By Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Jr.
Nationwide — WE THE PEOPLE, are losing the battle of public opinion and thus find ourselves unable to influence legislation. This has to end. Polling often suggests one opinion of the public, and then legislation created by our representatives reflects something quite different. The recent ruling by the Supreme Court reveals the necessity to inform the public and be in the public square – in the Free and Open Marketplace of Ideas. It also exposes the lack of accountability of the court due to a weak and feckless Congress and Senate. Thomas Jefferson’s words are unquestionably prophetic, for he said:
“The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please . . . . Independence can be trusted no where but with the people in mass…”
No matter where you stand on the Abortion issue, we should all be able to agree that the health and safety for women should be paramount. The court now superimposes their ideology, not based upon constitutional law, but ideological opinion often absent of conscience and practicality.
Upon understanding the majority of the court’s state of mind, we then see clearly how they can strike down a law which was supported by those on both sides of the argument as legislation to protect and secure the well being of women. The public needs to ask the obvious question: ‘Why is it that this physician cannot get admitting privileges by the hospital?’ Why? Because the hospital’s determination finds this person a liability and there is a high probability the physician could bring about a malpractice suit against the hospital. The doctor is questionable and not worth the risk. Where are all the women’s groups when it comes to the standard of service for these predominately minority women who are being subjected to abortions below hospital standards? Where is the outrage and the cry of ‘racism’ for the often deplorable conditions – remember Kermit Gosnell…? – and substandard conditions for minority women?
Planned Parenthood says it’s a victory? …Incompetent physicians in substandard conditions without admitting privileges from local hospitals operating and serving women of color… Where is the NAAACP? 1,786 African American women are having an abortion each day and many of them are subject to these substandard and often unregulated conditions. African Americans are disproportionately affected by these deplorable conditions… Where is the voice of reason? It’s been bought off! “If abortion was not lucrative it would not be legal.” With Black Leadership bought by the dollars of the abortion industry, lead by Planned Parenthood, our community is left deceived and decimated by abortion and its devastating ramifications.
Over 20 million African Americans are missing, specifically due to abortion. Unfortunately the church has been far too silent, for this modern day holocaust not only kills African American babies, but is depleting the rich resource of African American people who contributed so much to the success of our nation. Alexander Mills, invented the elevator. Charles Drew, Blood Plasma. John Standard, the Refrigerator. Fredrick Jones, the Air Conditioner, Alice Parker, the Heating Furnace. George T. Samon, the Clothes Dryer. The amazing George Washington Carver. And the list goes on and on and on. But we will never know the gifts who have been destroyed in the womb – men and women – never to contribute their talent to society. How sad indeed!
Yet, for whatever unfortunate reason, it would seem African Americans cannot see nor perceive the abortion industry as a racist ‘machine’ designed to destroy them. Abortion is a tool in a systemic plan of the “Progressive” elitists within the Democrat Party to eliminate African Americans; a plan of social engineering which has been more deadly than that within the Third Reich because it’s so quietly insidious. Its leaders believe, as the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, believed, that there is a “Negro Problem” in the United States and the rest of the world. Their strategy is to implement their eugenic plot within the African American community, and they’re succeeding. Margaret Sanger was smart enough to know to make the face of their plan the “colored minister” which amounts to bribed Black Leadership whose only concern is their own self-aggrandizement and acquisition of power. The plan has been executed masterfully. Abortion has done more to suppress the Black vote by virtue of eliminating African Americans from the voting population than all of the efforts of the KKK and Jim Crow laws combined.
Perhaps worse: our allegiance to this agenda has produced indifferent hearts and minds when it comes to the sanctity of life. When a generation grows up realizing life before birth can be terminated at the discretion of a disgruntled parent, or a disengaged spouse, it distorts the value of life within their minds. They are surrounded by persons more concerned about the ‘ladder of success,’ than the heartbeat of an infant made in the image of God. So I ask you: is it any wonder we live in a time of such heinous inhumane atrocities? We have lost the cornerstone of relationship: the ‘respect for life,’ and ‘the sanctity of life.’ There are an increasing number of persons who perceive they are the sole arbiter of life and can make a ‘choice’ as to whether or not a life has any value. Isn’t it obvious this warped perception does not only pertain to persons within the womb, but those outside the womb…? People who are perceived as inconvenient…, a problem…, a burden…, or threat to their future plans…, are easily discarded…, disposed of…, murdered…, and aborted…
We attempt to change gun laws believing it will prevent innocent people from being killed, all while, we have laws permitting the most innocent among us to be killed with impunity. We attempt to construct a relevant health care system, yet construct laws which clearly endanger the health of women. African Americans follow a political party who desperately courts their vote each election cycle, but at the same time, endorses legislation that has reduced the population of the very voters they seek. We parade across America claiming Black Life Matters, but on the streets of Chicago – with the strictest gun laws in the country – Black men kill more Black men in a year than are lost in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. Black Life Matters…? 1,786 African American innocent babies – “Whose Hands Were Up” – lose the fight with the abortionist’s scalpel each and every day. And after being killed and sucked from the womb, their parts are then sold on the “Slave Block” by Planned Parenthood. The Black Life Matters movement supports “Choice” which aids and abets Planned Parenthood, the leading killer of unarmed African Americans in and out of America. The madness must cease and we must acknowledge we have lost our way.
I believe the most recognized name of America’s presidents is George Washington, and the most recognized name of African Americans, is the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It is amazing they both made similar assessments of the value of faith and religion. They also both called America a Christian nation.
In Dr. Martin Luther King’s book, “Stride Toward Freedom,” he said, “Government action is not the whole answer to the present crisis, but it is an important partial answer. Morals cannot be legislated but behavior can be regulated. The law cannot make an employer love me, but it can keep him from refusing to hire me because of the color of my skin. We must depend upon religion and education to alter the errors of the heart and mind, but meanwhile it is an immoral act to compel a man to accept injustice until another man’s heart is set straight.”
George Washington said, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity… And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” (Italics mine.)