Anyone who is a regular reader (god bless you) knows how I feel about this country placing a socialist in power over our military, and as the figurehead for our nation. I make no excuses for my comments, and hold little back as to opinions on policy, and how I feel it will affect us here in Michigan as well as the rest of the nation. Having said that, I hope the nation can survive the onslaught on the constitution which is about to occur.
There is the little thing about FOCA. ever hear of it? It wasn’t completely on my radar up until recently. I suspect if “the one” had lost, it wouldn’t be an issue. FOCA is the Freedom Of Choice Act which appears to be a real possibility with an Obama presidency. During the campaign He has said “The first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do.” From the fight FOCA site:
The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.
- FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial birth abortion, and on all other protections.
- FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.
- FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions.
Amazing thing.. If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I would be an ardent defender of the unborn.. I wouldn’t have thought so. Not that I ever thought abortion is/was OK, but rather because it isn’t a comfortable issue for many to talk about. But now it also presents itself as a constitutional issue as well.
Some things become even more “self evident” over time. And as I look at history, our founding and our relationship with God. We are born with inalienable rights that no MAN or government can take away. The issue as ALWAYS is whether we have a government which can protect those rights as our founders promised us as presented in the bill of rights. The constitution makes no claim of GOVERNMENT’S ability to Give rights, but merely holds that none of man’s laws can subvert NATURAL law, or that which you are born unto.
So a right of LIFE, LIBERTY, and a PURSUIT of such things through the constitution… is protected.
Consider the 10th amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
FOCA challenges this. FOCA is contrary on this point as a matter of law. This is hardly opinion weighted by emotion either. Nothing could be clearer than the 10th amendment, yet here we are… With an election win by folks who “promise” the signing into law of a bill which is on its face contrary to the tenth amendment, are we not seeing the intent to disregard the constitution entirely? The STATES have laws which by passage of this bill into law might be rendered moot?
The US Constitution either stands whole or it falls. it is hardly a flexible thing
To parse the constitution’s value based on the ideology of the current set of elected representatives is anathema to the document itself. The hatred for the protections it has offered us over the years has placed it in jeopardy. Now through the careful manipulation of media, and a strong relativistic push for decades, it all seems… normal.
Oh yes.. we are SO going to be FOCA…