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In 2020 there were 54,741 known abortions in Texas. That many people never got to live. Entire wars have been fought with dramatically fewer casualties. This is a murder spree of epic proportion, but the press says nothing about it. Nobody seems outraged. Instead people are outraged at the limitations placed on abortions.

May 19, 2021 Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill making abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy illegal in Texas.

Watch the protests begin! We will see, over coming weeks, immense pressure to reverse this. There will be loud pronouncements of women’s demands to make their own choices over their own bodies. I agree they should and do have that choice. But this is not about their bodies, even though that’s where the fetus’ reside. The child is not “their body”, it is “in their body” and dependent upon their body, but it is no longer simply a body part of the mother. It is not just a growth of tissue, it is a person capable of its own separate life once it is conceived. Those who challenge this and say it’s only a person later in the pregnancy are denying reality. Left alone, it will become a person.

A Woman’s Right to Choose! 

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Proponents of abortion demand that women be given the right to choose. This is a lie of distortion.

All women have the right to choose… life. They’ve always had the right to choose to let their baby live.

What they insist upon is the right to kill. They want to right to take their baby’s life if they deem it to be undesirable or inconvenient for them to be pregnant. Seriously think about that. They only insist on the right to kill the baby, They already have the right to choose life.

They say this is about women’s health. No it is not. In cases where the doctor and the mother determine that the pregnancy is a health risk to the mother that is a whole different discussion, not the one that was made in over 54,000 instances in the state of Texas alone in 2020. Very very few of these pregnancies came from rape or threatened the woman’s life. These were abortions made for emotional, financial or interpersonal reasons.

54,741 people were created by God, facilitated by a father and mother, and then terminated. Killed, no matter how you measure it.

We say that we are dedicated to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. We also proclaim “In God We Trust” and that we are “One Nation, under God, Indivisible…”  But that’s not what you hear in the press today. What you hear now is that our founding premise is out of date and was crafted by hypocrites who owned slaves, committed sins, or believed in the wrong concepts. By the way, in 1776 slavery was common worldwide. There were more countries with slavery than there were without it by a vast margin. The “colonies” were the only place where this was becoming exceptional. It was normal to have slaves. Blacks and whites and Muslims* and Asians all owned slaves. The way you treated your slaves showed the difference in people. (*My own personal ancestors were enslaved by Muslims on the Barbary Coast.)

When you don’t believe there is a benevolent Creator, a God who is the source of all life, then you also won’t believe that sins are forgivable. So, in looking back 200 years at our founders, you’ll be able to see “sins” just like you see everywhere today. The difference is, if you’re on the Left politically, you don’t forgive those earlier sins. You just condemn and “cancel” the people and any work they did no matter how good it may have been.

If you cannot defeat a concept, then you disgrace the people who support it and the concept becomes collateral damage. Disgrace our founders and you weaken the Constitution. Weaken the Constitution and you weaken all the laws based upon it. Do that and you can take down the entire country and convert it to Socialism or Communism.

What about the Prevent* Parenthood movement?

What’s their goal? Looking out for the well being of women? Hardly. They are, whether they realize it or not, Satan’s foot soldiers in the battle to destroy life. That’s a pretty outrageous accusation and I know that many supporters of Prevent* Parenthood are not proponents of death. (*intentional word choice based on the reality of their quest.)

After all, the name “Planned Parenthood” indicates that they are about intentionally scheduling when children will be added to a family. That’s not the reality. PP is about preventing the possibility that parenthood will happen unless someone exercises their right to choose life, in which case they don’t need the PP assistance. But proponents have been duped into thinking that they are protecting innocent women from the consequences of their sexual decisions. Nope, they are enabling the murder of innocent girls and boys.

This article won’t settle the debate over abortion rights but I hope it puts the stupid arguments to rest.

This isn’t about the “Right to Choose”, it is about the right to kill. Period.

 

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Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is an Executive MBA Professor, Author of 20 books, Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, Top 1% TEDx video (2.4 million views), US Army veteran, Singer/Songwriter, and Lifelong Motorcyclist. He is known as "Your Virtual VP" for his advisory work with organizations worldwide. Based in Texas...and proud of it!



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Why are Schools Failing Our Children?

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There is a feeling in this country that we are more divided, more violent, less informed and willing to just go along to get along. Why is that? Why are people willing to take to the streets and burn and loot? How can even a small vocal minority support communist regimes that have murdered hundreds of thousands thru out history? Why do those popular “man on the street” interviews show so many citizen’s ignorant of even basic civic knowledge? Possibly a closer look needs to be taken at how the youngest of Americans are taught and where their views are shaped.

In America we have compulsory but not mandatory Kindergarten thru 12th grade. Like almost all government type programs the users pay nothing but the taxpayers pay dearly. The costs for education has outpaced inflation for quite a few years.  Despite what some say more money does not equal better students. Using almost any matrix American students are falling behind their counterparts in the rest of the western world. In some blue state’s average property taxes can equal almost half of the federal income tax paid.

There was a time when schools concentrated upon the three “R’s”, Reading, writing and arithmetic. The goal of school was to prepare students for the real world. Today we have books banned in school so it doesn’t offend or inform students about the real world. In quite a few school cursive writing is no longer taught since it is difficult and beside we have Bill Gates and Microsoft helping us to write and spell. Math or arithmetic has been branded “racist” because laws of math are absolute and to teach students that they might be wrong just might damage their self-esteem. Advanced placement classes are being defunded across the nation to make room for more special education placements. Because some doing better than others could hurt some students and parents feelings.

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If the basic three “R’s” are no longer being taught what is happening in our schools? Reading classics like “Huckleberry Finn” has now been replaced by “Heather has two mommies”. Writing assignments might consist of a short essay on your heroes. But make sure it’s a woke hero and not anyone like Jesus or Trump. Arithmetic in use for at least since the pyramids were built is now being performed by the “Common Core” method instead of the traditional time honored way.  Which is probably why cashiers these day can’t figure out change without the machine. Don’t forget the latest fad “Critical Race Theory”, where if you are not the correct shade of brown you don’t even deserve your change back.

Education and schooling has always been about building a base for a better future and short on actual practical knowledge. There is some truth to the saying those that can do and those that can’t teach. So what are our most vulnerable being taught in public schools these days? To be an activist, a social justice warrior, to despise the very foundations that allow them the freedom they enjoy today? It has either accelerated lately or maybe just become more open as a result of remote learning. Many parents forced to stay home during the Conovirus scare were able to witness what is usually hidden behind school walls.

So this is the education children are getting for all of those tax dollars. Learning to hate the very people footing the bill for this “education”. Not only thru property taxes but that same money pays teachers salaries. In spite of many districts being Union Free it doesn’t mean what you think. A percent of every teachers pay is sent off to the teachers union who then uses their power to make sure their voice is heard loud and clear by the politicians that make up the rules. Don’t think the unions don’t care at all about students, why just this year the head of the American Federation of Teachers warned teachers not to post photos of their exotic vacations while insisting neighborhood schools remained closed.

What can be done to alter the course of our failing schools? Budgets can be voted down but those are just increases and most time re-votes are scheduled until they get what they want.  School boards whose job it is to speak for the citizen’s mostly don’t know what is going on in the very schools they represent. They spend their time defending the status quo. Just like our local and national politics we must be informed and active. Ignoring the problems won’t make it go away.

The only hope for future citizens is that there are good teachers out there, their voices are suppressed like in most industries. The students themselves might rebel against authority realize they have be lied to and manipulated thru out their school days and reject the indoctrination they received during their primary education.

The only hope for parents present and future is one of three: 1) Private school if it is economically feasible, after first a thorough due diligence, 2) Home school if someone at home can afford the time, 3) If public school is the only option the time must be found to stay involved and informed to counter act any socialist training.

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Shame is no longer a deterrent

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“Shameless” used to be a serious insult.

If you said, “Have you no shame!?” That was a major put-down. The recipient of the comment was isolated from others by “Shame on you!” And we were taught to “never bring shame upon our (family, school, church, team, etc.)”

People have committed suicide over the shame they felt for misbehavior. People in many cultures, especially Asian, consider the worst sin one could commit would be to bring shame upon their family or country.

Pregnancy outside of wedlock was once a source of shame and Planned Parenthood found its mission in preventing that guilt. In fact, their main purpose even today is to prevent pregnancy or births. Their name should more accurately be “Prevent Parenthood.” As I have stated in other works, the right to choose life has always existed. What Prevent Parenthood insists upon is “a woman’s right to choose” to kill her fetus. Most of the hundreds of thousands of babies put to death annually in the USA are to avoid the embarrassment or inconvenience of a pregnancy, not for health or incest/rape reasons.

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There has also been shame in committing a crime, being hateful toward others, committing vandalism, abandoning your family or other responsibilites, taking the Lord’s name in vain, cheating on your spouse, embezzling funds from a trusted partner, disrespecting your teachers, clergy, police, or parents. Even in wasting a great opportunity that others have given you has carried a shame consequence. Deserting your post in the military or committing Treason was a source of shame.

That was then.

Sadly, the current culture has removed that stain. Our Vice President of the United States has openly lied and then laughed it off. She promoted a bail fund for felons and vandals. She openly encouraged those who were committing violent crimes in protests. And then she laughed and brushed aside any blame. Well, let’s revisit what Treason is.

U.S. Code Provision:  Penalties for TREASON

18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Our children are being taught to feel shame for being born white, but somehow they are absolved from shame if they destroy a statue, burn a police precinct, cause a death or betray our country.

It is time for Outrage to come home!

We need to say, “We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore!” (Credit to the movie Network.) Seriously folks, isn’t it time we drew a line and stood up to yell if needed that this cannot go on?

Across America parents are confronting woke school boards and city councils but mainstream media brushes them off. Conservative media voices outrage on our behalf, but more voices are needed.

What is the product of a society where outrage isn’t expressed and shameless behavior is accepted?

The product is a people with no morals. An immoral society is capable of anything. Evil things. When nothing is truly good then nothing is truly evil and therefore it is permitted.

All of this is rooted in belief in God.

All of it comes back to our basic life assumptions or worldview. If we believe there is a Creator who is the source of life and the essence of love, then we are led to be more loving and life affirming. If we don’t believe there is a Creator then we are free to do whatever feels good and doesn’t bring about pain or payback. That’s where America is today, at that crossroad.

Our adversaries are among us. As the cartoon character Pogo is famous for saying, “We have met the enemy and he is us!” Yes, our neighbors and colleagues who promote racism against whites while condemning it against blacks, they are an enemy to a free democratic society. Those who demand religious freedom for atheists and Satanists while persecuting Christianity, are an enemy to our peaceful culture. Those who claim to champion compassion for transgender while criticizing heterosexuality are enemies to a healthy society. Those who insist on restricting language, banning books (Dr. Seuss, et al), cancelling people they disagree with, censoring and banning people online including the President of the United States, those are our enemies.

As Gandalf said, “This will not stand!”

We cannot allow this to persist. The moment of outrage is here. We need to be mad as hell and commit to not taking it anymore.

It is time to purge our leadership rolls of woke weakeners of society. We need a season of conservative leadership. The school boards, city councils, neighborhood committees, home owners associations, civic clubs, government agencies, mayors, legislators, congress, governors, and certainly our US Senate, Presidency, Supreme Court and Military leaders need to be pro-America. They need to believe in the goodness of a society rooted in Faith in God, the Brotherhood of Mankind, the value of learning our native language American English, the importance of obeying laws, earning citizenship, nurturing learning and encouraging open debate of conflicting and unpleasant ideas, and Serving Others.

Our current path is disturbingly similar to the German Republic in the 1930s when Hitler rose to power and ultimately murdered millions. This pattern must stop and you and I are the ones to stop it. Stand up, speak out, write to your leaders, gather with others who love America. Vote Conservative even if you don’t like the person’s personality. Assert your outrage and eliminate the shameful image our country is projecting to the world today. Be a proud American, a Patriot, a good person, a responsible neighbor, a loving family member, a loyal friend, a good student, a willing teacher and helper of those in need. Compassion is not enabling bad behavior with silence, it is guiding toward the light with a firm hand. No more violence, no more hatred, no more racism toward any color of skin.

Make America Good Again!

 

 

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