Our nation, America, was founded unlike any other nation in history. England embraced a feudal system, followed by a system of peerage and a (dead) state church whose head was the country’s sovereign, and often tyrannical, ruler.
France endured a godless revolution, resulting in a political system constrained by the motto: “liberté, égalité, fraternité.” IE “liberty, equality, brotherhood.”
That sounds noble, but devoid God and godly principles, only freedom and equality are left, both determined precariously by the whims of the masses rather than transcendent truth.
America departed those flawed systems, and her founders — all either devout Christians or moral men who believed in God and revered the Bible — insisted the foundation of our Republic was the Creator.
The “rights” so many love to quote, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” were endowed, gifted (not earned), to each and every person. Life was sacred because each human being was created in the image of God.
So we can truly say that the cornerstone of our society is the intrinsic sacredness and worth of every human life.
If life is not sacred, why in the world would murder be a capital crime?
The dignity and worth of each and every life dictates that even the property earned by those individuals must be honored and treated respectfully.
Without inestimable worth assigned to each and every person, the whole of America will crumble.
With those presuppositions, consider the Republican party, originally founded to be the anti-slavery party:
The Republican Party began as a coalition of anti-slavery Conscience Whigs and Free Soil Democrats opposed to the Kansas–Nebraska Act, submitted to Congress by Stephen Douglas in January 1854.
It was the Democratic Party which championed slavery, particularly in the south where slaves’ work on plantations maintained the standard of high living for the owners and their families. A threat to slavery was a threat to the southern economy and way of life.
Don’t believe The Left and Mainstream Media if they try, and they often do, to place the blame of racism and slavery on conservatives and the GOP. That is nothing but a bald-faced lie.
Two-hundred and forty years after our founding, and one-hundred and sixty-two years after the Republican Party founding, the 2016 GOP wrote a platform holding to those self-evident truths, “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.”
No nation has ever existed or been governed without religion – nor can be. The Christian religion is the best religion that has been given to man and I, as Chief Magistrate of this nation, am bound to give it the sanction of my example.
The simple fact is that our founding and founding documents only hold weight in light of the Judeo-Christian worldview which affirms the sacredness of life.
The 2016 Republican Party Platform is unabashedly pro-life and offers the following unequivocal passages (emphasis mine):
We affirm — as did the Declaration of Independence: that all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can “be deprived of life, liberty or property” deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their Creator” with the inalienable right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth.
We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide or refer for elective abortions or sell fetal body parts rather than provide healthcare. We urge all states and Congress to make it a crime to acquire, transfer, or sell fetal tissues from elective abortions for research, and we call on Congress to enact a ban on any sale of fetal body parts. In the meantime, we call on Congress to ban the practice of misleading women on so-called fetal harvesting consent forms, a fact revealed by a 2015 investigation. We will not fund or subsidize healthcare that includes abortion coverage.
We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life. We oppose the non-consensual withholding or withdrawal of care or treatment, including food and water, from individuals with disabilities, newborns, the elderly, or the infirm, just as we oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide.
That Republican Platform 2016 pro-life stance and language is clear and absolutely echoes the Founders’ words and intent.
So what has happened since that Platform was written and adopted?
There have been some great pro-life events, such as newly elected President Trump’s implementation of the Mexico City Policy:
…a policy dating back to every Republican administration since Ronald Reagan’s. The policy ensures American taxpayer dollars are prevented from going to any foreign group that performs abortions or “actively promotes” abortion as a method of family planning in other countries.
However, President Trump has expanded the pro-life taxpayer protections to include global health dollars, so that it would apply to nearly nine billion dollars in U.S. taxpayer funds to foreign non-governmental organizations. The order ensures U.S. funds will continue to go to health care, humanitarian relief, and even family planning; it only blocks funding to those groups that perform or promote abortion.
But as for the Republican party, which controls both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, their resolve to implement pro-life policies is shamefully MIA.
We hear the cry “The GOP must be a big tent party!”
But WHAT is too big?
There are some values too precious to be capitulated on; some virtues too important to be ceded for the sake of “getting along.”
And one such value and virtue is the sanctity of human life, without which none of our other values and rights amount to a hill of beans.
Either life is sacred and we are created by God, or it is not. And if life is indeed sacred, if we are created by God, then the taking of human life, from conception to natural death is a grave crime and sin and should be anathema to all.
An and all Republican “public servants” who disregard the GOP Platform should be voted out of office. Sanctity of life is NOT a peripheral issue, but rather the cornerstone of any moral society.
How can we ask God to bless our nation if we allow over 3,000 precious babies a day to be killed via abortion? Why would God bless a nation that has slaughtered over 60 million pre-born infants since 1973 and the passage of Roe?
Listen as Allie Stuckey, a conservative millennial whose viral videos are now featured on CRTV, calls out the Republican party for not using their current political capital to end abortion on demand:
First published at Illinois Family Action
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