Saturday, November 17, 2007

Abortion, When will the Holocaust end?

Last night was slavery movie night. We watched Amistad with Dr. Spinney as a U.S. History extra credit opportunity, and watched Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce, later. My regular readers know that I absolutely love Amazing Grace. Amistad was also inspirational (note:: Dr. Spinney advises skipping the middle passage section due to nudity). It is the story of some slaves who captured their slave ship, and still end up in America. When they arrive they are tried for manslaughter in a case that makes its way all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States. This movie focuses on the legal fight for freedom the slaves go through.

So y'all are thinking, "He is telling us about slave movies and I thought this post was about abortion?" I know. Well I can't help reading or watching the horrors of slavery and the fight against it with out thinking about abortion. Abortion is our national crime against humanity that has been justified, excused, and permitted for years. We need someone to stand up and dedicate his life and political career to ending this atrocity. While I am willing to be the one, I pray God will end this tragedy sooner. Abortion can't be allowed to go on for another twenty years.

On this same note, this is the reason the presidential race is so important. A liberal member of the court will almost certainly retire by 2012. We need to nominate a president we know will nominate judges who will overturn Roe. We also need him to be the man who can help the GOP regain it's image nationally and help it regain the senate. Without the senate the president will have a difficult time getting his nominees confirmed.

As you think about your choice for president remember lowering taxes saves money, while ending abortion saves lives.

"Jesus, please protect the little unborn children, they deserve a chance to run and play."

Friday, November 16, 2007

The thrill of victory... and the agony of defeat

In Virginia if the margin of victory in an election is within .5%, the loser may request a recount.

Over the past three years Virginia has had three races that have fallen within the .5% margin of victory.


Initial reults reported Bob McDonnell defeated Creigh Deeds in the race for Attorney General's race by 323 votes.


Jim Webb defeated incumbent senator, George Allen, by 9,000 votes out of over 2 million votes cast, a margin of victory of about .45 %


After the canvassing was completed in the race for Virginia's 37th senate district, Ken Cuccinelli was still leading Janet Olsezek by 92 votes, a margin of .2%.

So what's the point of all these boring numbers? I just want to take a moment to point out who it was that called for recounts. Only the Democrats can't handle being defeated. Creigh Deeds dragged the state through a recount, and spent thousands of taxpayers dollars to make sure we counted everyone's vote. When the recount finally ended in the middle of December, Bob McDonnell's margin of victory actually increased by thirty seven votes. In 2006 with control of the senate hanging on t outcome of his senate race, George Allen chose not to drag the state, and the country, through a recount. He waited to see the results of the canvass, and then stepped out in front of the cameras, thanked his supporters for all their work, thanked teh state for electing him before, and then conceeded. Now in 2007 after the canvass was completed, Janet Olsezek, or was it her campaign manager, has called for a recount in one of the closest VA state senate races ever.

But why would Janet pull the people she wants through a recount and spend thousands of taxpayers dollars on this? Is there anything to indicate that the recount could change the outcome of the election? No. The canvassing changed nothing, and the provisional ballots actually gave Ken one more vote. No concrete accusation of voter fraud have been leveled. So why cal for a recount unless you simply can't stand losing?

While many things can be learned from George Allen's senate race, one lesson is when you have lost, be willing to concede. The only to call for a recount would be if there are serious instances of voting fraud, like more votes cast in a county than its registered voters. Virginia has never had major voter fraud, and there has never been a real reason to call for a recount. Anyone that loses a close race should have the courae to concede.

Memo to Democrat candidates: While defeat is agonizing, don't be too shocked if you lose while running against the rising conservative stars in Virginia.

Monday, November 12, 2007

So What do you say in a moment like this...?

What do you do when you pour your heart for something and do everything you can to make something happen, and your cause fails or what you were trying to make happen doesn't?

It's somthing I've struggled with as someone who spent a lot of time in debate and as a political junkie in VA.

The only thing you can do is to trust Him, but boy is it tough especially when you lay it all out there.