Rush Limbaugh's Open Letter to President Obama
If you're not listening to Big Talk Radio, you missed this incredible "letter" to the President. Give it a listen.
"He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world." Benjamin Franklin
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Chris Smith (R.-N.J.), co-chairman of the House Pro-Life Caucus, told CNSNews.com in a video interview at Friday’s 37th annual March for Life that American need to pray for President Barack Obama because he is “obsessed” with promoting abortion.Rep. Smith's quote is kind of a "good news, bad news" situation. Obviously, it's appalling the president is very pro-abortion as are so many in his administration. On the other hand, it's wonderful to hear a United States Representative publicly promote prayer and fasting as a means of fighting this cultural war. Major kudos to him and any others in congress who may think along those lines.
When CNSNews.com asked Smith what pro-life Americans could do to fight for the rights of the unborn, he said: “I think we need to pray. We need to fast. We need to pray for Obama. He is so obsessed with promoting abortion. All of his picks for secretary, under-secretary, assistant-secretary--all the gate-keepers in government--are now litmus-tested pro-abortionists, many of whom come right out of the abortion-rights movement. And these movement abortionists are trying to use everything when we know it, or sometimes when we don’t know it, behind the scenes, to promote this agenda. So this is an aggressive pro-abortion administration.”
Since the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, more than 50,000,000 abortions have been executed in this country. This estimated number, originally calculated by Heritage House in 2007, starts from statistics generated by the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI, which is Planned Parenthood’s Research Affiliate) and adds on AGI’s 3 percent estimate of the number of unreported abortions as a percentage of the total number of reported abortions each year.
After the 1973 Roe decision, the yearly rate of abortion rapidly climbed above the 1,000,000 mark by 1975, stabilized above 1,600,000 per year during the 1980s, and then declined somewhat to recent yearly rates above 1,200,000 per year. Over the 37 years since 1973, the average yearly rate of abortions has been about 1,350,000 per year. That’s roughly 26,000 per week. If abortions were executed at a constant pace throughout a six-day, 48-hour work week (they aren’t, but we’re just calculating averages here), the above weekly rate of 26,000 abortions is roughly equivalent to 540 per hour, 9 per minute ... or about one abortion every seven seconds.
That rate will almost surely increase. Why? Although supporters of the legal right to abortion (who would prefer to talk about “reproductive rights” in order to conflate abortion with the right to reproduce) claim that they want abortions to be “safe, legal, and rare,” in recent years, Planned Parenthood, the largest U.S. abortion provider, has been significantly increasing its capacity by opening very large abortion facilities at several new locations throughout the nation. Indeed, the business of providing abortions must be a highly profitable, “growth” industry (see "A New Pro-life Documentary: 'Blood Money'"). Furthermore, if abortion coverage becomes part of the pending federal healthcare bill and the bill passes . . . the yearly rate of abortions can only go up.
While Planned Parenthood’s innocuous-sounding name seems to suggest wholesome thoughts about the loving care of parents for their children, the stark reality is that Planned Parenthood’s primary income-generating service is abortion, which involves killing the parents’ offspring.
“It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…That’s the world! On which hope sits!”White folks' greed? Puhleeeese!!!
Many years ago, I had a crazy-brilliant creative partner named Blain Johnsen. Lives in Woodstock, NY, now. We’re still friends. We were a very tight-knit team. Sometimes when were were on the road and eating at great restaurants — this was in the days of outrageous expense accounts — when it was time to order Johnsen would tell the waiter, “Surprise me.” He wouldn’t give a hint about his tastes, wouldn’t answer any questions. Just “Surprise me.” I’ve done that a few times myself, and it’s really fun. The waiters love it too.
Well, sometime last year I realized something: I’ll trust a waiter to surprise me, with a full expectation that it’s going to be a great experience, but I wasn’t trusting God to surprise me. I’d be real specific about what I’d pray for, as if there was reason to be suspicious of anything outside the realm of what I could imagine I needed. So finally I started saying, sometimes, to God, “Surprise me. I’ll let You decide what You think’s good today.” And surprise me He has. It’s been one astonishment after another. You’re one of them. At a time when I really needed a kindred spirit and a challenging intellect in my life, in you dropped out of the blue — such a completely unexpected person and in such an unexpected way. A wonderful surprise I could never have designed.
The specifics I would ask God for are so dull and uncreative compared to His surprises. This is fun. I’m grateful. Thank you.
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eco (eco anything...although I do like the term "eco-freak")