According to a disturbing story from Life Site News, the Obama Administration has finalized its rules concerning the funding of their national health care plan. Included in those rules is an “abortion premium mandate” that dictates that every person, regardless of age or gender, enrolled in the Affordable Care Act will pay a $1 surcharge for abortion coverage.
It is one thing to recognize that this administration is full of socialist ideologies, but it is the cultural Marxism, the efforts to radically reorder society and tear down our Judeo-Christian heritage, that is the most disturbing. If they believe in “free” government medical care, and compassion, where are the calls for free Alzheimer medicines, for free heart drugs, free cancer medicines? Answer: there are no such calls or plans. This administration is too busy undermining our marriage laws and working on forcing people, employers and religious entities to pay for contraceptives and abortions.
The last two weeks have been incredibly busy as the Indiana General Assembly wound down to an end. I was scrambling to follow through on several issues. Unfortunately, I have to agree with the Indianapolis Star’s observation this weekend when it assessed the winners and losers of the session. The big losers, according to the Star, were Democrats and social conservatives. Their reasoning was hard to refute. They noted various bills that died in the House on creation education and specialty license plates. They should have also mentioned the death of Senate Bill 72 a pro-life bill that passed the Senate unanimously, but never received even a hearing in the House.
People have asked me why, given the make up of the legislature, so many issues failed to pass. The reason is simple and reflected in our culture as well as our politics. Too few legislators can clearly discern right from wrong in this postmodern culture and follow through with the courage needed to stand strong on such matters. Too many of them are afraid of what the liberal media might say or write about them and their ideas. As one disgruntled legislator told me of Speaker Brian Bosma’s decision to kill SB 72, which would have passed with close to 80% support, “it is as if after being shot at by the cannons of the unions, they [GOP leadership] are now afraid of the BB guns of the far left's abortionists.”
Did you happen to see this story about the New York Times refusing an anti-Islam advertisement for their paper? It was a full page ad being sponsored by Pamela Geller and her organization, Stop the Islamization of Nations, that basically ran down all the reasons that practicing Muslims should leave their faith. At the bottom, the plug for the group sponsoring the ad says that they are, “a human rights organization dedicated to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and individual rights.”
And so the ad pretty much touted the idea that Islam runs counter to those values and so people should leave that faith. The New York Times decided not to run it. Basically told Geller and her crew – who, by the way, were the same ones very actively involved in the effort to stop the Ground Zero mosque – that they didn’t want their money and that the ad wouldn’t be allowed on the pages of the Times.
In the letter explaining why they made their decision, here’s what the Times said:
Well this is a new one, but nonetheless unsurprising coming from the left and their war on traditional values. Secular progressive liberal writer Jessica delBalzo is going her part to advance liberalism in the country by waging a war against...adoption. Yes, you read that right. See for yourself:
If anyone is encouraging you to surrender your baby to adoption, please contact us by phone or email us. Our volunteers have experienced adoption in their own lives, and they can tell you what it feels like to be adopted or surrender your own child. We’ll also help you find the support you need to keep your baby – the best thing for both of you!
Don’t let anyone tell you that adoption is the “right choice” or the “loving option” for your baby. YOU are the only mother or father your baby has, and no one will be able to take your place in his or her life. People who try to convince you to surrender your baby are probably in a position to get something out of the adoption for themselves – either money or your child himself.
Other people may tell you that you’ll be “giving a wonderful gift” to an infertile couple – this is NOT your responsibility. Your only job is to be the best mom or dad you can be for your baby. Your child isn’t going to want or accept any substitute for the real thing!
Yes, don’t believe any of those radicals telling you that giving up your baby to a loving family rather than cutting its head off is a loving or wonderful choice.
Now, with as galling as it is to see a liberal railing against the loving act of choosing to adopt a child and writing as though it is some traumatic (rather than joyful) experience, this offers a great opportunity to once again see who the radicals are in our culture. Because this delBalzo chick isn’t just anti-adoption. No, she puts the icing on the cake by making the unbelievable statement that she “loves abortion.” Though that is certainly the position that many of the modern liberal feminists hold to, they understand it doesn’t poll well. So they say things like wanting abortion, “safe, legal and rare.” Not delBalzo:
Since the last time I talked with Congressional candidate Jackie Walorski, the left has run wild with their declaration of a conservative War on Women. As a woman, and a conservative, Jackie brings a unique perspective to this recent line of attack from the left.
I also asked her take on Barack Obama calling for a “task force” to study the issue of rising gas prices, and his accusation that Republicans are “flat-earthers” for not seeing the wisdom in green energy projects like the corrupt and bankrupt Solyndra.
Could it be possible? A pro-family, pro-life, funny and uplifting movie made in Hollywood with professional quality? Really?
On Friday’s show, I invited Brian Imbler – a man with roots here in central Indiana – onto the program to talk about his exciting new project that is in post-production stages in Hollywood. Buzz is just now starting to build for “re-Birthday,” and Brian joined me to discuss what it’s about, why he felt a calling to do this with his life, and the surprising undercurrent of Christian conservatives there in the belly of the Left Coast beast.
Have you paused to consider the reasons the left is giving you to vote for Obama? It’s really a remarkable exercise to step back and think about this. And it’s very revealing. They are saying, “You should vote for Obama because the Republicans are racist.” Or, “You should vote for Obama because the Republicans are sexist and are warring against women.” Or, and this one is just crazy: “You should vote for Obama because the Republicans are wealthy.”
No positive reason to vote for Obama. No accomplishment. No nothing. He ran a campaign against Bush in 2008, and now he’s running a campaign – after four years in office – against Republicans again. And notice that each of those reasons are encouraging division and bitterness and hate between Americans. For all their talk of tolerance and hope and change, this is who they are.
Let me draw your attention towards the particular comments of one of MSNBC’s finest, Al Sharpton. Check out this bit of bitterness-baiting as Sharpton considers the possibility of poor voters in Mississippi choosing Mitt Romney:
That George Stephanopoulos question in the Republican debate months ago that seemed so bizarre at the time now makes perfect sense.When George asked Mitt Romney, seemingly out of the blue, about whether states had the right to ban contraception (and it was weird because, as Romney pointed out, this isn’t an issue – no state, no candidate is advocating this idea), it was the opening volley in what was about to become what the media would term the “Republican war on women.”
We should have known something was up at that precise moment.Many of us wondered how the media would possibly defend such a failed presidency – and now we know.They will attempt to concoct phony issues that are extremely emotional and attention-grabbing.War on Women certainly does that.
Unfortunately, Rush Limbaugh’s critical verbal error on the air only added more fuel to this fire.An unjust and unsubstantiated and unreasonable fire?Of course.Because, as MediaResearchCenter’s Brent Bozell points out, if you’re looking for those bashing women on a regular basis, you don’t look to the right.Actually, all you have to do is look at NBC’s liberal collective:
Great news for all Americans struggling to pay the Obama gas prices: the President has announced a bold, new plan to deal with the crisis.Sure, his policy of spending massive amounts of taxpayer money on green energy boondoggles while limiting or shutting down domestic oil exploration has brought us to this point, but at least he’s getting serious about the problem now that it’s election year.And oh, how serious he is:
I think the American people understand that we don’t have a silver bullet when it comes to gas prices. We’ve been talking about this for 30 years. The only way to stabilize gas prices is to reduce our dependency on fore oil and we just put out a report that over the last year or so, we’ve been able to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by a million barrels. That’s’ significant. In the meantime, cuz I know people are hurting right now and it feels like a tax out of their paychecks, what we’re doing is looking at every single area that can affect gas prices, from bottlenecks that are out there, we’ve set up a task force to look into speculation to make sure people are taking advantage of the situation on the global oil markets," President Obama told WKRC-TV.
So forget the “staycations” this summer and book the cross-country road trip in the family roadster, happy days are here again!After all, these government financed task forces always result in savings and success for the American people – particularly when they are commissioned by this president.
Remember the last task force we experienced.Shortly after taking office, the president tackled our looming deficit crisis head on by appointing a task force.It was called the Simpson-Bowles task force as you might remember.After months of study, the bipartisan committee reported their findings to Obama and advised him on steps he could take immediately to reduce the deficit.Obama promptly ignored their findings and ran up record deficits the likes of which we have never seen before.