The Declaration of
Independence reaffirms that all people are endowed with the
right to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is true the pursuit of
ambiguous and different people can interpret liberty differently. It is
true that the right to life can only be taken to mean one thing.
our Nation’s founding document clearly defines this right as
endowed by one’s Creator. It is not granted by government and cannot be
Nation spent nearly a century after its founding in
violation of this principle. African-Americans were denied their right
and liberty. The Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case upheld this
denial of an
unalienable right. According to the Court, a slave-owner’s right to
took precedence over another’s right to life and liberty. The Civil War
be fought to end this obvious contradiction.
the Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment
was ratified. It states, “nor shall any State
deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of
In Section 5 of the same Amendment it continues to articulate, “The
shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the
this article [the XIV Amendment].”
charges the US Congress with protecting, by federal law, the God-given,
unalienable right to life.
you are around my age (45) or younger, legalized abortion
has been a reality for as long as you can remember. It is the norm and
perhaps you have never examined this practice in an analytical manner.
did, I came to two inescapable conclusions. The first is the practice
abortion considers the human life in the womb to be property of the
further considers the Mother’s right to property to exceed the child’s
life. That practice is akin to slavery and has always been morally
legally wrong in the United States since 1865.
conclusion is that as American men and women, we
have the responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
a duty to stand up for equal protection for all under the law. Great
have done this since our Nation’s founding. I will continue to do that
scientifically and ideologically, human life begins at
conception. As your Congressman, I will fight for the human and civil
for all, especially those who cannot fight for their own.