Director of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.

All are invited and encouraged to attend “The National Memorial Mass for Terri’s Day.” Because Easter falls on March 31st, this year’s Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 5th, 2013 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul located at 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s Award Gala with Governor Sarah Palin will be held in the evening at the downtown Philadelphia Marriott. The first “Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award” will be presented to an individual/family who fought to protect the dignity of a loved one.

You can go to Terri’s Life & Hope Network’s website (www.lifeandhope.com) to learn more about Terri’s Memorial Mass, purchase tickets for the Gala with Governor Palin, and learn how you can get involved in Terri’s Day 2013!

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Palin: Roe vs. Wade 40 Years Later

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on January 22, 2013

Trig_SarahPosted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page:

 

Forty years ago today the Supreme Court rendered its Roe v. Wade decision. Those who believe in the sanctity of human life and long to see America embrace a culture in which innocent life is honored and protected continue to look for a day when humanity is again deemed valuable, where we cherish even those who would be born in “less than ideal circumstances.” Children are our most precious resource and remain the greatest symbol of hope God has given us. This is just one reason why the annual March for Life has been such a powerful aspect of the pro-life movement. This year’s event is Friday, January 25th, and once again a multitude of Americans will gather in Washington, D.C. to show their support for precious little ones.

Our Founding Fathers declared: “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.” However, since 1973, millions of children have been denied the basic right upon which all the others hinge: the right to life.

Lately, President Obama has taken to boldly highlighting children in his speeches. Using kids as the backdrop for his gun control speech, the President claimed his commitment to young ones. “If there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try,” he said. He then outlined why gutting our Second Amendment is the means by which he believes we accomplish this. Every law-abiding citizen’s heart is broken when children are the target of men hell-bent on committing acts of evil, and we agree that the safety and protection of innocent life is paramount.

The hypocrisy of it all, however, is that while the President publicly acknowledges the value of “even one life” when it advances his own political agenda, he fails to acknowledge as much when it comes to protecting the lives of children soon to be born. In that same speech, he proclaimed that “when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.” Well, who is more vulnerable than those who find themselves at the mercy of others to honor their existence and receive them into our world? Are these—the truly vulnerable—not worthy of the protection of which the President speaks? Why is it that their cause is never the subject of one of his lofty addresses to the nation? Has he ever even mentioned the March for Life that takes place in his own back yard and ought to be worthy of at least a scant mention? If indeed we have an obligation to save “even one life,” when will we hear our President rally Americans to stand alongside women who find themselves in these less than ideal circumstances to offer the support they need, to encourage parents to choose life, and to promote the option of adoption? Instead, he has committed himself to the most liberal of abortion agendas—so much so that as a Senator he couldn’t even bring himself to support the Born Alive Act that would save the lives of babies ALREADY BORN and needing medical aid. Further, he believes taxpayers should betray their consciences by paying for his abortion agenda. This same President has stated he didn’t want his daughters “punished with a baby,” and remarked that it was “above my pay grade” to answer a pastor’s question: “At what point does a baby get human rights?” Yet now we are to somehow believe that children are the priority in his current aggressive campaign against the Second Amendment?

The President continued to herald his support of children in yesterday’s inaugural speech. “Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit, to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm,” he said—and I agree. Nor is our journey complete, I would add, until all our children soon to be born are also “cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.” The President, of course, did not include this, as it does not line up with his worldview or his party’s platform. See, his commitment to our children is selective. When children in the womb are on the chopping block, the President is silent. When he places the Second Amendment, however, on the chopping block, children are his focus. Never mind the fact that his latest proposals would not protect them from evildoers and would, in fact, leave responsible, law-abiding citizens less able to protect them as well.

Clearly, there is no shortage of hypocrisy coming out of Washington, and this is just one example. Americans can expect to be inundated with rhetoric and doublespeak for the duration of this administration. It is truly Orwellian. So it is absolutely imperative that we keep our eyes and ears open; don’t allow yourselves to be sucked in or lulled to sleep. Our freedoms are being compromised, our common sense insulted, and our children exploited. We must be vigilant and engaged, and we must remain hopeful that a better day is coming.

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