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DONALD TRUMP OP-ED: MY VISION FOR A CULTURE OF LIFE


This news story was published on January 23, 2016.
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(As published in The Washington Examiner)

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Let me be clear — I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

I build things. There is a process involved in building things. We tap into a lot of disciplines with engineering being one of the most important. The rules for putting structures together are as strict as are the rules of physics. These rules have stood the test of time and have become the path to putting together structures that endure and are beautiful. America, when it is at its best, follows a set of rules that have worked since our Founding. One of those rules is that we, as Americans, revere life and have done so since our Founders made it the first, and most important, of our “unalienable” rights.

Over time, our culture of life in this country has started sliding toward a culture of death. Perhaps the most significant piece of evidence to support this assertion is that since Roe v. Wade was decided by the Supreme Count 43 years ago, over 50 million Americans never had the chance to enjoy the opportunities offered by this country. They never had the chance to become doctors, musicians, farmers, teachers, husbands, fathers, sons or daughters. They never had the chance to enrich the culture of this nation or to bring their skills, lives, loves or passions into the fabric of this country. They are missing, and they are missed.

The Supreme Court in 1973 based its decision on imagining rights and liberties in the Constitution that are nowhere to be found. Even if we take the court at its word, that abortion is a matter of privacy, we should then extend the argument to the logical conclusion that private funds, then, should subsidize this choice rather than the half billion dollars given to abortion providers every year by Congress. Public funding of abortion providers is an insult to people of conscience at the least and an affront to good governance at best.

If using taxpayer money to facilitate our slide to a culture of death were not enough, the 1973 decision became a landmark decision demonstrating the utter contempt the court had for federalism and the 10th Amendment. Roe v. Wadegave the court an excuse to dismantle the decisions of state legislatures and the votes of the people. This is a pattern that the court has repeated over and over again since that decision. Roe v. Wade became yet another incidence of disconnect between the people and their government.

We are in the middle of a presidential political cycle and votes will be cast in just days. The citizens of this nation will have the chance to vote for candidates who are aligned with their individual worldviews. It is my hope that they will choose the builder, the man who has the ability to imagine the greatness of this nation. The next president must follow those principles that work best and that reinforce the reverence Americans hold for life. A culture of life is too important to let slip away for convenience or political correctness. It is by preserving our culture of life that we will Make America Great Again.

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10 Responses to DONALD TRUMP OP-ED: MY VISION FOR A CULTURE OF LIFE

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    Juan Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Looser…. you’re fired. This was our country before it was yours, you stole it from us and others who were also native born. Get out.

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      Anon Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2016 at 7:43 am

      You talk silly.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Why are Mexicans so short?

      Because when they’re young, their parents say, “When you grow up you have to get a job.”

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        Factory Slave Reply Report comment

        January 26, 2016 at 7:41 am

        Mexicans work just like everyone else. Maybe your iron chained shackles are cutting into your flesh at the factory making you irritable? Ask your boss to loosen them a bit with his crowbar.

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    Watchdog Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Well said Mr. Trump. You and Mr. Cruz offer hope America has not had in a decade.

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      Nada Racist Reply Report comment

      January 26, 2016 at 6:54 am

      No, they offer more unending war, more dead American Soldiers, more money for their special interest supporters, and less for you and me.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Notice that Judass uses the Lords name – typical back stabbing demorat.

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    Judas Iscariot Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Praise The Lord. … the Donald has seen the light and has been saved and sanctified…… when pigs fly.

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    John Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I have never been to a caucus, but I am going to go this year to support Trump.