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The hypocrisy of Trump, the GOP, and Evangelicals over Baby Alfie

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The year was 1982 when a baby boy who became known as Baby Doe—because giving the child a name would validate his life—was born in Bloomington, Indiana. The boy was born with two conditions: Down Syndrome and a correctable birth defect that made eating food orally impossible. Instead of having the surgery done, parents accepted the advice of an obstetrician who advised that the parents do nothing and thus allow the boy to die of dehydration or starvation after a few days. According to the doctor, being a Down Syndrome baby meant that the child’s life was not worth living.

“I believe there are things that are worse than having put [such] a child die, and one of them is that it might live.”

Though an older story, Baby Doe is an example of how America is guilty of murdering the innocent for the sake of convenience. Since Roe v. Wade, America has slaughtered over 60 million Baby Does while still in the womb. And while it’s tempting to judge another country for practicing infanticide, we will be equally judged by the ultimate judge for doing the same thing.

And it isn’t changing anytime soon.

Despite the fact that Planned Parenthood is America’s primary provider of baby-killing services, the budget deal passed by Donald Trump and the GOP provides approximately $1 billion to Planned Parenthood to finance the murder of approximately 600,000 unborn Baby Does during the next two years.

Let’s not forget the socialized medicine part of the equation either. The death panels in Great Britain decided to kill Baby Alfie, and under Obamacare, similar attitudes about who is worthy to receive health care are being formed. Despite promises to repeal Obamacare and stop America’s march toward socialized medicine, Trump and the GOP refused to repeal Obamacare, and they continue to look for ways to save it.

As we approach the midterm election, the Gang Of Phonies are resorting to and relying on the make-a-promise/break-a-promise/repeat playbook they always use when they seek votes and money they haven’t earned. And unfortunately, the Fellowship of Pharisees surrounding Trump and supporting the Republicans continue to play along as they exchange G-O-D for G-O-P.

Preaching the gospel of “cheap grace,” these heretics and charlatans continue to proclaim that Trump is God’s anointed as they defend his immoral behavior and boldly declare that he is “the most pro-life president ever.” Meanwhile, Jerry Falwell, Jr. is warning the body of Christ to reject “fake Republicans,” which translated simply means any Republican who refuses to support Trump unconditionally. Tax cuts and a seat at Trump’s table are paramount to pesky trivialities like abortion and infanticide of millions of Baby Does.

I’m often criticized by Trump-humpers and defenders of the lying liars in the GOP for demanding that our political leaders be ethical men and women of integrity. They say that my expectations are too high; that such “perfection” doesn’t exist. In reality, they are simply attempting to rationalize their decision to compromise their convictions and to defend their slothfulness as they perpetuate the binary lesser-of-two-evils lie that is Washington politics.

In the end, America continues doing the same thing over and over, allowing the status quo to continue while babies—born and unborn—are murdered for being the wrong sex, having Down Syndrome, being a burden on the healthcare system, and for simply being a disposable inconvenience to a woman’s “right” to her body.

Baby Alfie, like literally millions of babies before him, is the tragic story of how little we regard God’s greatest gift; the foundation of our existence and our God-given rights . . . LIFE!

While it’s right to be outraged over Alfie’s murder at the hands of doctors and authorities and to demand justice for his death, we need to realize that we are guilty of the same deeds and that we deserve and will likely receive the same judgment.

I leave you with these prophetic-sounding words from Thomas Jefferson as etched in stone at the Jefferson Memorial:

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are a gift of God? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”


Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

 

David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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