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Governor Palin: Forty Years Ago Today





Governor Palin wrote the following post on Facebook today:

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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  • patnatasha

    beautifully said.

  • conservativemama

    "our common sense insulted"……………………..love that line.

    And on this topic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo shows just how radical he is.  How grotesque that this is where he panders for money to run for President.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theanchoress/2013/01/19/theres-gold-in-them-thar-abortions-cuomo-chases-it-down/

  • c4pfan

    Awesome post by Sarah and thank you for putting it up!

  • Pete Petretich

    http://www.marchforlife.org/ 

    Will Sarah make an appearance?

    • conservativemama

      How absolutely fantastic would that be?  The week begins with Obama’s inauguration and could end with Sarah in DC for the March for Life.  Then we would see how "irrelevant" she is.

      I can’t stand the thought of Obama for another 4 years.  If Sarah’s jumping into the race I think I want it sooner rather than later.  Just my feeling today.

  • patnatasha

    this battle for the country is not just a political battle but a spiritual one as well.

    • M_Minnesota

      Got that right!!!  

    • CharterOakie

      Indeed.  Spiritual first and foremost. 

  • Gpoupa

    Her posts are informative and hopeful and this one is no exception. If I may ask something and I am not advocating anarchy here, but if a State told the courts to "pound sand" and banned abortions in their borders, what could the Feds possibly do to them? I would greatly appreciate your comments and opinions on the matter.

  • ZH100

    A excellent ,well written,  common sense note; the note shows the hypocrisy of Obama’s policy 

  • Quiet_Righty

    My Catholic sisters used to be strongly pro-life. But they found a way to compartmentalize their values and Church teachings, building a firewall that enabled themselves to vote for Obama TWICE. Don’t think it hasn’t led me to fight with my own family.

    • Leroy Whitby

      Did you see this video that traces the training that Alinsky directly gave to priests in Chicago? http://patdollard.com/2013/01/this-is-nasty-business-the-cchd-and-saul-alinsky/ One of the goals was to create equivalence in the various political issues so that Catholic voters could support the Marxists. Alinsky famously dedicated one of his books to Satan.

  • FrankinOhio

    The courage of Sarah Palin is a thing of beauty. What public figure has ever come close to her intensity to speak for those who have been denied their God given right to LIFE.  
    Kudos Sarah!  If not us – who?

  • LibertyLass

    Sarah, Thank you for your courage and wisdom.  We have been waiting for your words and you never disappoint….Welcome back.

  • misterlogic0013

    SarahNET.com  Kevin Scholla  / good information     Sarah Steelman many others ..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JUGPFWSAEDTJET5MW4UVXKMVVQ Healthy Mom

    Fantastic read!  Go Sarah!

  • RedDaveR

      Any pro-life candidates running for office would do well to take note of how Gov. Palin expresses the pro-life view. She is the best at it, as this post and her Evansville speech show.

    • conservativemama

      So true.  I completely agree.

  • 01_Explorer_01

    When conservatives get back in power this is one of the first thing we wll write laws around to end once and for all.  Tax the abortion mills out of business.

    • Rightmindedmom

      I’d be happy if the government funding of Planned Parenthood would be cut off.  If they want to run their abortion mills, let them pay for it themselves — not with my tax dollars.

  • jgrimes

    Amen!
    I stand Sarah Palin….

  • TSM_Admin

    Great post!  I had been wondering, little news from Sarah since Christmas.  Now two Facebook’s in 2 days, ok, she’s still alive and kickin’.

  • blueniner

    Thank You Sarah Palin! a wonderful post, Amen!……

  • Ceejay

    "We must be vigilant and engaged, and we must remain hopeful that a better day is coming"

    Amen Sarah!

  • Lou Gutnicki

    On June 11, 1973 my second son was born with a Caesarian section, a scant year and half after my first was born under the most trying of circumstances. You see after losing our first as a full term stillborn, we monitored the second pregnancy as best as possible with the technology of the time. And there were complications. Cut to the chase, the delivery of this child got screwed up every which way and the Doctor had to perform an emergency Caesarian right on the spot, no anasthesia, no prep, no nothing. Just go in and pull out the baby, our first son, in the nick of time. Life is precious. Nobody gave a minute’s thought and the Doctors did what they were supposed to do, save lives.

    A few months after our second was born more of less normally, I read about Roe v. Wade. I could not understand this. I still don’t and never will. Now as a grandfather I have a whole new generation of Gutnicki’s to cherish. This is natural. This is normal.

    Which brings me to Sarah Palin. I was thrilled when I read that McCain had selected a supporter and defender of life. She certainly exceeded my wildest expectations.

    • virginiagentleman1

      Lou, sir, I am deeply moved by the very personal family history you have just shared. While I understand the point you are making in regards to to abortion, my heart breaks for the loss of your first born. I KNOW the feeling. I have buried my firstborn as well.

      Thankfully, you have many new Gutnickis to carry on and I celebrate this wonderful blessing with you! 

      The Boss and I have 6 kids and 17 grandchildren. I can’t imagine my world WITHOUT any of the rest of them, even though we’ve lost our oldest.  God Bless YOU Brother Lou.   VG

      • conservativemama

        The loss of a child in miscarriage or stillbirth is so painful, and it’s a pain that is many times unknown to anyone outside of the family.  They are the walking wounded who live among us in private grief.

        I don’t say this to judge but I cannot imagine carrying the burden of having had an abortion.  How does one escape the feeling of guilt?  I’ve known someone who lost a healthy child 3 days after having had an amniocentesis and the guilt almost consumed her.

        I don’t know firsthand, but I’m willing to bet that the "counseling" offered at Planned Parenthood never talks about how the choice will affect your soul years down the road.

        • virginiagentleman1

          Mama, I can’t imagine anyone making a willfull decision to kill an innocent child, inside or outside the womb! Perhaps I’m old fashioned, but I find that decision monsterous!
           
          So far in America, since Roe v Wade, 52 million children have been "legally" murdered over those 40 years. Such insanity!!! 
           
          Maybe God has turned His back on America because we have turned our backs on His greatest gifts to us, children?

          • conservativemama

            And yet, we have as President a man who is extremely comfortable with abortion.  I’ve said it before, the mind reels.

  • PhilTan

    Thank you Governor for pointing out the hypocrisy. Your post’s are so to the point and embody the thoughts of so many who are stuck watching this circus in DC. We luv ya.

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