“…an entire generation has grown up more or less disconnected from the Christian past of the West, and that activists must fight tooth and nail to educate the public on each and every issue. .”
I captured this bit of wisdom from an article on lifesitenews.com. The reason that “activists must fight tooth and nail to educate the public on each and every issue” is that we are failing to educate ourselves on the principles that govern vast amounts of the minutia that make up each and every issue!!!
Example: A woman’s choice in whether or not to have an abortion. There is a seemingly endless cloud of issues surrounding the reason nothing is getting done to either shut up the opposition or rescind Roe v Wade.
So what is the principle governing the whole thing? A principle that would put an end to the endless dissension and hate surrounding the issue. What is the truth of it?
In the Declaration of Independence it says that we as Americans believe certain things: 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, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed,…
The principle is that this nation (a nation of laws) was founded to preserve and protect the inalienable rights of its citizens. First among these is the right to life. The author of these rights is not the government. Those rights are endowed by our Creator! The sole purpose of the Government is to preserve an environment in which they are protected.
It is to protect the right to life from the moment life begins until it ends. That is the principle. Any law should adhere to that goal.
How should we err if there is some question as to whether a person should live or die? Is the person guilty of some heinous act or is the person absolutely innocent? This is the governing question, or at least should be under the principle of right to life. Obviously, one surrenders their right to life by criminally taking another. The government has no right or authority to make any law that legalizes taking the life of the innocent! Not the Federal Government, not the state government, not the local government!
Medical necessity is not in view here. It is not part of the question and is best left in the realm of the doctor and his upholding the Hippocratic Oath. There are always options to take if malpractice occurs.
The question is one of murder for the sake of convenience made legal by a government that, under the Founding Charter of this Nation, has no right or authority to do so.
The consent of the governed is NOT the mandate legalizing murder of the innocent. If that were the case lynching would not be illegal.
We have for so long been immersed in the effort to see to our interests that we have blinded ourselves to the principle that governs LIFE!