“It is the grimmest of ironies that one of the most savage, barbaric acts of evil in history began in one of the most modernized societies of its time, where so many markers of human progress became tools of human depravity: science that can heal, used to kill; education that can enlighten, used to rationalize away basic moral impulses; the bureaucracy that sustains modern life, used as the machinery of mass death, a ruthless, chillingly efficient system where many were responsible for the killing, but few got actual blood on their hands.”
– Barak Obama, April 23, 2009
President Obama spoke these words at a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. Telling words – perhaps instead of just reading the teleprompter that flashes words his speechwriters smith, he might want to read this and look in the mirror.
By no means am I comparing the United States to Nazi Germany. But I have to admit that I was torn between laughing and crying when I read this quote from his speech.
In Oregon, a man on Medicaid was told that drugs that could cure him were not merited – and sent him instructions on arranging for physician assisted suicide. The tools of medicine used not to treat life, but to end life. Why? Because the medicine was too expensive, the patient too poor. Thousands of dollars for therapeutic medicine is outweighed by a couple of hundred dollars for ‘therapeutic suicide.’
The latest numbers I can find for the number of abortions in the United States is about 4,100 a day – the date comes from Planned Parenthood’s own Guttmacher Institute. Since 1973, there have been some 49,500,000 abortions in the United States alone. This number does not factor in the use of ‘Plan B’ as an abortificant. Of course, there is the debate of what constitutes ‘life’. Or is there? Dr. Diane Irving wrote a very solid argument – a purely scientific argument – that strongly supports the position that life begins at the moment of conception. If this theory is true –and the proof of a theory is being able to disprove it – then we have lent our medical and scientific knowledge to the destruction of tens of millions of lives. And – as the President himself said – ‘many were responsible for the killing, but few got actual blood on their hands.’
Education should enlighten, not indoctrinate. As a teacher, the Citizen works in a field where everyone’s belief is tolerated – unless is it religious or traditional. In many states – and Connecticut will be among them – children will be required to participate in curriculum teaching about ‘alternate lifestyles.’ Connecticut had the chance to protect children whose parents did not want them exposed to this curriculum – but they killed the amendment. While the Citizen strongly believes in tolerance, he sees the liberal education system seeking not to create rational, independent citizens, but ‘politically correct’ drones that will not question the dictates of any minority. Schools are supposed to educate children, parents are supposed to raise them.
Embryonic stem cell research has been greenlighted by the Obama administration. Why? Not because of it’s phenomenal track record – it doesn’t have one. No, it is being advanced because it means billions of dollars and lots of high paying jobs. This line of research is being prioritized despite the fact that adult stem cell research has had over 70 successful trials on a variety of diseases. Ask Dakota Clarke about adult stem cell research. This young lady was born with Septo-Optic Dysplasia. She was blind – and now she can see. So why is this administration backing the unproven line of research with NO success? I can only guess it’s for the money and to pay back political backers like NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Where we could be enlightening and improving lives, our president is funding an industry built on the foundations of aborted children.
The most chilling aspect of Mr. Obama’s speech was that he could have been talking about our own nation – at least from the perspective of pro-life advocates. Of course, the pro-abortion faction calls themselves pro-choice. We do have the right to choose – but they missed the choice they are making. It’s the choice between choosing life or death. It’s the choice about respecting the dignity of all life. It’s the choice about seeing all life as have equal merit. I know what side of that choice I want to be on – do you, Mr. President? Choose wisely.