The birthday of the nation is another phrase that describes Independence Day, which occurs every fourth of July. But celebrating the birthday of this nation raises questions such as Why can’t every American have a birthday?
Of course, I am referring to the act of abortion, which eliminates birthdays for only God knows how many Americans. We can say this with confidence since we know from science and common sense that every person begins his life at his beginning. For most of us, that is when the male sperm unites with the female egg.
These babies will never experience independence of any sort, since their fate is sealed by laws that sanction their killing. That is not the purpose of law as America’s founders intended.
As it says in the Declaration of Independence:
It is extremely clear that our nation and her founders once respected the laws of God and nature, though today we would be hard-pressed to find many laws that stand up to those words.
Sadly, we must admit that our nation’s independence is an idea that is broken today, which is why we are committed to working to change that.
St. John Paul II came to our nation years ago and said: “America has always wanted to be a land of the free. Today, the challenge facing America is to find freedom’s fulfillment in the truth: the truth that is intrinsic to human life created in God’s image and likeness, the truth that is written on the human heart, the truth that can be known by reason and can therefore form the basis of a profound and universal dialogue among people about the direction they must give to their lives and their activities.”
His wise words ring with greater clarity today than ever before in our nation’s history. America has lost her desire to fulfill the true goals of freedom that welcomes every human being no matter his age, health, or condition of dependency. Rather, America rejects far too many of us and under cover of law permits their slaughter.
On this Independence Day, as we pray for our nation and her people, we are called to pray and to act in defense of the innocent who are at peril every single day. So we look to the great St. John Paul II and reflect on his words:© Judie Brown
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