September 2, 2008

Grandpa Isn’t One of Us -- An Open Letter to Fellow Pro-Lifers

Dear fellow pro-lifers:

You’re a bunch of dingbats. And I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Election after election, you support the same old candidates, who make the same old promises—yet unborn babies continue being murdered.

And don’t tell me to be patient. Don’t tell me that I just need to keep voting Republican, that they’re eventually going to appoint enough pro-life justices to overturn Roe v. Wade. History tells us that this is very unlikely. Despite all his pro-life rhetoric, Ronald Reagan appointed two pro-abortion judges to the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy. And George H.W. Bush, another reputed pro-lifer, appointed the pro-abortion David Souter. As far as W’s appointees go—well, they’ve yet to be tested.

When will you guys get it? You’ve been lied to. You’ve been used. Yes, the Democrats are a bunch of baby-killers, but your beloved Republicans aren’t much better.

And now you’re rallying behind John McCain?

Don’t you know that McCain voted to confirm the pro-abortion Ruth Bader Ginsberg in 1993 and the pro-abortion Stephen Breyer in 1994.

Don’t you know that McCain told the San Francisco Chronicle on August 20, 1999 that he was against overturning Roe v. Wade?

Don’t you know that he supports stem cell research?

Don’t you know that he has voted to fund Planned Parenthood?

Don’t you realize that John McCain is using you? Yes, he’s using you, just like Republicans have been doing for the past thirty years.

As Chuck Baldwin, the presidential candidate for the Constitution Party, asks, if McCain is really pro-life, then why didn’t he support Ron Paul’s Sanctity of Life Act? Why didn’t he introduce a companion bill in the Senate?

Paul’s Sanctity of Life Act would have removed abortion from the jurisdiction of the federal courts, including the Supreme Court. And yes, Congress can do this, per Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution. Although this act itself would not have banned abortion, it would have sent the issue back to the states. As a result, states, for the first time since Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973, would have been given the power to enact laws limiting or outlawing abortion. In other words, the act could have saved the lives of many unborn babies.

Yet McCain didn’t support the measure. Nor did most other Republicans. Kind of makes you wonder what their real intentions are, doesn’t it?

So fellow right to lifers, what am I telling you to do? To vote for Barack Obama? Certainly not. He’s an even bigger baby-killer than McCain. At least Grandpa sometimes votes against the abortion lobby.

What I’m telling you is that if you truly want to end abortion, then there’s no point in voting for John McCain. If you really want to end abortion, then it makes much more sense to vote for someone like Chuck Baldwin.

No, Baldwin doesn’t have a realistic shot at winning. But so what? That’s not why you should vote for him. Rather, you should vote for him because doing so would send a message to the GOP. It would send the message that you finally see through their lies, that you’re serious about defending the unborn, and that, if they ever again want to win another election, they need to start keeping their promises.

Anyway, the choice is yours.

Your exasperated colaborer,

Don Emmerich Jr.

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