You ever hear something that hits you in the gut, and makes you say, "I can't believe he said that? That's outrageous!" That's how I felt when I heard Barack Obama's incredible comment regarding why he endorses comprehensive sex education for even the youngest kids and abortion as a woman's (vis-a-vis, girl's) choice. As a believer in the sanctity and God-created miracle of life, I could not find myself supporting a candidate who is so blinded to the horrors of abortion -- especially upon black females, that he would even phrase the conception of a child as "punishment."
Here's what he said (just Google "punished with a baby"): " 'This is a very difficult issue, and I understand sort of the passions on both sides of the issue.' Regarding his own daughters, he added, 'I have two precious daughters — they are miracles. But politicians must trust women to make the right decisions for themselves. [And, by the way, in Obama's world that means snuffing out a baby's life at anytime -- one to nine months, partial-birth or otherwise, or, if the baby survives the abortion, kill it AFTER that baby is born! Believe it.] This is an example where good people can disagree. The question then is, are there areas that we can agree to that everybody can get behind? We can all agree that we want to reduce teen pregnancies. We can all agree that we want to make sure that adoption is a viable option. Look, I got two daughters —
9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. I don't want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn't make sense to not give them information.' "
"I DON'T WANT THEM PUNISHED WITH A BABY."
PUNISHED WITH A BABY. Those words just burned into my mind, into my spirit, like a big rock dropped into the center of my heart. So an unintended pregnancy, the product of a couple of young people fooling around while Mom and Dad are out (say, campaigning) -- you know, having a "good time," is punishment in Obama Land, like the "punishment" of an STD, like a curse, huh? So which is it, Mr. Obama? Is a baby a punishment? Or a little miracle? Apparently, according to your logic, it all depends on the "choice" of the mother. Kid, you're whatever your Mom says you are -- an obstacle or a miracle.
Sounds a little bit like the arguments for slavery in the pre-Civil War days: a white plantation owner says if the hapless black baby boy is born in Alabama, he's a slave, less than human; yet, if he's born in the North, then he's free, equal as a man. It's all based on the prerogative of some other human being. But this flies in the face of the clear dictates of our founding documents, particularly, the Declaration of Independence, that ALL men are created equal...."Hmmmm, created equal? Unless we slave owners can somehow show that a black person is not a man, not really fully human. Ah ha! That's what we'll say. If he's not a man, then the Declaration doesn't apply to him! Case solved!"
Fast forward to our day. That same Declaration of Independence must somehow be argued as not applying to babies (humans) in the womb. Mothers -- and not the white slave owners -- now have the right to determine if the baby is a "man" or not -- if it is indeed human, based solely on whether she considers that little creature an Obamanation (a "punishment") or a precious baby human. She alone can say whether the kid lives or dies. On this July 5, 2008, a day after our country's historic Independence Day celebration, and ironically, a day after the birth date of one of Obama's miracles, allow me to quote from our country's Declaration of Independence: "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."
So everybody is entitled to LIFE -- except babies in the womb. Depending upon mom's choice, you're either a punishment or a gift. Mom determines whether you live or die. After all, Mom's "pursuit of happiness" trumps your life potential. Obama calls his unwanted potential grand babies "punishment," mistakes, bothersome encumbrances, and therefore it's perfectly fine to snuff out their innocent lives so that his daughters will have their own rights to "pursue happiness." As president, Barack Obama will use the bully pulpit of his office to keep the practice of abortion alive and well, so that these "babes of punishment" never have any unalienable Right to Life. These "mistakes" in the womb (or partially in the womb) do not deserve LIFE, and they will never have the opportunity to pursue "liberty" or "happiness," if Mom says so. White man says you're either slave or free. Mom says you either die or breathe. Tell Obama that your pregnancy's a punishment, and you have his blessing to kill it.
Murdock "Doc" Gibbs
July 5, 2008, October 11, 2008 (edited)