Choosing Adoption is a Heroic Act

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The recent NY law regarding Abortion has generated a lot of discussion, which is good. We should never stop discussing this topic as it is one that encompasses not only political ideology but one of faith and one’s foundation of life. One approach, especially to women that are considering abortion due to their economic situation, or that they do not want to be a mother or that it is not a good time for them or whatever their individual situation may be, is a simple question. “If an adoptive family can be found and ALL of your medical costs during the 9 month pregnancy would be paid for, would you allow your baby to live?” We need to change the narrative as a society. If a woman chooses to give a baby up for Adoption instead of choosing Abortion that woman has then allowed a creation of GOD to experience life and also they have allowed that baby to Bless not only the adoptive family but all those people who that baby will ever come in contact with. A woman who chooses adoption and not abortion is a hero. On top of that, many states have open adoption so if the birth mother wants to be a part of that child’s life she can be. I imagine we can get both Democrats and Republicans to agree to make sure ALL health costs are paid for during pregnancy if a woman chooses adoption and not abortion. We need to change the conversation because it is a heroic choice to allow a baby to be adopted instead of aborted. If we can change the narrative maybe we can change hearts. It would be nice one day for a state legislature to cheer for the heroic choice a woman makes and for buildings to be lit up for the choice of life instead of the darkness of death. Never stop discussing and never stop praying.

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One Way To Hold Congress Accountable!

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Something to think about… there are 535 members of Congress (House and Senate) salary is at least $174,000 unless party leaders at $193,400 and speaker of house at $223,500..totaling more than $93,139,000 just in salaries. (93 Million a year!) add in staff and what their allowance is for office furniture, health care and other perks and the money that tax payers spend on Congress is unbelievable.

We elect Congress to work together, to write legislation, and find common ground among both political parties. The only way to hold them accountable to do their job is to wait 2 or 6 years and either re-elect or vote them out. They are collecting their pay check no matter what.

I would like to see leaders from both parties set an agenda at the beginning of each session with the top 3 agenda items and the time frame to get it done… such as ..12 months to Balance the Budget, revise Health Care, and have Immigration Reform.

Personally, I would like to see some of their salary withheld  until the end of the year to see if they accomplished their goals. If Congress cannot commit to getting things done in a reasonable time frame (as the rest of us with jobs are required to do) then we should not pay them to just wait out their term.

Although the Constitution says, “The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services….and that Senators and Representatives set their own compensation”….

How about lower their salary and then they can get OUR Tax money paid to them for each of the top agenda items they accomplish?

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How To Solve The Dysfunction In Washington.

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Here is a radical idea, not really radical for those of us who truly believe in GOD, including those in Washington such as President Trump, Speaker Pelosi and the rest of Congress. Not one member has said they do not.  The next time members in Washington have a meeting start with a group prayer where those in attendance ask GOD for help.  As those responsible for running our Government please ask for guidance, wisdom, and the strength it takes to be kind to each other in spite of differences. Please ask to understand that members on both sides of the aisle want to help our country but just may have different ideas on how to do it. Please ask GOD for humility and the knowledge to use the lessons given to us by our Creator to love our brothers and sisters and work together for the greater good. And we, as citizens of this great nation, need to also pray. We need to pray for those that were elected, whether we voted for them or not.  We need to pray for their success and their health. We need to pray that GOD becomes the center of society and the foundation for the actions of people.  We need to pray that the News Media, Hollywood, Social Media, etc., start using their platforms to spread the good that is throughout America and not just some of the challenges we face.  For those that do not believe in GOD, it is your right. However, the majority of people alive on this Earth do believe, including those that you elected to office.  Without putting GOD back into the central part of our society it is very unlikely peace within our own borders can ever be achieved. Feel free to share if so inclined and maybe the message of prayer can spread to those that need it the most. GOD Bless America.

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A Security Wall on our border is not immoral.

We start by saying that most people both in America and around the world are good, kind people. We do know that there is a small percentage that will do harm to others and break laws. We have heard from Democrats for years that we need to increase background checks, have waiting periods and a stronger vetting process for those who want to own a gun. Their rationale is to try to reduce the number of people who may use a gun in a bad way. I agree with the philosophy of allowing law-abiding, mentally competent people, to own a gun and to do everything we can to reduce those who should not.  I even take the Democrats word that they do not want to take away guns but just restrict those who should have them.  Basically, not allow those who want to use a gun for an immoral act. We do have a responsibility to protect our society from those that want to do harm. Just as we have a police force to protect society from the small percentage of people who want to break laws and harm others.   We do the same thing when we lock our homes, our car, have an alarm system, fencing, walls, or put gates up in a mall to protect the businesses after hours from the few that may want to cause destruction. I lock my home not because I don’t trust my neighbors, but it is because I don’t know who else may want to do harm to my family.

Now we hear the Democrats saying a Security Wall is immoral. Most immigrants are good, kind people but we know from facts that there are those that cross our border who do bad things. Under current law if someone even sets one foot into our country there is a possibility they will be allowed to stay with a request to show up at a hearing months later. It is Hypocritical to say that stronger background checks, stronger vetting and longer waiting periods to purchase a gun are for the safety of society but those same rules are considered Immoral when it comes to letting people into our country who may be one of the ones who want to do harm.

As a society we have a moral responsibility to do everything we can to protect people from harm. Even if the threat is just a small percentage of the overall number of those that walk this Earth, we just don’t know who and where they are.  No matter what we do we can never eliminate bad acts, but we can certainly reduce it to allow most people to live with less fear and in more peace.

Our immigration system is broken and has been for years. Our education, health and social programs all pay a heavy toll financially for immigrants that come into our country but that is ok if we make our system more efficient. We have and should always be a nation who welcomes those that want to live here and become part of our society. By controlling the number that enter our borders and try to reduce as much as possible those who do not want to follow our rules or even worse, harm others, we make ourselves stronger from the inside. Whether an immigrant or a citizen, if people want to follow our laws and be a part of our society then they should have the opportunity to experience all that is America.

A Security Wall on our border is not immoral, it is an object that can help reduce a threat to our society and in doing so will not only help American Citizens but all those immigrants that want to enter our country and follow our laws.

 

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