The battle over America’s culture is heating up and abortion is at the epicenter. The recent election did much to suck the momentum from the Left, leaving its political agenda stalled. In response, they’re acting out with everything from temper tantrums to violence against buildings and personal property, even inflicting bodily harm on those who disagree.
The last few days have been over the top.
The day of President Trump’s inauguration, thugs rioted in parts of Washington, DC. Using chunks of pavement and baseball bats, they smashed windows in a building housing the Bank of America and Starbucks. Their vandalism was misdirected toward big financial supporters of Hillary Clinton. According to OpenSecrets.org the bank coughed up $466,389 to help elect Ms. Clinton and Starbucks dished out $98,581.
Trash bins and newspaper stands were thrown into the streets and burned, as were multiple vehicles; including a limousine whose driver fled for his life. Trump supporters were attacked and bloodied and six officers were injured.
One DC protester, a retired teacher from San Francisco said, “We support the right of everybody in this country, no matter what nationality, what religion, the color of their skin, to be respected as a human being.” You couldn’t tell it by what transpired. Even the non-violent protesters displayed arrogant bigotry against those who didn’t support their presidential choice.
During the recent march celebrating all things women — unless you happen to be a pro-life woman, Americans were stunned by an appalling display from keynote speaker Madonna who some say incited violence.
Madonna spewed anger and outrage with the election saying, “I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything.”
Later on Instagram, Madonna tried to mitigate her outrageous comments by saying she hopes to affect change “with love.” Since when does love have anything to do with blowing up the White House? I find her less than genuine after that hateful, expletive-laden speech.
Imagine if a celebrity had said that while the Obamas resided in the White House. There would have been a universal meltdown by the media, painting her as a domestic terrorist and she would’ve been blackballed by the entertainment industry.
Just when you thought the Left couldn’t sink any lower, Katie Rich of Saturday Night Live fame tweeted that President Trump’s son, Barron, “will be this country’s first home school shooter.” This shocking display of online bullying of children is beneath contempt.
The day after President Trump’s inauguration Scott Koteskey boarded an Alaska Airlines flight from Baltimore to Seattle. Upon taking the window seat of what would be a long flight, the woman next to him demanded to know which side of the political isle he was on. Scott simply said he was in DC to “celebrate democracy.”
The woman went into a tirade, threatening to get drunk and vomit on his lap during the flight. “Don’t talk to me! Don’t look at me! Don’t you dare even put your arm on that rest. You disgust me!” To the delight and applause of those around her, the pilot had her removed from the plane.
Sadly, the presidential election has brought out the worst behavior in some Americans and it doesn’t appear to be abating. It brings back memories four years ago when we rioted and pillaged in response to Mr. Obama’s re-election.
Wait. We didn’t.
I’m not naïve enough to think they’ll look at our example and have a change of heart. On the contrary, we have to “gird our loins” in preparation for more to come — especially with a US Supreme Court nomination.
Shameless Leftist behavior wasn’t invented after the presidential election. During decades of pro-life advocacy I have personally experienced intolerance and witnessed others being treated worse for standing up for unborn babies and religious freedom.
But like you, I’ve seen that the human carnage of abortion has taken an incalculable toll on society. Many of my dear friends continue to grieve the loss of a baby to abortion. The injustice of abortion has been seared into our hearts. So we’re not going to be intimidated into silence.
Thankfully the silent majority has awoken and spoken in spite of President Trump’s penchant for a lack of diplomacy and tainted past. He was elected at a time we desperately need a fearless leader. I am grateful the president has demonstrated the need for you and me to take a firm stand on matters of grave importance to our nation.
Too much is at stake.
And the most critical issue is our basic right to life, for without it there are no other rights.
Be bold. Be strong. Be civil when faced with incivility. But remember that nearly 3,000 babies are killed every day by abortion. It’s absolutely urgent that we do all we can — as effectively and as quickly as we can — to end the killing.
Sincerely for the babies,
President, Life Issues Institute
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