Sanctity of Human Life Day
Posted by ginnypub on January 18, 2009
President George W. Bush has declared today, 18Jan09, “Sanctity of Human Life Day”.
I am going to use this special occasion to set aside feelings of disappointment I’ve had toward the man recently over bail-outs and reflect upon how the president has championed the human rights of all humans. It is appropriate that the day after, we will celebrate the life of a great Republican, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both men stood tall and strong against Congressional Democrats and public opinion and championed equal rights for all. Some people no longer remember and children are no longer taught in school that the liberal press and liberal Democrats who so loathe and despise President George W. Bush also loathed and despised Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The liberal media is so powerful at controlling information and re-writing history, that today race-separatists groups are referred to as “right wing”.
It is heartbreakingly ironic that two days after we celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Day the country will witness the inauguration of Barry Soetoro. A man who is such an ardent proponent of abortion that he refuses to call a living, breathing survivor of a partial birth abortion procedure a “child”. The first, perhaps only time he took to the floor of the Illinois Congress was to argue against providing life-saving medical service to these “nonhumans”.
All human life is a gift from our Creator that is sacred, unique, and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world. We also underscore our dedication to heeding this message of conscience by speaking up for the weak and voiceless among us.
The most basic duty of government is to protect the life of the innocent. My Administration has been committed to building a culture of life by vigorously promoting adoption and parental notification laws, opposing Federal funding for abortions overseas, encouraging teen abstinence, and funding crisis pregnancy programs. In 2002, I was honored to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which extends legal protection to children who survive an abortion attempt. I signed legislation in 2003 to ban the cruel practice of partial-birth abortion, and that law represents our commitment to building a culture of life in America. Also, I was proud to sign the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004, which allows authorities to charge a person who causes death or injury to a child in the womb with a separate offense in addition to any charges relating to the mother.
America is a caring Nation, and our values should guide us as we harness the gifts of science. In our zeal for new treatments and cures, we must never abandon our fundamental morals. We can achieve the great breakthroughs we all seek with reverence for the gift of life.
The sanctity of life is written in the hearts of all men and women. On this day and throughout the year, we aspire to build a society in which every child is welcome in life and protected in law. We also encourage more of our fellow Americans to join our just and noble cause. History tells us that with a cause rooted in our deepest principles and appealing to the best instincts of our citizens, we will prevail.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 18, 2009, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
GEORGE W. BUSH
While President George W. Bush was appointing the first black woman as Secretary of State to replace the first black man, whom he also appointed and working to bring the same school choices to poor black families as rich white families have, where was Barry Soetoro? He was sitting in a building listening to a man preaching a “theology” that was founded by a man who based this “theology” on his admiration for the murderous Sandinista. He was listening to a man preach vile, cruel and angry race separatism and anti-Americanism; a man who had Hamas literature in the lobby of his “church”; a man so beloved and admired by Barry Soetoro that he chose him as officiant at his wedding and baptisms of his children; a man he chose to honor by writing a book about one of his radical race separatist “sermons”.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”2
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
President-elect, Barry Soetoro, you were elected because of the color of your skin. Will history judge you by the content of your character?
I HOPE SO.