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Priorities: First order of business for Democrat House majority is abortion

“Every nation has the government it deserves.” – Count Joseph-Marie de Maistre (1763-1821)

Today is the first day of the 116th United States Congress.

Last November, American voters saw fit to elect a majority of Democrats to the House of Representatives.

As a demonstration of the House majority Democrats’ priority, their first order of business is the killing of tiny, innocent, unborn human beings.

The faces of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — who portrays her beginnings as humble, from Bronx, when she actually grew up in upper middle-class Westchester County — and the other freshman Congresswomen remind me of this scene from The Devil’s Advocate (1997):

House Democrats have inserted language to expand abortion access into a bill to end the partial government shutdown. The bill is set for a vote tomorrow; the federal government has faced a partial government shutdown for 12 days. (H/t Washington Examiner)

The abortion language inserted into the spending bill is meant to:

  1. Undo what President Trump did on January 23, 2017, his first full day of work as President. That day, which was a day after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Trump signed his first executive order reinstating the Mexico City Policy that bans U.S. taxpayers’ funding of at least half a billion dollars to international non-government organizations (NGOs) that perform abortions or provide information about abortion. House Democrats’ spending bill  includes language specifying that NGOs that perform abortions consistent with the laws in their country are eligible for U.S. family planning funds.
  2. Increase funding for the forced abortion-sterilization promoting United Nations Population Fund from $5 million to $37.5 million. The Trump administration’s State Department ended contributions to the fund because anti-abortion groups oppose its relationship with China, where citizens are not permitted to have more than two children, leading to forced abortions, sterilizations, and female infanticide.

Update (Jan. 8): House Democrats passed a first bill to restore $100 million in funding for Planned Parenthood. (LifeNews)

Such are the priorities of Demorats: Tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions in the world and for Planned Parenthood in the U.S., but not for a US-Mexico border wall, never mind that Israel — the largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid — has an impregnable sea-land border wall.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, said in a statement Democrats were “already trying to foist a radical pro-abortion agenda on the nation”. Since “a strong majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion,” House Democrats’ repeal of Trump’s policy on nongovernmental organizations would make “taxpayers complicit in the exportation of abortion and destruction of countless unborn children around the world. This is unconscionable and we oppose the bill in the strongest terms.”

Refusing to meet Trump’s demands for $5 billion to fund a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, House Democrats plan to vote on two separate bills tomorrow to fund the federal government. Thankfully, the bills face dim prospects in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Meanwhile, you should know that abortion was the leading cause of death in the world in 2018.

There were approximately 41.95 million abortions carried out around the world in 2018, according to Worldometers, an organization that tracks death statistics. Overall, the deaths by abortion outnumbered those from cancer (8.2 million), malaria, HIV/AIDS (1.7 million), smoking, alcohol, and traffic accidents put together.

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2018 Midterm Election results: GOP keeps Senate; Demons get control of House

House of Representatives

218 seats needed for control

Republicans: 196     Democrats: 222

Senate

51 seats needed for control

Republicans: 52      Democrats: 46

That means President Trump can’t be impeached.

Governors

Republicans: 26     Democrats: 23

I weep for America.

For a cheerier take on the election, see DCG’s “GOP maintains control of Senate; great news for the ‘conservative judicial train’“.

~Eowyn

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Voters don't care Hillary Clinton is dishonest and immoral

Hillary for Prison 2016
A week ago I did a post on Hillary Clinton being viewed even more favorably in a NYT/CBS poll, despite her many scandals — the corrupt non-profit Clinton Foundation that traded State Department favors for donations; her using a private email account to conduct official business when she was secretary of state; and the lies she told about Benghazi. (See “Hillary and Bill Clinton got millions in bribes from foreign ‘entities’ in exchange for State Dept favors” and “Destruction of Evidence: Hillary Clinton deleted half of emails from personal account used to conduct business as secretary of state“)
A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has the explanation.
The poll asked respondents several questions about Clinton’s character. Here are the results:

  • On whether Hillary is “honest and straightforward,” 50% of respondents said she wasn’t; only 25% said they believed she was honest.
  • On whether Hillary is “effective” at “getting things done,” 44% thought she’s effective versus 34% who didn’t.
  • On whether Hillary is “easygoing and likable,” 41% said yes; 37% said no.
  • On whether Hillary has “high moral standards that set the proper moral tone for the country,” 43% said yes versus 39% said no.

Jonathan V. Last of The Weekly Standard points out how schizophrenic the poll results are. While as many as 50% say Hillary is not honest and straightforward, 41% nevertheless think she has “high moral standards.”
Last’s conclusion is:

There are only two possible conclusions from this: Either (1) Voters are idiots. Or (2) As a political commodity, Hillary Clinton’s appeal is based on something other than trustworthiness.
Whichever the case, the big lesson from the last few months is that it will be very difficult for a Republican to beat Hillary Clinton by getting voters to turn against her. The Clinton cake is so thoroughly baked that there’s no new evidence that’s going to make people decide that suddenly, after 20 years, the scales have fallen from their eyes and they realize she’s something other than what they think she is. 
Instead, the Republican nominee is going to have to make a positive case for something better. It won’t be enough to try to disqualify Clinton. He or she is going to have to offer a more attractive alternative vision.
(And whatever you do, don’t think too hard about the fact that one out of every four Americans still thinks Clinton is “honest” and “straightforward.” It’s just too depressing.)

My conclusion is that since all the evidence points to Hillary Clinton not being “honest and straightforward” and therefore not having “high moral standards,” the fact that 1 out of every 4 Americans think she is “honest and straightforward” and 4 out of every 10 Americans think she has “high moral standards” can only be attributable to this:

An alarming percentage of Americans are either stupid or so morally corrupt themselves that they don’t find her malfeasance and corruption to be a matter of concern.

But America’s Founders knew well the importance of the moral character of both government and governed.
Ben Franklin said “Only a moral and virtuous people are capable of freedom; the more corrupt and vicious a society becomes, the more it has need of masters.” Noah Webster, in On the Education of Youth in America (1788), wrote, “The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.”
Then there’s the wise French philosopher and diplomat Count Joseph Marie Maistre (1763-1821) who cynically but accurately observed, “Every nation has the government it deserves.”
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~Éowyn

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