Now it will begin to be very clear as to why I wrote the blog entry: one-of-the-saddest-days-in-the-history-of-this-nation. I knew I wasn’t alone in holding that opinion — and I know I’m not alone now.
Tens of millions of *innocent* children — unborn babies — have been murdered in this nation since the legalization and government sanctioned abortions. It doesn’t seem to matter one iota what George Bush did in his tenure as President — but if nothing else, he did stand for life — he stood in the gap for millions and did so publicly and through legal policy. Barack Obama reversed that policy today. He had opportunity to stand for life. He sat down with pen in hand and stands against innocent babies. Abortion is not about women’s reproductive health, it’s not about basic healthcare. It’s not even about a right to choose. Because in that procedure, of three of the people in the room, only two of the voices are heard. The third voice is silenced. Death is not basic health. Life is basic health. Abortion is not family planning.
President Obama had an opportunity just yesterday to hear thousands of voices… to see thousands of hands in prayer for children, for the unborn, for this nation… thousands attempting to reach out to him to change his mind and stand in the gap for *helpless* individuals. Instead he did not.
That’s just the beginning of the consequences of one of the saddest days in this nation.
Opportunities to be civil, to be gracious and to be honourable have been missed this week. Was it too much to just be gracious to the former president? Was it too much to be gracious to the citizens of the United States by acknowledging that there were tens of millions of law abiding citizens who did not for vote for but are being governed by this Change? Citizens who, because of his decisions, are forced to pay for unconscionable policies and unprecedented national debt.
It’s a new day… This, in regards to Obama’s being ‘sworn in’ a second time (in the Oval Office) following the original bungling of the Presidential Oath of Office on Inauguration Day.
Four reporters witnessed the oath of office and shared their observations with others, and a White House photo was released.
“We think it was done in a way that was upfront and transparent,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in a briefing when questioned why video cameras were not present. [and there was no Bible]
Pressed on the matter, Gibbs said, “we would have had to get a bigger room.” [and a Bible]
I mean, truly, even Lyndon Johnson had a Bible on which to place his hand taking the oath of office on Air Force One in 1963 following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Could there possibly not have been a Bible in the whole White House? Could there be another reason?