Bringing LIBERTY to
Capitol Hill -- 2008
Saturday Morning, May 10, 2008, 10:30am
A Discussion of The President's Saturday Morning
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Notes and Summary of the President's Address --
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Mother's Day is a special time for
mothers all across America. On this holiday, we pause to celebrate the
love and compassion of the women who have raised us, and to thank them
for the many years of patience and selflessness. Throughout our lives,
mothers are there with an encouraging word, a sympathetic ear, and a
tender heart. They set our direction in life, and from time to time they
have been known to correct our course. (continued
How the President Differs from the American vision of
"Liberty Under God":
- The President rightly used his Saturday Morning Radio Address to
recognize "Mothers' Day" and promote the ideal of
- Unfortunately he has not used his Presidential powers for the last
8 years to make motherhood a reality.
- Republicans could have ended the stranglehold of Roe v. Wade
over motherhood by adopting Ron Paul's Sanctity
of Life Act, which would have effectively overturned Roe v.
Wade and possibly created hundreds of thousands of new mothers
- The President could have eliminated billions of dollars in foreign
aid which is used to kill children.
- The President could have let mothers keep their money, but instead
took it from them and doubled the budget of the unconstitutional
Department of Education, promoting secular education
which is at war with motherhood.
Saturday Morning Radio Address
"Liberty Under God"
PRESIDENT: Good morning. Today is my daughter Jenna's wedding day.
This is a joyous occasion for our family, as we celebrate the
happy life ahead of her and her husband Henry. It's also a special
time for Laura, who this Mother's Day weekend will watch a young
woman we raised together walk down the aisle.
||It is a joyous
occasion for the nation that the President's daughter is setting a
good example by walking "down the aisle."
Laura Bush has probably been an unsung mother during the last 8
Day is a special time for mothers all across America. On this
holiday, we pause to celebrate the love and compassion of the
women who have raised us, and to thank them for the many years of
patience and selflessness. Throughout our lives, mothers are there
with an encouraging word, a sympathetic ear, and a tender heart.
They set our direction in life, and from time to time they have
been known to correct our course.
||The first thing the
President should have said about motherhood is the willingness of
the woman not to kill her baby. Over a
million mothers do this every year in America. It will be to the
shame of the Republican Party, who controlled the federal
government for 6 years, that they never passed Ron Paul's Sanctity
of Life Act, which would have effectively overturned Roe v.
Wade and possibly created hundreds of thousands of new
many of you, my life has been blessed by a mother who is a source
of unconditional love. Those of us who have been so fortunate are
forever in debt to these caring women. So on this holiday weekend,
we celebrate all those mothers who help make our country a better
||But then, the
President's "No Child Left Behind" program does little
to teach America's mothers-to-be how to be good mothers. It is
unconstitutional to teach students how to be a "Proverbs
31 Woman," or how to fulfill the
Biblical mandate for home education. Mothers invest a
tremendous amount of social
overhead capital into our civilization -- intensive service
that perpetuates our humanity.
Mother's Day weekend, we think of the mothers who are celebrating
this holiday for the very first time. Few blessings can compare to
starting a new family. And few bonds are stronger than those
between a mother and her newborn baby. This is also a special time
for new adoptive mothers, who have welcomed their children into
their homes with open arms and an open heart. We wish all these
new parents many happy Mother's Days to come.
||The President does
little to counter the prevailing view that marriage
without children is the key to bliss. The President all too
often exemplifies the ideal of "having
it all" and being willing to bomb an entire nation back
to the stone age to get it all.
There is a war between mothers and archists;
a war between servants and conquerors.
Mother's Day weekend, we think of the many mothers who raised the
brave men and women serving our country in uniform. And to those
mothers, I offer the thanks of a grateful Nation. Your sons and
daughters are defending our freedom with dignity and honor. And
America appreciates the sacrifices that your families make in the
name of duty.
- Alan Bock writes: The culture of war permeates most of our
intellectuals. Historians do surveys from time to time on
which American presidents were "greatest." Only
wartime presidents ever get on the Top Ten. Few historians
seem to have absorbed this bit of wisdom from Will Durant, who
with his wife Ariel wrote the 11-volume Story of
Civilization, once a part of every middlebrow
Book-of-the-Month-Club America's library of unread dust
- Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is
sometimes filled with blood, from people killing, stealing,
shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while
on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise
children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues.
The story of civilization is what happened on the banks.
In Search of
a Peace Culture, by Alan Bock
Who Counts the
Most Important Things of All?
Mother's Day weekend, we remember the mothers grieving a son or
daughter lost in the service to their country, as well as the
children who have lost a mother in uniform. We share their pride
in these wonderful Americans who have given everything to protect
our people from harm. Nothing we say can ever make up for their
loss. But on this special day, we hold them in our hearts and we
lift them in our prayers.
thousands of mothers in Iraq are grieving the intentional killing
of their children by U.S. government personnel.
Every year around the world, 50 million babies are
intentionally killed by their mothers, and the U.S. government
funds some of these killings. The United States federal government
of US tax dollars a year to fund overseas abortions. The
tax-dollars go to the largest abortion providers in the world --
as long as they say "abortion is not a method of family
planning." A mere legal technicality.
every mother listening this morning a blessed Mother's Day,
including my own. And I have a message for every son and daughter
listening this morning: Remember to tell mom the first thing
tomorrow how much you love her.
you for listening.
Kevin Craig's Platform:
Mother's Day Resources
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John Adams once wrote that the American
Revolution began in 1761, when Massachusetts attorney James Otis
began legal challenges to the Writs of Assistance. He lost the case, but
"American independence," Adams wrote, "was
then and there born." Now do the math. That means it took 15
years to convince the rest of America to declare Independence (1776).
Then another seven years of war was required before a Peace Treaty was
signed (1783), and then six years before the Constitution was finally
ratified (1789). That's almost 30 years. (And Jefferson said we
shouldn't go 20
years without another rebellion!) How can we hope to convince
Americans to fight for principles they were never taught in government
schools? We need to be in this battle for the long term. "Eternal
Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."
The Democrat Party Radio Address:
Indiana Senator Debbie Stabenow
delivered the Democratic
Gas was $1.50/gal when Bush took office. $4.00 today.
- Democrats have "real solution," a "new plan"
that "puts people first."
- Tax oil companies.
Force oil companies to invest in non-oil energy sources.
Stand up to OPEC.
The Democrats should have said something about Mother's Day.
The Democrats should have said something definite and coherent about
our need for energy. Energy is the basis for our civilization. For
decades, Democrats and environmentalists have been at war with increased
consumption of energy. Decreasing our consumption of energy means
decreasing our standard of living. It means more sickness and death.
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