“We owe them.” Former Vice-President Joe Biden proffered that assessment about illegal migrants at the presidential debate in Nashville on October 22nd. In reality, our country owes precisely nothing to people who trespassed their way into America, especially considering all of them jeopardize the economic security, and some of them imperil the physical safety of American citizens. The only debt owed by elected leaders is to the citizens of this great republic: the people who consent to being governed. Amazingly – and perhaps predictably – a group of Republicans have already emerged, ready to assist the left’s agenda to effectively
As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week, one vivid possibility flashed across the minds of pro-lifers throughout the country: the overturning of Roe v. Wade. However, certain GOP members of Congress are not supportive of this possibility, most notably Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine). Collins believes that Roe v. Wade is settled law. “I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v Wade,” she remarked on CNN’s “State of the Union” program. She additionally commented on ABC‘s “This Week”: A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not
(Editor’s Note: Danny Cannon is fluent in sarcasm.) On Monday, the American electorate received critical information it had long been waiting for this election— at long last, Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) told us who she would be voting for in November. Well, really, she just said who she wouldn’t be voting for, but at least now the country knows what’s been on the mind of the esteemed Senator from Maine. Collins chose to publish her essay as an opinion piece in the Washington Post, the hometown paper of the people she best represents. Her piece is full of thought-provoking points,
The 20 week abortion ban failed today in the Senate. Not a huge shock, but still disappointing to anyone who values life. Republican Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) joined nearly all of the Senate Democrats in voting against this bill to protect life. Of course, there’s no excuse for voting against this measure. None. It’s unconscionable. But nobody is particularly surprised. In the immortal words of Dennis Green, when it comes to the Democrats and the Republican turncoats Kirk and Collins, “they are who we thought they were.” Abortion remains legal at any point in a pregnancy. 20 weeks
By now, you have probably heard that a Senate bill which would have stripped Planned Parenthood of over $500 million in federal funds annually has failed in the Senate by a vote of 53-46. But this isn’t the full story. Here are a few facts about last night’s vote that may surprise you: 1. Two Democrats voted for the bill. Democrats are generally indistinguishable on the subject of abortion. It is a sacred cow, the Law of the Land which should never be debated or changed. There are still a few holdouts, however, who have managed to survive Democratic crackdowns on heterodoxy.