Telling It Like It Is

This CNS News article by Michael Chapman is more than food for thought. It is an indictment of American values as reflected in the twisted ideology of its President. Read the whole thing here. The article details the pronouncement of NYC (Brooklyn) Catholic Arch Bishop. ” Nicholas DiMarzio, the Catholic bishop of thediocese of Brooklyn, N.Y.,  says that in his zealous support for abortion, President Barack Obama has used his position not to help mothers and children in difficult circumstances but instead has been an advocate for that which “is shameful and criminal in the eyes of Almighty God.” Emphasis ours.

Catholic Archbishop Nicholas DiMarzo, Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York.

An Excellent Spirit has written on the culture of death at work in the world and specifically in America. Here Bishop DiMarzo, it seems would agree. “In his column for the diocesan newspaper The Tablet, entitled “Deeper Into the Culture of Death,” Bishop DiMarzio praises Abraham Lincoln, the abolition of slavery, and notes how far the nation has come in electing Obama as president. DiMarzio also notes the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s  Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy and how Obama has promoted that decision.”

We have also written on abortion and its roots in the race cleansing politics of the fanatic Margaret Sanger and the other anti-American, anti-Christ twisted, immoral thinkers that founded Planned Parenthood. Here BishopDiMarzo takes up that argument: “The so-called ‘pro-choice’ movement has its roots in the ideology of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, who understood her call to be one who would ‘assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit,’” states Bishop DiMarzio.  “Of course, a young Barack Obama was precisely the sort of unfit child that Sanger and her allies would want to eliminate.”

It is almost impossible to get a handle on exactly who our President is. Culturally he is close to Anti-American. Many have said he is anti-colonialist from his father’s influence. Others have said he is anti-Israeli and pro Muslim. We have even carried the story of his possible Muslim faith and the curious tale of his wedding ring. Here The bottom line is what a person does and those with whom they associate. DiMarzo correctly aligns President Obama and his policies against Judeo Christian values and the Word of God. “Tragically, the President has not been an advocate for those young children faced with similarly difficult circumstances,” says Bp. DiMarzio. “He has chosen to use the bully pulpit not to call upon us all to be nobler and to embrace each child, regardless of origins and circumstances; rather, he has been a proponent of an expediency that is shameful and criminal in the eyes of Almighty God.”

This nation is faced with hard, critical times. It is not because of any inherent weakness of our people or our system. Just look anywhere else to dispel those thoughts that the left foist on us through our far left lamestream media and academia. There is nothing better. There is no people more giving, compassionate, free and joyful than Americans. That includes those who have come here (even illegally) and bask in the freedom and all that means to a person’s psyche and quality of life.

Bishop DiMarzo, the leader of the largest borough of New York City, the diocese of Brooklyn, containing about 1.5 million Catholics, 206 parishes, and 119 Catholic schools is a spiritual leader of a city of faith and should be listened to, not only by Catholics, but by every American. That would include, first and foremost our newly re-elected President, no matter what his faith or roots. He is our President. It is time Barack Hussein Obama started acting like it, abroad and here at home. DiMarzo concludes, “I would have hoped that the first African-American president of the United States would have stood on the side of freedom for all,” says Bishop DiMarzio in conclusion.  “Instead, he stands on the side of political expediency. Mr. Lincoln, with great difficulty, put out into the deep and paid with his life. Would that our political leaders today would have some of the same courage.”

Americans must decide if this nation will continue down the path to cultivating this spirit of death. Until Americans see the connection between death by maniac in the schools and the devalued culture of death abortion inculcates in all of us, we risk falling prey to more and worse forms of that terrible spirit. Religious leaders like Bishop DiMarzo must speak up and their congregants must begin to do so as well and vote that conviction above all else. God is the author and giver of life. “Revelation 4:11 says, “You are worthy, Jehovah, even our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and because of your will they existed and were created.” So God created all things, including man’s life. Genesis chapter 1 and 2 talks about creation, Gen 2:7 says, “Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life”.

In Deuteronomy 30:19 God says to all His creation, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;  that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” There were really only two trees in the Garden from which God banned Adam and Eve after they sinned. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil which God said would only lead to death and the Tree of Life. How many times does God have to tell us? We can either have life or death. We choose, but there is no third choice, no cop out, no way to evade His Truth. And no one can have it both ways. Emphasis ours.

America must ask the essential question: How can man, the creation say to God, the Creator, the choices that You gave to us between life and death (Deuteronomy 30:19)? We choose death! The prophet Isaiah wrote about this kind of reasoning. In Isaiah 45:9, he said, ““Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has no handles’?” That is what we are doing, America. Bishop DiMarzo is merely pointing that out in a civilized, calm manner. God will not be so calm about the death of what He has created.

Well said, Bishop! Your words ring loud here on earth and in Heaven. May God bless America.

Mind Your Own Beeswax! Good Advice!

An Excellent Spirit has written about Roger L. Simon and PJ Media on many occasions. Here. While An Excellent Spirit is unabashedly conservative, we are even more committed to Jesus Christ as the Lord of All. We do not know what beliefs Mr. Simon entertains or holds in the area of spiritual. We know he is a Jew and that is all. Nevertheless, Roger Simon is a thinker and writer of great influence, persuasiveness and a prophetic voice to America and Israel. His latest PJ Media piece, “Mind Your Own Beeswax!: How Social Conservatives Can Win By Losing” is a fine example of clear thinking and inspired writing. We highly recommend that you read it allSimon begins with this self-evident statement. “Hypocrisy is rife in American politics, particularly on the Left.” Then, he continues, stalking the “right” as well. “But the Right is guilty of its own kind of hypocrisy. It’s interesting how some of those who most vociferously object to government interference in our economic affairs are most desirous of government interference in our personal ones. I’m referring of course to social conservatives, who want to legislate our morals and values according to their views.” Emphasis ours. There, Simon has done it! He has offended the people that can brook no offense! He has criticized Our Lord and Savior. He has trashed the social conservatives or the religious right or the values voters or all of the above. For this offense, Mr. Simon will surely be consigned to hell or whatever he believes is the worst possible end. There will be boycotts, angry rebuttals and rage in response to Roger Simon’s intemperate diatribe. But not by An Excellent Spirit! An Excellent Spirit read a little further. “To be clear, I am quite sympathetic to the social conservative argument on abortion. Life, it appears to me, does begin at the moment of conception. (I can’t think of another time.) And at whatever phase of pregnancy an abortion occurs, a choice must be made between human lives, a horrible, and perforce immoral, situation.” Okay, that is a little better. We might not want to read Simon anymore, but hell might be a little much for his terrible offenses. The problem with Simon is revealed by reading a little farther, “I am less sympathetic to the social conservative position on same-sex marriage, which seems to me a civil rights issue. But hold your tongues (and you blog comments) for a moment. Arguing my positions on these issues is not my intention here. My point is: The social issues, whatever your position, are best dealt with outside the governmental realm.” That is heresy! Any Christian and most right thinking Jews will tell Simon that it is our way or the highway! We cannot and must not compromise with the secular world, the humanists and the demonized “progressives”! Right? Simon says, wrong! “I am less sympathetic to the social conservative position on same-sex marriage, which seems to me a civil rights issue. But hold your tongues (and you blog comments) for a moment. Arguing my positions on these issues is not my intention here. My point is: The social issues, whatever your position, are best dealt with outside the governmental realm.” The more Simon talks, the closer to hell he comes! This is not only heretical, it is false, legalistic and just plain prohibited by the Bible! To which, An Excellent Spirit asks, “where is it prohibited by the Bible?” The problem with “us” (we at An Excellent Spirit are “socially conservative”; we vote our values and we most certainly fall on the right and are religious) citing the Word of God as our justification for the condemnation of Roger Simon (or anyone, for that matter) is that The Word became flesh and dwelled among us (John 1:14) and when He, The Most High God, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob walked on the earth prior to His death, Jesus said, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.  “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces. (Matthew 7:1-6) Now that is cause for pause. I mean, the Word almost seems to be on Simon’s side! As Riley once said, “What a revolting development that is!”  The reality, as Simon notes, is that “we” are losing on these issues; “we” lost the Election and have, by so doing, unleashed a torrent of abhorrent socially conservative values and actions unlike anything seen on the earth to date; and “we” must do some things differently or be guilty of insanity (doing the same things and hoping for a different result). Oh! And we must remind “us” all that God never loses! He is Omnipotent (All Powerful) and Omniscient (All Knowing) and Omnipresent (Everywhere, at once and at the same time). So, Roger Simon or not, Billy Graham or Pat Robertson or not, God is the same to all men, yesterday, today and forever. An Excellent Spirit does not know if Roger Simon knows any of this. What we know is that Simon has some opinions and conclusions that “we” should consider, not condemn or consign him to eternal damnation for holding. God will not hold it against “us”! He might even speak to “us” if we question Him and ask Him for His answers. Perhaps “we” should put Simon’s words and advice to that text. “I realize this is an unattainable goal and that government will always intrude in our private lives to some degree, but we must fight against it as much as possible for several reasons. To begin with, social conservatives will be vastly more successful at having their views accepted if they make their case extrinsic of government. Don’t believe me? Well, most of us remember “Mind your own beeswax!” from grammar school. That made an impression for a reason. People resent intrusion in their private lives to the extent that they often will do just the opposite of what was sought or recommended.” It does not say that directly in the Bible, but it is most probably inherent in most of what Jesus said. He condemned cities, towns, doctrines, but rarely people. God’s children spend entirely too much time worried about the speck in others’ eyes and hardly any time dealing with the plank in their own eye. Simon has more. “Generally, people don’t want anonymous others, folks they barely know, the government most of all, telling them what to do about matters that are extremely personal. They would prefer to hear that from close friends, family, clergy and healthcare professionals they know and respect. Wouldn’t you? This is a great part of the explanation for why the Republican/conservative side lost in the election, although the popularity of the pro-life position has grown considerably since the 1970s. Democrats may hold the nanny state prize for our economic lives, but Republicans were given the nanny state prize for our private lives. We are the busybodies. Unfair? Sure, because we’re really not, at least not most of us. But the perception is real, especially among women. The rise of the bogus women’s issues during the campaign around such absurdities as free contraception (how about free cigars?) were made possible by this same perception. Republicans have been losing the (majority) women’s vote for years and it is only going to get worse if we don’t take the social issues off the table and put them back where they belong — at home.” Simon’s points have merit, but An Excellent Spirit sees something else: God does not need a single one of “us” to defend Him or take up His cause. Ezekiel 36 tells us: “Thus says the Lord God: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations. Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations. Not for your sake do I do this,” says the Lord God, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel!” While Simon has a mostly libertarian position on abortion, that is where “we” can help him. Issues of life and death are issues of God in the here and now. God is the author and giver of life and God puts life and death before “us” every day and tells us, “now, therefore choose life”. (Deuteronomy 30:19) Compromise or equivocation on the issues of life and death, therefore, can only result in God’s judgment and our condemnation by God. Where we believe that Simon is right is on the issue of gay marriage. No Christian can justify a redefinition of what God has defined as marriage. That said, God never said to codify marriage into laws giving permission or license to do what God ordained as the primary societal unit: a man and a woman becoming one and cleaving one to another to glorify God and raise up children as disciples of Jesus Christ. The fact that men make laws by which men agree to be governed (in the USA, for now) or men impose laws upon those not as powerful as them (almost everywhere else) cannot change the fact that the Earth is the Lord’s, all of it and every person and thing on it is His! Thus, God has no need of us, our laws or our opinions. He has spoken and He will not relent, take it back or change. He has no need of us to defend Him or His Words or His Will. He will do it. What “we” must do is know Him and know His will for each one of us and do that as well as we can. That means that we leave the things of the world to Caesar and to Caesar’s God and God will take it and “us” from there. Much simpler and a whole lot more peaceful. That is what we wish President Obama had done. Instead, looking at a close Election and betting that his approval of same-sex marriage would not hurt him in the black communities (he was right!), the President did what no one should: disagree with God!

President Barack Obama – The First “Gay” President

Nevertheless, An Excellent Spirit has some agreement with Simon. While we can never consent to vote for or support any marriage but between a man and a woman, and while we must remain free to oppose the breaking up of the family, the manner in which we do those things should be re-examined by us. As Simon says, “But even so, social conservatives would be well advised to approach this in the same manner as abortion — that is, take marriage away from the government. It’s a sacrament, after all. And, while no Christ Centered Christian can take Simon’s advice to “(l)obby for all adult couples, no matter the sex, to have one-on-one government civil unions with the same legal protections” each one of us, as our conscience directs should pray about our votes and our responses to the assault upon marriage. Our churches, synagogues, and other similar institutions could perform the marriages, according to the predispositions of those institutions. There would be no imposition of mandates or orders from the government about what the church or any Christian must do. It would be up to the institution and, where appropriate, to the individual. As Simon writes, “Some would be same-sex, others not. Individuals would be free to follow and acknowledge whichever of these institutions and ceremonies they wished. Marriage would be outside the government. I know this is a crazy libertarian idea that seems impossible to accomplish, but is it? Whatever the result, in a system like this, those opposed to same-sex marriage would have more fecund ground to make their case — the realm of the familiar, voluntary and private, the realm of the religious and spiritual.” An Excellent Spirit has said all this because what Roger Simon has said has more than a little merit. Held up against the Word of God, Roger Simon appears to be no more nor less pleasing to the God Who created all of “us”. That said, the fact is that Roger Simon is on God’s side in many of his political observations and positions. On Israel, on freedom, on truth and many more, Roger L. Simon has been tried in the balance of the words he has written and the works he has done and has not been found wanting by God!  Simon concludes his piece, “ Of course, my overall intent here, no matter what your attitude toward marriage or abortion, is winning in the larger scheme of things. The continued alienation of women — the largest voting bloc in our country — in the last election from the Republican Party has dangerous, even perilous, implications. It’s time to consider doing an end-around. I would like to see the social conservatives win at least one part of their argument. But they can help us win the larger economic and foreign policy arguments that seem particularly ominous at this moment, even threatening to end our country as we know it, by taking their issues off the political playing field. And, ironically, they can win friends and influence people, as the saying goes, in the process.” There is more than a little truth in these last thoughts of Simon and “we” Christian, social conservatives or whatever “we” are should at least pray about what Simon has written and ask God what He would have us do. One thing An Excellent Spirit knows, “we” were not created to lose, neither have “we” sinned so grievously as to be punished by God exalting those who hate God above “us”. “We” were created to win! God said for “us” to take dominion; to subdue the world under His peace and grace and to usher in the Millennial Rule of Jesus Christ. Nowhere does any of that mean “us” losing! Keep the faith! God will not be mocked. Man will reap what man sows!  (Galatians 6:7)

Losing The War on Life

An Excellent Spirit with great sadness notes this Jewish World Review story by Linda Chavez. In it, Ms. Chavez reports that the United States has joined most of Europe, a good part of Asia and Australia in having a live birth rate that will not sustain its growth or economy. “The old adage “be careful what you wish for” is an apt reminder in light of this week’s news that the U.S. birthrate has dropped to its lowest level on record. For years, population hysterics have tried to convince Americans to aim not just for zero population growth in the U.S. but its complete reversal. Many of the groups pushing this view have also been in the forefront of the anti-immigration movement — NumbersUSA, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and Negative Population Growth (NPG). They don’t like immigrants — even legal ones — because immigrants, especially Hispanic immigrants, traditionally have had higher birth rates than the native born. But the new report from the Pew Research Center suggests that even among Hispanic immigrants, birth rates are falling quickly. So why is this a problem? Contrary to the agenda pushed by the aforementioned neo-Malthusian groups, a declining population can spell real economic trouble in the future. As populations in advanced countries age, more people become dependents rather than contributors to the economy. Especially in nations that provide a social safety net, such as Social Security and Medicare in the U.S., the ability to fund these programs depends on population growth among younger, working-age people.”

While Ms. Chavez is correct in her conclusions, she does not go far enough. The abortion movement in America has spawned an international death by government culture that now threatens to return to America as accepted policy. “As long as it does not touch my family, I can live (or die) with it” is the watchword in this cowardly, ancient culture. That means that Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion President in our history and a spiritual question mark, will now formulate and enact policies that determine life and death in America.

The history of both the abortion and euthanasia movements in America are little known. The death of children was strictly forbidden by God. Molech, the god of Molech, (or Molek) was the chief god of the Phoenicians, and Canaanites, mentioned as the god of the Ammonites, Western Semitic, probably known to the Israelites before King Solomon. Human sacrifices were offered to him, mainly firstborn children (see First Fruits), the victims were slowly burned to death in the outstretched arms of this idol, which were metal, hollow and could be heated on the inside. Some say they fell into the fire below. Manasech offered his son to Molech. Solomon erected an altar to this god on one of the summits of Mount Olivet. (1 Kings 11:7) This idol worshipping continued there and in Tophet until Josiah abolished it and defiled the altars. (2 Kings 23:30) Molech was also worshipped in Carthage, where at one times about 200 little boys were sacrificed in hopes of saving that city from siege. Molech was synonymous with the Hebrew god Moloch of the Vetus Testamentum to whom the Israelite children were sacrificed. The Lord warned the Israelites to have nothing to do with Molech: “You shall not give any of your children to devote them by fire to Molech, and so profane The Name of your God: I am The Lord” (Leviticus 18:21 RSV) Notwithstanding that prohibition America has killed more than 41 million children by sacrificing them on the altar of abortion since 1973.

Margaret Sanger – Eugenics and Black Genocide Pioneer

The patroness of abortion and eugenics was Margaret Sanger. This woman is today celebrated as the Jackie Robinson of women’s rights, when she should be reviled for the practices she preached and the life she led. Sanger was an admitted communist, sexual radical, and anti-black activist who couched her policies carefully in order to insure that they would succeed. Go here for more information. Sanger believed that “negroes” were inferior beings and should be “exterminated”. She and her organizations set out to do just that. It is incredible that today, Planned Parenthood, the organization that she is credited with founding, continues her diabolical work under the guise of free birth control for blacks. Sanger’s credo, often expressed graphically by her is muted by Planned Parenthood and the progressive left feminists today. Their coalition has need of African American votes as the last Election proved. Nevertheless, Sanger’s words ring out like a bomb destroying all peace and life: “Margaret Sanger herself. Ever the radical feminist, she insisted on speaking for herself, and, to this day, her words stand on their own. “Restriction should be an order as well as an ideal of the family and the race,” she wrote. Greatly influenced by her friend and mentor the neo-Malthusian thinker Havelock Ellis (co-founder of Great Britain’s Eugenic Education Society), Sanger strongly believed in a “qualitative” not “quantitative” factor for the human race. There was an ideal for humanity, and those who failed to meet Sanger’s standards in terms of physical condition and mental capacity, and those prone to alcoholism or epilepsy, were less “fit” human beings and less worthy of the freedoms that she apparently held so dear. They were the “weeds” of the human garden, and they must be plucked. In her 1922 work, Pivot of Civilization, Sanger remarked that the state should respond with either “force or persuasion” when “the incurably defective are permitted to procreate.” Most tellingly, perhaps, in her 1920 book, Woman and the New Race, Sanger referred to birth control as “nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives, or those who would become defective.” Her great crusade for birth control was less about helping women and more about preventing the birth of those she deemed to be “unfit.” For a complete review of Sanger, eugenics and Malthusian doctrine, go to Black Genocide, an African American group that is dedicated to revealing the truth to all Americans about the systematic elimination of the black race in America.

What should be clear to Americans is that what is coming is far worse than anything that has been. America has permitted the killing of live fetuses for almost 40 years. America has been fighting a rear guard action against euthanasia for decades with progressives, academia, scientists and physicians leading the way down the path to hell. All of that is what was. What is going to happen?  Under an unshackled Obama Administration with Obamacare, death panels, Medicare cuts and pervasive government interference with all life and death choices, nothing will ever be the same. Forces long dormant, doctrines not acceptable in gentile society are now going to become prevalent and America will have gone past the point of no return.

An Excellent Spirit will continue to document this sad, tragic tale of how a nation and a people dedicated to God Almighty can in little more than a half century choose death, destruction and turn its back on the God of Heaven and Earth. Stay tuned.

 

Sharia, Abortion and Marriage. Dr Brown Meets the Left

An Excellent Spirit always posts when our friend, Dr. Mike Brown writes another brilliant column for Townhall. This time, Dr. Brown takes on the lamestream media narrative that says evangelical’s position on abortion and marriage amounts to sharia. “In comments made before the presidential debate this past Tuesday, Chris Matthews claimed that Gov. Romney’s position on abortion was “almost like Sharia,” stating, “You’re saying to the country, we’re going to operate under a religious theory, under a religious belief.” In doing so, Matthews repeated the common leftwing libel that conservative moral principles with a basis in religious beliefs are equivalent to radical Islam. In May, Rev. Billy Graham took out full page ads in North Carolina newspapers stating in part, “The Bible is clear — God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote FOR the marriage amendment.” 

The problem with the fear tactics of the “progressives” and their lamestream media is that “they” are increasingly worried that President Obama will be shown the American door, as these ridiculous tactics are tried and found wanting by Americans. Polls show that Americans, even women are balking at, no, overwhelmingly rejecting this narrative. Not only that, as Dr. Brown concludes, MSNBC’s Matthews and the rest of the lamestream media could never practice their sophistry anywhere but in a decidedly non-sharia America. “But that is the voice of clearheaded, rational thinking. In the world of Chris Matthews, if you argue that a baby in the womb, upon conception, is entitled to personhood status, you are espousing a position “almost like Sharia,” which Matthews sums up by exclaiming, “This is extremism!” Indeed, for Matthews, in the early stages of pregnancy, we are certainly not dealing with a baby in the womb, let alone “a fetus,” but “rather an egg that had just been fertilized, right after sex, if you will.” So, the high regard for life and the protection of the innocent that fuels the Republican platform on abortion is nothing more than Sharia-like extremism. (To repeat once more, this is meant to be taken seriously.) The good news is that the more these leftwing commentators play their “Jihadist, Sharia, Taliban” card, the more the absurdity of their positions will be revealed. The bad news is that a considerable number of listeners and readers will continue to believe them. Perhaps it would be worthwhile if some wealthy benefactor could pay for Matthews, Besen, Moulitsas, Rich and their ilk to spend six months, all expenses paid, living in a country like Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia, where the hanging of gays and the beheading of adulterers is commonly practiced (and fully sanctioned) under Sharia Law, and where conversion from Islam to another religion is punishable by death. Perhaps they could even write their columns or do their broadcasts from there (that is, if the prisons would allow them to after their arrests). Read the whole thing.

Thank you, Dr. Mike, An Excellent Spirit is, as usual, indebted to you for your truth and your unceasing efforts to bring it to “us”. Shalom, brother!

Un-American – At Any Time!

An Excellent Spirit watched this revealing video that showed an abortion M.D. ranting about “ugly black babies”. It is shocking and must not be taken lightly, so we post it here. (Link) If it were not out of the mouth of a “progressive” abortionist, we might have been told it was a Tea Partier or Mitt Romney! 

As Maggie Gallagher notes in this Townhall column, “In mediaworld, abortion doctors are just noble people striving to protect the equal rights of women. In mediaworld, gay marriage activists are all ordinary loving couples who seek nothing more than to be left alone to snuggle as they choose, and opposing gay marriage is “controversial” for a business executive. In mediaworld, all children raised by gay couples are grateful for the experience and turn out as impressive as young Zach Wahls. This week, we learn that in the real world, some abortion doctors are men like Charlotte, N.C.’s Dr. Ashutosh Virmani, who when surprised on July 26 by polite pro-life activists at his doorstep shouted that they should “adopt one of those ugly black babies ….. to save the taxpayers money.” Emphasis ours.

The good, enlightened doctor continued, “I, as a taxpayer, do not wish to pay for those babies to be born and brought up and kill those people in Colorado”, Virmani said, referring to the Aurora, Colo., theater killer, who was a college-educated white man. Virmani has been a donor to Democrat candidates and causes, although not (unsurprisingly!) to President Obama.” (Link)

What is astonishing is that there is no uproar in the “lamestream media”. Equally amazing,  we have not heard a word from Revs Jackson and Sharpton despite the fact that this time there would be good reason. There are not even the usual tidal waves of racial outrage from the African-American and civil rights organizations that weigh in on virtually everything (Link) The sad truth is that the left’s outrage is only permissible in our “progressive” culture when their outrage, like a crisis that should not be wasted, is not spent on things like mere truth.

An Excellent Spirit is outraged! And perplexed! We wonder if we Americans will ever hear truth from the left.

 

Is “The Right to Life” For Women Only?

Do only women have a right to life? What defines a “right to life”?  What about children, in the womb or after they are live, viable “fetuses”? In America and in many other cultures around the world, those questions are too seldom asked and less often answered. This article from American Thinker is a start.

“it’s the plainest truth in the world that it would be madness to sanction an activity whose principal byproduct is spilled human blood without due attention given to why and when such an activity can take place.”

An Excellent Spirit questions whether America has given these questions “due attention”. How else can we Americans sanction gender selection abortion?  The article says abortion supporters and, by definition, all Americans who tolerate the current interpretation of the law, are in favor of all abortions, gender selection included.

“Stated otherwise, killing unborn girls because they are girls may be “odious,” but our current abortion regime forbids judging that choice by any criterion outside the absolute will of the mother — which can never be questioned.  In spite of years of lectures about the sacred relationship between a woman and her doctor, even the abortionist is denied the competence to look into the reasons behind the “medical procedure” he is called upon to perform.  In order to remain truly free, a woman’s choice can’t have any strings attached tying it to any standards of law, morality, or even good manners.  To be genuine, the freedom to choose must be an exercise of arbitrary power.”

 

An Excellent Spirit has twice previously posted on abortion. The first time we linked to an article in the Canadian Free Press that published some little reported facts about the consequences of abortion. (Here) We also posted on a New York Times story about an unwed woman’s right to hold the fathers of children they wished to abort for many of the costs of that procedure, based on the fact of parental responsibility.(Here)

Abortion is harmful. It destroys a living being. It harms the mother. It has consequences. Mexico gets it. (HereAlan Sears, president and founder of Alliance Defending Freedom (until recently known as Alliance Defense Fund) http://www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org/ has been a tireless defender of life and chronicler of the defects of a society that kills so wantonly.  Here are a few of his recent articles on the subject. (Link, Link, Link, Link)

The controversy and the agony of abortion fall upon everyone. The women who want not to suffer from unwanted pregnancies have the upper hand at present. For how long is anyone’s guess. The country is most certainly turning against abortion in all circumstances, even though the government is not. The Health and Human Services Mandate (HHS Mandate) requiring church organizations to provide all with birth control and other aborfacients is now in court. An Excellent Spirit has previously reported on this in “America at War with Itself”. http://www.anexcellentspirit.com/2012/07/10/572/#.UBHYgI5BTgU

The “war” will go on until the People get enough accurate information to make an informed, compassionate choice for everyone. This story from England is not the last straw, only the latest outrage. “Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued.”

It appears that, protestations to the contrary, the battle is not simply about “a woman’s right to choose”. The article in The Telegraph now adds “parents” to those who have a right to choose. No one can tell us where it will end anymore. Once you allow parents to kill their unwanted live children, there are no rights, for anyone that we can trust. The “Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.”

It will go on until we, the People say, “STOP!” An Excellent Spirit prays that day will come soon! 

 

War On Women-The Last Word (We Hope)

 We have been told we are in a “War on Women” so many times, many of “us” are beginning to believe the rhetoric. That is not to deny that our sometimes “misogynistic” culture has discriminated against women or even worse subjected them to injustices. But the culture is not we, the People and never will be. The culture is all of us, our institutions, prejudices and warts. It is the best and the worst of all of us. Just look at housing, civil rights, almost any segment of society. Sometimes, our best is little better than our worst.

Professor Thomas Sowell spells it out in a recent piece.
“The old — and repeatedly discredited — game of citing women’s incomes as some percentage of men’s incomes is being played once again, as part of the “war on women” theme.” He goes on to observe that “If you are looking for a real war on women, you might look at the practice of aborting girl babies after an ultrasound picture shows that they are girls. These abortions are the most heinous kind of discrimination. The consequences of sex-selection abortion have already been demonstrated in countries like China and India, where sexually discriminatory abortions and female infanticide have produced an imbalance in the number of adult males and females.”

An Excellent Spirit understands, as does Professor Sowell, that the real “war on women” is  a war by government policies against the interests of all women, everywhere.

The Astounding Consequences of Our Actions

Since 1973, there are few issues on which America has been more divided than abortion. Recent polls show that the divide is tipping to the side of life, but that has not always been the case. (Article, Article)

This compelling article from Canada Free Press looks at the issue from a seldom considered perspective. The title of the article gives a hint: “The Economic Disaster Inflicted by Abortion: Roe v Wade as Financial Holocaust”.

One group estimated there have been over 55 million abortions since 1973.” (Article) They estimate that between 1973 and 2011, but for abortion, there would have been over 150 million Americans alive today, in addition to our current population. They go further. They estimate that $22.50 trillion in federal tax revenue has been lost due to earners being aborted out of the American economy.

Even with their basic analysis of the economic impact of abortion on America, their figures show that, overall, the financial loss resulting from the abortion practices has a tremendous impact.  Today’s deficit is $15 trillion. Even if their economic forecast were nearly cut in half, we would still be able to pay off the national debt. I wonder why we never see these calculations anywhere in the government reports or the mainstream media?

The article goes even further to discuss spiritual consequences: “One of the most patently obvious aspects of the outcome of four decades of abortion is there is a connection between doing evil acts and the failure of states.”

“The fiscal results of American abortion can be described as the natural outcome of an immoral policy meeting a failed vision in dealing with the inevitable outcome of the sexual revolution. Much like the grim idea of having only one child per Chinese family, the outcome in America was both predictable and malign.”

They look at the following natural affects of America’s permissive abortion policy in some detail:  Economic vitality is badly damaged by mass abortions; Population growth disappears after abortion policy is enacted; Respect for Human Life is Coarsened; Pseudo- “RightsProp-up Rank Selfishness; Debasing Genuine; Human Rights;  State Support of Abortion Industry Furthers Destruction of Traditional Family; Massive Abortion Numbers Defy Millions of Couples Hoping to Adopt.

The article concludes:

“The fiscal failure of abortion is certainly a financial bloodbath. Yet, on a deeper level the failure to define fetuses as spiritual beings in need of society’s protective love creates an indefensible human rights disaster. Morally obtuse advocates offer hare-brained arguments defying common sense, representing sanctimonious excuses for irresponsibility. But one must wonder about the ethics of a society who moves heaven and earth to help the “poor,” yet takes the most vulnerable and simply runs them through a blender.

America should draw the conclusion after abolishing slavery that one can never do an “economic analysis” that is satisfactory without including a moral survey, as well. Fortunately, more Americans appear to be waking up to the fact that abortion is an utterly indefensible practice, as over 60% oppose the procedure. But how long can we continue to ignore and trample the rights of the weakest and most vulnerable yet still expect national blessings?”

Read the whole article and go to the links. It would be nice to think that we, the People could hope to get information and analysis like this from our media or our government.