Who Will Defend Your Freedom?

I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about why teens of our generation hated Bush so much.  He told me when he was in junior high and high school the main reason that they hated Bush was because they thought he was going to bring the draft back following the attacks on 9/11.  They feared they would be required join the military services against their will simply with the stroke of then President Bush’s pen, and they hated him for it.

The problem with this point of view is that it has no regard for the price of freedom.  I wish I could ask those students where they think freedom comes from?  Do they think that they are entitled to it and that the rest of the world just accepts that entitlement as a given?  Do they think that threats against our freedom are obsolete and that we don’t need to defend them anymore? Or would they just rather that someone else did the dying while they stayed home and enjoyed the freedom?

While few would admit it, a large portion of my generation would selfishly answer yes to these questions. The idea that freedom requires work and sometimes death in order for it to continue is completely foreign to us, as we have never experienced anything else. Certainly nobody likes to be told what to do or be forced to do something that they don’t want to do. However, when placed in the context of somebody crashing a plane into your building or invading your country this is all the more reason to fight to protect your freedom. When we realize just how easily liberty can be lost we feel an urgent desire to defend it without need of coercion or draft. Thanks to all who heeded that urgency, and gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we could be free.

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Man Tricks Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Pill, But Why The Murder Charge?

So this guy is charged with murder for allegedly tricking his girlfriend into taking an abortion pill. He apparently switched the pills inside her bottle of prescription drug with the abortion pills after she refused to abort the baby at his insistence. My question is why the murder charge? If the fetus is not viable in the eyes of the court in the case of an abortion with a consenting woman, what changes it to viable in the case of a non-consenting woman?

My point: it’s either a human being, or it isn’t. The differentiation between whether the woman wants the child or not doesn’t change the fact that it is a living person being destroyed in the most inhumane way.  Why else would Kermit Gosnell have to sever the spines of abortion survivors or shove their bodies into jars of poison if they were not living?!

These morbid scenarios occur largely because we have allowed them to.  Premarital sex has become the norm, and with it abortion as it destroys 1/3 of children born in the United States.  The outrage regarding these crimes has been stifled by a willfully silent media, and a largely uninterested public.  How long will the atrocity of human sacrifice to the god of convenience to continue? As long as we let it.

Read the full story here.