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Domestic Terrorism…Food for Thought

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Right off the top here, I want to be specific.  This post is not about Islamic Jihad.  I’m strictly talking about terrorism from within our own borders.  This terrorist network lives among us.  They are our neighbors, and we may not even know it.  We often talk, for the past ten years, about the atrocity visited upon our nation when foreign terrorists struck our nation on September 11, 2001.  These people stole nearly 3,000 lives in a one time attack.  The response from our Nation was swift and deliberate.  We have invested hundreds of billions of dollars to combat that evil at its source.  We have sacrificed thousands of brave American lives in the pursuit of justice.  Yet absolutely nothing is done about a form of legal domestic terrorism that murders nearly 1,000 people every single day.  In fact, not only are we not fighting this domestic terrorism, our Federal Government and State Governments are paying for it.  Shoot, they are even prosecuting those who would stand against it.

According to Federal statistics, Planned Parenthood committed over 330,000 abortions last year alone.  That is a rate of nearly 1,000 people a day that are killed in what should be the safety of their mothers womb.  Maybe the numers are too big to grasp, so I’ve decided to break it down in a way most people can understand.

Imagine Sunday afternoon.  The Dallas Cowboys are playing in a packed house.  Their stadium holds 80,000 fans.  Now imagine that stadium filled to capacity more than 3 1/2 times over.  What if a terrorist of foreign origin successfully detonated a bomb that in an instant wiped out all those people?  You see how it eclipses 9/11 by more than 100 times.  Yet we do nothing.

Her in Charlotte, North Carolina, our dismal Carolina Panthers play in Bank of America stadium.  This stadium, if it were ever to be packed, holds about 73,000 fans.  It would take almost 5 capacity crowds slaughtered to equal what Planned Parenthood murders in a single year.

Not a football fan?  Let me break it down in terms of other sports for this to hit home.  Don’t coward out on me…stick with this.  Laker fans, when they go for an NBA game at the Staples center in LA hear this.  That arena only holds a little over 18,000 fans.  That would take nearly 18 full capacity crowds to be executed in order to equal the number of babies that are mutilated each year.

Hockey fan?  My Boston Bruins play at the Fleet Center in Boston.  Capacity there is about the same as the Staples center.  Do you understand the magnitude of this atrocity?

Quit looking at ultrasound images and think of stadiums full of people.  What is being killed isn’t a fuzzy image on a computer screen.  It is a person, created by God.  A person that one day would grow up to be a person in one of those seats.  A person with a job, home, that gives to charity, that loves, that contribuetes to society and the economy, that has family and is deserving of the right to exist just as each person we’ve already looked at.

You and I, as taxpayers are funding the murder that on an annual basis is 100 times worse than 9/11.  We’re doing it every year.  We are doing nothing to stop it.  Call on your local Congressional and Senate leaders to stop funding abortions with yourm oney now!  All it takes for evil men to succeed, is for good men to do nothing.

 

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September 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Nothing Like a 7 Year Old, to Make a 41 Year Old Act Like a 2 Year Old!

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I have the unique honor and pleasure of being able to be home with my 7 year old son during the day this summer.  Part of the summer he was in summer camp enjoying all the benefits of hanging out with other kids, making new friends, playing ball, swimming and the like.  That ended however two weeks ago, and the little guy is hanging with dad since then.  While I cherish these moments that other dads would kill for, there is a part of this beautiful thing that is killing me!  It seems as though, the youthful competition that exists when one is playing basketball, or a board game, or Wii game with your son that tends to bringn out the little boy within me!  I’m not complaining, but, ruther just pointing out the funny parts thats all.

For instance, not since I was 7 myself have I uttered the following phrases, and with such vigor and repetition!—  ‘stinker-butt’, ‘cheater-head’, ‘liar-pants’, ‘wah-wah-wah’, ‘no fair’, ‘no it’s my turn’, and so on.

On the one hand, getting in touch with your inner child is refreshing and let’s face it, downright fun…it is also a bit weird!   Ever think why ‘maturity’ has to abolish childlike fun?  Why is it, when bowling with your buddies, or shooting hoops with the guys, or during a vigorous round of Texas Hold ’em, you can’t shout out at the top of your lungs, “CHEATER BUTT!”???  What if you did?  Why can’t we throw playful tantrums anymore?  What is it about being ‘old’ that strips away our innate right to protest with such vigor?  Maybe the next time you get pulled over by a cop for speeding, try looking out the window at the lawman and simply say, “no fair, you can’t write that ticket”  Or perhaps something like, “using that laser gun is cheating!  My radar only picks up the other thingy’s”  I’m not saying it will work, but darn it, it wure would make for more interesting dinner conversation.

Well, all you stinker-butts out there, have a swell day.

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August 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm