Jeffrey Lord on the Culture of Violence, Abortion and Newtown

Jeffrey Lord on the Culture of Violence, Abortion and Newtown

Jeffrey Lord has penned yet another insightful piece on the American Spectator site, in which he correlates the horrific crime in Newtown last week with the assault against innocent human life that became a “Constitutional right” in our country in 1973:

What went on in Newtown, Connecticut this past Friday — what has been going on at intervals for almost four decades in places like Portland, Oregon, Aurora, Colorado, Virginia Tech, and Columbine, Colorado and, sadly, elsewhere in America for some 39 years since January of 1973 is the wholesale discarding of human life like trash.

The perpetuation of a culture of violence in a society that has turned the protection of the most vulnerable — babies — into the unmentionable.

Now, with 20 innocents murdered in Newtown, it is time for someone to say what for millions is the obvious: the abortion movement’s chickens have come home to roost — again.

The author supports his premise with some startling facts regarding mass murder in the USA before and after Roe v. Wade:

From 1863 until 1972 — the last year before Roe v. Wade — in all those 109 years there were 36 mass murder rampages, and that’s before one adds in school shootings of the kind that went on in Newton this last week.
Since 1973, and Roe v. Wade was decided in January of that year, there have been a shocking 54 rampages. Which is to say there have been 54 of these things in the mere 39 years since Roe v. Wade.

And as mentioned that doesn’t count the school massacres in the U.S. Counting Newtown there have been 5. Before 1973 there was one in 1927 Michigan (where the killer used not bullets but dynamite) and another at the University of Texas in 1966. Since 1973 there have been three — Newtown, Columbine, and Virginia Tech.

Which is to say in all of the recorded American history of school massacres from the time records were first kept, until 1973 — there were but two instances of this. Since 1973, in a mere 39 years there have been three.


Lord then goes on to reference President Obama’s speech at the memorial service this past Sunday, reminding readers that the same man who now claims that “these tragedies must end and to end them we must change” is the same man who voted “present” when given the opportunity to vote in favor of providing comfort care to innocent, full-term babies who managed to survive abortions:

Let’s recall that it was Illinois State Senator Obama, when dealing with a state version of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, who voted that it was OK by him if babies who emerged alive from their mother after a failed attempt at abortion should be left to die. Or, as, State Senator Obama described them at the time, “that fetus, or child — however you want to describe it.”

However you want to describe it? Yeah, so much reverence for innocent human life in that statement.

As Lord goes on to observe, all of this focuses attention on a key voting bloc, predicated upon the false notion that conservatives and the GOP are “waging a war on women” without a hint of irony that a good portion of the 55+ million victims of abortion are female:

Quite literally, then- State Senator Obama was face to face with a true story of a living baby being “discarded as trash.” The man who shed tears for the children of Newtown could find none for those babies born alive after failed abortions — and signed on to let them be, quite literally, discarded as trash. These children were disposable.
The Newtown mass murders — and the Obama “we must change” speech have, ironically, forced an unwanted spotlight on a key Obama political ally.

Planned Parenthood.

Not quite sure I fully agree with this next argument, given our corrupt, complicit Obama-slobbering media but I certainly hope Lord is correct in saying:

Taking aim at the NRA and the culture of guns is winding up only in bringing a fierce, quite unintended yet inevitable spotlight to Planned Parenthood and the culture of abortion that so many Americans associate with the large culture of a valueless culture of violence.

Effectively, a startling shift blows in the political winds: Planned Parenthood is becoming the NRA of abortion.

Except for the glaring fact that unlike the NRA, taxpayers are forced to fund Planned Parenthood, whether they agree with abortion or not.

Still, the point is well-taken. There is no glossing over the fact that we’ve become a soulless, depraved culture that has removed God from the public square under the erroneous interpretation of the meaning of separation of church and state; glorified violence and degenerate behavior as evidenced by pop culture, video games and the prevalence of pornography; and as the film Grinding America Down points out, ingested the commie agenda of accepting as normal behaviors and lifestyles that used to be considered out of the mainstream.

In his 7-page piece, which is well worth your time to read in full, Lord also calls attention to a little-known fact about President Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech:

More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of 50 States statutes protecting the rights of unborn children. Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to one and a half million unborn children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will some day pass the Congress, and you and I must never rest until it does. Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.

You may remember that when abortion on demand began, many, and, indeed, I’m sure many of you, warned that the practice would lead to a decline in respect for human life, that the philosophical premises used to justify abortion on demand would ultimately be used to justify other attacks on the sacredness of human life — infanticide or mercy killing. Tragically enough, those warnings proved all too true.

Visit American Spectator to read the whole thing.


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