Category Archives: War & Conquest

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Delivers Blow to Big Abortion, Requires Abortion Clinics Meet Basic Safety Standards

Recently, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Louisiana law that “requires abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards.” Specifically, the law requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

This is a victory for the lives of unborn babies, and it is a great encouragement to see a federal appeals court supporting common sense regulations put in place to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of women.

Abortion groups and clinics, like Hope Medical Group for Women (also known as “June Medical”), argued that the law was unduly restrictive and would place a burden on women seeking abortions. However, in its opinion, the 5th Circuit held that “[i]nstead of demonstrating an undue burden on a large fraction of women, June Medical at most shows an insubstantial burden on a small fraction of women.” Furthermore, the court stated that “the statute imposes an undue burden on 0% of women” who might seek abortions at the abortion clinic.

The abortion industry, on the other hand, once again has proven that rather than truly “caring about both [the] physical and emotional needs” of women, it cares about money—money that comes from coercing women into aborting their child. Rather than supporting regulations that protect women, abortion clinics like June Medical spend their time and money fighting to be unregulated and unaccountable, which then allows them to make the biggest profit.

In fact, abortion mills are so anti-woman and anti-life that on the bottom of their website they protest providing a link (required by law) that informs women of the alternatives to abortion, such as adoption, and provides women the opportunity to learn about their babies’ development in the womb and current stage of growth (something the abortion industry never wants women to find out about).

This case is a perfect example of how anti-life and pro-profit the abortion industry is. Why else would a clinic fight a safety requirement that provides protection for the health and safety of women?

This victory is an example of why we keep fighting every day for women and for babies. Join us in that fight, and let women know that we care about their safety, we care about their lives, and we care about the precious little babies that they carry.

Original article: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Delivers Blow to Big Abortion, Requires Abortion Clinics Meet Basic Safety Standards

The heinous abortion industry has never been about women’s rights.

It is about money and destroying the living consequences of some people’s bad decisions.

The spirit behind abortion is the same spirit behind the brutality of slavery and the Holocaust: one set of people trying to convince a second set of people that a third set of people are not, in fact, people and may be “disposed of” on a whim.


Anti-Israel U.N. Passes Resolution to Give “Palestine” An Illegitimate Seat of Power at the International Table

The anti-Israel U.N. is at it again, siding with Palestinian demands, undermining the U.S., and undercutting the peace process in the Middle East.

Despite its continued violent attacks and threats against our ally Israel, the United Nations just voted to further empower the terrorist-funding Palestinian Authority’s quest for illegitimate power.

In another move unlikely to endear the Trump administration to the United Nations, the General Assembly has endorsed, by an overwhelming margin, an “enabling” resolution giving the Palestinian observer mission powers of a member-state, albeit for a limited amount of time.

The Egypt-sponsored resolution, designed to facilitate the Palestinian mission’s presidency next year of the biggest bloc of developing nations at the U.N. – the G77 and China – passed on Tuesday with 146 votes to three, with 15 countries abstaining.

It gives the “state of Palestine,” acting on behalf of the G77 and China, the right to introduce and make statements, submit and co-sponsor proposals and amendments, and raise procedural motions, among others.

The “no” votes came from the United States – which urged all delegations to oppose the measure – joined by Israel and Australia.

This dubious move by the U.N. gives the Palestine Authority power over things it has no rights or claim to, and will help it further its anti-Israel agenda within the international community.

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley released an official statement in response to the resolution, reiterating the U.S. non-recognition of Palestinian statehood, and its ineligibility to be admitted as a U.N. member-state.

Today, the United States voted against a UN General Assembly resolution granting the Palestinians privileges at the United Nations as chair of the “Group of 77” – a coalition of developing Member States at the UN. The United States does not recognize a Palestinian state, notes that‎ no such state has been admitted as a UN Member State, and does not believe that the Palestinians are eligible to be admitted as a UN Member State. The U.S. strongly opposes the Palestinian election as Chair of the G77, as well as the so-called enabling resolution in the UN General Assembly.

“The Palestinians are not a UN Member State or any state at all. The United States will continually point that out in our remarks at UN events led by the Palestinians. Today’s UN mistake undermines the prospects for peace by encouraging the illusion held by some Palestinian leaders that they can advance their goals without direct peace negotiations. In fact, today’s vote does nothing to help the Palestinian people,” said Ambassador Haley.

We’ve told you how the U.N. continues to attack Israel, despite a history of violent attacks against Israel by Palestinian terrorists. The U.N. turns a blind eye to the shameful, unprovoked violence committed by Palestinian Authority-paid terrorist but continues to single out only Israel and falsely accuse it of human rights violations.

The U.N. even created a slush fund with as much as $65 MILLION DOLLARS to support the Palestinian Authority (PA) – an organization that continues to incite and pay terrorists – to wage lawfare against Israel.

This supposedly neutral international body has once again chosen to falsely accuse the only truly democratic nation in the Middle East and empower a non-existent state that financially supports those who fire rockets at Israel and put innocent children in mortal danger.

The U.N. continues to show its anti-Semitic colors. The international community must stop empowering and endorsing any group that uses terror and violence against a recognized member state. The ACLJ will continue to monitor the situation and will fervently defend our ally Israel.

Original article: UN Meddling

Harry Truman: Freedom’s Religious Roots, Morality and the Law, and Making the Case for the War in Korea – 3 April 1951

The essential mission of the church is to teach the moral law. We look to our churches, above all other agencies, to teach us the highest moral standards of right and wrong. We rely on the churches particularly to instill into our young people those moral ideals which are the basis of our free institutions.

This great Republic is founded on a firm foundation based on those very principles-the Constitution of the United States.

Religion is not an easy thing. It is not simply a comfort to those in trouble or a means of escaping from present difficulties, as some people today would have us believe.

Religion is not a negative thing. It is not merely a series of prohibitions against certain actions because they are wicked.

Our religion includes these elements. But it also includes much more. It is a positive force that impels us to affirmative action. We are under divine orders—not only to refrain from doing evil, but also to do good and to make this world a better place in which to live.

Every one of us should measure the actions of his daily life against this moral code which our religion gives us. Every one of us, according to the strength and wisdom God gives to him, should try his best every day to live up to these religious teachings.

More than this, religion should establish moral standards for the conduct of our whole Nation, at home and abroad. We should judge our achievements, as a nation, in the scales of right and wrong.

The democracy we cherish and our free institutions depend upon the observance of the moral code—in private life and also in public life. Selfishness and greed can tear this Nation apart, just as they have torn apart other great nations in the past. Our only defense against them is to follow those moral principles which have been handed down to us by our forefathers and which are enshrined today in churches such as this one.

We talk a lot these days about freedom-freedom for the individual and freedom among nations. Freedom for the human soul is, indeed, the most important principle of our civilization. We must always remember, however, that the freedom we are talking about is freedom based upon moral principles. Without a firm moral foundation, freedom degenerates quickly into selfishness and license. Unless men exercise their freedom in a just and honest way, within moral restraints, a free society can degenerate into anarchy. Then there will be freedom only for the rapacious and those who are stronger and more unscrupulous than the rank and file of the people.

If we neglect these troths, our whole society suffers.

This is readily apparent in the case of some of the evils that continually confront us. For example, when organized crime and vice run loose and are accepted and patronized by the people, they threaten our free institutions and debase our national life. These evils are clearly moral issues and our religious beliefs command us to fight against them.

It is not so readily apparent that moral issues are involved in some of the other evils we have been fighting against in this country. But it is nevertheless true that the evils of the sweatshop and the slum, the evils of needless disease and poverty, and the evils of social injustice are, at the bottom, moral issues. Such conditions arise because men have neglected the moral law. They arise because men do not actually live up to the religious principles they profess to believe in.

When we move to correct these evils, through our personal conduct, through community action, or through the Government, we are responding to the divine command-to the Golden Rule—which requires us to do unto others as we would be done by.

Of course, this is a struggle that is never finally won. There are many injustices in our country that need correction today, and need them badly. We must continue to weigh our national life in the scales of justice, and keep on striving to improve it.

In the world at large, as well as in our domestic affairs, we must apply moral standards to our national conduct. At the present time our Nation is engaged in a great effort to maintain justice and peace in the world. An essential feature of this effort is our program to build up the defenses of our country.

There has never been a greater cause. There has never been a cause which had a stronger moral claim on all of us.

We are defending the religious principles upon which our Nation and our whole way of life are founded. We are defending the right to worship God—each as he sees fit according to his own conscience. We are defending the right to follow the precepts and the example which God has set for us. We are defending the right of people to gather together, all across our land, in churches such as this one.

For the danger that threatens us in the world today is utterly and totally opposed to all these things. The international Communist movement is based on a fierce and terrible fanaticism. It denies the existence of God and, wherever it can, it stamps out the worship of God.

Our religious faith gives us the answer to the false beliefs of communism. Our faith shows us the way to create a society where man can find his greatest happiness under God. Surely, we can follow that faith with the same devotion and determination the Communists give to their godless creed.

That is what we must do. Our religion must live in our hearts, not as a set of dull rules learned by rote, but as a burning faith. Only such a faith—only a living allegiance to such a faith—can carry this country through the trials which are ahead of it.

This is a matter that comes home to every one of us. We have many different jobs to do and different parts to play in our country’s defense of its freedom and its beliefs.

If each of us, wherever he may be—in a factory or a mine, on a farm or in an office, or in the home—if each of us does his best to help, we need have no fear of the outcome.

We should continue to ask ourselves whether we are responding to this cause with the moral conviction and the faith which it demands.

Every day our newspapers tell us about the fighting in Korea. Our men there are making heroic sacrifices. They are fighting and suffering in an effort to prevent the tide of aggression from sweeping across the world. They are fighting to prevent the much greater sacrifice and suffering which all of us would endure if another world war comes.

Although we read about these sacrifices in our newspapers every day, we have a tendency to think of the defense effort only in selfish terms—in terms of avoiding personal inconvenience or making some personal gain. Our young men are offering their lives for us in the hills of Korea—and yet too many of us are chiefly concerned over whether or not we can buy a television set next week, or make the profit we expect to make this year, or how we can turn the situation to our own selfish advantage.

This is a failure to understand the moral principles upon which our Nation is founded. This is a faltering in our allegiance to the moral faith we have inherited from our fathers.

If we truly believe in God, we ought to ask ourselves what He may be thinking of our present attitude and our present conduct. Considering all the advantages that God has given us as a nation and all the mercies that He has shown to us from our very beginnings, we ought to ask ourselves whether we today are worthy of all that He has done for us. We ought to ask ourselves whether we, as a people, are doing our part; whether we are carrying out our moral obligations.

I do not think that anyone can study the history of this Nation of ours—study it deeply and earnestly—without becoming convinced that divine providence has played a great part in it. I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose. And up to now we have been shirking it. Now we are assuming it, and now we must carry it through.

It is not given to us to know fully what that purpose is. But I think we may be sure of one thing. That is, that our country is intended to do all it can, in cooperation with other nations, to help create peace and preserve [p.213] peace in this world. It is given to us to defend the spiritual values—the moral code—against the vast forces of evil that seek to destroy them.

This is a hard task. It is not one that we have asked for. At times, we would like to lay it down. And, as we go on with it, we shall see that it is full of uncertainties and sacrifices.

But we need not be afraid, if we have faith.

There is a lesson for us in the passage from the Bible which has just been read here. That part of the Book of Ezra describes the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem after the long captivity in Babylon. You remember how the writer describes the people shouting with a great shout when the foundation of the new temple was laid. And then the author goes on to tell us that some of those in the crowd, particularly the old men, did not shout. They wept when they saw the foundation stones set in place.

These were the men who remembered all the sacrifices—all the suffering of all the people—what their people had undergone during the captivity. They knew that these sacrifices had not been made in vain. They realized that, in spite of all their troubles, and in the face of overwhelming odds, their faith had prevailed. And so they were too deeply moved to shout; they wept for joy.

They gave thanks to God “because He is good, for his mercy endureth forever.”

If we hold true to our faith, as they did, I am sure that we will be able to offer, on some future day, the same heartfelt prayer of thanksgiving and joy. We too will be able to give God the glory for the victory of freedom and justice and peace for which we are striving today.

We, too, shall say: “He is good, for His mercy endureth forever.”

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents, Truman, 1951, pgs. 210-213.

Original article: Harry Truman: Freedom’s Religious Roots, Morality and the Law, and Making the Case for the War in Korea – 3 April 1951

Our Increasingly Militarized Police

High Tech Killer

For decades I considered the constant militarizing of our police forces a dangerous sign that our country was sliding far from our Constitutional origin.

Now, I suspect, the Deep State has simply scaled up our police forces commensurate to the ever-increasing violence of the Far Left.