By Paul Collier, Editor
Many Americans have long debated the causes behind the Civil War that left 750,000 dead. That war was fought ostensibly over states’ rights, or maybe commerce rights, or maybe because of slavery. Whatever reason you suppose the Civil War was fought, or even what the combatants THOUGHT they were fighting for, America’s first Civil War was fought because the spirit that gives our government its authority was undermined by the existence of slavery.
Our nation’s authority comes from the government’s demonstrated respect for the sovereign and sacred rights of individuals to steward their own lives by defining happiness and prosperity for themselves, and having the freedom to pursue that happiness and prosperity however they see fit. The only check on that freedom is that Americans also demonstrate respect for the sovereignty and sacredness of their neighbors as well.
I hope in this report to show you the cold, discouraging truth about the spirit in this land today, a spirit that has no connection to the republic’s legitimization of authority and has become increasingly ready to sub-humanize first the unborn and then any neighbor that stands against their hedonistic desires.
After that, I will make the case as to why the GOP should continue to stand defiantly, even if it means losing elections today, for tomorrow, an abortion-supporting GOP is no more legitimate as an American party than the DNC is.
A. THE ORIGINS OF THE FOUNDING SPIRIT OF AMERICA
Throughout the course of human history, government authority has come from many sources. More often than not, that authority came from some form of priest-king alliance, be it in one person or through some form of bicameral governance model. The Priest confirms the King’s divine right to rule, or the King is divinely confirmed through his status as a demi-god, god, or priest of the nation’s religion.
The Greeks may well be the first to have created a government based on the idea of a contract that restricts the government’s right to rule, be it through a democracy where the majority decides most key policies, or a republic, where checks and balances within the government prevent power from being consolidated at the top.
The Greeks, though, did not form governments around an idea about the state of humanity, but rather, pragmatically, as an effort to keep power from consolidating at the top (which, more often than not, they failed to do over any significant period of time).
The Christian ideal of every individual being the image of God, regardless of race or sex, led to the idea of liberty that became more fully a political expression in the modern sense of the term by the end of the 18th century.
The Western state no longer derived its authority from the divine right of Kings, or the divinity of the King himself. They derived their authority from being legitimized through the free will of the people who affirmed their right to rule, usually through some form of democratic vote. Even where monarchies persisted (and still do), they remained largely powerless, as the legislative body and the executive branch became the primary sources of decision-making.
To be sure, the workarounds began almost immediately for tyrannical oligarchies and dictatorships to continue with the illusion of reflecting the will of the people, most commonly through sub-humanizing the opposition so that only those who legitimize the state are recognized as being human (a favorite tactic of both the authoritarian “left” and “right”).
Still, in the West, the prevailing method of governance became increasingly “republican” in nature, with governments with multiple branches that checked the power of other branches in some way to ensure power did not consolidate at the top, using some form of democratic process to elect representatives that would write the laws of the republic.
Nationalism is one method of ensuring the state has an identity that legitimizes its reason for existence, to protect and prosper the nation, which mostly aligns biological ethnicity with the nations.
This is a very abbreviated and somewhat simplified version of the backdrop America emerged from. Our founders borrowed heavily from the Christian assumption that led to the emergence of Western-styled republics starting in the 17th century, that all humans are made in God’s image, and thus entitled to an assumption of “equality” that should only be affected by the individual’s demonstration of integrity and character, not by the imagined characterization of their race or sex.
If we are all not presumed to be sacred individuals endowed by our creator with the right to life, especially for our unborn, we cannot hold our nation together under a standard that is existentially undermined by murdering unborn children.
B. ABORTION BELIEFS BY THE NUMBERS
The spirit of America is waning across this country, as can be evidenced in numerous ways (including the fact that a party that openly calls for its dismantling still attracts about half the voting public to its cause), but no statistics are more relevant to this reality than those connected to abortion.
1. ABORTION APPROVAL FOR BIDEN – A recent poll by CNN shows 40 percent of Americans support President Joe Biden’s abortion policy, which also aligns with his approval rating as tabulated by another CNN poll, 41 percent. The figures might suggest that those who support abortion for any reason at any time are about 40 percent of the population; however, that doesn’t exactly appear to be the case.
2. PEW RESEARCH’S ANALYSIS – According to the Pew Research Center, only 8 percent of American adults want abortion to be outlawed completely, while 19 percent believe abortion should be totally legal without exception. A VOX article covering this poll claims that this means Americans would not approve of the striking down of Roe V Wade, even though that decision was not ruling on the legality of abortion but rather the right of states to decide the legality of abortion.
The most disturbing figure from the Pew Poll might be the claim that 54 percent of Americans support abortion if the baby has “severe disabilities” or “health issues,” with no clear definition of what “severe” and “issues” mean.
3. THE YOUGOV POLL – A YouGov poll attempted to dig deeper into the nuance of Americans’ abortion beliefs. In that poll, it found Americans weren’t aware of when abortions mostly take place, why people get them, who gets them, and how common they are.
From the YouGov site:
A recent YouGov poll tested Americans’ knowledge of 10 facts relating to abortion in the United States. The results reveal that many Americans overestimate how far along into pregnancy most abortions are performed and underestimate the share of abortion patients who have already given birth to other children. More people are able to accurately estimate the percentage of pregnancies that are unplanned, as well as the share of abortions performed on women with incomes below the poverty line.
In case you’re interested, abortions are mostly performed within the first six weeks of pregnancy, they’re mostly done by people who already have kids (which makes this worse in this writer’s opinion), 42 percent of unplanned pregnancies end in abortion, and after decades of abortion decline, abortion has gone up 8 percent from 2017 to 2020.
4. ANOTHER PEW RESEARCH POLL – Pew Research conducted a poll that attempted to break down how Americans feel about abortion, particularly how different factions feel about abortion. In the overall, the poll found 61 percent of Americans want abortion to be legal in all or most cases while 37 are against abortion in all or most cases.
The group with the strongest rejection of abortion is white evangelical protestants, with 74 percent believing most abortions should be illegal. The group with the strongest acceptance of abortion is the generic unaffiliated Americans, 84 percent of whom support abortions in most cases.
The non-evangelical “Christians” all support abortion in most cases, with 66 percent of black Protestants, 66 percent of non-evangelical white Protestants, and 56 percent of Catholics approving of abortions in most cases.
Only 60 percent of Republicans stand against abortions in all cases, while 80 percent of the party of child sacrifice, the DNC-CCP cultists, support abortion in most cases.
The breakdown of generic racial opinion on abortion reveals every major race supports abortion in most cases, with Asians supporting it at the highest level (74 percent) and whites supporting it at the lowest level (59 percent). So much for pro-life being a “white supremacist” thing, as the left would have you believe.
The state’s systematic brutalization of the youth through public schools has yielded the results the perverts in charge desired, as adults under the age of 30 support abortion at the highest level, 74 percent, with people 65 and up supporting abortion at the lowest level, 54 percent.
C. THE OHIO CANARY IN THE COAL MINE
A 2023 Referendum in Ohio reveals the truly daunting state of affairs pro-life candidates face in elections. The Republican-controlled legislature attempted to cut off the mobocracy from being able to use majoritarianism to tyrannize minorities by creating a referendum that would raise the standard for other referendums to be able to change state law. They wanted the referendum to hit 60 percent to become law, but the measure failed 57 percent to 43 percent in a state that Trump won by 8 points.
One of the key takeaways from the catastrophic results in Ohio comes from a NY Times article featured on Yahoo News: … The Ohio defeat was powered by a strong showing from Democratic and swing voters. Opponents overperformed in some critical suburban battleground counties. In Athens, for example, a Democratic bastion and the home of Ohio University, voters opposed the measure by 71%. Last fall, former Rep. Tim Ryan, the Democratic candidate who lost a Senate race to J.D. Vance, a Republican, won the county by 61%.
1. COPYING THE “SUCCESS” OF OHIO – Now that Ohio has worked out so well for the party of child sacrifice, the duplication of that effort is a foregone conclusion that is already being executed. It appears Florida is the next move for the party of child sacrifice as abortionists move to get a referendum that would change the Florida constitution to allow the murder of the unborn for any reason. The amendment would read, “No law shall prohibit, penalize, delay, or restrict abortion before viability or when necessary to protect the patient’s health, as determined by the patient’s health care provider.”
It should be noted that “healthcare” and murder are oxymorons. A person willing to murder an unborn child is not a healthcare provider, that person is a hired assassin. Given the reality of the “American spirit,” it is no surprise the movement already has the half a million signatures they need to put this anti-American amendment on the ballot.
Crooks and Liars once again exposed the underlying assumption that gives the DNC-CCP its power, that the white devil will kill us all unless we end the American republic. At the end of their article on the Florida action, they wrote, “… But there’s reason to hope, Roberts says. Ohio’s state government, like Florida’s, is entirely owned by Republican extremists. But the abortion issue may yet slow their plans to turn America into a ‘white Christo-fascist autocracy.’”
To the DNC-CCP, biblically-based Christianity is white supremacism, meaning they equate belief in the God of the Bible to being racist, meaning they mean to criminalize belief in the God of the bible.
2. MORE ELECTION WORRIES FOR THE RNC – The leftist Molotov cocktail-throwing site Daily Kos is gleeful at the prospect of Americans choosing abortion over the republic. They say, Early in the 2022 midterm elections cycle, we at Daily Kos posited that Democrats would buck historical trends and win based on two factors: the MAGA assault on our democracy led by Donald Trump, and our illegitimate Supreme Court’s destruction of abortion rights.
As the 2024 election cycle takes shape, those exact dynamics are once again at play, but turned up to 11. Trump’s bald assault on our democracy is spotlighted by multiple existing and expected indictments, yet the Republican Party still can’t quit him….
What’s more, voters know darn well what is at stake in next year’s elections, with 29% of respondents saying they will “only vote for a candidate who shares your views on abortion,” compared to 26% last year. Another 55% will consider a candidate’s abortion stance when making their voting decisions. Given that only 25% think overturning Roe has had a “net positive effect” on the “United States States as a whole,” compared to 64% who disagree, Republicans don’t want anyone thinking about abortion when casting their ballots.
Another article from CNN shows the uphill battle pro-life candidates face at the national level:
Abortion doesn’t look like one of those issues, though. It most likely does drive votes. Take a look at last month’s CNN/SSRS poll. Nearly a third of voters (31%) said they’d only consider voting for a candidate who shared their position on abortion. Of those, 54% were Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents, while 37% were Republicans or Republican-leaning independents.
3. THE SOBERING ELECTION REALITY – An article in the Daily Signal expresses the dilemma that Republicans face in this anti-life environment the DNC-CCP machine cultivated through state school propaganda and the capture of social and cultural means of production: The unfortunate reality for abortion abolitionists is that American public sentiment does not yet match the orthodox pro-life claim: That human life as early as a fertilized egg or embryo, which possesses a unique genetic code, is dignified and inherently worthy of legal protection as “person(s)” under the meaning of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment. It is true that courts and legislatures have acted ahead of trailing public opinion in many other instances, including the same-sex marriage fights of the last decade. But while Americans strongly oppose late-term abortion and – depending on the wording of a given poll – will often support abortion bans in the 12-15 weeks’ gestational range, the moral intuition of the median American regarding the inherent dignity of the human embryo simply does not yet accord with the orthodox pro-life stance. Again, that is the simple reality.
D. GOP BETRAYING THE UNBORN
The Republican Party, whose very name suggests they stand for the American republic (as opposed to the mobocracy that allows the majority to oppress the minority, as reflected in the Democratic party), is more and more not understanding that support of abortion existentially undermines the founding spirit that makes that republic possible, that every individual is sacred, made in God’s image, and endowed by their creator with the right to life.
1. GOP JUDGES RULING IN FAVOR OF ABORTION “RIGHTS” – A George W. Bush appointed Judge, Benjamin Settle, ruled that despite a church’s central mission of stopping abortions in this country they must be forced to provide deathcare coverage to employees who want to murder their unborn children. The Church is Cedar Park Assembly of God in Kirkland, Washington.
From christianpost.com – A federal judge has rejected a church’s argument that a Washington state law forcing faith-based organizations to cover elective abortions in their employee health plans violates the church’s religious freedom rights.
In a Tuesday ruling, Judge Benjamin Settle of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington sided with the state by determining that Senate Bill 6219 is “neutral” and that there is no evidence it was enacted to target any particular religion.
The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the conservative legal nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of Cedar Park Assembly of God in Kirkland.
2. HANNITY SIGNALS NEW GOP TALKING POINTS ON ABORTION – Sean Hannity, a paid sponsor of the GOP with little to no self-opinion he’d be willing to express, is a bell-weather for the changing tide within the GOP as they prepare to attempt to win elections while losing American spirit. Hannity said during one of his recent shows, “I consider myself pro-life. I believe in the sanctity of life, but I think politically that there is – Republicans have gotta say as Bill Clinton once said – I never thought I’d quote him – ‘rare,’ ‘legal,’ and I’d add the word[s]: ‘very early in a pregnancy.’”
He was quoting Bill Clinton from 1993 when the Clintons had just become President. Hannity added, “That seems to be, politically, where the country is. Maybe I’m wrong. But we’ll see. That vote in Ohio is pretty, pretty sobering. It shows that the GOP is very afraid of the Ohio outcome.”
3. CALIFORNIA GOP BECOMES ABORTIONISTS – The California Republican party is considering changing its platform to no longer reflect opposition to abortion or same-sex marriage. More can be said about the latter part of that action, but not now, as we will keep focused on the abortion issue (see our article on altrainbow fascism on page for more on the same-sex marriage issue). They will be voting in the fall to determine if the proposed platform change will happen, with most believing it will pass.
It also shows the GOP is about personal power for the leaders in that corrupt organization, not for actually living up to the name of the party, to be defenders of and advocates of the American republic as opposed to the child-sacrifice nation of progmerica that they now seem more than willing to join, for the sake of winning elections that give them no real power to govern the land. The minority party is happy being the minority party so long as the leadership of that party continues to benefit financially from taking up space that a true opposition party might fill.
4. THE SECOND-PLACE GOP DEBATE – In the debate for second place in the GOP primary (a debate among Republican Presidential candidates that did not include the overwhelming frontrunner, Donald Trump), the candidates hedged their bets, at best, on opposing abortion. Ron DeSantis was only willing to say that he’ll stand for life even if he understands the political reality is different in different states.
Nikki Haley appealed to the heartstrings when she declared, “Can’t we all agree that we are not going to put a woman in jail or give her the death penalty if she gets an abortion?” There was no defiant opposition to abortion, nor was there a commitment to end legal abortions nationwide.
E. THE PROBLEM OF ENFORCEMENT
1. THROWING WOMEN IN JAIL – The main problem with supporting rightly outlawing abortion is reflected in Nikki Haley’s statement about abortion, that they don’t want to see women go to jail for murdering their unborn children. A few years ago, this writer was debating someone on abortion when they asked me if I would approve a woman being executed for murdering her unborn child, and if I didn’t, do I really consider it murder? At the time, it gave me pause, a pause that lasted for a couple of years before I came out on the other side, still convicted in my stance that abortion truly is, simply speaking, murder.
I have been inured to the evils of abortion, having grown up mostly in a post-Roe world, so viewing abortion as a murder that leads to imprisonment was something that was difficult for me to overcome, but I overcame my conditioning. However, the rest of America, even most people who are against abortion, haven’t, and that’s the stone-cold reality.
2. THE ENFORCEMENT PROBLEM – On January 22, 1973, our Supreme Court chose to once again make an action legal that fundamentally undermines the legitimacy of our republic, that we will respect the sovereignty and sacredness of the individual in a balance of power republic that prevents power from being consolidated at the top.
The Supreme Court invented a constitutional standard to justify the murdering of the unborn, for a penumbra of “privacy” that somehow allows the state to sub-humanize the most vulnerable, the most innocent among us, the unborn child. This writer understands, in part, why they did so.
Even in 1973, the technological capacity of the state to interfere with the private matters of its citizens was significantly greater than it was at the start of the 20th century. How do you enforce a law prohibiting abortion without creating a police state aimed at pregnant women and girls? Even today, this is an ongoing issue for those of us who support a nearly-complete ban on abortion (save for the safety of the mother). How do you write a law that outlaws abortion without enabling some form of invasive police state?
Still, the problem of enforcement does not justify the continued murdering of unborn children. The Supreme Court chose to play God, literally, and go beyond its constitutional function, legislating an outcome for fear of the consequences of protecting the lives of the unborn. They did not make a decision based on the American constitution, but out of fear of it. In so doing, they created a poison pill that has now been delivered and has led to the degeneration of our society, once again, as it was in 1859, just before the 1860 election, which would set off the Civil War.
America was formed by the assumption that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (all humans) are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
This is and was an ideal unique to the Christian worldview.
Yet, America began this experiment of a nation not built on biological ethnicity, not built on the divine right of Kings, by denying the very founding principle that gave the republic its right to rule. America allowed slavery to continue to remain legal even after creating two documents, the Declaration of Independence (our founding document) and the Bill of Rights (our core DNA). Both documents deny the right of humans to enslave other humans.
The spirit of the land was corrupted from the start by its denial of its ideal that justified its very existence. For that, the land eventually suffered, millions were displaced, hundreds of thousands were killed, and we still live with the legacy of slavery that has enabled a seditious Democratic Party to consolidate power using the boogeyman of the white devil that our past gives some a reason to believe.
Since Roe V Wade was justly struck down, abortion has become a political issue like never before, as now, voting for a particular party could decide whether abortion would be legal, restricted, or completely allowed.
The Republican Party has long been the only party openly supporting making the murdering of unborn children illegal. Now, it faces a hostile crowd that has been inured to the evil of abortion as surely as a dairy farmer gets inured to the smell of cow manure after working in those conditions for years. Now, the Republican party appears ready to seek to win elections over defending the underlying American standard that gives our republic its legitimacy, that all humans are created in God’s image, and thus entitled to the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The question for the Republican Party is this: Would you rather win and lose the republic or lose and keep fighting to restore and preserve the republic?
Education About Abortion – National Right to Life
Pro-Life Organizations – ewtn.com
Risks About Abortion – Foundations of Life
Slavery in America – History.com