This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, September 2, 2019:
When the Pharisees became indignant over Jesus’ healing of a woman on the Sabbath, they became indignant. Jesus called them out and the people rejoiced.
May that happen with Cory Booker and his running mates!
From The Message (Luke 13:10-17):
He was teaching in one of the meeting places on the Sabbath. There was a woman present, so twisted and bent over with arthritis that she couldn’t even look up. She had been afflicted with this for eighteen years. When Jesus saw her, he called her over. “Woman, you’re free!” He laid hands on her and suddenly she was standing straight and tall, giving glory to God.
The meeting-place president, furious because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the congregation, “Six days have been defined as work days. Come on one of the six if you want to be healed, but not on the seventh, the Sabbath.”
But Jesus shot back, “You frauds! Each Sabbath every one of you regularly unties your cow or donkey from its stall, leads it out for water, and thinks nothing of it. So why isn’t it all right for me to untie this daughter of Abraham and lead her from the stall where Satan has had her tied these eighteen years?”
When he put it that way, his critics were left looking quite silly and red-faced. The congregation was delighted and cheered him on.
Cory Booker and his fellow Democrats’ staggering hypocrisy was on full display following another mass shooting in west Texas on Saturday. Without knowing the details – who the shooter was, his mental condition, his history, his motivation – the fact that he apparently used a semi-automatic rifle to murder five people and wound more than 20 others was enough for them to vent their anti-Second Amendment spleens once again. In the process they exposed their dishonesty, duplicity and fraud.
Each had something to say following the shooting, but nothing matched the egregious rant from Booker: “A 17-month-old baby [was wounded]. It’s perverse that we live in a society where this is allowed to happen.”
What’s perverse, Mr. Booker, is that 18 months earlier this baby was still in her mother’s womb. And if her mother had decided to abort her rather than carry her to term, you wouldn’t have shed a tear.
Booker has pledged to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prevents taxpayer monies from being used to pay for abortions, to codify Roe v. Wade into permanent law, as well as nominate only pro-abortion judges to the federal bench.
Elizabeth Warren is guilty of the same cant. In her “reproductive rights” plan, she wrote: “We must build a future that protects the right of all women to have children, the right of all women not to have children, and the right to bring children up in a safe and healthy environment.” Even if that means killing babies who don’t fit her worldview where murder before birth is acceptable but is not okay afterwards.
Joe Biden switched his position on the Hyde Amendment to placate pressure from others even more radical in their worldviews about life, and he now supports “federally funded health care for all women,” including federally funded abortions. A practicing Catholic (so he says), Biden said during a vice-presidential debate in 2012 that while he is personally opposed to abortion, “I just refuse to impose that on others.”
Kamala Harris is even more hypocritical in her position, if that’s possible. Under her proposal, states’ rights attempting to “infringe” on a mother’s right to murder her child while in her womb would be overridden: “As president, I will stop dangerous state laws restricting reproductive rights before they go into effect. She also backs undoing the Hyde Amendment, making Roe v. Wade part of federal law, and appointing only judges that are pro-abortion.
The details of the shooting in Midland and Odessa remain hidden as of this writing. All that is known about the shooter is that he was white and in his 30s. The Texas Department of Safety reported that the rampage began when two state troopers attempted to stop a car that was travelling westbound on Interstate 20 near Midland, Texas at around 3:15pm Saturday afternoon:
Prior to the vehicle coming to a complete stop, the male driver (and only occupant in the vehicle), pointed a rifle toward the rear window of his car and fired several shots toward the DPS patrol unit.
The patrol unit was occupied by two Troopers, and one was hit by the gunfire.
The suspect fled the scene and continued shooting innocent people, including a Midland police office and an Odessa [a town about 20 miles from Midland] police officer. The Trooper is in serious but stable condition, and the two other officers are in stable condition.
After fleeing the scene, the suspect commandeered a U.S. Postal Service truck, continued driving west into Odessa, shooting people at random on Interstate 20 and in the city before being cornered by law enforcement officers. In the gun battle that followed, the shooter was killed by police.
But that was more than enough for the Democrat hopefuls to go full Tweet:
Beto O’Rourke: “More information is forthcoming, but here’s what we know: We need to end this epidemic.”
Julian Castro: “My prayers are … that each will find the strength within us to act … to act boldly, swiftly….”
Joe Biden: “I’m heartbroken, sickened and angry. Weeks after the horror in El Paso [the Walmart shooting], another community in Texas has been terrorized by gun violence. Enough. We must end this epidemic.”
Elizabeth Warren: “I’m heartsick for the victims of this latest mass shooting in Odessa and Midland. We shouldn’t have to live with this near daily fear and horror. We’ve already lost far too many to gun violence – Congress must act now.”
Kamala Harris: “I’m sick of this. America is sick of this. We need to act.”
Andrew Yang: “We must do all we can to curb the scourge of gun violence in this country.”
John Delaney: “We have to take action. Universal background checks, banning assault weapons, [passing] red flag laws and more.”
In other words, murder outside the womb is to be condemned and used as a political foil to promote an agenda. Murder inside the womb is met with stony silence, or worse.
Jesus had no problem calling out the hypocrisy of the leaders in his day. Neither does this writer today in calling out the towering hypocrisy of those running for the highest office in the land.
The New York Times: Texas Shooting Leaves 5 Dead and At Least 21 Injured Near Odessa
The Wall Street Journal: Five Killed, Multiple Injured in Texas Shooting