Trump, Pence, Shapiro speak at March for Life

Yesterday was the 45th March for Life in Washington DC.  Amazing to see so many people who love life walking together in peace to declare and support that God-given life from the womb is precious and ought to be protected.  Very encouraging to pro-life Americans (and non-Americans) today.

Estimates of numbers who marched range from many tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands. Very possible given the crowd size.  The pro-life movement is gaining ground.

President Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence were forthright in their support of life.

Conservative commentator, Ben Shapiro, opened the gathering in speaking first.

“America was founded on the promise of God-given rights, chief among them the rights to life and liberty,” Shapiro said. But while once America’s children were her most prized group,” then something happened. We decided to erase them […] we lied to ourselves, and then we built walls around that lie.” 

“We pretended these were not human lives at all, but disposable balls of meat,” he continued, after detailing multiple scientific truths of fetal development denied by the abortion lobby. “We told ourselves we were virtuous for our lie. We reversed good and evil.”

Shapiro then cited Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comment this week that pro-lifers are “not in line with where we are as a government and quite frankly where we are as a society.”  “Maybe they’re right. Maybe we today here are not in line with the rest of society,” Shapiro said. “To which I say, good. So were the abolitionists. So were the civil rights marchers. So were the martyrs in Rome and the Jews in Egypt. Righteousness doesn’t have to be popular; it just has to be righteous.”  (Read further at LifeSite here.)

[added: Interesting how young pro-lifers are not necessarily religious. Pro-life just makes common sense. Life is not just based on morality, but is also science-based too. ]

Is Donald Trump pre-ordained for a time and place today?

History pointed to a leader born to fulfill a purpose.  Winston Churchill was someone who was seen as controversial, openly direct and honest. He went down in history as one of the greatest politicians and statesmen in British history. He surprised many Brits during the Second World War by giving his opinion that Britain must stand up against Hitler and Nazi Germany. This “ruffled many feathers.” imagesThe huge majority of British Parliamentarians did not feel comfortable bucking the trend and remained silent by not stirring the pot. However, Churchill was one man who refused to remain quiet. He openly and directly confronted British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Parliament and urged other nations in the western world to stand up and confront the dangers of Nazism and Adolf Hitler. If Britain did not, these dangers would come back to haunt the nation. Churchill was right.  Hitler would eventually bomb London, England.  Churchill would eventually be elected the Prime Minister to take Britain into the Second World War and defeat Hitler. It was a hard path but he was the man who rose to power at the right time and place to change the history of Europe forever.

Like Churchill, there is the possibility that President-elect Donald Trump might be a leader fit for a special purpose to lead the U.S. in this time of need. The economy seems headed into a collision course; and radical Islam, ISIS and jihadism has as their goal the establishment of a caliphate.  trump3Do you think Trump might be pre-ordained for a time and place today to be a leader of the United States of America for a special reason and season? I do think he has the great potential to be a voice of realism and tilt a balance of power in a direction the nation needs to take.

Post-November 2016 Presidential-Election

2016-election-logoI have been observing the reaction of liberals during the post U.S. presidential election. It has been very disappointing to see their immature reaction to Donald Trump’s victory. I hate to use the terms “immature” and “sore losers” but the physical, social and mental behaviour from the left seem very fitting of such a description.  Charges of racism, bigotry, sexism do not help and only detracts from civility.  The left has ignored real pressing issues that matter, e.g., radical Islam, terrorism, loss of jobs, the economy, health care, etc.  Donald Trump recognized the void in addressing the issues that matter to populist America.  But Clinton and the Democrats decided to hide their heads in the sand, and play it safe and avoid being labelled racist, bigot, or Islamaphobe.  I know what I am saying will not be popular with some millennials, liberals, socialists, but I do think I stand in the middle of the road when it comes to politics; therefore, I feel what I am about to say is fair.

Would I like to see a woman president or another racial minority as President or Prime Minister? Yes I would. I would also be the first to agree that women and racial minorities are as capable and effective in handling the highest political office in the land. However, it must be the right man or woman for the job. For now, it is Donald Trump’s time and place to be President of the United States of America. Why does the left fret, worry and cry? Won’t there also be a time and place for another Democratic president to lead the country? There will be many future opportunities for presidential leaders from both political stripes to take turns leading the country.

In November 2016, Donald Trump won the election fair and square.  Whether you agree with him or not, Trump hurled many insults but he has survived many insults and unfair treatment by people on the left and right, the media, and the elitist crowd. This time around, the majority of Americans have voted for the person they want to lead the country because they felt the country needed to take a turn in a different direction. All people have the freedom and right to their own opinions and expression of it, as long as it is legal and constitutional. The American people have expressed their opinion and their feeling that the current direction it was going in under Obama had to change.

The loss of Clinton and the Democrats is not just about low-ball insults made by Trump because Hillary Clinton also needs to accept her responsibilities for her dishonesty in accepting illegal donations made to the Clinton Foundation, her use of the illegal email server, and other things that were not above board. Time will tell if she will be charged for the illegal acts she has committed. I have not heard Democrats accept her actions as a real possible consequences and responsibilities. This silence from the left is deplorable. All political leaders should be held accountable for their actions.

As parents, we expect our children to play fair. As adults, we must ask ourselves if we are we truly playing fair when it comes to political elections and accepting the results. The liberal elite (including university professors, and organizational leaders) has been immature when it comes to this. It should be simple to understand that both conservatives and liberals will have their chance to lead and influence the country, state, province, or city in the direction the majority has decided. These are the rules of representative democracy and we have learned to live with these rules for hundreds of years to come. It has given us liberal and conservative presidents, governors, premiers, and prime ministers around the world; and yet, the world has not fallen apart. Politics have a way of correcting itself through the balance of power and representative democracy. Countries around the world could only wish they had what we have today in the West.

When conservatives and Republicans win the popular vote, the right did not riot on the streets or behave in the manner that the left has been showing in public.  The thing that is bothering me at this moment (four days after election day) is that Clinton and Obama are not anywhere to be seen and heard. Shouldn’t they be speaking out to discourage and quiet-down the riots on the streets?  Their silence speaks to me where they are on this issue of civil peace and good order. We all agree that everyone has the right to speak publicly about how they feel, but currently the left is not showing class when it comes to openness and acceptance of a democratic vote that was decided by the majority. What I find counter-productive are some of the signs that say: “Trump is not my president”. I don’t think people who voted Republican when Barack Obama won said such harsh things like this. Conservatives gave Obama a chance to prove his leadership. For the next four years, it will be the Republican’s turn to govern.