Thursday, January 31, 2019

Foul, Unnatural Murder

Murder most foul, as in the best it is,
But this most foul, strange, and unnatural.
~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet I:V

The passage of New York State's Reproductive Health Act on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade  was met with enthusiastic applause by the New York State Senate. Just imagine, cheers and clapping by government legislators for killing babies. If that doesn't make your blood run cold, nothing will.

In their startlingly rapid lurch to the left, the Democrats have stumbled into "Final Solution" territory. They have fully embraced state-sponsored murder, the favored tactic of brutal dictators down through the ages. Who's next, after the newborns? Will people with Down Syndrome be eradicated "after consulting with a physician"? How about the elderly? Will senior citizens past a certain bureaucratically selected age be deemed too old to continue living?

We can no longer say that can't happen here, in the United States. It's happening every day, and to the most defenseless innocents among us--infants. There is no good end to such evil. I'm reminded of Thomas Jefferson's foreboding notation, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just." Perhaps a quote even more relevant to our time is this from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "We can never forget that everything Hitler did was legal."

The ghoulish celebration that greeted the passage of the "Reproductive Health Act" sadly shows that we can indeed forget--that we have long since forgotten. God is just; we should tremble.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Just Sayin'

Next stop, a national emergency will be declared on Feb. 15 because of the security issues at the southern border. I don't know what the Vegas odds are, but that's where my money is.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Next Move

Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY stated that there was no reason for President Trump--and he is the president, sorry lefties--no reason for him to give the State of the Union speech because "the government is closed because of President Trump."

Really. Since when does "government" equate with "union"? The United States has fifty widely diverse, individual states, comprised of hundreds of millions of citizens who are interested in hearing what the president has to say about our nation's current status. And with all due respect and sympathy to those hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are missing their paychecks, most Americans don't even notice the shutdown. News flash to Schumer and friends: the failure of Congress to negotiate with President Trump, and their hatred of him, does not constitute a reason to muzzle the president, and "government" is not entitled to make that decision for citizens.

I'm looking forward to hearing President Trump's announcement today about the border. It's apparent that Sen. Schumer and Leader Pelosi still haven't figured out who they're dealing with in President Donald Trump, and it should be fun to watch the process unfold.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

American Standoff

There once was a government closure

That caused quite a loss of composure.

Don and Nancy held tight,

For a long, ugly fight,

While citizens tired of both him/her.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Border Fence, Common Sense

My new fence
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down.
~ Robert Frost, Mending Wall

I had a new fence installed across my rear property line today. How timely.

The old fence was rickety, full of dry rot, and starting to lose boards. The neighbor's house on the other side faces onto a main road, in close proximity to a bus stop and tons of traffic. Uncounted people pass within yards of my property each day. Call me crazy, but I like to feel safe in my home. The fence was a large expenditure, but I feel more comfortable now that a secure barrier encloses my little piece of God's earth.

The need for a wall or fence along the southern border is simply my personal situation, writ large. Just as my house is my home, the United States is our national home. So many unknown people attempt to breach its border, just as the many strangers that pass by my home each day might wander into my yard if no fence existed. A border fence will cost some money to build, yes, just as my own fence did. It's worth the cost to protect our country, along with everyone in it. What is so difficult for Democrats to understand?

I'd prefer not to spend money on a fence. I'd much rather be able to see all the way past my yard, my neighbor's yard, and off into the distance. I'd like to be able to welcome any unknown person who stepped into my garden. But the fact is, I would not be safe in that situation. Walls and fences work quite effectively as protective barriers. They have worked since "medieval" times up to this very day. As Frost's classic poem Mending Wall reminds us, "Good fences make good neighbours." There's a current of common sense embedded in this beautiful poem, a timeless message about careful stewardship, keenly relevant for any era.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Unsung Hero

Corporal Ronil Singh with Sam, his K9 partner
Corporal Ronil Singh--the legal immigrant, who followed United States law to earn the right to live here and who served his commuity as a police officer, was shot dead on December 26.

His "alleged" killer was an illegal alien with ties to Mexican gangs who had several drunken driving violations on his record. Yet he had "sanctuary" in California. Yes, I'm ashamed to say that my state protects criminals, even to the disgusting extreme of allowing--and ignoring--the murder of a precious law enforcement officer, husband, and new father.

Not a word is being uttered about this atrocity by the Democrats, who are so dearly fond of citing "the American people" as their highest concern. How terribly inconvenient Cpl. Singh's death is for the left's cherished narrative of welcoming and having compassion for all immigrants, regardless of their legal status. Not so fast, criminally negligent Democrat lawbreakers. Stop to observe what overwhelming evil you have wrought by refusing to enforce the laws you are sworn to uphold.

The murder of Cpl. Singh outlines the difference between legal and illegal immigrants in the starkest shades of darkness and light. Thus the Democrat politicians remain silent, refusing to admit their fatal error. But I cannot ignore it as they do. And for the record, I'll gladly welcome the legal immigrant-dedicated cop into my town any day. As for the illegal alien criminal-murderous gang member, I'd like him very far away--preferably behind a high, thick wall.