For most of my life, the 4th of July was a time of mixed emotions.
On the one hand, I celebrated the incredible history of the United States, a nation that always strove for freedom and equal opportunity; a nation that pulled my immigrant family up from the bootstraps.
On the other hand, Independence Day was also a time that made me painfully aware of how un-American the great sin of legalized abortion is. The American ideal is based upon the belief that every individual is endowed by God with a dignity and potential that, if just given a chance, can flourish and accomplish wonderful things.
Abortion is exactly the opposite of this ideal. Abortion embodies a distorted version of individualism. Abortion justifies the destruction of another human being for a hollow and false advancement of one’s own interests. Abortion justifies a naked self interest capable of taking the life of another, and not just anyone, but one’s own child.
Thanks be to God, the day when the evil of abortion was considered a constitutional right is over.
As an attorney, the legal farce that was American abortion jurisprudence made me incapable of respecting modern constitutional law. That legal tumor has now been removed, but the cancer was allowed to spread for almost 50 years and we have a lot of aggressive treatment left before we can return to any semblance of national righteousness.
The legal contagion of constitutional abortion jurisprudence infected many branches of the law including criminal and civil law as well as medical ethics and family life in general. The untangling of the evil of abortion will be no less of a challenge than what we faced during Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement.
But if there is one country that can come back from such a grave evil it is the United States.
Our Founders understood that a democratic republic can only function within the framework of a moral and religious people.
Today we face the legacy of Roe v. Wade and the specter of cultural marxism. To overcome the former, we must also defeat the latter. The outcome of this battle is anything if certain. Cultural marxists have taken over almost all of the institutions in modern America and in the entire world, from academia, to corporate board rooms, to ecclesiastical circles and of course the media and international organizations.
The battle to create a culture of life will be a difficult one, and probably will never be fully won, at least not in this life. But fight it we must, and there is no better place to do it than in the United States of America, and no better people to do so than American Pro-Lifers.
Two hundred and forty six years ago, a group of enlightened men came together in Philadelphia to declare the creation of a government founded upon natural law principles, chief among them that the right to life is unalienable.
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of HappinessDeclaration of Independence
Today we rejoice in recognition of the birth of our wonderful nation, just as we prepare to take the first steps towards rebuilding a culture of life.