I keep seeing things in the media and the world that make me feel ashamed to be an American. Whether it is seeing gay men get married under state law or politicians exploiting children to ban guns or Hollywood using its award shows to slam conservatives like Sarah Palin, I cringe.
This is not the nation I grew up in. But maybe I am wrong. Maybe this is exactly the country of my birth. I was born not too long after the Supreme Court upended our nation’s laws and legalized the killing of innocents.
Since I was old enough to know abortion was wrong, I have opposed it. It has defined me and horrified me. The pro-choice arguments have angered and puzzled me. Angered me because they were untrue and puzzled me because they were so blatantly wrong and evil that I could not see how people could be misled by them–unless they wanted to be misled.
Abortion is ultimately about being selfish. Being a mother–or even giving a child up for adoption–is a selfless act. Killing a baby because the child is inconvenient is the most selfish thing I can imagine. My favorite argument that used to be prevalent was that abortion prevented child abuse. So one kills the child so he will not live to be abused!
It is like when former Attorney General Janet Reno ordered the Waco compound raided, killing the people inside, including the children, to save them from child abuse. By killing them!
To liberals this makes sense but it cannot make sense to a rational human being. Unfortunately, using reason is going the way of the typewriter. We are instead in the age of emotion and feelings.
I don’t feel like having a baby, a woman can think, but instead of zipping up her pants, she engages in inappropriate sexual behavior and becomes pregnant. A good time to man up and take personal responsibility–also verboten in our society–but often it leads to ending a baby’s precious life.
The worst thing one can do–kill the innocent.
Yet, unfortunately, this is not considered the worst thing a person can do. Among things that are considered evil in our society are not recognizing sodomy as a civil right, being fat, making a woman pay for her own contraceptives, and judging liberals for their lifestyle choices.
Abortion doesn’t even crack the top ten of social sins in post-reason America. And it is a shame on the level of slavery, which we all recognize as the worst thing this nation had done prior to the legislation from the bench known as Roe v. Wade.
For forty years we have seen our nation deteriorate and few dare link the decline to a society where women kill as often as they nurture, a nation that glorifies violence while trying to blame it on guns and not perpetrators, and a country where unloving sexual activity is celebrated at the expense of intact family units and traditional values. Values that helped to develop this land into the greatest nation the world has ever seen.
In light of the moral decline, which can be attributed to abortion on demand combined with unrestrained sexuality, I am not only ashamed of my country for what it is now but for what it has been all my life. It just took this long to fully bear the evil fruit.
We must outlaw abortion, embrace traditional morality and repent if we hope to have a country we can be proud of again. Like ending slavery, making abortion illegal is a very important first step.
All righteous movements must start with the tiniest step like that of a little baby. Do enough of us have the moral fiber not to give up and to continue to advocate for our unborn brothers and sisters?