Thursday, July 2, 2009

Controlling the Long Arm of the Law

A friend let me borrow Ron Paul's Revolution, and I have been reading through it at lunch. It is a fantastic work, and if you get the chance, it's worth your time to read the 167 page gem.

In Chapter 3 (The Constitution) Dr. Paul is talking about the un-Constitutionality of abortion when he writes this:

Let us remember, though, that the law can do only so much. The law isn't what allowed abortion; abortions were already being done in the 1960s against the law. The courts came along and conformed to the social and moral changes that were taking place in society. Law reflects the morality if the people. Ultimately, law or no law, it is going to be up to us as parents, as clergy, and as citizens-in the way we raise our children, how we interact and talk with our friends and neighbors, and the good example we give-to bring about the changes to our culture toward greater respect for life.

These poignant words are a sorrowful reminder of how low our culture has already debased itself. With our government consumed only with itself, is it any wonder that selfishness and greed are the spotlight character vices of today's world.

Abortion will continue, not only because the law allows it, but because the culture is shamelessly selfish and greedy.

Let this be a call to arms for all of us to reject greed and boldly stand against evil. We must be willing to sacrifice the temporary comforts of this life with a Heavenly perspective.

He is no fool, who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot


jimcoffey62 said...

Christians need to send a message that life is sacred. The most powerful way to do so is to go volunteer to adopt children - especially those in categories that might be considered "unwanted" or at a higher risk for abortion.
It is up to all pro-life Christians to send a strong message that WE are willing to make space in our home, our heart, and ... Read Moreour budget for ALL children.
For those who are not capable of parenting - you can write big checks to help reduce the cost to those who are able to assume the role of parent for a new life.

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