ApacheAngel

Ramblings from Georgia

Resolved

Posted by apacheangel on January 4, 2014

With the changing of the calendar comes the promises of lives to be changed; unfortunately, much like a politician’s campaign promises, those promises are rarely kept. It reminds me of legislative resolutions — not the kind that Virginia and Kentucky put out all those years ago; no, I mean the resolutions that are common today. Today’s legislative resolutions are more like after-election promises. They are commonly a politician’s way of passing legislation on a subject his constituents wanted him to address without having to actually work on any meaningful legislation. The legislative resolution is also commonly used to acknowledge individuals, though, having known someone who was recognized by one of these, I can tell you that it is more worthless than an unsigned, impersonal thank you card, because the individuals are not always made aware of the resolution.

Our words have become meaningless. Even using such strong language as “resolution,” we can’t muster up enough sincerity to fool even ourselves. If you wish to work on anything this year, let it be that your words have meaning and you mean what you say.

Having said all of that, I resolve to blog once a week this year. Take that how you will.

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On the Family

Posted by apacheangel on June 19, 2012

Be careful how you treat each other even when they’re very young
For they watch with learning eyes to see just how it’s done

And when they see you scream and yell
They remember very well
And learn to act accordingly
For this is how you’ve showed them to be

I’ve heard it said tis better to separate
Than make them live in a world of hate
Tis true, tis true, tis better to love
Just as He shows us from Above
But even He does not give up
Does not leave for selfish “love”
To stay together is better, true
Learn to get along, love each other too

For children watch their parents’ love
They learn from you, a mirror of above
So carefully watch what you’re mirroring
Give them hope, love and wings.

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1973, murder, tyranny, compliance.

Posted by apacheangel on January 23, 2012

On January 22, 1973, one of the most egregious usurpations of state criminal law by the federal judiciary was handed down in two unconstitutional Supreme Court decisions. The compliance of the state district attorneys, the acceptance and recognition of the rulings as legitimate by the states, and the compliance of the state legislatures as they changed the laws to be in compliance with the ruling, have contributed to a growing encroachment of federal oversight, a widespread ignorance and misunderstanding of the proper divisions and roles of government, and worst of all, the unchecked slaughter of over 50 million prenatal people without any hope for justice to be done to their killers.

The widespread ignorance about the role of the separate branches and divisions of government, coupled with a desire to stem the flow of blood has led to a movement to pass amendments to both state and federal constitutions to grant personhood to those living in the womb. This passion is blindly hurling us towards allowing the government to take a very dangerous power into its hands: the power to decide who is a person and who is not. As quickly as they can grant personhood they can take it away, and once we give them the power to make those decisions, they can decide to eliminate anyone from that circle they wish too; the elderly, the infirm, the mentally handicapped, or whomever they happen to dislike.

The idea behind the personhood amendments stems from the Roe v. Wade opinion; the court declared that “The appellee and certain amici argue that the fetus is a “person” within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In support of this, they outline at length and in detail

the well-known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment.” (Roe v. Wade, IX, 50) So, pro-life activists have decided to play by the playbook that the court gave them, and declare that the fetus does in fact have personhood. Doing so only further legitimizes the unconstitutional decision. Every court has jurisdiction, and any court decision made outside the jurisdiction of that court is null. To recognize as legitimate a decision which is already legally without standing is at best ludicrous, and dangerous to a continuance of liberty.

Personhood amendments are not the answer to ending abortion.

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Dependence Day

Posted by apacheangel on July 5, 2011

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

 

235 years ago the Founding Fathers signed their names to these words. Today we celebrate these words, their courage, and the idea of freedom; but do we still believe these words? Every day we allow thousands of babies to be deprived of their right to life. We accept and comply with laws that are outside the lawful realm of government; laws which restrict our freedom and bind us in chains of servitude. What about the pursuit of happiness? We are so regulated and taxed that any new idea or innovation is instantly squashed in a mound of red tape and licensing fees.

 

Why have we fallen so far in so short a time? We have forgotten that most important principle, upon which the Founders relied so heavily: our rights come from God. They are gifts granted to us by Him. Benjamin Franklin’s words are still true today: “And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

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Caesar is God

Posted by apacheangel on April 29, 2011

The southeast has just endured one of the worst tornado outbreaks in recent memory. I was right in the middle of it, but God be praised, me and my family were not hurt and were fortunate enough to not sustain any property damage. My thoughts and prayers are with those who were not so fortunate.

As saddened as I am to see my community torn to shreds, my friends left homeless, and to hear the death count rise, I cannot help but be angry.

In the aftermath of the storms, state government officials were quick to respond. In Georgia, Governor Nathan Deal, Senator Jeff Mullis, Representative Martin Scott, Representative Jay Neal, Representative Tom Weldon, and Congressman Tom Graves held a press conference at which the Governor announced that he (with the support of the aforementioned elected officials) had declared Northwest Georgia a disaster area with the purpose of getting federal dollars and aid — FEMA — as soon as possible. There was little mention of God, but then, why should there have been? Their God is the Federal Government. They pray to them, count on them for their protection and survival, and do their utmost to please them and follow their rules.

Unfortunately, this sickness, this SIN, is not unique to corrupt public officials. It extends to the public. We pray to government at all levels to fix our problems and save us from ourselves. As long as we look to the government instead of God, our country will continue it’s decline.

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Personhood and Human Life Amendments: Is there a difference?

Posted by apacheangel on April 23, 2011

In the pro-life community, much ado has been made about personhood amendments and human life amendments. This is the perceived “back door” to outlawing abortion. The “all-or-nothing” crowd of the pro-life community generally opposes these measures as being either ineffective or just plain wrong. However, there should be a distinction made between the two.

A human life amendment, as a general rule, states simply that life begins at the moment of conception (some versions specify fertilization), and that the right to life is paramount. A Georgia Senator proposed such a bill this past session. It may be read here.

A personhood amendment provides for equality of rights for all human beings from the moment of conception to natural death.

The problem with personhood amendments is that it assumes that government grants rights. To state that the government is now providing for equality of rights implies that they have the power to grant rights which are given us by God.

The problem with human rights amendments is that the only abortions they would stop would be those performed in government clinics, or those funded by government insurance programs. Very few realize that laws restrict people. Constitutions restrict government. A constitutional amendment would restrict government actions, so, while a human life amendment MIGHT pave the way for outlawing abortion, it wouldn’t outlaw it altogether.

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The Miscarriage Bill

Posted by apacheangel on April 9, 2011

Here is the link to the bill: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display.aspx?Legislation=31965

 

HB 1 is being misconstrued as a bill that would make it illegal to have a miscarriage; would prosecute miscarriages; would investigate miscarriages, and/or would assume a crime in a miscarriage until it was proven otherwise.

 

Firstly, the text of the bill that is being misconstrued is this:

 

“Preparation and filing of reports of spontaneous fetal death shall be as follows:

206 (1) When a dead fetus is delivered in an institution, the person in charge of the institution

207 or that person’s designated representative shall prepare and file the report;

208 (2) When a dead fetus is delivered outside an institution, the physician in attendance at

209 or immediately after delivery shall prepare and file the report;

210 (3) When a spontaneous fetal death required to be reported by this Code section occurs

211 without medical attendance at or immediately after the delivery or when inquiry is

212 required by Article 2 of Chapter 16 of Title 45, the ‘Georgia Death Investigation Act,’ the

213 proper investigating official shall investigate the cause of fetal death and shall prepare

214 and file the report within 30 days; and

215 (4) When a spontaneous fetal death occurs in a moving conveyance and the fetus is first

216 removed from the conveyance in this state or when a dead fetus is found in this state and

217 the place of fetal death is unknown, the fetal death shall be reported in this state. The

218 place where the fetus was first removed from the conveyance or the dead fetus was found

219 shall be considered the place of fetal death.”

 

The current law for fetal death, as laid out in O.C.G.A. § 31-10-18 is:

 

“Registration of spontaneous fetal deaths

(a) A report of spontaneous fetal death for each spontaneous fetal death which occurs in this state shall be filed with the local registrar of the county in which the delivery occurred within 72 hours after such delivery in accordance with this Code section unless the place of fetal death is unknown, in which case a fetal death certificate shall be filed in the county in which the dead fetus was found within 72 hours after such occurrence. All induced terminations of pregnancy shall be reported in the manner prescribed in Code Section 31-10-19. Preparation and filing of reports of spontaneous fetal death shall be as follows:

 

(1) When a dead fetus is delivered in an institution, the person in charge of the institution or that person’s designated representative shall prepare and file the report;

 

(2) When a dead fetus is delivered outside an institution, the physician in attendance at or immediately after delivery shall prepare and file the report;

 

(3) When a spontaneous fetal death required to be reported by this Code section occurs without medical attendance at or immediately after the delivery or when inquiry is required by Article 2 of Chapter 16 of Title 45, the “Georgia Death Investigation Act,” the proper investigating official shall investigate the cause of fetal death and shall prepare and file the report within 30 days; and

 

(4) When a spontaneous fetal death occurs in a moving conveyance and the fetus is first removed from the conveyance in this state or when a dead fetus is found in this state and the place of fetal death is unknown, the fetal death shall be reported in this state. The place where the fetus was first removed from the conveyance or the dead fetus was found shall be considered the place of fetal death.

 

(b) The medical certification portion of the fetal death report shall be completed and signed within 48 hours after delivery by the physician in attendance at or after delivery except when inquiry or investigation is required by Article 2 of Chapter 16 of Title 45, the “Georgia Death Investigation Act.”

 

(c) The name of the father shall be entered on the spontaneous fetal death report in accordance with the provisions of Code Section 31-10-9.”

 

As you can see, there is not a lot of difference between the two. Further, even if it DID provide for the criminalization/prosecution/and etc. of miscarriages as a crime, people are innocent until proven guilty, and the burden of proof lies with the prosecution, so a woman would not have to prove that she did not murder her baby, the prosecution would have to prove that she did.

 

This bill only brings prenatal people up to the same legal recognition and protection as those that have already been born.

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Murderous Politics

Posted by apacheangel on March 31, 2011

Personhood amendments, anti-discrimination acts, fetal pain laws, woman’s right to know acts, and laws defining life: all the legislative tactics of the mainstream pro-life community. All useless. Not a single one of these legislative actions will do (or has done, for those that have passed) anything to save prenatal people.

Nothing will change until we determine to stand up to the federal tyranny that is Roe v. Wade. That unconstitutional opinion, that allowed the slaughter of millions, has no authority to exist. Individual states must stand up and IGNORE this terrible decision.

In 1793 a man named Chisolm decided to sue the State of Georgia in federal court. The State of Georgia responded to the summons by saying that the federal court had no authority to command the state thusly (bear in mind, this was only 5 years after The Constitution was ratified, the State of Georgia knew the intent of the document full well — as the men who signed it were still living). The State further said that any federal agent coming within the borders of the state to enforce the order would be hanged by the neck until dead without the benefit of clergy. Fast forward to 1973, and the Attorney General of the State of Georgia, Mr. Arthur Bolton, was called to appear to defend the State of Georgia in a federal suit known now as Doe v. Bolton, the companion case to Roe v. Wade. He obediently complied. I wish he’d had the backbone that the Georgia General Assembly has in 1793. Unfortunately he didn’t, and neither did the legislature of 1973, or any legislature since.

Why is it so hard for the Georgia General Assembly to stand up and fulfill their oath of office? Maybe because mainstream pro-life organizations and lobbying groups don’t ask them to. They ask them to take incremental measures. They ask them to “move towards the goal.” They ask them not to rock the boat. The pro-life community has become it’s own enemy.

Meanwhile, in Georgia, about 100 babies will be murdered today. Their blood cries out for vengeance. Hear them.

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Abortion Clinics Do

Posted by apacheangel on March 30, 2011

A friend of mine bought me a button with the words “Guns Don’t Kill People, Abortion Clinics Do” printed on it. Recently, I decided to wear it all the time, to raise awareness, to make people think, and hopefully to open up conversations. It worked.

So far, I’ve had passing comments of approval, people who have told me of women in their life who had abortions, or made the decision not to abort, or were thinking about aborting. A waitress at a Steak n Shake tearfully told me that she had aborted 3 of her children before she became a Christian.

Today, however, was different. I was visiting the MAC counter at Macy’s and the sales rep approached me to ask if I needed help. We talked about the makeup for a while, and then she asked what my button said (my hair was in the way). I guess I was too caught up in viewing the makeup, or maybe it was because the she was standing somewhat behind the counter, but I failed to notice her large baby bump. She read my button and then turned to show me her stomach and proudly proclaimed that she was due in May. She went on for some time about her son who is on the way, and her 4 year old son who is quite excited about his new baby brother.

It made me smile, so I thought I’d pass it on to you too. Quite often in the pro-life community we focus on death — abortion. This woman knew exactly how human her prenatal son is, and her thoughts went immediately to him. According to the CDC and Guttmacher Institute, approximately 1 out of 3 pregnancies in the U.S. end in abortion. As sad as that number is, let us not forget the 2 out of 3 that do not end so tragically.

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The Day of the Unborn Child

Posted by apacheangel on March 24, 2011

Today I learned of a holiday called “The Day of the Unborn Child.” It is March 25th, to commemorate the day that Jesus was formed in the womb (it’s exactly 9 months before Christmas). Now, if you have read my blog any at all, you know what my thoughts are on Christmas as a religious holiday. If not, you can read my thoughts on Christmas here, and my thoughts on Christmas music here. Moving past that, though, let’s focus on “The Day of the Unborn Child,” because the intent is more than just to remember the conception of Jesus, but to bring awareness to the humanness and personhood of people in the womb.

The first thing that struck me was the use of the word “unborn” rather than “preborn.” Even though these words are used interchangeably in the pro-life community, they do have different connotations. “Pre-born” gives the impression that at sometime in the future a birth will happen. “Unborn” denotes that a birth has not happened, and does not necessarily imply that one will happen. When I hear the phrase “unborn children” I immediately think of the millions that have been murdered. Those that will never be born, because they are dead.

So, this March 25th, take a moment to think about the over 52 million unborn American children. In fact, do more than think about it, think about what you can do about it. Our country can not stand long while the blood of innocents floods our land and cries out to The Lord.

Pray to end abortion.

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