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Celebrate Life, Not Planned Parenthood

DanPictureTLC20062-768x1024By – Dan Weber

As the United States House and Senate try to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the most ardent promoters of human abortion and apparently (based on recent videos) the reselling of baby parts fresh from the womb, many Americans recoil in disgust. They wonder how we have drifted so far from our nation’s moral roots, from sensibilities of our parents and grandparents, never mind the Founders. They wonder aloud and among ourselves, how did we get here? More: How do we return to a sense of proportion, mutual respect for young life, common purpose in love of humanity? How do we reset the discussion, restore to ourselves as individuals and a nation the warm heart, common appreciation for the gift of life?

Perhaps it is too much to ask. Perhaps we have lost our self-awareness permanently, and there is no way out of the moral thicket into which we have waded. Surely the congressional debate ahead will be a pitched, ugly battle. Win, lose or draw, personal allegations and recriminations will fly, with anti-everyone rhetoric on full display. Still, I wonder if there is not a better way.

If Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court opinion that legalized abortion with complexity and contortion, set our nation on this course, maybe this moment offers the chance again to reevaluate who we are, what we expect of ourselves, individually and as a nation. Perhaps this congressional debate, and the public debate behind it, offers the chance for uncharacteristic introspection. After all, history is never final.

I am reminded of the sentiments that Ronald Reagan once expressed, his love of life, and thus his distress at its loss. Since 1973, more than 58,000,000 children have been aborted, yet even at the outset of this new direction for the nation, Ronald Reagan never attacked those who had made this choice. His was not the prerogative to judge them, and he knew it. Instead, he appealed to our higher angels, and theirs. He noted that only God knows when life begins; we do not. He did not. No Republican does. No Democrat does. He then noted that, because we do not know this deep and timeless truth, we must be cautious; the stakes are after all very high. If we err, and since we are human we have this capacity, we may commit a grave, almost incomprehensible offense. That is why we must err on the side of preserving a human life, not destroying it.

Sounds so simple, and of course life is complex, overlaid with stresses and distractions, counter-veiling practical and financial arguments, many ways to justify dismissing his assessment that the decision is grave, the facts unknowable, the consequences of error grave for a soul and a nation. Yet he was right.

We are morally accountable for who we are. This is why many older Americans, and now many younger Americans, are reexamining this issue. The Planned Parenthood atrocities – and what else can we call them when “intact” babies are pulled from a womb, then die and are sold? – are causing reflection.

The consequences of knowingly choosing to consent or concede the day, and then looking away, are as Reagan reminded us, profound. And profoundly disturbing. So, individually and as a nation, we must not look away. Yet we must know how to forgive and to understand, to explain and recast the discussion as one that helps and lifts those in need, not one that suppresses the truth or lightens its weight by inspiring coldness toward life.

That is why two outcomes are hoped for and are both possible. They should be aggressively pursued at this time, in the present debate over Planned Parenthood. First, America must pause and let Congress know what we care, that we will not allow federal tax dollars to be spent on projects that compromise our morality and sense of what is right. Second, we must take a long look at ourselves in that proverbial mirror. Rather than framing ourselves as against one another, anti-this and anti-that, let us re-frame who we are and how we can reach out to one another, and start celebrating life by being “pro-life” at all turns, not anti-life, anti-abortion, anti-each other, but common celebrants of life, especially young life, since only God knows when we begin, and only we know who we are.

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ROBERT HAUNSCHILD
2 years ago

Does AMAC OR AARP FINANCIALLY SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD?

Patrick Stafford
6 years ago

As a conservative, I respect the right of all individuals to make the choice that is right for them. I will never as a conservative, be so presumptuous as to think I have the right to inflict my beliefs or point of view on others. I personally support planned parenthood and the services it provides and if a woman chooses to have an abortion, it is none of my business and I should nor have a say in the matter. I protect her Constitutional rights whether I agree with her choice or not.

Frank
6 years ago

Patrick, if you support these “services”, what will you not support? You need to see what you are “supporting”.

Charles L.
6 years ago

Isn’t it also interesting that people who support abortion also scream about the “war on women” when half the aborted babies are women, and the people who support abortion also scream about “Black lives matter” when most of the aborted babies are Black.

Kathy
6 years ago

It is a scientific fact that life begins at the moment the sperm unites with the egg,or the moment of creation. All that one single cell needs is oxygen, nutrition, and time to grow. It contains all the DNA that tells if it is a boy or a girl, color of skin, eyes, and hair, intelligence, height, expected weight, even interests, etc. So even if you are not religious, I don’t think that you can deny that this “product of conception” is not a human being. I believe that this single cell is a child of God, and destroying him/her through abortion destroys the image of God.

Al P.
6 years ago

Isn’t it interesting that everyone who favors abortion has already been born? I wonder how many of them would have been in favor of abortion before they were born?

Linda
6 years ago

While I agree with the bulk of Mr Weber’s article, I do take exception to the last sentence: ” . . . only God knows when life life begins and only we know who we are.” I believe God knows who we are. God knows our hearts and we can’t deny what is in our hearts. The videos are quite clear regarding Planned Parenthood daily business. It’s up to PP to prove the videos’ content is false since current employees are shown bartering with businesses who need baby body parts for research, etc. Former employees are interviewed and candidly revealed how they fulfilled orders for specific body parts. If you are not horrified by this testimony, you are in supreme denial. Don’t try to defend PP practices when a disproportionate number of abortions are black babies. And it’s $500 million from the government, not $500 thousand. If this money is not used to fund abortions which is their biggest service, where do they get the money to fund abortions? Now we know. It’s past time for PP to close it’s doors. To say they have lost confidence with the rule of law is the simplest of understatements. Surely no one can condone the murder of innocent children or the subsequent sale of their body parts. Such activity under the guise of providing women with healthcare is barbaric.

Jack
6 years ago
Reply to  Linda

Linda………Well said!! God does know when we begin, God does know who we are, and God knows when we will end. Having said that, I offer something that Jesus said during his time on earth. “those who are not against me are for me”
God’s commandments show where HE stands. Do we stand against HIM or for HIM??? HE said “Thou shalt not kill”
and the inference is that if we do “kill” we stand against him! Now I have been told, by those who are scholars, that the Hebrew word that is translated “kill” would be more appropriately be translated “Murder”. The choice SHOULD be clear………..I certainly not want to stand against HIM…….the end for that is certain

Pauline
6 years ago

I agree with Mr. Weber. Life is a gift from God, let us respect life.

DrJCA1
6 years ago

You all on the far right realize the biggest aborter of fetuses is none other than your god himself. There are millions of spontaneous abortions (miscarriages) all over the world every year. I suppose that’s OK with the religious right because this unprovable entity is the one behind these abortions. I love the way you all condemn the liberals for things and then do exactly the same. Since you’re doing it for “god and country”, that makes it OK. Right?

Pauline
6 years ago
Reply to  DrJCA1

Spontaneous abortions- means spontaneous. No one did anything to make it happen. You are confusing God with those who want to play god.

DrJCA1
6 years ago
Reply to  Pauline

I thought you folks believed that god controls everything that happens in the universe. Is that not correct. Does god have no say in some matters? Enlighten me, please.

Earl
6 years ago
Reply to  DrJCA1

If God controlled everything that happens, there would be no such thing as free speech. No, only dictators and would be dictators try to control everything. God allows people to have free will; even people like you. When you think of controlling everything that happens you are probably thinking of some Marxist dictator; maybe Obama or someone like that.

Sue
6 years ago
Reply to  DrJCA1

I believe that what you are describing in this statement is called Fatalism. We do have the ability to choose whether we obey Him or not otherwise we would all just be robots. Praying for you.

Evelyn
6 years ago
Reply to  Pauline

Very well said, Pauline. God is sovereign. That doesn’t mean that we will always understand his ways.

Clifford E. Baker
6 years ago
Reply to  DrJCA1

Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with parenting. It is an organization that is using women as factories for the production of fetal parts for sale. Women are just a source for them. This is an organization that the Democrats support and Hillary Clinton supports. This is a great evil coming from the left and everyone, even the Democrats, should consider this, especially the Senate.

Nancy
6 years ago

I have personally heard Planned Parenthood representatives in the classroom tell students ‘its ok to have multiple partners, what ever you are comfortable with, that’s ok’ It is this type of thinking that allows PP to
continue to create the supply of parts they need for inventory, what a ghastly thought. The instruction PP gives to young people is not about planed parenthood; it is about lifestyles that serve only themselves (the young people) with no thought for consequences they will face in the wake of having an abortion, or consequences for the lives they may be responsible for creating and then destroying. We need to Wake Up!!!! Until we are willing to stand up and say this is wrong thinking, we are just as guilty as those who say its ok. I pray that we will have the courage to take a stand for what is right in our voting and in our conversations with those around us. People don’t often want to hear the truth about their own lives, but it is only the truth that will allow them to live lives that are pleasing to God and to receive his blessings on their lives. Those of us who know the truth have an awesome responsibility in these times to speak it even when it is unpopular. God is on the side of truth always.

Frank
6 years ago

Well said Clifford.

John
6 years ago
Reply to  DrJCA1

DRJCA1. Spontanious abortions occur mainly because something is not right with the pregnancy – disease – injury – bad genetics, etc. Probably not caused by God, but by other factors such as environment and/or nutrition, drugs.
Regards,

Robert Haunschild
2 years ago
Reply to  DrJCA1

Faith hope encouraging others is very important.So is verifying so obdure ignorance does not mask what is really going on.When you park your car in the garage is your car now part of the garage’?No gather the third graders.A woman can choose what to do with her knee ,. Elbow , left ear as those are body parts.NEWS FLASH!!A baby is NOT part of a woman’s body it is a temp.visitor normally about 9 months.Proponets of this slaughter may think Hitler. , Stalin were on the right track with their mass slaughter programs.Every knee shall Bow!!!Bob Haunschild Caldwell Id.

camille brown
6 years ago

I was happy to locate Amac, an alternative to Aarp, its wonderful to have a choice, speaking of which the greatest endangered species in the world, does nothave, the unborn child. May God help us as they continue to murder them, and our commander n chief supports this. What a monster this country has become

Charles L.
6 years ago

To the lady named Corrine who refers to all the other things PP takes care of, consider this, there are hundreds of facilities that help women and try to offer more than just abortion as the only solution. Many of these groups are religious. But they don’t receive help or support from the government. If any thing, they are taxed, restricted, marginalized and possibly even shut down by this administration. But the Obama friendly PP organization gets all the support, because one watches the other’s back. Isn’t it odd that the Liberals defend PP because 90%, they say, of their work is good and we should overlook the 10% that is abortions. Yet, they are willing to give the boot, in their revisionist zeal, to Washington and Jefferson, because they ignore their 90% of accomplishments and focus on their slave holdings. But as I have mentioned before, the real slave holders are Progressive nuts like Sanger, and her admirers of today, who are more dangerous than anything GW and TJ did 200 years ago. It is a shame that tax-payers who don’t believe in this nonsense are forced to pony up funds anyway. It is much like the situation where Obama skirts his presidential duties to fly off to a fundraiser to help elect someone I don’t want or can’t vote for, to a Democratic office, all while using tax-payer funded expenses to fly Air Force One and utilize the extra security. When Obama was elected he was supposed to serve all the people, not just the Dems.
This current WH is not about humanitarian goals or solutions to social issues. They are all about government control of Healthcare with ObamaCare, Reproductive rights with PP, Education with the teacher’s unions, Consumerism with Green Initiative and De-Growth environmental programs, Gun Control, Open Borders to create undocumented Democrats… you name it.

Gray Jones
6 years ago

IMHO, I’d like to suggest we are spiritual beings living in a body we created. Planned Parenthood is saying “you can’t have” and profits from that creation…Semper Fi Nam 66-67

Ally gilles
6 years ago
Reply to  Gray Jones

People the only rights we have are those G-D gave us, we are born with a dual personality, and are given a lifetime to emulate our creator in righteous living. We will all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, some to life and some to everlasting

Charles L.
6 years ago

The gentleman named Larry mentioned the Nazi genocide menace. Several years before the Nazis were practicing Eugenics, it was practiced by Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. In her day, the early 20th century, the Progressive wing of the Democratic Party was involved in Eugenics as a means of controlling and limiting the perpetuation of the minority groups, primarily the African-Americans. Just as the party that claims to be the champions of Black Americans and other minorities and the party that supposedly owns the issues of civil rights and equality, the Democrats were in reality the party of the Confederacy and its controversial flag, the KKK, which was a popular speaking venue for Sanger, and the foremost obstructionists to the early civil rights legislation. It was the party of Woodrow Wilson, (an advocate of Sanger, and a fan of the novel “The Klansman”, the forerunner to “Birth of a Nation”), Orval Faubus, George Wallace, Al Gore Senior, Robert Byrd, and other civil rights obstructionists. Margaret Sanger, while advocating early birth control measures, in particular for minorities (why are Planned Parenthood facilities always located in minority neighborhoods?), had a pet program called the “Negro Project”. The blind followers of the Democratic Party (and its vocal and influential leaders), which include minority voters, should be asking those leaders and Democratic Presidential and Congressional candidates where they stand on the true vision of the Democratic Party. They should ask the question, just how are you really helping us? And why do you try to hide these historic aspects of the Democratic Party?

charles s
6 years ago
Reply to  Charles L.

Right on Larry L and all you that have made intelligent and thoughtful comments. I think that democrats are going to bring about the destruction of the world!!

Rich
6 years ago

The vile campaign against Planned Parenthood is totally misplaced. Ask someone in the medical community about all the deformed babies born by mothers addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Do you support this also?

Earl
6 years ago
Reply to  Rich

Rich: Most of them would not be getting pregnant if it wasn’t so easy to get an abortion or get extra food stamps and other welfare benefits as a reward for getting pregnant outside of marriage. The more incentives for this sort of behavior, the more of it will take place. There is too little incentive to use contraception, so why bother with it. I raised a grandson born to an alcoholic daughter, and I would not take a million dollars for him. This vile practice of government sponsored murder of children needs to be stopped, and it needs to be stopped now.

Andi
6 years ago
Reply to  Rich

Perhaps the vile is misplaced. That deformed baby should be sentenced to death for the crime of drug addiction (of her mother). Besides, the baby is deformed, not perfect, and thus, not human, right? If not human, why not snuff it out of OUR convenience.
Why not redirect this deadly vile to the cause, not the result– the drug addiction. That baby is still a human being protected by a constitutional right to life. Drug addiction, deformity, handicap, etc. doesn’t make the child less worth protecting BECAUSE she is equally human.
Are you completely ignorant of Planned Barrenhood? The racist eugenics founding principles are still guiding the institution today. But the vile is misplaced against PP? Just how much vile would be appropriate against the iconic leading institution profiting from the killing of preborn children in America, funded by half a million of our tax dollars every year?

Ally gilles
6 years ago
Reply to  Rich

Im so sorry you would even ask this question. All of life is of value to G-D who gives it. We can recognize that we are held accountable for taking the life of another. ” a hero, is one who abandons caution, for the sake of saving a life worthy or otherwise. yeshua, said in the Brit chadashah, ( Jesus, in the New Testament ) there is no greater love than a man who would give up his own life to save another (paraphrased) . In the first book of the bible and in chapter one verse 25 of Genesis it says G-D made the beast of the earth after their kind. Verse 26 says man was made in the image of the creator, nowhere said of anything created that was created. Because God is creator, of all life we know our very breath comes from him. He is the author of life and we will give an account, for everything we did and every word we speak, To be based on HIS morale compass, principles and laws. Some of us know this as TORAH. From which every law is derived and judged by its standard to hold men accountable. First five books of the bible . G-D lifting up his hand in the heavenlies and swearing by No greater name than HIS own and saying I will honor my word above my name. Israel came under judgement because of offering of children to the heathen god molech. They placed their living babies in the burning altars of these demon gods. Today, we do the same, for the gods of feminism, careers, inconvience, etc while believing the lie that it’s their body and they can do what they want. They can for a little while but the blood is on their hands and they will be held accountable. The ugly things men and women do to their own children and to others will be addressed. As for sickness and disease the malformed etc, that is the work of the one who is called the beast in revelation as he uses man to destroy life. The bible says he came to kill, steal, and destroy. Proverbs 30, 8. Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate, open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and the needy. Jeremiah 22: 17 but your eye and your heart are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, and on shedding innocent blood and on practicing evil. (Paraphrased). Read proverbs 24 : 11 – 12 , what excuse will you give when he asks of you why didn’t you get involved and defend them? Man and beast were created on the same day, we are not to think and act in the manner of the beast and his own kind, but think and act after the manner of G-D, From whom all live comes, and no matter what your fellow human being does and what you think is right or wrong, G-D didn’gives us the right to destroy what He created. Regardless of your sentiments. Be careful, stand for truth and you will have light in the darkness.

Susan
6 years ago
Reply to  Ally gilles

Ally, thanks for sharing scripture and your stand. I totally agree with you.
Abortion is murder. G-d gave us rights to rule the beasts and we are to
protect even them. We have no right to murder. It is forbidden in the
Ten Commandments. Can’t get much clearer than that. I need to find
my voice, support pregnancy help organizations and pray for our nation.

Ruckweiler
6 years ago
Reply to  Rich

Rich:
If your ethos prevailed then Helen Keller, Charles Steinmetz, and many others “afflicted” would be killed for whose convenience? Sad that your solution parrots Margaret Sanger’s ideas about “human weeds”. Pray for your soul.

Frances Porter
6 years ago
Reply to  Ruckweiler

Planned parenthood-sounds like they will help you in planning to start a family. Not only do they plan a murder-but now dispose of “evidence”-the poor baby. It is not a fetus! Do you ever hear an expectant mother SAY-I AM HAVING A FETUS! MAY GOD FORGIVE P.P. AND ALL IT’S ADVOCATES

Larry
6 years ago

America turned its collective back on the genocide perpetrated by the Nazi menace. So I suppose that makes it easier for America to turn it’s collective back on the genocide perpetrated by SCOTUS menace.

Cals
6 years ago
Reply to  Larry

America turned it’s back on Nazi genocide? That is not only untrue; it is a statement born of ignorance. Did you live in 1941-5? Were you in the armed Amer. troops who found the victims of the Nazi genocide and were sickened with shock & disgust? I grew up during those vicious & sorrowful years, and I assure you no sane American would have even thought of turning his back on that crime of crimes!

DrJCA1
6 years ago

The problem with believing anything on the internet or the news is that anyone can create videos or pictures that are totally made up. I’m not a big fan of either abortions, PP, or bible-thumpers, but I also don’t want to castigate or ruin anything based on the dung heap that is know as the internet, where all you see is the absolute 100% truth. Right?
The American taxpayer should not fund anything that is private – PP, churches, businesses that lost money, people who have kids or buy houses, non-profits, and on and on. The free money grab bag is why we’re 18 trillion in the hole.

Christopher J Rankin
6 years ago

Should AMAC or any other organization show any support for Planned Parenthood or any other organization that defends, condones or promotes abortion, I will have to take my leave of that organization. Shutting down the government is no threat and should be pursued in our efforts to stop this vile practice. Half the government should be shut down permanently, anyway. I believe there is a special place in Hell for those who perpetuate this practice including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton… The only part of government that I have any use for at this time is still the Department of Defense, the real reason for government, but Mr. Obama is INTENTIONALLY doing his best to destroy that.

Eugene r
6 years ago

As far as government support for healthcare is concerned, why does planned parenthood need to exist? I though that that great law called “obama care” was supposed to cover all the poor and needy souls with health insurance! Just another in a long series of lies by BIG GOVERNMENT. Taxpayer money should not be used to cover elective procedures, which should cover abortions except in case of mothers life , rape and incest. Abortion is not a substitute for prophylaxis.

NaturallyCurlie
6 years ago

Corrine has got it right. AMAC, Carly F et al have been spreading half truths and outrageous lies to advance an agenda
to put our country back when women had to resort to back street procedures risking their life. This tactic is called propaganda and it basically continually spews half truths coupled with outright lies and if they say it often enough the masses who don’t bother to seek the truth but take the simplest way out just believe what they are constantly told and the lie becomes reality to them. People, take the time to research. It’s so easy today with the internet. It’s right at your fingertips. Get the actual facts and you will see despite the heart wrenching performance by Carly F the other night it’s just that – a performance worthy of an acting award what she said is simply not true. This is not the sign of a person worthy of being President of the United States. If Carly didn’t know the facts that’s embarassing. If she did she lied. Either way, not a good thing in a leader. I implore you to look it up and you will see that all the blahblahblah about ripping unborn babies out of the womb and dismembering them etc. is simply not true. Don’t allow yourself to be misled by half truths and propaganda. Take the opportunity to find the truth and act accordingly. Don’t let these sleazy politicians with their adgenda to bring women back to the dark ages take away our right to choose. Please take the time to find the actual truth. Planned Parenthood is a viable organization dedicated to helping women live a better healthy life provinging assistance where and when no other organization has the drive or ability to do so. Defunding will set women’s health back to an unacceptable place where women will suffer needlessly and for no reason except lies lies lies.

Rik
6 years ago

Doesn’t “pregnant” mean with child, to abort the pregnancy means to stop or kill it … sounds like murder to me!

Pat
6 years ago

As far as PP, have you done your research on the founder, Margaret Sanger and what her AGENDA was? PP is not concerned about women’s health…they do very few Mammogram’s, etc. There are more than enough so-called Women’s clinics that people don’t need to patronize an abortion clinic for their health, so don’t give me that BS! Also, why should I, as an American taxpayer, be forced to subsidize the murder of and unborn child? Please don’t allow yourself to be misled by half-truths and propaganda by the MSM.

Cynthia
6 years ago

Sounds like you’ve been properly brainwashed. Don’t kid yourself Planned Parenthood was place in “the hood” to keep the black population down and it makes a profit doing it by selling the body parts. Wake up! There is a lot of evil in this world and murdering and selling unborn babies is evil.

Dick Barnes
6 years ago

You are , at best , unbelievably mised

Pat
6 years ago

Naturallycurly, I omitted some truths/facts on my last comment. Please read below:

First, as the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters noted, Planned Parenthood doesn’t offer mammograms. “Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Liz Clark confirmed … [that] the organization does not provide mammograms at any of its health centers,” reported PolitiFact Georgia in August.

Nor is this a recent development. It’s not just beauty pageant contestants who are confused about what Planned Parenthood does: President Barack Obama said in one of the 2012 presidential debates that “millions of women all across the country … rely on Planned Parenthood … for mammograms.” When FactCheck.org looked into Obama’s claim, it reported that “Planned Parenthood health centers do not offer mammography.”

So much for being worthy of being President of the United States!

Andi
6 years ago

Naturallycurlie, did your write, “PP is a viable organization” and in the next sentence write, “defunding will set women’s health back”? If it is viable, it doesn’t need the half million in tax dollars. If it is committed to women’s health, it would continue in the business of killing half its patients through abortion. Remember, half of those killed are women too. The other patient left alive is damaged physically and emotionally.

I’m insulted when I hear “women’s health” as a euphemism for killing babies in utero. How does killing my baby in my uterus contribute to my health?

As for the dark ages when we women had to resort to a back alley butcher to kill the baby we were carrying, what happened to those butchers once abortion was made legal? The same people continued to do the same procedures from their MEDICAL OFFICES. I have done the research at the courthouse records office. Those “back-alley butchers” were in almost every case an unethical medical doctor moonlighting. They couldn’t pass up the cash under the operating table from those desperate women. So let’s just put to rest the lies and agenda driven mythology of the “back-alley abortions”.

Frank
6 years ago

Naturallycurlie, when you support an activity you get more of it. I implore you to see an abortion, then tell me it’s
“health care”, or an important part of “women’s services”. I want to defund PP entirely, other than that, I have no strong feelings on the matter.

Mike
6 years ago

Gods gift to the world is salvation and children. How could anyone even imagine doing such a thing.

Pat
6 years ago
Reply to  Mike

It’s unbelievable that we call ourselves civilized when we allow this atrocity against defenseless human lives!

Elaine K.
6 years ago

It’s THE PRESIDENT who says he will shut down the government over P.P. funding. Republicans are not voting to shut it down! They are voting not to give $500,000,000 to a PRIVATE enterprise. There are plenty of other groups that provide women’s health services and, yes, even abortions to poor women! Why is P.P. entitled to our money?

DrJCA1
6 years ago
Reply to  Elaine K.

For the same reason religious groups and institutions are “entitled” to government money. No one in DC has the spine to dump every one of these money-sucking groups. Very few anything or anyone should get a dime from the other taxpayers, including churches and so-called “non-profit” organizations. Each side, left and right, has their favorite “give-me-other-people’s-money” causes. BS. No one should get my money unless I voluntarily give it to them.

Earl
6 years ago
Reply to  DrJCA1

I think churches get their money from their congregations, or from businesses which they own. Most of them do a lot of charity work. Otherwise they wouldn’t be non-profit. What if you voluntarily give 10 dollars to someone like a church or a satanic cult, and the government comes along and taxes away nine dollars of it, claiming that it belongs to them in the first place? I know you are not about to do that, of course, but would that make you happy?

Gene T. K.
6 years ago
Reply to  Elaine K.

That is 100% right, Elaine K. well put.

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