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David Ripley: The Lord Has This

August 15th, 2020 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

Many of us are worried about the future of our country as we enter the final stretch of the strangest presidential contest in history. Will President Trump be re-elected?

This year has been unlike any other in American history: Riots and organized lawlessness. A questionable declaration of a health care “crisis”, leading to huge social, economic and spiritual disruption. On an almost daily basis we have the assertion of new power and control by some government agency and “experts” over more intimate details of our life. Teachers asserting the power to determine whether our kids will go to school. Sports shut down. On and on the list goes.

Against that backdrop of our continual turmoil comes the Democrat Party and their candidates – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

For months now, we have been told by the main stream media and many pundits that Biden has a commanding lead in the race. Polls purport to show that Donald Trump doesn’t have a prayer.

And yet … both history and common sense tell us that something is wrong with the picture being painted.

There are striking oddities about the Democrat Party’s strategy going into the fall. First, the candidate himself. A majority of Americans believe that Biden has serious cognitive issues; one recent poll shows some 55% of voters believe that Biden is demonstrating a decline in mental faculties. And anyone watching his attempts to complete sentences or answer the most basic questions understands that he is simply not up to the demands of the presidency. It defies common sense to believe that the American people are ready to turn over the nuclear codes to a person in such a condition.

But the problems for Democrats go beyond the obvious weaknesses of their nominee.

In a trend that angrily defies both history and reason, Democrats everywhere have intentionally, repeatedly tacked further to the radical left as the campaign progresses. With cities burning, Democrat mayors not only welcome the rioters back for nightly encores – they brazenly advocate cutting or even eliminating taxpayer support for police departments. As the economy reels from government-imposed shutdowns, Democrats insist that we open our borders to more illegal workers, shut down the energy sector and expand Medicaid to everyone. And in a bizarre bid to “appeal” to moderate/swing voters, the Democrat Party is advocating for school closures even as they want the federal government to print more money to pay public employees and public retirees more money for not working.

In what universe does this strategy make any sense? What party would offer AOC a prime speaking opportunity at their pseudo convention to advocate more communism? In what alternate world does it make sense to pick a socialist from California – whose electoral votes are already bought and paid for – as the vice presidential candidate?

Despite all the daily chaos we’re presently enduring, certain fundamentals of politics remain true. The purpose of campaigning in the closing weeks is to win over those moderate, less-ideological voters. That is how candidates and parties build a majority vote. By that measure, it is perfectly obvious that the Democrats are jetting along on a kamikaze mission of spectacular proportions.

What is not at all obvious, however, is why the Democrats and their national operatives seem oblivious to their ground-smashing trajectory. After all, there hasn’t been a Democrat campaign this radical since George McGovern in 1972.

That election cycle does offer us a few important insights into what may be happening inside the Democrat Party. That year also saw tremendous social tumult – as a result of racial tensions and opposition to the Vietnam War. But, like 2020, there was more at play underneath that: The anarchist movement became resurgent through the “counter-culture” movement. The emotionalism and passions of that movement overcame reason within the Democrat Party. The party became so internally focused that it lost all perspective on its visceral impact on average Americans. With each new radical prescription for “social change”, Democrats managed to alienate larger swaths of the American electorate. Richard Nixon- not exactly the most charming incumbent – was thereby re-elected in a landslide.

So there is that history from which to draw solace as we walk into the most consequential election in modern history.

But there is more. While not pretending in any way to speak for the Lord, it seems quite possible that the Lord of Hosts has blinded the minds and wits of those presently running things at Democrat HQ. A spirit of confusion has enveloped the Democrat Party. Their pride and rage at the values of the Christian Church have clearly led them into a very dark place. This is producing policy positions which are just plain childish. (EG: With rising murder rates in most Democrat cities, let’s eliminate police officers). Rather than working to appeal to moderate voters, Democrats are doubling-down on stupid. The only explanation for such self-destructive behavior has to be spiritual.

America certainly does not deserve more of God’s mercy. We continue to slaughter hundreds of thousands of innocents. We have thumbed our noses at God’s teaching about sexuality, marriage and personal responsibility. Many of those God-defying social blights have been officially enshrined by the nation’s highest tribunal. So there is no doubt that we do not deserve another term of Donald Trump as president. But, then, we didn’t deserve God’s grace in 2016 either.

Donald Trump has striven mightily these past three years to right the ship, to restore Christian values to society and the institutions of government. No one has done more to defend preborn children. No one. The president has fought to defend religious liberty and conscience rights against the Democrats’ vicious agenda to effectively gut the First Amendment. Trump has courageously fought for Israel, including his historic recognition of Jerusalem as its rightful capitol. In fact, the list of Trump’s accomplishments in advancing Biblical values is truly magnificent, particularly when one remembers the unprecedented hostility he has endured from many quarters of society.

That record of faithfulness inspires confidence in God’s extension of grace to America by allowing Donald Trump another term.

The next few months will be a time of great upheaval and conflict. With every day we are confirmed in the certainty that we do not know what the future holds. But we do know who holds that future in His blood-stained hands. May the Lord deliver us from evil.

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David Ripley: The Gravity of Gorsuch’s Insane Edict

June 25th, 2020 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

Much of the conservative punditry has focused their angst on John Roberts and his continued pandering to the left side of the Supreme Court. Granted, the recent DACA decision is a disappointing attempt to square a circle – but it seems fixable. At least if Donald Trump is reelected.

The more important decision is Justice Gorsuch’s opinion to force America to accept the patently false “fact” that the drafters of the original federal statute barring employment discrimination meant to include the entire “Alphabet Population” in their definition of “sex”. It is a shocking development. Mr. Gorsuch was recently appointed to the Supreme Court as an “originalist”, a “strict constructionist”, a jurist who would help restore a limited judiciary and a respect for the rule of law.

Wow. To see him lead the effort to blatantly legislate from the bench is pretty disheartening.

And it is crystal clear that Mr. Gorsuch indulged himself in the sordid business of turning the 9-member Supreme Court into something of a “super legislative branch”. We have witnessed the Idaho Legislature and many county commissioners wrestle with the social and moral implications of “adding the words”. Many hours of testimony and legal analysis have gone into the question in the Capitol building. And the Legislature has rejected the notion of legitimizing “gender identity”. (We grieve for the wasted time of those many Idaho legislative heroes whose work has just been cast aside).

Our elected lawmakers – including members of the U.S. Congress – have been peremptorily overruled by the “Uber-Legislators” wearing really smart black robes. And they have, therefore, set in motion a social revolution with dire consequences for America and our children.

Aside from the abuse of constitutional authority, it really is astonishing to see a man like Neil Gorsuch lend credibility to the absurd notion that gender is not a matter of biological reality – but one of opinion or choice or pop trend. It is such an anti-intellectual posture that one is left completely bewildered trying to account for how one of Gorsuch’s clear intelligence could validate such nonsense. His opinion is nothing less than another attack on the whole foundation of Western society — and its embrace of an objective, knowable reality.

While the Gorsuch opinion is not a finding of the U.S. Constitution per se – it is clear that the present court will have no problem creating a plethora of new “rights” for the Alphabet Crowd once given the opportunity.

But let us return to this issue of Gorsuch’s abuse of Constitutional authority. It is an axiom of conservative philosophy that the role of the US Supreme Court and federal judiciary should be greatly proscribed. It does not have the legitimate authority to create new law or new rights; those are powers reserved to the People and their elected representatives. Yet here we are: a Court we thought was “conservative” has betrayed, again, those principles. Once more we discover a justice may not have been honest when interviewed for the position. (And why does this only happen with Republican appointments to the bench?)

The obvious abuse of authority by Mr. Gorsuch and Mr. Roberts presents a serious challenge to the conservative movement: Our hopes for shrinking the abusive power acquired by the federal judiciary can no longer rest entirely on the proposition that we must win elections and find the “right” person to serve on the high court. Of course, that strategy must continue to be pursued; it is simply elementary that that strategy is insufficient. There will always be guys like Neil Gorsuch.

We must think deeper about this profound problem – as it is among the chief threats to a functioning and accountable Republican form of government.

We submit that the Founders would not be particularly shocked by a judiciary which continues to arrogate power to itself. Some of the more learned might have predicted it, based upon their mature understanding of man’s nature. In fact, they bet on it. They crafted a Constitution built upon the assumption that man would seek to build personal and institutional power; the Founders then set those baser ambitions against one another. We know this mechanism as “checks and balances” – and it was that grappling for competing power interests which would preserve our freedoms and accountable government.

This gets us closer to the problem at hand.

Upon just a rather lazy contemplation of our current straits, it becomes obvious that what we are missing is any real check upon the federal judiciary. That branch of government is out of control, and threatens our very liberty to govern ourselves, because the other branches of government have failed to provide a meaningful check upon power-grabbers like John Roberts. The Executive Branch, particularly under President Trump, cannot be much maligned for negligence in this matter since they are in regular conflict with the judiciary.

The real culprit in this tale of degrading freedom is Congress. It has been an eternity since the U.S Congress has done anything meaningful to check the abuse of power which streams from our federal benches.

We propose that the conservative movement begin demanding of politicians seeking federal office a concrete action plan for holding the judiciary accountable. The U.S. House of Representatives has at its disposal a huge weapon in the form of the appropriation process. They also have the ability to override decisions like the one just foisted upon us by Gorsuch, by amending the original discrimination in employment act by making it clear that sexual “identity” does not meet the requirements of special protections. It could also include particular protections for religious and moral objections to protect the First Amendment rights of employers.

But let’s discuss some other potential challenges to the arrogance of the judicial oligarchy.

We could demand that members of the U.S. Senate begin holding impeachment hearings on those members of the judiciary who have been convicted of crimes. We might also demand that Congress amend its various legislative actions which have granted life-time appointments to all members of the federal bench – despite the fact that the Constitution requires a life-time appointment only for members of the Supreme Court.

What if Congress enacted a ten-year term for each district and appeals court appointee? Congress might require that, at the end of that term, a judge would have to be re-confirmed. This would give senators the opportunity to review the work of said judge to see if they have upheld their oath of office. Those with a clear record of abusing their authority could be denied reconfirmation, thus opening the position to a new nominee. This change alone would likely have a profound impact on those lower court judges and their egregious willingness to thumb their nose at the public and Congress.

This is by no means presented as an exhaustive list of reforms and actions available to Congress – merely a beginning point to generate a new way of thinking about how to meet this most lethal threat to our Republican form of government.

Without a robust and concerted effort by the Congress to arrest the judiciary’s abuse of power, the trajectory is clear. It is simply irrational to continue to pin all our hopes on individual nominees to restrain themselves in the face of gross temptation. We must demand a restoration of institutional checks upon the judiciary’s lust for power. No more hand-wringing at public rallies. We must insist upon action.

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David Ripley: The Hateful Politics of Bernie Sanders

September 9th, 2019 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

During the recent “presidential” debates between a crowded stage of Democrats-who-would-be-king, socialist Bernie Sanders outdid them all by acknowledging that his support for unrestricted abortion is rooted in the dark world of eugenics.

Sanders did not use the word, of course.

But he explicitly supports abortion, especially in the Third World, to reduce the world’s population. It just so happens that the majority populations in the less developed world are black, brown and yellow. No matter. These races represent an existential threat to “Mother Earth” and must be culled.

Sanders is truly a “child” of the 1960’s, though he was actually a young adult. The ideas he brings to the public table are rooted in the various radical fantasies of his youth. Some of those fantasies are relatively harmless, even charming. But most are dark and dangerous.

His views of managing the population were developed in an era when college students absorbed the dark propaganda of books like “The Population Bomb”. Published in 1968 by Professor Paul Ehrlich, the book contended that the earth simply could not support a growing population. It predicted widespread famine and social destruction as we ran out of natural resources.

Those dire predictions failed to materialize. But never confuse a good liberal with facts; it complicates the story. Obviously, Bernie Sanders is not alone. We see an almost religious adherence to the notion of global warming/cooling/climate change – regardless of scientific evidence to the contrary. Mankind is seen as something akin to a disease, a threat to the Goddess Earth.

This environmental religiosity is imbued with a racism and elitism that can be traced directly to historical socialists like Margaret Sanger. The solution to poverty was not capitalist production, but elimination of the poor and oppressed. Sanger called these people “human weeds”. Bernie Sanders is a bit smoother, but his philosophy is fundamentally the same.

The fruit of such thinking is always the same – death. In this particular case, the death of vulnerable preborn children.

It is simply outrageous that a person like Bernie Sanders would be regarded as a respectable and reasonable voice in the public square, let alone a potential president of the United States.

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David Ripley: Planned Parenthood Dealt Body Blow by 9th Circuit Court

July 13th, 2019 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

The nation’s largest abortion chain suffered a serious body blow this week, as the 9th Circuit upheld President Trump’s new rules about Title X “Family Planning” funds. They had already lost an appeal to a three judge panel of the liberal court last month; they then asked for an en banc hearing. That ruling was issued yesterday – and Planned Parenthood lost on a 7-4 vote.

The bottom line here is that Planned Parenthood will either have to give up Title X monies – or completely separate their abortion business from their “family planning” operations. The new rules require separate facilities, separate staff and a hard line which bans elective abortion as a legitimate method of birth control.

Planned Parenthood has already stated that it has no intention of complying with the Trump Rules.

Based upon the court ruling yesterday, it now seems likely that Planned Parenthood will lose upwards of $60 million each year in Title X funds. The only recourse they have is to file an appeal with the Supreme Court – which will almost certainly fail.

This is an historic pro-Life victory – made sweeter by the fact that it came via the 9th Circuit.

Planned Parenthood will continue to receive hundreds of millions in tax dollars through the Medicaid program; in fact, this is their big cash cow. But even Planned Parenthood will feel the blow of losing $60 million in guaranteed annual revenue.

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David Ripley: Democrats’ Priorities are Clear – and We’re not Among Them

May 3rd, 2019 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

Since taking control of the House this year, Congressional Democrats have shown they have two priorities: Sabotaging President Trump and defending their friends at Planned Parenthood.

Nancy Pelosi’s very first action as Speaker was to marshal a vote seeking to restore Planned Parenthood’s international funding from American taxpayers. Fortunately, that effort was thwarted by Senate Republicans and President Trump.

Now, Democrats are busy crafting a bloated budget that would require the Trump Administration to restore Title X funding of Planned Parenthood. Mr. Trump has led a drive to enforce federal law, requiring a separation between abortion facilities and agencies receiving “family planning” services. The new HHS rules will force Planned Parenthood to choose between its abortion business and its dependence upon American taxpayers.

Pelosi’s budget would also increase the amount of subsidies for “family planning” by some $114 million – to something over $400 million each year.

Those Democrats crying about the “threat to women’s health” are executing a blatant propaganda campaign which is lacking in facts or truth. The simple fact is that President Trump did not end Title X funding – or even reduce the amount of money the federal government is pouring into “family planning”. He has simply re-directed that money away from the Abortion Industry. In fact, some of the money has already been awarded to pro-Life pregnancy care centers – an astonishing development.

We can only pray that the American people will restore a conservative majority to the U.S. House next year after we have all paid the price for allowing Pelosi to regain the Speaker’s gavel; two years’ worth of radical dysfunction should be enough to convince voters that we are simply not being served by the Democrat majority.

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David Ripley: Shocking – Our Own Federal Government Buying Aborted Baby Parts

August 21st, 2018 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

In a shocking revelation, the nefarious activities of the Food & Drug Administration have recently exposed. CNS News and Operation Rescue discovered that the FDA has proffered a public contract to Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) based in San Francisco to purchase “fresh human fetal tissue”. The tissue will be grafted into mice to create “chimeric animals that have a human immune system”.

Let’s set aside the profound moral question of creating “chimeric animals” in the first place.

The first outrage is the simple fact that a federal agency has signed a purchase agreement with ABR to buy fetal tissue from elective abortions. That is our federal government. Supported by our tax dollars.

The national scandal exposed several years ago demonstrated a strong business partnership between Planned Parenthood and Advanced Bioscience Resources.

Pro-Life groups have been issuing statements over the past week, urging the Trump Administration to intervene and halt the trafficking in aborted baby parts. As of this writing, we are unaware of a public response by President Trump or lesser lights in the Executive Branch.

LifeNews reports that one of those expressing outrage is Dr. David Prentice, Research Director at the Charlotte Lozier Institute:

“It is outrageous that the FDA would aid in the trafficking of aborted baby parts and fetal tissue. High-quality, modern scientific research has no need for unethical, tainted practices and grisly sources. Our government should lead in ethics and in science, and should rescind any contracts for or use of aborted fetal tissue.”

Idaho Chooses Life led efforts in the Idaho Legislature to ban such practices at Idaho’s public universities, following revelations of Planned Parenthood’s dark money-making scheme.

It is time for our congressional delegation to join the public call for the President to personally intervene with the FDA.

This organization is very tainted by the people appointed by Barack Obama. They continue to shield the Abortion Industry from public scrutiny by suppressing data about the complications arising from the use of RU-486. And they have accommodated every demand by Planned Parenthood to loosen protocols and safety restrictions on chemical abortions.

“The Swamp” is clearly not limited to the Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation. No doubt it will take time for the president to clean house in this agency. But he must move quickly to stop this outrage. We cannot let this trafficking agreement stand.

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David Ripley: Trump Picks Highly Qualified Nominee

July 11th, 2018 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

The street brawl is on. President Trump kept his promise to nominate a justice for the Supreme Court from his published list. That is a unique event in history. One could make the argument that Trump’s handling of his campaign and his transparency in telling the citizenry, beforehand, exactly who he would send to the Court gives him something of a public mandate here.

Of course, that makes little difference to the unhinged Left. Particularly its core Abortion Rights constituency.

We were hoping for a different nominee, to be honest. But the early reviews from national pro-Life groups indicate that Brett Kavanaugh is a very solid choice. The Family Research Council, Americans United for Life and Operation Rescue have all sent very strong signals of support in the immediate aftermath of Trump’s announcement. We have been in touch with one of the most respected pro-Life attorneys in the nation, Mr. Paul Linton, and he believes that Kavanaugh is likely to help form a new majority on the high court, one more sympathetic with the plight of preborn Americans. He also believes that Judge Kavanaugh will be difficult to defeat in the U.S. Senate.

We hope that at least a few Democrats will be willing to support Kavanaugh, because the numbers look a bit difficult. Republicans have a bare majority, given the continued refusal of John McCain to resign his Senate seat. And there are the two remaining pro-abort Republicans in the Senate – Collins and Murkowski to worry about.

Of course, Judge Kavanaugh has been confirmed by the Senate in a previous administration. It is hard to argue that a sitting appellate court judge is suddenly “unqualified” to be a justice on the high court. But, again, logic and reason are no obstacles to the NY Times or Planned Parenthood. They smell trouble and they will fight like cornered convicts in a prison riot gone bad.

Which brings us to an important topic – worthy of additional commentaries in the future: It would be a big mistake for the pro-Life community to leap to the conclusion that Kavanaugh’s confirmation will be the end of Roe. That may, for the first time, be a real possibility in coming years. But we will likely have to await another appointment. And the right case. We think it is much more reasonable to see the addition of a conservative to the court as opening up new possibilities for the states to become more aggressive in protecting the lives of preborn children. Important groundwork will have to be laid with the generations of Americans who have been taught to believe that killing a baby in the womb is a “right” – of no greater moral consequence than having a tumor removed.

We all must be in prayer for this nominee and his family. The pressure on him will certainly be immense.

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David Ripley: Trump Admin Continues to Push Defunding

April 11th, 2018 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

The new Department of Health & Human Services under Donald Trump is pressing to re-orient the “family planning” programs of the Department to bring them more in line with the values of the great majority in America.

Despite the fact that the Republican Congress maintained funding for Title X at Obama levels in this last omnibus travesty, they did put $10 million in new monies to expand the effort to bring “sexual risk avoidance education” (SRA) into public schools. This curriculum is science-based, with several studies demonstrating that it helps kids avoid behaviors which lead to poverty, regret and even tragedy.

Hopefully various key players in the Idaho Legislature will take note of the studies and moral clarity which is giving shape to a new agenda at the federal level. There are a surprising number of Republicans in the Statehouse who buy into the Planned Parenthood doctrine that the key to reducing abortion, teen pregnancy and out-of-wedlock births is more money for birth control. This is the thinking which drove the proposal to provide Planned Parenthood with a windfall of $29 million in new federal and state tax dollars (HB 563).

There was even a proposal by Rep. Van Orden to expand Planned Parenthood’s role in our public school’s sex education curriculum. (HB 579).

While we were able to defeat both pieces of legislation this last session – the truth is, those battles are not over. Various legislators have warned us they will be back.

And then there is the circulating petition to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot this fall. Included in that misguided proposal is a boatload of money for Planned Parenthood.

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David Ripley: Idaho Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration

March 2nd, 2018 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

Idaho Planned Parenthood joined with several other abortion organizations to file a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for cutting them off of federal funds under a program known as “Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program”. This scandalous and evil program was apparently created by Congress to study how we can reduce the teen pregnancy rate.

Even more absurd: The federal government under Obama awarded some $220 million to outfits like Planned Parenthood. This is the organization which seeks to sexualize children in grade school, producing pamphlets and classes on how children can participate in virtually every sexual perversion known to mankind. (See LifeNews article: Trump Admin Cuts Planned Parenthood Funding).

Could even the federal government be so stupid as to not see the connection between sexualizing children and rising teenage pregnancy rates? All of this moral and social chaos funded by our tax dollars. It is just unbelievable that Planned Parenthood would then receive grant money to “study” the crisis they’ve helped create. How many ways can one express dumb-founded outrage?

Thankfully, while the GOP Congress continues to diddle around with defunding, President Trump brings a refreshing common sense approach to the problems Congress and Planned Parenthood are making for our families and society. He ended the TPP Program, and is shifting the money toward more responsible programs. Reading various stories about the move – it seems as if the Trump HHS is actually looking to give funding to pro-Life pregnancy centers. Most of them have abstinence programs.

Needless to say, Planned Parenthood is deeply offended. They want their money back! Idaho Planned Parenthood is among those who have seen their funding cut by Trump. So, once again, they turn to a radical federal judiciary to re-affirm their “constitutional right” to our tax money, used to ruin the lives of our children and grandchildren. One has to believe that the odds of winning this lawsuit are in Planned Parenthood’s favor.

Which brings us back to the deficiencies of our present Congress. In the second year of President Trump’s term – the GOP majority has yet to find the will or means to end funding of Planned Parenthood. And now they are about to reap the whirlwind: The money Congress has given to Planned Parenthood is about to show up in congressional campaigns across the country, as Planned Parenthood and its allies seek to restore that crazy Nancy Pelosi to the Speakership. One would think that self-preservation would be enough to motivate a recalcitrant Congress into action. But, alas ….

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David Ripley: Risch and Crapo Support Abortion Ban

January 31st, 2018 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

Idaho’s two pro-Life senators, Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, voted this week for legislation that would ban abortions across America after a baby has reached 20 weeks’ gestation. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats used the filibuster rule to block the legislation. It has already been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The defeat leaves America as one of only 7 countries in the world that allow abortions so late in the pregnancy, regardless of the rationale. We belong to an elite club with the likes of North Korea, Vietnam and China.

President Trump issued a statement lamenting the set-back:

“We must defend those who cannot defend themselves. I urge the Senate to reconsider its decision and pass legislation that will celebrate, cherish and protect life. Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.”

No doubt we need to get more pro-Life Republicans elected later this year to the U.S. Senate. But we also need to press our legislators to fix the ridiculous filibuster rule which has produced so much gridlock. The nation simply cannot afford to be held hostage to a militant minority.

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