Mark Shepard
Valuing human life
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By Mark Shepard
June 17, 2022

Why is it that after every tragic gun-murder those who respond loudest for gun bans are often the same people who respond the loudest against anything that might limit abortion? Clearly the loss of innocent life is not the common thread in their thinking. Could the common thread be stripping the ability of self-defense from the innocent?

The hundreds of gun-killings are extremely tragic and painful, most especially for those directly impacted. If we really want to address the callous view of human life that is behind such killing, letís be honest, serious, and consistent. First, embrace the reality that every human life is a unique and creative creation of God with purpose, not some meaningless result of random chance. Second, overturn one of our nations darkest periods by ending the legal killing of our youngest. 60 million legalized murders is horrific! And third, support the right for all law-abiding citizens to have whatever means they may deem necessary to defend their own life, the lives of those they love, and the life of their neighbor, if needed.

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Mark Shepard served two terms in the Vermont Senate (2003-2006) and ran for Congress in the 2006 Republican Primary. (Click here for more.)

For a number of reasons, not the least of which is its small size, Vermont was targeted as a key beachhead by those desiring to move America away from its liberty-based birth, where the laws of nature and nature's God were supreme, and toward socialism, where the state (man's wisdom) is supreme. It was in that environment that Mark ran and served in elected politics... (more)

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