Eyes to See/Ears to Hear

In order to combat my annoyance over the unwillingness of media outlets to tell the truth and avoid letting their bias rule, as well as to have an outlet for my very (at times) wordy self, this blog has been created by yours truly. This will be an accounting of events in the world, my country, and my little piece of the world as best as I can see it, hear it, and relay it.

Location: United States

Saturday, February 26, 2005

African Americans and Abortion

Here are some grave statistics regarding abortion and the African American population. Keep in mind that these statistics come from abortion reliable sources such as the Alan Guttmacher Institute, which is the research arm of the Planned Parenthood Federation in America, the leading provider of abortions in the USA (and possibly around the world).

Stats: The African American community makes up only 12% of the population of the United States, yet has 35% of all abortions. In Mississippi, where African Americans make up 37% of the state population, they receive 73% of all abortions in Mississippi! Not only that, but Planned Parenthood locates over 78% of their abortion centers in or near minority cities!!

What slavery and oppression by the government or any of the racist population in our nation was unable to do, African Americans are allowing abortion to do to their numbers; freely.

In the name of 'choice' and 'freedom' or sometimes simple selfishness that does not want to be tied down to anyone, African American women are seeming unwitting accomplices in the genocide of their race.

This was my biggest concern when I helped out in the pro-life community; getting this information out to the young black women that I would see, but amazingly, but probably understandably in our self-centered society as a whole, they professed to not care.

Sometimes I think about how I would feel if this were true of my race and someone of another race dared to bring that information to me. Would I receive it? Would I believe it? Would I even bother to look into if it was the truth or not? Upon finding out it was the truth, would my heart change for my people? Or would my heart still be fixed firmly on me? I just don't know what I would do, I really don't. It is in keeping with that thinking that I go forth sharing this true and factual information, so that it can be known that I do it for information purposes and no other.

Abortion was bound to have backlash of some kind, whether folks want to admit it or not. After all, over 1 million babies are aborted every single year in the United States alone! That is a lot of people not being born by someone else's 'choice'.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Games Continue

is his right, and the right of every president before him, President Bush has the privilege of nominating judges to the bench. I do believe that the President concerns himself with the appeals courts, district courts and circuit courts mostly, though I am not 100% sure about that.

What I am 100% sure of is how wrong it is for the now Democratic House Leader, Senator Reid, to pick up where the ousted Senator Daschle left off in preventing the President's nominees from being voted on by the Senate. Being that Mr. Daschle was booted out by the voters in his state by a relatively unknown, not to mention that is the first time in decades such a thing has happened, spoke volumes for how sick the majority of the voters are with the games played by the Democrats.

The Democrats (almost all of them) play this game in order to do one thing and one thing only: keep abortion the money making machine that it is for abortion providers and those others who have their hands in that deep pocket, chugging along.

I think that many women are hoodwinked into thinking this is about them and their rights, but the truth is that it has never been. A quick trip to the library to do a little research on the history of abortion in America as well as the organization known as Planned Parenthood will reveal the truth; if anyone is interested in the truth that is.

However, Senator Reid has sold out to abortion big guns just as Mr. Daschle did, going as far as to play silly little word games when he says to the American people that these nominees which the President is renominating have already been 'turned down' . This is simply not true. All these fine and exemplary nominees were never afforded a vote; ever, due to the obstructionist actions of Mr. Daschle; actions Mr. Reid has now chosen to mimic.

These judges fully intend to uphold the law, and their records show that they have done so in the past, but their personal view on abortion just does not sit right with Mr. Reid and his pals. The funny thing is that Senator Reid calls these judicial nominees, extremists, yet goes to extreme lengths in order to force his prejudice on others!

This must be stopped, and I do believe it will be. In the meantime though, Senator Reid and those who snarl with him, surely cannot be taken seriously. When I hear speeches by any of his obstructionist buddies, especially if it is on what is 'fair' and 'right' and all that sort of thing, I have to laugh, though it isn't all that funny.

Friday, February 11, 2005

I obtained this picture from a website having to do with human reproduction and whose gestation age I wonder if those who pass by this site now and again, have any idea of.

The reason I chose the former words to describe the unborn is due to how media, (mostly Big Media) and pro-abortion people, tend to de-humanize the unborn by the words they use to describe the unborn child in the various stages of development. Granted that embryo and fetus are both common and legitmate words used to describe the unborn, I am sure most of us are aware of how these words continue to be used to cover up the humanity of a fetus, and worse, keep us, in a sense, unable to be moved by the 'fetus' separate and helpless position in the womb.

For some time I have had this blog now and the main gist of where I stand on all things is directly related to the cries of the unborn which so many in the world today refuse to hear. Therefore I thought it about time I got to the point.

While it is true that i am interested in many of the issues of today, the most important one, as far as I am concerned and as far as my fellow human beings should be, is the current crisis in our nation of the legality of the murder of innocent and unborn children by abortion.

It should be becoming increasingly apparent to even some abortion advocates that there is something very strange about urging woman to commit this crime against their own child while pocketing the $$ from accomodating her 'choice'.

A few other things that should be quite obvious to anyone with eyes that are willing to see and ears that can still hear is that when it comes to abortion that is the only decision, so how can it be all about choice? There is also a reluctance in the medical community as well as in government agencies to publish findings of various studies that abortion can increase a woman's risk of breat cancer. With breast cancer being a major killer of women in America you would think that it would be important to follow up on this sort of information. However, there is suppression of this information at some of the highest levels of government and medical associations, all in the name of protecting this 'choice'. Abortion also continues to be the only unregulated medical procedure in our country, one that flys in the face of all things having to do with safe and sanitary surgical procedures, and one that the medical community shrugs at; well not the entire medical community, but generally speaking no one hears about unsanitary conditions, untrained staff, and lack of life-saving equipment at many of these places where this 'procedure' occurs.

In the end though, the abortion decision has nothing to do with choice, when the other human being involved in this situation doesn't have their needs taken into consideration whatsoever, but has everything to do with big bucks.

Opinion and Approval Polls

I read with interest the news this morning of a poll conducted by a group known as Ipsos-Public Affairs done for the Associated Press and taken after the President's State of the Union address, that shows his approval rating slipping considerably.
As I read further on in the AP's article I had to laugh at some of the comments of various people to the questions that the AP asked regarding the President and his job performance as well as their opinion of the whole administration. One woman said that she disapproves of the entire 'package' of the administration and goes on to say that thankfully in four more years we will be done with him.
Generally speaking, the President and his Administration are not supposed to be the pill for what ails everyone, are they? Nor would a poll necessarily be indicative of whether or not the current adminsistration is making gains even as they are making mistakes, no?
When I hear comments such as the woman I mentioned made, who happens to be a Democrat of course, I realize how important it is for me to not blindly follow a party line, but to instead look for the pluses and minuses in all public servants. Her dismissal of 'all' of what the administration is doing shows her blind her bias really is. Even some of the worst administrations can boast one or two pluses in their favor. I am sure her solution is a Democratic Administration and all the 'ills' of the current one can begin to be cured. Politicians becoming statepersons rather than continuing on the power crazed, money grubbing path that most of them are currently on, would be somewhat closer to a true solution.
I don't believe it is a party, but rather the characters of the party's members that should matter to voters. At least that is what matters to this voter. 8-)

Friday, February 04, 2005

Iraqi Elections

The Iraqi elections were a big step in the direction of two things; at least to me.
1. It brings them closer to self-rule, and 2. It brings our troops closer to coming home.
The Iraqi people need a strong military presence of their own. They do not have this. They need this before their allies can go home. If we withdraw according to Ted Kennedy's rants, they will fall into more of the same terror they have been released from.
As I read about Iraq via the weblogs of their own citizens, it seems to me that they struggle with the American troops there, while understanding the necessity of their presence. Many Americans gave the ultimate sacrifice for the future free nation of Iraq and this should be understood by the average Iraqi citizen. Sometimes when I read comments from those in Iraq who detest the US troops I wish we had never gone there. Too often Iraqi citizens make comments that they had such a wonderful life before the US came in and brought terror with them. Indeed.
Then there are the Iraqi citizens who appreciate the US and what she has done. Who look to our way of life and want some of the same. To be able to live and raise their families, follow their faith, live their lives, without fear of death or fear of losing all that they have worked so hard for; lost at the whim of a crazed dictator and his minions.
The elections were a step in the direction of such a way of life. There is so much to be done still, especially to the infrastructure of Iraq , throughout the entire nation, as well as the necessity of the various factions coming together united under a common purpose: a free Iraq. The turnout of Iraqi citizens for the vote last Sunday shut up many of her critics, and in less than five days the news, as historic as it was, has dropped completely from the top news page on most of the major newsstations websites. This speaks louder than any words can ever speak.

Big Bucks

What is some Democrats problem with money? I often read scathing comments regarding Haliburton and other corporations that make money for politicians. During the campaigns I was often reminded how out of touch with 'regular' people the Republican party is because they are 'rich'. That sort of thing makes me somewhat curious, especially when our Senators of both parties make in excess of $100,000 a year and have a benefit package that I would like to experience myself. Then we have the Kerry/Edwards ticket. Mr. Kerry's wife is heiress to the Heinz 57 varieties corporate dollars. I pretty much think we are talking millions of dollars there as well. Then we move on to the Edwards camp and find that Mr. Edwards was a million dollar lawyer as well. My reason for pointing out this easy to obtain information is to bring to mind that it can be possible that neither party has a clue to what it is like for 'regular' people like me who make less than $50,000 a year and struggle with things like not buying that lottery ticket!
Once upon a time though, the Democratic party may have been a little closer to the 'regular' person on the street and we can all thank them for the expansion of government intrusion in our lives via the social programs they brought to our nation; social programs that pull our nation towards socialism rather than the constitutional republic that the founders intended for our nation.
Indeed I was once a registered Democrat because I truly believed that they cared more about me, my family, and issues close to my heart. I have found however, that is not the case, as well as discovered that the majority of the party members were as out of touch with the people as they accused the Republicans of being! This of course led to a number of years when I did not vote at all and had a very low opinion of any politician.
Fast forward a number of years and now I am a registered Republican who votes independent but has the heart of a Democrat; but only as far as caring for others with compassion and not necessarily big bucks, goes.
I have also discovered that just about anyone can be a politician, but what we need more of, and what it takes greater character to be, is a stateman, or woman. This is the person who is in Washington to truly represent the people and their interests. Rather than lump all politicians and all of Washington into a big pile of disregard, I began to pick through the various members of Congress. I found, in the House, some exemplary representatives, and a few in the Senate as well. I began to watch the way that they voted and tuned into C-SPAN a little more often than before, to see how they treated one another as well as how they represented the American people.
For me, ideally what the Congress should be doing, is taking steps to shrink government, not expand it. It is our only hope to bring the budget under control and it is our only hope to loosen their hold on so many aspects of our lives. This is a bipartisan problem also, it is not the exclusive fault of one party over the other. That why when I am reading the news and see the finger pointing they do, I take it with a grain of salt. We, the people, should be aware that there are people in Washington, across party lines, that don't give a hoot about us, but are pumped up with the power that is Washington politics. To this end, being blindly loyal to a party, is not in the interest of the nation. Nor is allowing ourselves to fall for the 'rich Republican' 'Demcrat=regular people' game that takes our attention off the important issues of our day.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

The Flu is No Fun

I have been sick for close to two weeks now. Yesterday was the first day I felt good enough to move around without being aware of how sick I felt, which means that I am getting better.
I watched some rousing television though, during this time. Some of the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and the stirring C-SPAN Channel of our representative government in action.
Whenever I watch the floor debates and whatnot, I get the distinct impression that some of these Congresspersons and Senators think that they are stars on a televison program!