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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Abortion on the run under Trump

On September 5, 2015, National Review declared, "No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative."

The article cited a few tweets by John Nolte, the media and movie critic at Breitbart News.

The National Review writer clucked his tongue.

He wrote, "But this is not an argument for Trump as a serious presidential candidate. It is really no argument at all. It is catharsis masquerading as principle, venting and resentment pretending to be some kind of higher argument. Every principle used to defend Trump is subjective, graded on a curve. Trump is like a cat trained to piss in a human toilet. It’s amazing! It’s remarkable! Yes, yes, it is: for a cat. But we don’t judge humans by the same standard."

I am not saying that is a dumb analogy, but after I read it, I had to double-check the byline to make sure it was not by Chris Cillizza.

The writer confused style for substance and vice versa.

He also wrote, "Yes, I know Trump has declared himself pro-life. Good for him — and congratulations to the pro-life movement for making that the price of admission. But I’m at a total loss to understand why serious pro-lifers take him at his word. He’s been all over the place on Planned Parenthood, and when asked who he’d like to put on the Supreme Court, he named his pro-choice-extremist sister."

Which brings us to today's topic: abortion.

Yes, Donald John Trump favored it at one time.

Saul persecuted Christians.

But for Christians, all roads lead to Damascus, do they not? And just as Saul as Paul did more for Christianity than anyone other than Jesus or Peter, so the pro-life movement flourishes under President Trump.

The abortionists are on the run.

President Trump is appointing openly anti-abortion lawyers as judges and getting them through the Senate. Wendy Vitter was the most recent one. Besides being married to Senator David Vitter, she was general counsel for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.

A half-dozen states have passed restrictions on abortion that double-dog dare the abortion industry to challenge them in court.

And while Republicans have often tried to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, they may finally succeed under President Trump.

This is no more his doing than the freeing of slaves was all about Lincoln.

But what Donald John Trump has done more than anything is set an example of how to stand up to the bullies in the media and in Washington.

If he can take two years of the Mueller Witch Hunt, we can take being asked to leave a few Red Hen restaurants.

Actions speak louder than words. No Movement That Shuns Trump Can Call Itself Conservative.

Even if it is Against Socialism.


  1. I agree Mr. Surber, but unfortunately people attack people bringing up the past and don't allow them the right to change. And yet, some people do change, most often after some major life event. Trump's actions clearly defend his claim. However, as glad as I am about his position, I am disappointed that he wants an exception in abortion law for incest and rape. They are 2 terrible things, but if a baby results from either (and it is very rare that pregnancies are from those two instances), it is still a baby. It is alive and has a right to live. Rather than compromising a pro-life position we, as a society, have an obligation to reach out and help women who experience these terrible things and help them through the pregnancy and with placement of the child for adoption if they don't feel they can keep it. If we truly believe in the right to life, then we cannot defend the taking of the most innocent of lives. It's not the same as captial punishment of a murderer, who has taken life and shown they don't deserve to live. Babies should be protected at all costs, even the cost of a few extremists who try to come up with exceptions to the right to live.

  2. What you say holds much merit and yes in a perfect world it would be so, but we are dealing with many people on many levels with many opinions and some with axes to grind.
    One must keep in mind that abortion sadly is an industry ... one that needs to be shut down because it is really nothing more than folks satisfying their insecurities by attempting to play God.

    There is no good excuse for slaughtering the unborn.
    The exceptions of rape and possible death of the mother through a continued pregnancy are best left with the parties involved and their level of belief in God.

    President Reagan, on one occasion when cornered by the gotcha media was asked his opinion on abortion and his reply as he looked over these souls was that as far as he could tell it was a good thing that everyone present had had a mother who felt that they were worth keeping.

    My recollection of the wording may not be exact but the sentiment was glorious.

  3. I was thinking the other day that the abortion issue has come to be one of these difference in definition of liberty issues Lincoln spoke about:

    "The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatable things, called by the same name—liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatable names—liberty and tyranny."
    (Address at a Sanitary Fair, Abraham Lincoln, Baltimore, MD, April 18, 1864)

    In that same speech, Lincoln observed that many things had happened that weren't expected at the start of the war, one being the war still going on after 3 years, but also:

    "Neither did any anticipate that domestic slavery would be much affected by the war. But here we are; the war has not ended, and slavery has been much affected—how much needs not now to be recounted. So true is it that man proposes, and God disposes."

    The abortion issue is likely to be very different in the future.

  4. Abortion the only unregulated industry which shows what liberals really do believe. Their poster boy is Dr Gosnell the death doctor.

    From institutional slavery to institutional death camps the Democrats are shown for who they really are.

  5. Planned Parenthod=Planned Eugneics:
    Old but good..
    Had a cousin on the Native side sterilized for being"Fertile while Native."
    So I'm a bit sensitive to the 'good intnetions. " of the liberal eugenicists..

  6. And while Republicans have often tried to cut funding for Planned Parenthood

    There have been some Republicans who said they wanted to cut abortion funding for Planned Parenthood, and I am sure that some of them were telling thew truth when they said it, but the GOP as a whole has never done more than give lip service to that goal. (See: Ryan, Paul as an example of all talk, no action)

    The last Republican who really tried was Ronald Reagan, but the Democrats held the House and they refused to go along.

  7. So Paul did more for Christianity than God Himself did, huh?

    Perhaps you might want to rethink that one, Mr. Surber!

  8. Lemme guess...

    David French?

    Kevin Williamson?

    Jonah Goldberg?