As another sleep deprived blogger I am mandated by the bloggers code to remark on the election. First off congratulations to President Bush for winning the election. Congratulations to John Kerry by gracefully conceding and not putting our country through another election hibernation period. Being in Florida I am especially thankful for the decisive win here with no mention of chads, butterfly ballots, Palm Beach, etc. I also wonder just how accurate the term Main Stream Media is. Despite the Democratic hack type reporting of the news and the parading of anti-Bush authors on CBS. Despite fraudulent memos, fraudulent stories, and fraudulent stories on the impending draft. Despite months of coverage of the prison torture scandals and misreporting of the final 9-11 commission report. Despite foreign billionaires spending money in 527 to influence the American people and foreign newspapers letter writing campaigns. Despite constant polling and way-off exit polling. Despite media reportage of how badly Bush lost the debates. I guess Bush lost the first debate so badly that he was able to use the Kerry’s global test message repeatedly in the campaign. Hugh Hewittt was right when he said Kerry received body blows from that first debate that hurt him afterwards. So what exactly is mainstream about the mainstream press and who believes that they hold the same values as the majority of the American people?
With all elections there are winners and losers. The big losers were embryos in California. I wonder how many people woke up there realizing that they had just passed a law allowing the cloning and killing of people? People considered this the eng lightened position and who can be against progress. This is similar to the French in the enlightenment. Soon after the Englishmen began the lines to the guillotine began and the heads began to roll. In enlightened California we will have no grisly public executions, but executions in private labs not done by men with hoods but people wearing lab coats. And again we had a Catholic politician leading the charge to begin the slaughter.
“I’m a Roman Catholic,” Schwarzenegger said (I quote from memory). “I go to mass every Sunday. But that doesn’t mean I’m against progress. I mean, why not?”
Many have mentioned that the Bishops dodged a bullet in having a pro-abortion President receive communion. Unfortunately this will probably be the attitude when we actually more then ever need to be consistent in the teaching of the faith and when necessary rebuking those Catholic Politicians who are the ground troops in the culture of death.
Here in Florida I am happy that I am finally represented by at least one pro-life Senator Mel Martinez. We also overwhelmingly passed into the states constitution a parental notification law for children wanting an abortion. This at least is a step in the right direction. I am only too aware that this will not be an impediment to many teens seeking abortion. There are far too many parents that are willing to help out in the destruction of their grandchildren.
Other positive news is that homosexual marriage was resoundingly rejected in the eleven states that had it as a ballot initiative. But I also remember that at one time states had abortion as being illegal until the Supreme Court trumped them all with Roe v. Wade. It will be interesting to see in the next four years how many Supreme Court justices actually step down. I wonder if the more liberal members might wait until a possible Democratic president before stepping down? Regardless Republican presidents have a horrible track record in appointing non-activist justices. So the ball is firmly in President Bush court to appoint someone who will actually interpret the Constitutions as it is written and not those who take foreign laws into consideration. I am quite pessimistic that this will happen unless the Senator Frist finally pushes to remove the current super majority vote required to approve justices.
President Bush needs our prayers in that he will continue to advance the culture of life in his administration and in those areas that he is weak on this that he be strengthened. Sen. John Kerry also needs our prayers that he doesn’t become as embittered as Al "You betrayed our country" Gore. Also pray that he might make some Holy Flip-Flops in support of life.
Another good thing is that stupid superstitions such as the Redskins home game before an election have fallen. Though the presidential candidate from Massachusetts has again been defeated. Edward Kennedy, Michael Dukakis, and now John Kerry presents a proud tradition of extreme liberal losing the presidency. I also really want to give a shout out to Terry McAuliffe who is no doubt the greatest leader the DNC has ever had, at least if your a Republican. It will be sad to see him go.
The Mighty Barrister An Open Letter to President George W. Bush