The abortion culture that has bemired the West causes confusion over the very basic right to life that is ostensibly guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, which merely bows to natural law. If such a basic right can be denied to the most innocent and defenseless among us, what other rights can possibly be guaranteed? The Leviathan that government has become continues to grow as it swallows up human liberty and responsibility, replacing them with its requirements for docility and dependence.
What indeed has happened to Americans that they have so readily given up rights that have made their country the very pinnacle of human liberty and the home to those seeking liberty from around the world?
This very question was essentially asked by Phil Robertson, the star of Duck Dynasty – a program that offers an insight into that part of America that still exists in the interstices between New York City and Los Angeles. In what appears to be a sermon, the bearded duck hunter and sincere Christian expresses his take on the ethics of killing children still in utero.
He says in a video, "Listen, from the time you started inside your mother's womb, Thomas Jefferson had it right, you have the God-given right to life for crying out loud. You're this long (pointing to his finger). You're a week old inside your mother. They suck you out of there when you're about like that (point to finger again). You wouldn't be here tonight!”
"And, when you got to be the size of my thumb, they suck you out. You wouldn't be here. Then, you grow a little bigger, like my fist - and finally eight, nine months later you come out.”
"And we debate whether it's a - some woman's right to tear you out of there a piece at a time! C'mon! You have a God-given right to live. And of all places, inside your mother - what in the world happened to us?"
What indeed has happened to us and where is the United States, and the rest of the West, headed? The gaping maws of Leviathan is ushering us in with blandishments of government-subsidized healthcare, food stamps, public (mis)education, and ever-increasing government spending. But it will not be satisfied until we are all safely in its belly.
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