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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.

All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

No Presidential Proclamation after Murder of Army Recruiter

On Sunday, after abortionist George Tiller was murdered, the White House issued this statement from President Obama:

I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.

I completely concur with this statement. It was entirely appropriate for President Obama to issue such a statement.

In addition to issuing this statement, the White House had time to issue a proclamation of June as National Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Pride Month.

No thank you. June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Apparently, what the White House does not have time to speak about is the shooting death of a military recruiter in Arkansas. Is not the death of an American soldier at the hands of an anti-military Muslim convert as worthy of condemnation as the death of an abortionist at the hands of an anarchist?

I noticed liberals are wasting no time in painting the pro-life movement with the broad brush of extremist terrorists:

In another segment on MSNBC with David Schuster later that day, Mr. Hern upped the ante, holding the GOP partly responsible for the killing.

"This was not the action of a single, deranged lone gunman, this was the result of 35 years of anti-abortion terrorism, vigilantism, harassment, intimidation and outright hate speech and rhetoric, which has been exploited by the Republican Party and the radical political right," charged Dr. Hern, who also performs late-term abortions and reportedly has sought the protection of the U.S. Marshals Service. He runs the Boulder Abortion Clinic in Boulder, Colo.

"This is the inevitable outcome of those behaviors ... . These people talk to God and carry guns. The do not respect the American Constitution or American laws or freedom or American society," he said, going on to repeat the line he used earlier that day, verbatim, comparing pro-life Americans to the Taliban.

Neither MSNBC host challenged Dr. Hern's assessment.

Can you imagine the outcry if we tried to brand all Muslims as terrorists? Perhaps that is why President Obama chose to ignore the assassination of the Army recruiter. He is headed off to the Middle East. He might not want to offend Muslim sensibilities by calling attention to the heinous crime committed by a Muslim against a member of the United States Army. This is the same Army of which he is supposed to be Commander in Chief. Of course he did make note that the United States is one of the largest Muslim nations in the world.

“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” Mr. Obama said.

Even though our president cannot find the time to offer outrage and condolences over the murder of Pvt William Long, I ask that you join me in prayer. Let us pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. Let us also pray for the recovery of Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula who was also injured in the attack.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

1 comment:

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Yes, may he rest in peace and may his family be comforted. Obama's silence here is quite telling I would say. I also agree with his statement about Tiller's murder with the exception of his use of the word "outrage." Outrage. Sounds like a reaction that is very personal, something that has touched a very deeply held and cherished belief.
And I would point out to Mr. Obama that regardless of the number of Muslims who live in the U.S. this is decidely NOT a Muslim country (as I know you agree) This is a Christian country. Mr. Obama should read his history.
He just gets scarier and scarier, weirder and weirder.