It now seems that the House of Representatives is poised to pass the Senates’ version of health care legislation as written and we will all pay a very dear price.
There is a big controversy over abortion language and whether abortion will be funded by the federal tax dollars. A quick word search of the document reveals no use of the word “abortion”, but as we all know, politicians are true wordsmiths having the ability to turn and twist language to stand for the exact opposite of what the words actually mean. Only legislators and lawyers can comprehend the “tongue” of the language offered. The rest of us tend to take language at face value, that is, according to what the words actually mean.
If the public funding language is in fact contained within the legislation, not only do we see a departure from the intent of the founders of this country, who believed that people should be free to live as they see fit apart from an overbearing and powerful central government, but we see a great turning away from what philosophers call “the moral law.”
Certainly it can be agreed that if there exists a moral law, a law in which the founders very much believed, then there must be in fact a “moral law giver”; morality didn’t just happen on its own. For greater insight into a moral law giver we can look to the Bible for more information.
In the book of Deuteronomy we see the words of Moses speaking for God where he clearly states: “the word [moral law] is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.” This means that God has written His moral law into our hearts since before creation and serves as a proof that morality didn’t just happen on its own.
Moses continues in his message from God saying, “…I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live…” (emphasis added). The choice is now ours. Will we choose “life and prosperity” or will we choose “death and destruction”?
Today is the last day to make known to our legislators our desires on this bill. If you believe in a moral law giver (God) then direct your representative to vote “NO”, if you believe morality is relative or non-existent, then direct your representative to support the legislation. Either way the choice/responsibility is yours.
Which will you choose; life or death?