"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 - 2005

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Thinking

Please read through and then share your thoughts.

Below are listed the wars that the US has been involved in, year(s) of war, and total deaths per war.

The American Revolution 1775-1782.......... 4,435

The War of 1812.......... 2,260

Mexican American War.......... 13,283

The Civil War..........364,511

The Spanish American War.......... 2,446

World War I..........116,316

World War II.......... 405,399

Korean War.......... 36,995

Vietnam War.......... 58,151

Desert Storm.......... 382

Operation Enduring Freedom.......... 420.

Iraqi Freedom ..........3,688

total deaths of all US wars.......... 1,008,286

We have had much blood spilled. Forget the political agenda, but see these deaths as men and women who believed in our nation. They may not have been involved in the rights and wrongs of each war, as this is easy to judge after the fact. No, these deaths represent over one million people who stood before you and I when the chips were down and paid the ultimate price. Although it might be hard for some* to grasp the notion that people are needed to defend a homeland and its ideals, this is the case. So as you think about our nation, and its over 200 year history, only ONE MILLION soldiers maintained this right. They did die for purpose. They did die for something.


Now to my thinking. Please clear your mind for a moment before you go on. Please take ten seconds and close your eyes.













We have un-uniformed soldiers who have been killed while doing their sole job...Not for national freedom, not for border security, not to defend a nation being invaded, not because of terrorism...no, they are doing their job of developing and growing into a beautiful new life.

And WE HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO BE MURDERED for one word CHOICE.













Sadly it was not those in the wombs' CHOICE, but their Lady Liberty did not hold this beneath her breast:
"Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"(read more)


No the 'Lady Liberty' of these wee ones only held CHOICE and SELF under her bosom and not one lamp was lit and no one welcomed the refuse of her womb.

(c) Double Nickel Farm

Jennifer



6 comments:

jAne said...

Humbling, sobering ...

jAne
http://tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

Humble wife said...

Jane- some days I just catch my breath and wonder what would have been had we not been so ROE V WADE.

Of course in war I am always sad to read of deaths, even civilians but you can piece together the opposing sides: even when one side is something like the Taliban.

But with abortion it is completely and totally an industry that makes federal dollars and needs to kill to succeed. All the while we give in marriage, work, play, sleep and rest...sound familiar?

Ace said...

Hey Jennifer, thought provoking as usual!

Many Blessings :)
Ace

Pat said...

Amen and Amen!!

Kymber said...

*shudders*
**shudders again**

wow...you really stir up some thoughts with this one....

Humble wife said...

Ace- I pray so.

Pat- thank you

Kymber-I do, but only for the millions who would have been loved- even by an adoptive family.