‘I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.’ – Ronald Reagan

| Opinion | May 23, 2019

Mulling over the recent news, it is often hard to decide whether you should laugh or cry.

I am sorry if you happen to be a leftist, but if you look at all the accusations being made about the president and now AG Barr, they are laughable. They are tragic because the accusations represent abuse of power. I am finding it difficult to sort out who is saying things for political advantage, versus those useful idiots who believe what is being said. If President Trump removed Robert Mueller due to conflict of interest and the investigation continued with new, unbiased leadership, that would NOT be obstruction of justice. Guess what? Trump did not actually remove or interfere with any of the investigators. Talking about doing something and acting on it are two different things. Oh yes, do they really want to charge him with obstructing an investigation when no crime was committed? The only apparent purpose is harassment.

Currently, issues about the legality of abortion have dominated the news. Pro-choice advocates are always speaking to this issue. It is a human right of a mother to terminate her pregnancy at any time of her choosing. Of course, the counter argument is about the unborn being deprived of their Creator-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

What the pro-choice advocates conveniently do not address, and the pro-lifers do poorly, is to argue the issue of unborn personhood. It has long been a subject for metaphysics. When does the soul enter the body? At what time does consciousness begin? For science, fetal viability keeps being pushed back further and further.

I like the argument that our current laws and historical examples of ecclesiastical and common laws support the idea that the fetus is already recognized as having personhood.


In the above examples, if someone attacks and murders a pregnant woman and the fetus is also killed, they are deemed guilty of murdering both. How do you explain that filicide is to be honored and praised, while a third party terminating the life of a fetus without the mother’s permission is murder? Personhood of the unborn is acknowledged financially. They can have property rights and be given assets in wills and other contracts.

It seems clear to me that under current law, the unborn have personhood. So, I ask, why is it not a violation of their Creator-given rights to be deprived of their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness by means of abortion?

Did you notice that after President Trump parked a battle group off the coast of Iran, they stopped yelling “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”? Now they are crying “we want peace, we want peace,” to anyone who will listen. Our state department pointed out Iran has the state department’s number, and so far, the phone has not been ringing.

There is a report on the news that I have not yet been able to confirm. It claims that the nuclear agreement with Iran was not signed by the Senate, not signed by Obama and NOT signed by Iran. The press, the Democrats, and the EU have been criticizing President Trump for withdrawing from the treaty. Dear Democrats and the media, if true, there was no treaty. There was no agreement. We sent Iran $1.5 billion to fund their acts of terrorism and violence throughout the Middle East and got nothing in return. Nothing. That much seems clear, despite the rhetoric.

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About Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith is a graduate of UCLA and has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area his entire life. In 2010 and 2012 he was the Republican Party endorsed candidate running against longtime incumbent Xavier Becerra, for the House of Representatives in the United States Congress. He admits to having a bias in favor of our Nation's founding principles. Stephen can be contacted at smith4liberty@outlook.com

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