Monday, October 10, 2011

According to Daily Kos, the poor have no right of self determination

Originally posted at the progressive-extreme liberal media site The Daily Kos, and re-posted at a blog called Reality Check, the following statements were made regarding the Mississippi ballot initiative seeking to define a person as a person from conception I wrote about earlier today: this profane headline speaks to the anger generated when any movement even approaching God's standards is proposed:

"Occupy My Uterus. My Ass! Fertilized Eggs Are NOT People!"

You'd almost think that it was Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas's uterus at stake (if he had one).

"Eggs Are NOT People."

"But, time is running out to fight this, and I'm confident The Great Orange can help reverse the cone of silence around Amendment 26. Mississippi has an unemployment rate of 10.3 percent (9th worse in the nation), consistently ranks in the lowest in education, 17.6 percent of Mississippians have no health insurance, and 21.8 percent of its citizens live below the poverty level. Yet, these yahoos think it's important to focus on further degrading women by making it impossible to get an abortion instead of taking real action to improve the living conditions in their state. This is also the state that has the strictest abortion TRAP laws of any state. And, this is the state that has only one remaining abortion clinic, the Jackson Women's Health Organization."

What the progressive extreme liberals are saying is that we need to help the poor by intruding into their lives unasked until and unless they do something that opposes what the progressive elite believes to be right. Then, the poor do not have the right of self-determination. Their right to self-determination suddenly vanishes and evaporates, and people with more money (and by definition, more brains?) will make the decisions for them. In addition, the uneducated, the poor, and the sick by virtue of their being poor, uneducated and sick, do not have the right to prioritize their ballot initiatives. The Liberal elite will do that for them. Finally, simply because the state has high incidences of poverty, uneducated and the sick, it must also mean that there are NO smart, well, and rich people in the state on a par with the progressive elite.

Do you see how unfounded their arguments are? How angry they get? Why do they get so angry? Anger is a work of the flesh (Gal 5:20). Any person not saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christs is a work of the flesh. We're all born that way. We are born sinners, blind, fleshly and following the works of the flesh until and unless we are born again. Then Jesus gives us a new spirit and a new heart. Anger is connected to pride, (Proverbs 21:24) which is the first sin and is a sin at the root of all sins. (Is 14:13-15). Pride is a hindrance to seeking God. Psalms 10:4 says "The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts." Their anger is born from their foolishness, for if they were wise, they would turn away wrath. (Proverbs 29:8).

It's heartbreaking to think that their passion for a cause is so misplaced, but before I was saved I was the same, proud, angry, blind. We can and we should pray for God's will to be done and that His will includes opening the eyes of the blind so they may see His glory, and the glory of Him in children. Children are graciously given to us (Genesis 33:5). The fruit of the womb is not a lifestyle choice to be destroyed for personal convenience. It is His reward. (Psalms 127:3). The anger we see from people opposing abortion restrictions is from that everlasting struggle between pride of life and submission to His gifts and His will. It is the children caught in the struggle though, literally torn apart in the fight.

I pray for the rapture for many reasons. One is so that all the children will be safe. Another is that all of us saved humans will honor God's will with one accord. When that struggle and strife between the flesh and His will is removed, what a gracious gift that will be! Until then, we live among anger and hatred against God, encapsulated in the political football that is called abortion.


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