…And if civil government’s primary duty is to protect the God-given right to life for all innocent human persons, then why is it that “we the people” continue to elect people to all levels and branches of government who perpetually fail to fulfill their primary moral and Constitutional obligation as God’s civil magistrates…to protect the God-given right to life?
And why do so few Christian leaders, pastors, and members of the media with large platforms fail to demand that they do so?
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And are we as Christians any less to blame for the bloodshed (4,000 innocent tiny babies murdered today and every day in our country) when we continue to support, fund, and cast our precious votes for those who refuse to fulfill their primary duty as God’s civil magistrate?
Isn’t it time that we demand that in return for our vote that any candidate running for any public office promise to fulfill his/her primary moral and Constitutional duty to protect, defend, and enforce the God-given right to life for all who are made in the image of God no matter their age, color, physical disability, or stage of development?
Can a God bless any nation that permits the shedding of innocent blood?
I think not…
“We will have to repent in this generation…not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.” ~MLK
“Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislation has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner himself commit some act that amounts to forfeiture.” William Blackstone
“The appellee and certain amici argue that the fetus is a ‘person’ within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In support of this, they outline at length and in detail the well known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment.”
Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Roe vs. Wade, 1973
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that 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. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men…”
The Declaration of Independence
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
The Preamble, or Statement of Purpose, of the United States Constitution
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson
“You shall not murder.”
“Our fathers, recognizing God as the author of human life, proclaimed it a ‘self evident truth’ that every human being holds from the Creator an inalienable right to live … If this right be denied, no other can be acknowledged. If there be exceptions to this central, this universal proposition, that all men, without respect to complexion or condition, hold from the Creator the right to live, who shall determine what portion of the community shall be slain? And who shall perpetrate the murders?”Joshua R. Giddings, 1858, in reference to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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